Farmhand Ale - Driftwood Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.
Appearance: medium copper hue with no haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Not bad!
Smell: toasty malt with some floral notes and just a little bit of saison funk. It's a bit subtle, but well put-together.
Taste: a little bit funky and almost a little sour; like the aroma, it's quite floral and a little bit toasty. It reminds me a bit of a bière de garde. It's decent, however there's a certain je ne sais quoi that doesn't 100% work for me. So, a good beer, but maybe not one that wholly suits my palate.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and creaminess. Bam! Great.
Overall: this beer is definitely worth a try; however, note it is on the drier and toastier side.
05-28-2014 02:30:14 | More by flagmantho
3.74/5 rDev -7%
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, black pepper, cloves, banana and some breadiness.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast, black pepper, cloves, definite banana and some sweet bready malts.
Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel. Body is definitely thinner than I thought it would be. I actually find it a bit watery.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. This is the first time I'm disappointed with a beer from Driftwood. Maybe it's because I had really high expectations but it's still a good Saison nevertheless.
05-23-2014 23:12:45 | More by SebD
3.94/5 rDev -2%
Beer is clear copper in colour, with a small off-white head. Head fades quickly.
Nose contains Belgian yeast and spices. The black pepper shines through. Some light fruits.
Like the nose, the flavour contains black pepper quite strongly. A bit much, but not overwhelming. Light fruit flavours bring some balance, and are quite nice. A bit of yeast.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit spicy.
Overall, nice. Not exciting but good.
12-22-2013 17:53:21 | More by jrenihan
British Columbia (Canada)
4.54/5 rDev +12.9%
I've been "checking in" on this beer every now and then for a few years now, as much a review of my partialities as of the beer itself. Still a favorite.
Visually appealing golden-amber beer with a full white head. I enjoy the gritty interplay of spicy clove and pepper on a sour base. Reminds me of a grassy Wit with more spice to bite, ending on the same dry "where-did-all-my-saliva-go" finish. Definitely the aroma of Belgian yeasts up front, setting the stage with a light sour grassiness and hints of tart apple followed by cloves. Not too much, not too little for flavour.
Until next time Madame Farmhand.
12-14-2013 18:35:19 | More by darryletlesballons
Farmhand Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.