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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19477) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12550) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10360) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Confluence. Murky dirty yellow pour with minor head. I can neither smell nor taste this beer. Thereís almost nothing here - good or bad. It just is. Hmmm.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (5661) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5374) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma is wheat, light citrus and mild/medium earthy notes. The flavor is fruit/berries, wheat, malts, light citrus and a tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. The body was hazy bright straw yellow with a bright white head to match. The nose was doughy with some walnuts. The taste was a little bit of bitter orange peels and some bread crust. A long lingering finish was pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5160) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5103) - 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


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