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HandFarm is FarmHands that fermented and conditioned in freshly used white wine barrels from Chaddsford winery. 6 months in oak, and 4 months spent conditioning in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4704) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2015
500 ml thanks to Greg. Big thanks. Pours a clear yellow color. Saison. White wine. Grapes. Lovely nose. This is fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle bus RBWG. Nose is hay, straw, light citrus some pepper. Taste is just as satisfying. Dry, light tartness. Citrus zest really shines. Lemon, orange. Tangerine. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
bottle, great saison, blondeish pour medium body. earthy, slight pepper notes, musty white wine, some oak. Floral saison notes. Nice mouthfeel. very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (357) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to bytemesis, thanks Mike! Pours a golden-yellow, small thin white head that fades quickly, leaving very little-to-no lacing. Aromas of oak, musty grapes, hay, light sourdough, earthy hops and bit of barnyard funk. Taste is light. Body has minimal carbonation, so the flavors resonate nicely and linger a while. Very vinous in nature, oaky, musty...light bread/hay sweetness over the middle...semi-dry, semi-sweet finish with a light tartness moving into a funky oak. Enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Cracking cereals, white grapes, guava and pepper thrive before tartness seals this elegant creature.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy sunshine.
-Cereals are beautifully outlined from aroma to finish, which is rare for Saisons.
-The mouthfeel is smoothly effervescent.
-All flavors are balanced and easily approachable.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pour is pale golden yellow, light haze, white head that dissipates quickly. Nose has some tart grape skin, light notes of sulfur, grassy hop, pepper and lemon. Taste has a bit less sulfer, a bit thin, light tart grape skin, faint grassy hop, moderate bitterness in the finish. Carb is very low, a bit buttery in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1647) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Initially clear as glass, lighter than straw, with a gray tint. Funky nose, layered and sophisticated; baked golden apples, cardamom, pungent rye spice. Dandelion petal, dust, champagne vinegar; a lactic characteristic here, with some vanilla and lavender. This is marvelously deep.

The flavor is stately and confident, quietly complex, less active than the nose but more satisfying. The wicking acidity together with the jagged spiced rye malt is incredible. Sharp acetic edges are bathed in soft fruits; apricot, preserved lemon.

Gravel and brine define the stony, acid washed mid palate. Texturally soft but appropriately intense. White wine like finish with juicy, tart lasting impression. The radiant acids are foiled brilliantly by the dark forest rye sensation. Amateurishly, I mispoured the bottle to unleash too much sediment too early, and will need to try this again to compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12789) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Very pale straw pour with white foam. Super funky and earthy nose. Tons of white grape, green apple, and tropical fruit. Maybe some guava? Kind of yeasty, champange quality to it as well. The flavor is slightly tart. Tons of white grape, tropical fruit, and pear. Pale malt, cracker, and drying oak. Sublte funk and must. A bit of lemon zest, too. Really nice, easy drinking saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from the brewery via Derek M. Pours a pale golden color, no head. Aroma slightly floral, some oaky and vinous character as well. Hints of spice, rye. Body lively yet tart, finish very juicy, grain character comes out in finish. This is good, but not mind-blowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34819) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and pine. Citric, dry and crisp herbal hoppy. Bitter and dry citrusy finish.

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