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RATINGS: 142   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.


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
micmillon18 (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Aroma - The aromatics arenít notably powerful but whats there is funky -- hay, honey, lemon, and some interesting cheesiness (think brie or Camembert). Appearance - Beautiful hazy, gold. Fizzy, white head. Taste - Lots of sweetness throughout; rock candy, honey, sweet cereals, spice (coriander?) followed by faint lemon and subtle bittering hops. Finishes semi dry, with lasting pale matliness on the palate. Bitterness becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Palate - Light bodied, lively carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Overall - Quite enjoyable. I appreciate the use of un-malted barley, as it adds a sense of history to the experience.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Can. Pale golden body with a frothy, white head, diminishing. Aroma of sour kraut, vegetables, toasted grain, raw grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a lot of good things I can say about this particular can of beer. Off-flavors, raw, dusty grain, muddled.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
2015-01-12. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Pleasant grains and cereals in the aroma, light Belgian touches. Relatively bitter especially as it warms up. Light grains and grassy hops. Average palate. Decent. Can shared by mds.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Balanced with nice spice, tartness, and earthiness. Not too sweet, not too dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Can: Clear gold, with a puffy white head. Strong lemony yeast aroma. Lemon, apple, light caramel malt flavor. Sweet, rich, fruit and malt..... Just mildly funky. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3146) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3661) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours yellow with no head. Not a lot on the nose. Thereís a bit of funk on the tongue but itís pretty subdued. Finishes clean at least.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4319) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured a light cloudy yellow color with aromas of light hay, funk, some lemon, yeast and spices. Flavors match the aromas with some lemon and light funk. Solid overall and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
16 oz can 11/7/14 (Payless Liquor #9-Indy)-Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, and funk. Taste the same. This light bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3136) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
10/10/2014: Vivant Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale... Pours the color of hazy lemon juice, minimal white crown. Yeasty, funky aroma. Grassy, herbal, some wheatiness, and just a bit of bite in the finish. Medium-light, a bit thin at times, but quite good. I really like this beer because itís unique; itís not the typical bland so-so "farmhouse" beer. One pint can shared by Lance. Thanks!


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