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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours a hazy pure gold with a tall off-white head that quickly settles and leaves some sticky, intricate lace behind. Nose involves slight mustiness and earth, light pine and citric hops, and very light pale malt sweetness. Taste is lightly sweet and quite bitter. Light bodied, active, tingly, toward bright, with a drying bitter finish. Good quencher, though not especially dynamic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
This brewery rocks! I had farmhouse at the brewery and it was good. Bought some at the brewery to take home and glad I did. Pours light golden brown, smooth light taste. Nice farm hand

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Vivant Flight Draught. 29viii13. Light and easydrinking saison/bière de garde crossover with dominant straw malt and easy-going yeast characteristics, reminiscent more of 3Monts/Gavroche Light than Saison Dupont. Nice enough apéritif, but not a stand-out beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Poured from a can into my itty bitty sampler mug at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Appearance: Yellow. Maybe a slight haze, I don’t really recall. Head bubbles away pretty quickly. Decent. Smell: The funk you’d expect from a Saison, maybe with some banana notes as well... bready. Taste: Follows the nose. I’m not normally big on "funky" beers for the most part, but Vivant never seems to do me wrong. The Belgian "twang" is there significantly at the start, but the finish is extremely refreshing, which bumps up the rating a tad. A respectable beer. Good, not great. A super refreshing beer with a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Drank from can at Tip Top Bar & Grill watching hellhound rockabilly band burn up stage. Got this off advice of Canadian ex-pat at bar. Not overly complex. An easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5370) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
16oz can. Thick, hazy, unfiltered orange-yellow body. Thin, patchy head. Not your typical BS US Saison, this one is pretty unique and rustic. Has some funky delicate earthy wheat and mildly sour undertones..reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse in some respects, but has a pleasant rounded backbone, maybe a hint of oats or nutmeg. Quite a unique and enjoyable variation on the style, a great addition to any Saison tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
Nose of straw, dried grass, and some yeast. Minimal saltiness... gives it a gose character. Hazy pale gold pour with a wild bubbly head. Lots of wheat, and apple-like sweetness/acidity. Doughy but clean. Seems straight-forward but it’s a well constructed drink. Uncomplicated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Moderately hazy, pale yellow white color. Little white head. Bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, lighter tingly carbonation. More dry finish. Nice zesty orange and lemon peel, light spice, light breadiness. Good light tart taste, light sweet. Nice farmhouse ale, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3579) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Grand Rapids can. Seriously, why the lower ratings? This is a big, bold saison. An almost syrupy mouthfeel. A little funk and a little earthiness. Tasted good to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (797) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Golden pour with just the right amount of fruit sourness to make it a very pleasant, easy drinking saison

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