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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1642) - 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 (12222) - 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 (969) - 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 (33597) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the hotel after the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy, but very bright yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose is fruity vinous with a creamy note, hint of vanilla oak, a touch of citrus tartness and traditional spicy saison yeast. The flavor is more vinous fruit and lactic with some citrus tartness throughout, with some bitterness and spicy yeast on the back. The body is light with average carbonation and a long tart, fruity, and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShelbyGrey (179) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 25, 2014
Interesante combinación, matices dr saison con el cuerpo que le da la barrica de vino.Final ácido muy equilibrada

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draft. A hazy light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, spices, milk, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of yeast, lemons, spices, and hops, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Draught at MikkellerBar. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty. Fruity notes. Herbal. Flowery. Light wheaty sweetness. Peachy. Citrus. Nice mild oakey. Light white grapes. Lovely mellow complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (635) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Tap at original mikkeller bar. Pours clear, Golden yellow with a small White head. Aroma has huuuge brett, geuze-like barn notes, fruity, unripe pineapple-like stuff going on. Taste is more dry with lovely, grainy sour notes, slight yoghurt, peach, and a Tiny bit of molding clay? Indeed a lovely sour, fresh saison. Med-High carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1353) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Bottle. Pours almost clear golden yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma of fresh tropical citrus fruits - lots of peach, orange and weak pineapple. Fresh white wineish notes and dry rural notes. Woah this is gewd!!! Taste of sweet citrus, peachy notes, orange peel, apricot, young vinegar and barnyard. Some white wineish notes here as well. Champagne in the finish. Wow this is good fresh and dry ! Delicate!

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