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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A tribute to the highly drinkable ""every day"" beers from French-speaking Belgium. Contains Belgian two-row pale malt and 7% wheat. This beer is lightly filtered with an earthy, spicy hop character from imported Styrian Goldings hops and a beautiful rich creamy head from the wheat. Dry quenching finish achieved by use of the traditional sour mash process


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
As with a couple of Flying Fish Beers, the name lends itself to be mis-categorized, and thus misjudged. In this case, the term Farmhouse suggested Saison, but it is fermented with American Choco Yeast, so it is a Blonde Ale. But it is a Blonde Ale with a very specific purpose: To be a Sessionable, Highly Drinkable/Thirst Quenching when it is hot as balls out Summer Beer. It is also quite different from virtually every other Summer Beer in that it does not use lemons, limes, spices, fruit or any other bullshit that makes a Summer beer virtually undrinkable IN the Summer. So why call it "Farmhouse"? FF used to do a true Sour Mash for a small portion of the grist back in the day, but sour mashing is way too problematic, and unpredictable, so they switched to using approx 2% Acidulated Malt, which accomplishes the same thing: It creates a subtle tartness which is extremely thirst quenching, and most welcome in a heat wave such as the one we are experiencing right now. So in judging this beer in particular, the INTENT of the brewery should also factor in to the judgement. If one were just judging this beer as a Saison, without any idea what style it is, or without knowing the purpose that the beer serves, low scores could be expected. Case in point; many of the reviews here. Another factor here is (and I am sure to ruffle a few feathers with this) most of the people that review beers have no fucking clue whatsoever. They come to ratebeer (and similar sites), look at the scores (which TOTALLY influences their score no matter what they think), and then essentially parrot what others have already stated I know YOU are not part of that collective, but THEY are ;) For ALL of those reasons, I have always encouraged folks to look at the brewers website/description FIRST, if possible, and then judge the beer armed with the correct info (Style, Expectations, Intent). I assure you that the scores of countless beers on this site would be much different if that were the case. But I’m a Realist. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian standpoint) we are far from that point. But I digress. >:)


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sneezey (128) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Very clear and light color to go with the weak taste. Where is the wheat? No typical spice, light taste, and no cloudiness. That extra pale malt makes it an extra pale ale. Only the hops seems to have save the aroma and at least a little bittering. But that doesn’t go with the style at all. Not a complete waste, just a very confused brew.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (378) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Draft. Clear yellow gold. Pretty bad, zero farmhouse character. Basically a light pils/lager with some lemon and hay and a clean finish Nothing special or unique. I wouldn't get this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
A pretty mediocre beer. Tastes more like a light lager than anything. Watery, a hint of lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1655) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Clear golden with small head and chill haze. Noble hop and crackery sweet malt aroma. Mild fruity peach mango sweetness with woody earthy spicy hop bitterness clean dry finish. Light body. Refreshing. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4402) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at Philadelphia Airport. A very unexciting light lager. Pales traw in colour with a tight white head and a high level of carbonation; grainy aroma; sweet grainy taste with a trace of citrus; and a sweet finish with some damp cardboard in place of hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Not sure where the farmhouse idea comes into this. Pretty much just a blonde lagery beer. Tap.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (280) - - MAY 22, 2014
At Dubb Linh Square from tap. Copper color with decent head. Light and malty. Easy to drink, not particularly complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1786) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours clear golden into the glass, with a minimal head that leaves nothing but carbonation. The nose is of grass, hay, light dank notes. Flavors have lemon, some wheat, grassiness, a hint of corn or so. The mouthfeel is seltzery and overactive with carbonation; however, if one is looking for a good lawnmower brew, this light-bodied offering is certainly better than the macro offerings found in one’s local grocer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Darkmagus82 (547) - - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from bottle with BB 9-22-14 into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a tiny white foam head. The head fades superfast leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite light overall with some smells of wheat and biscuit along with some lighter smells of a fruit sweetness which are mainly of a pear and lemon aroma. Along with these smells comes a very light grassy smell as well. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit taste and light fruit flavor of peach and pear. The peach and pear fruit flavors are later lost, being replaced by some other sweet flavors of a caramel and light candied sugar nature. Along with the transition in the sweet, there is also a transition in the malt with more wheat flavors and a cracker flavor coming to the tongue at the expense of the biscuit. With a light grassy and lemon flavor that comes to the tongue at the end of the taste, it leaves one with a muddled malty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – For the low abv. of the brew, the body is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather low. The moderate thickness is fairly decent for the mix of malt, sweet, and light grass flavors of the brew, but the lower carbonation is not really appropriate for the brew, taking away the crispness and refreshing character that the beer should have. Overall – Ah… A very lack luster beer. Nothing was all that great.. A rather weak look and very little aroma with the flavors never really find a balance and the body was a bit off for me. Not one I will likely do again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours a pale straw color with a finger and half white head. Not much smell but clean wheat. Tastes like wheat with a hint of lemon. Watery. Pretty good for hot days but it's a average but better than the macro beers kind of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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