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Confluence Farmer John’s Multi-Grain Ale

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1160) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17644) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8656) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2387) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3526) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Shaker pint draft at the brewery tasting room in Des Moines, Iowa. The pour is a hazed yellow orange golden with little to no head. The aroma is faint, was served pretty cold. As the beer warms some, there is the corn, rye malt and a general earth hop character. The taste is the corn, rye and hop earth of the nose plus a solid dose of wheat. The palate is light bodied with active carbonation and a clean enough finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
1 quart growler poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness and light fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1004) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Draft at Parlor City. Pours hazy light yellow with white head. Nose is bready and wheat. Taste is also wheat with some citrus. Very clean tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
32oz growler from jcwatts. Poured a hazy orange/gold body with a smaller bright white foamy head. Aroma of orange peel, tea leaves, vanilla potpurri, dough and sour lemons. Body is medium to fuller with lighter carbonation and a milky mouthfeel. Flavor is odd, bad dough, wet bread, fruit that is just starting to spoil, odd but not bad odd and not good odd just odd.

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