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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (503) - 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 (7866) - 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 (8980) - 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 (4169) - 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 (1621) - 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 (5062) - 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 (5865) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor.

After a pleasant encounter with their Zaison, this was a terrible letdown. Very light hazy pour. Limited aroma, watery, with the dominant flavor of sewer water. I guess that’s funky in some way, but one of the few cases of a farmhouse beer where the funk and latrine is a turnoff. I didn’t bother to finish this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
From sampler at brewery. Pale yellow cowl. Came to me with a thin ring of head. Aroma is of apples slightly spicy and dusty. Some graininess in taste from wheat. Mouthfeel is prickly with a little sour like quality. Overall refreshing with some character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, citrus, slight tartness. Flavor matches pretty well and makes for a refreshing enjoyable brew. Not bad.


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