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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvilPuppet99 (37) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Spicy aroma and a nice color and foam. Easy to drink, just a slight hop and spice aftertaste.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Caterwaul. Shared with b3shine. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white ring of head. Loose bits of lace. Quickly fades to nothing. Some metallic mustiness in the nose; bread. Light caramel malt, some butterscotch. Hints of mango. Some honey. Weird. Kind of musty and metallic. Lightly spicy. More dry finish. Smooth, kind of crisp, kind of soft lighter carbonation. A bit slick. Moderate sweet taste. Light to moderate bitter. Sort of musty, funky. Bit of skunk. Odd, and not in a good farmhouse way. In a skunky, old-beer macro kind of way. Over-sweet, and a bit sticky. Not a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours slightly hazy butterscotch gold with brief frothy white head. Nice malty aroma with a hint citrus, slightly musty. Flavors of ginger with orange peel on medium malt frame. Palate is lightly chewy. Overall very nice, a lot of finesse and subtly without getting heavy, refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with thin white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; honey with some notes of yeast. Tastes like it smells, but less complex. Average on the palate. A bit sweet and syrupy for the style, but decent nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
I guess it’s a semi valiant effort at a saison. I can tell from the various aspects what they’re trying to do, but just barely. Considering the brewery’s history, I can imagine that this is an effort to make beer that is just good enough in the least expensive way - and it seems that way. Whether it’s the aroma, the flavor, the appearance, body, or finish, they all have the suggestion of a saison, and nothing more. Not bad beer. Nor good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours pretty much clear golden amber. Small fizzy semi creamy white head. Aroma is just indistinct sweetness, caramel and honey I guess, vague fruity.. Flavor has the same unappealing sweetness. Caramel, honey, little spicy, grass, little dryness in finish. Lighter Medium body. Little syrupy. Not good. Some ’farmhouse funk’ would have been welcome.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
malty, sweet, citrus, creamy aroma. taste is similar. Sweet, malty, a little yeast. definitely sweeter than I expected for a saison/farmhouse ale. A slight bitter finish. A good beer, but personally doesn’t seem like a saison to me. But what do I know.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
naivepegasus (334) - USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy orange with about a finger of slightly off-white slowly dissipating head. Lemon zest and grass in the nose. Slightly sickly sweet taste with some syrupy citrus that fades into a grassy bitter aftertaste. A little refreshing, but nothing overly noteworthy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (140) - - SEP 23, 2013
Very sweet and fruity. Corn. Mild hops, slightly spicy finish. Lots and lots of carbonation. Tasty and extremely drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chaserbaby6 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer! Pours a nice golden color. The aroma is very sweet with a tinge of hops. A slight bitter taste at first, with a nice sweet aftertaste. Very Drinkable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Corn and grains with a hint of clove and a little apple. Meh, not bad but not too special either.


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