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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5099) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (518) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9670) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3807) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1732) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3211) - Leawood, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2618) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (8973) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (893) - 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


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