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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A throwback to pre-prohibition ales, Drafty Window Farmhouse Ale embraces the spirit and craft of the prairie states, but with much of the “farmhouse funk” formulated out. With a focus on locally grown ingredients from the Midwest, this golden ale is complex, spicy and quaffable. Look for it at your favorite retailer or restaurant. Vital Stats: Corn, Wheat and Barley Proprietary Malt Blend 15 IBU 5.5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (362) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Taste: crisp and then smooth, creamy mouth-feel. Bread and fruit notes. Yeast bread and malty nose. pale gold, semi clear, refined head of delicate lattice of lace. Medium body. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
edwardbass (793) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Holy crap, this stuff is terrible. Cloyingly sweet, no "funk" whatsoever and zero hops. Nasty. Mad that I decided to try it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Aroma is spices and Minhas malts. The flavor is spices and Minhas malts/yeast/everything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sigh_borg (96) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Foam exploded over the top of the bottle when I opened this up. Not a good sign? Once I waited for the gigantic head to subside, appeared hazy orange/brown in the glass. Aroma is funky, yeasty fruit-- I get apple as the dominant note. Also a hint of cleaning solution (?). Taste is sweet. Medium bodied. Booze comes through on the finish. Feels unbalanced. Not as terrible as everyone here seems to think, but I wouldn’t choose it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2016
I forgot this brewery contracts at Minhas. Until I tasted it. This is some skanky sweet bullshit. It tastes like a year old 1999 APA, which it is to say it tastes like a slightly bitter admixture of Malta Goya and damp cardboard. As far as I’m concerned, this beer can eat shit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Reddish with white head. Draft at cru. Malty and earthy. Doesn't taste how it looks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Chris - thanks again, Chris. Minhas! Wow, that makes sense. Pours a clear gold if you can keep the yeast floaters at the bottom from pouring in; I spotted them in the bottle, and left the last ounce or so in there. Small white head that settles into a wispy film and a ring. A metric shit ton of banana in the nose, with caramel and sweet bread, dried fruits like golden raisins and figs, phenols, a lot of sugar, and a bit of a metallic note. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really sweet and heavy mouthfeel. This one’s a load. 12 oz. is too much. 5.5% but drinks like double that level.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmoreau (3746) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at the bar in the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock, WI.. Displayed a hazed, orangey gold hue, with some lingering fluffiness to the off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was lightly dank & earthy, with soft esters. Light+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was honey sweet, with low, earthy bitterness, and noticeable, buttery diacetyl. Didn’t finish. Saison/farmhouse ale? Not enlightened.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Oh gracious this is made at Minhas?

Pours golden & perfectly clear with a loose small head that falls fairly quickly.

The aroma is sort of spicy with some lavender and metallic characteristics.... overall it’s really not very aromatic.

The beer is lightly fruity with a mild minerallity. It’s pretty sweet and has a sort of sweet corn thing happening. The beer is spicy a little soapy... sort of tastes like apples. ugh.

The beer sits unnecessarily heavy on the palate but has a carbonation that provides a little liveliness. It leaves a real bad lingering sensation on the finish.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, & floral; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, some hops, citrus, and light spice; Dry finish; Fairly harsh - not too good.

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