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RATINGS: 152   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
Had it on tap at Fireside in Chicago, poured a hazy orange with a light head and a light citrusy aroma. It has a firm hop taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
delamie6 (20) - - APR 21, 2013
I REALLY enjoyed this beer. I am a bit shocked the ratings are so low. Out of the 5 beers I tried with this brewery, this was by far my favorite. It is a lighter beer but the flavors and aromas were great. I am a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (4633) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Can. Rather clear very pale yellow pour, white with thin white head. Aroma is intriguing, very citrusy, light bready notes, lemon juice and wheaty notes. Taste is quite citric, strong lemony flavor, light fresh grain, rather long lingering bitter (even astringent) finish. Palate is way over carbed, really prickly with a light body. Lots of good stuff going on here, but a few ends left untied in the finish leaves a feeling of not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Hazy pale yellow with a white head. Nose is musty, sweaty lemon rind, wheat. Flavor some bland citrus and wheat with some bitter hops. Flavor profile is a bit clunky. Feel is thin, a shame for a light wheat beer. Nose is decent, pretty boring otherwise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbierling (15) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
My least favorite micro-brew in recent memory. Had an odd taste and left a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft. Small white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, some white pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some bread, light spicy, pepper. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The farm hand pours a soft light yellow with a bubbly off white champagne like head. The aroma is bread and floral hops. The flavor follows suite. Overall this is a decent brew and I would not oppose another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSack (3) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Served between cellar and refrigerated temperatures in a wide-mouth wine glass. Beer poured out a hazy straw yellow with a three inch white head that dissipated quickly. A fine head remains throughout sipping. Smells immediately of sweet yeast and bread followed by an oaky, floral, and dry white grape (almost a Chardonnay). Leaves little astringence with a nice, crisp mouthfeel. I immediately taste light, sweet cereals, yeast, and mild banana notes, followed by that big white wine flavor. Pretty straightforward here. Finishes with a lingering bread/yeast combo. Simple and to the point. A nice refresher with a wine-like elegance. Let it warm up in the glass a little to pull out the yeast flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
Deep yellow, slight peppery but mostly yeasty smelling. Highly carbonated, salty not so drinkable saison.Thanks FlandersNed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a light golden color. Aroma was slightly fruity and a little grassy. The flavor was more of the same and slightly sweet. It was a little fizzy. It wasn’t bad, but I don’t know that I’d seek it out again.

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