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Farmers Boy Farmers Joy

Formerly brewed at Verulam
Style: Old Ale
St. Albans, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2010
Cask at the Farmers Boy, St Albans, on 2nd March 2010. Copper to amber with white partly lacing head. Refreshing initially with malt in the nose. Slight sweetish nuttiness; citric hpp with orange and lemon fruit citrus to the tongue. Malt remains, yet some hoppy bitterness returns in the finish which is bittersweet. Fully enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leadmedia (30) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2009
This beer is pretty good, i really lke the flavour which is pretty light and smooth, Good overalle beer allround, thats for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Farmers Boy, St. Albans. Dark brown with an off-white head. Good lively condition and fresh malty aroma. Moderatly hopped but with a pronounced sour flavour. Will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
Cask condtioned @ Farmers Boy, St Albans. Dark malty bitter. Light bodied. Toffeeish with slight orangey hops. Hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Cask conditioned at the Farmer’s Boy, St Albans. Chocolate brown coloured with a slight head. Aroma of preserved fruit and sweet malt. Flavour was of fruit ’n’ nut with a hoppy finish. An unusual but pleasant brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask handpull at Farmer’s Boy, St Albans. Deep chestnut colour with lasting beige head. Lots of malt in mouth, good fruit, raisins and sultanas and plums. Some balancing hop on finish. Bit too malty for me. Nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2007
On cask at The Farmers Boy, St Albans, 20 Jan 07. A cracking beer. Appearance is stunning - very dark, with a good solid head. Very malty but balanced with a ctirus hop presence that makes this a very unusual old ale. Very drinkable - we enjoyed many pints of the stuff on Stonch’s pub crawl (see http://stonch.blogspot.com for the write-up)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Cask at The Farmers Boy St Albans 29 Sep 06. Deep brown - almost black coloured. A tiny head. Some fruity aroma. Flavour of citrus. A pleasant sourish bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2006
Half pint on cask at the brewpub. Missing head. Rusty copper in colour. The aroma is dominated by a tangy fruitiness. Flavour of dark berries with a solid touch of succulent oranges. Dry, bitter ending. A balanced dark brew throughout (Farmers Boy, St Albans 29.09.2006).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
Cask conditioned at The Farmers Boy, St Albans, Herts. Brown beer with no head. Particularly malty beer, brewed directly behind the pub and only sold through the Farmers Boy. Dry and smooth with a chunk of caramel, a very late dry hop on the tongue. Interesting.

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