RateBeer
overall
62
30
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Farm Hand: French Style Farmhouse Ale 5.5% abv 16 oz Becher glass There was a time in old world France when nearly every family farm had a brewery. A necessary part of farm life was to provide a ration of beer to sustain and nourish the laborers and beer was safer to drink than the water of the time. Farmhand is our interpretation of what these rustic beers must have been like. It is slightly cloudy from being made with raw un-malted grains a nd a simple single infusion mash procedure.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy, very light golden lemongrass color with a small bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring definite tart clementine, bits of doughy yeast and grapefruit bite, and grassy hop. Good grainy wheat character as well. Drinkable and tasty. I actually liked this quite a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (603) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
16 oz can. Pours a light yellow. Tiny bubbly white head. Mild sweet apple aroma. Rustic and grainy flavor. No hops. No real mouthfeel. Decently drinkable, but not something to get excited for. I would drinnk this as a session ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthewHinz (11) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Tart would be the best way to describe this. A very sharp beer. I enjoy it immensely. If you’re a fan of bright beers with less body this is a good choice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (461) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Pour from can. Hazy, fuzzy appearance. Fizzy on the palate, but refreshing. Simple, tangy, not spicy or complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Light, effervescent, refreshing. This one is more like a siason meets blonde ale but it is alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
16 ounce can courtesy of northernbrews. Thanks! Pours a hazy straw color with a thin fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malts, herbal notes spice and a faint bit of butter. The taste is citrus, spice, bread, tart finish, faint grass. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2012
16 ounce can thanks to Bradley. Tart and lemon. Pours yellowish. Not exactly a saison overall. Weiss like in nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
From the Can, light gold pour, white head. Yeasty and grainy with some slight fruity flavors. Drinkable, but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pint can bought in a bottle shop near Detroit. Hazy straw colored. A big white fluffy head leaves nice lacing. A decent nose of pale malts and yeast. Some very gentle fruit. Flavor is gently hopped with dry noble varieties. Grass is tasted with pale malts and light yeast. The feel was just a bit fizzy. This was pleasant after a round of golf on a very hot day but I was hoping for a little more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
16 oz. can. Pours a clear light golden color with a large fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a film. The aroma, which is mild at best, has grass, yeast, herbal spiciness and a splash of tart citrus and apple. The flavor is again, very mild. Light notes of slightly tart citrus and apple cider, grass, and herbal spiciness. This is light bodied and quite watery. Perhaps worth a drink outside on a hot day if it is cold, but there are many other options that would offer more flavor.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50