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Confluence Farmer Johnís Multi-Grain Ale

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 Johnís 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 thatís light in body and color, with a velvety texture and an aroma as sweet as a freshly cut field of hay. Farmer Johnís captures the endless bounty of Iowa in a easy-drinking, blonde ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Growler at RBSG. From notes. Doughy and bready with a hint of bitter orange. Good but not super special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at parlor city. Hazy gold pour. Aroma of lemon, wheat, bubblegum. Taste of grains, wheat, slightly spicy, short lightly bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation. Decent, something I could expect my relatives to drink and not dislike. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
GrowLOLer. Pour is a hazy gold with white head. Grain and some citrus. Flavor is similar, citrus is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap @ Confluence. Pours a hazy light yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat spicy, floral, light lemon, wheat aroma. Slightly tangy, a bit goopy, lemon zesty, slightly bready, wheat flavor. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, malt, and citrus. Taste is wheat, malt, bread, and lemon. Pretty good. Refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Had this on draft at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Very light yellow pour. No head. Lemon smell and taste. Slightly bitter and no hops. Not bad

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tap - not much head, hazy dark straw color, sweet wheat aroma and flavor, mild lemony notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Cloudy for sure, almost a buttery smell, sweet ale that after a few sips gets more enticing as you go ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1615) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at brewery.. cloudy yellow pour.. thin white head..taste is good.. nice easy drinking ale..clean finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Looks like a cloudy urine sample, mild sweet taste. Expected to hate it more.


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