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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (566) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Vivant. Pours a hazy light yellow. Aroma and taste are citrus with some tartness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
This is a standby of mine. A lemony, tart, citrus forward farmhouse ale/saison style which pairs perfectly with food or on its’ own. Pours a deep orange with a small white head and a cloudiness that gives this a hazy quality on the eye. The nose is all lemon with a little hay. Does not veer into sour territory but stays lively enough to stay interesting. Nicely balanced carbonation and little bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (292) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tart. Lemony. Alot of fruitiness. Not much funkiness. Sweet. I think it would be a nice quencher. Wish she had a little more but I like... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1401) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden color with a rapidly dissipating white head. Nose is yeasty with barnyard funk... strong nose ! Taste is light, acidic with upfront yeast, with a nice lemony taste as well. Finish is dry and acidic, yeasty with a moderately long ending. Saison lovers only. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Can. Pours a golden yellow with a white head and aroma of spices and yeast. Taste is light, of lemon, honey, spices, yeast, floral notes, and hops leading to a dry, spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Can from Michael. Leftover from RAT XIV. Pours a straw yellow with big white head. Loads of foam when I opened the can. Gusher. Aroma is hay, lemon rind, musty. Taste is slightly sweet, some lingering sourness near the finish. Slight lemon. Very dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Draft at Green Well. Pours a cloudy pale gold with very thin head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of hay mostly. High carbonation, slightly tart. Not bad but certainly not in the same ballpark as the Tired Hands beer that had a similar name and they sued them over.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (119) - - JUN 7, 2014
Smell of citrus and funk, appearance is cloudy gold with thin white head, taste is hay and sour funk with high carbonation and dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Really enjoy this beer. A bit funky, definitely in keeping with the farmhouse style. Great French saison.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Can at Culmination Fest: Poured yellow straw color with white head. Aroma is funky barn yard and soured grains. Taste is bland and not impressive.


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