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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Rather nice grassy hop nose with light lemon and honey. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter some grass and lemon, light pepper. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Can. Pours extremely pale, hazy yellow with a trace of fizzy white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is heavy corn, straw and biscuit malt, pears, and faint grassy hops. Flavor is nearly all malt with faint fruit esters; crisp, dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dipso123 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
Not a lot of yeast character but very drinkable. And now for some extra words to fill the asinine quota of 75 characters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2012
blonde straw color out of a 16 oz can - faintly tart aroma with grassy hops and pale malt. light on the funk, which is disappointing for a farmhouse ale but it’s enjoyably clean and bright. fuller body than i expected which is a nice surprise, and it develops a slight tang as it goes. a nice summery brew which i hope to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Can brought back by my brother. Clear straw yellow pour with a huge white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, malt, herbs and light fruit. Malty flavor with a bit of funk and tartness before a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (494) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Michigan winter beer festival. Good but nonexceptional saison. Good balance but a little too weak in the flavor department.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1387) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Can. Very light straw color, no head. Musty aroma, high carbonation, light body. This may be what they are shooting for, but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Can pour clear pale yellow with thick foamy white head. Delicate aroma of light fruits. Taste light fruits, spices, yeast, occasional sweet Jolly Rancher. Palate thin and highly carbonated. Finish light hops.

I would call this a pleasant easy-drinking beer without much to distinguish it. Would do better paired with food.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Small foamy fine mostly lasting white quickly diminishing. Fair white lacing. Transparent high yellow uncarbonated. Tingle start to finish. Crisp soft hop finish. Mild hop softly tart flavor. An OK brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at brewery, pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head and some spotty lacing, the aroma has a slight amount of fruit to it and some funk, the flavor has a touch of fruit and must in the finish, nothing really shines though with this brew.

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