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Confluence Farmer John’s Multi-Grain Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When most people think of Iowa, they picture flowing fields of grain for miles and miles. Created by a third-generation farm boy, Farmer John’s Multi-Grain Ale is amber waves of grain in a glass. A refreshing, blonde ale, it features a base of two row American barley malt along with a large portion of wheat malt, a small dose of rye malt and un-malted oats, corn and wheat.

Lightly hopped with English East Kent Goldings hops chosen for their subtle, earthy qualities and finished with Czech Saaz hops for their sweet, floral essence to create a beer that’s light in body and color, with a velvety texture and an aroma as sweet as a freshly cut field of hay. Farmer John’s captures the endless bounty of Iowa in a easy-drinking, blonde ale.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2016
On tap at the University Library Cafe. Golden appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted grain, light bread and hints of rye and spicy hops. Similar flavor, adding a crisp, light bitterness (flowers, earth) and light sweetness. Light to medium body with a lingering grainy finish. A little bland, but easy to drink and just fine otherwise.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft at the source. Cloudy gold, no head. Aroma is wheat, grain. Flavor is that of a traditional American wheat. Malted wheat base with a sweet grain finish. Body is light to medium.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery it is a cloudy yellow color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is strong bitter flavor that has hints of malt

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy pale gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of grains and lemon. Crisp finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1559) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Wheat, grassy, citrus, soap, gum. A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Wheat, spices, citrus. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly sweet finish. O- I can’t figure out what exactly this was supposed to taste like. It was all over the place.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of cereal, light bubblegum. Taste has lemon,hay, straw. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3405) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On draft at Reds Alehouse in North Liberty, IA. Hazy yellow body with a small white cap. Mild aroma. Light grain and bread notes. Easy drinking. Bready, malty, light, mild bitterness. Simple. On draft at Reds Alehouse in North Liberty, IA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Confluence. Murky dirty yellow pour with minor head. I can neither smell nor taste this beer. There’s almost nothing here - good or bad. It just is. Hmmm.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft; Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat/malt, some clove, & light citrus; Flavor of wheat, citrus, and light clove; Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
De l’amidon plein les dents, de la chair de citron et des céréales étoffées. Un liquide aussi bien exécuté que simple.


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