Farmhand Ale - Driftwood Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.43/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
650mL bottle poured into a mug.
Appearance: Hazy reddish/orange. Lots of frothy, clumpy white head that never completely dissipates. Lots of curtain lacing.
Smell: Faint. Sweet fruit, herbs, floral hops.
Taste: Refreshing. Citrus, spice, pepper and a bit yeasty.
Mouthfeel: Dry. Heavy carbonation. Lots of bitter after taste.
Drinkability: I’m not a huge fan of the style but good none the less. I think this type of thing would be more suited to spring and summer; for me at least.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2009 06:35:30 | More by Methodd
3/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On-tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver, BC.
Pours a deep amber colour, almost flecked with copper. Head is a mild, filmy white that leaves some spidery fine lace. The worst part, however is that it just looks flat and still. C'mon, this is a saison! I want it Alive!
Nose is lean and soft, without much funk or acid (or acid funk?). Some honeydew melon rind and a bit of green organics is as close as it gets. It's pretty mild all up, without a lot going on.
Taste is similar. Smooth, mild Belgian notes, backed with just a touch of green vegetative organics. No funk, no yeast notes (apart from a hint of that round Belgian sweetness), no real saison character. It feels very weak, limp and insipid.
This is a very average saison, without much going for it. It's drinkable in its way, but it's a poor example of the style. Once again, I'm at odds with the general consensus around Driftwood, but I just couldn't see the appeal in either of the beers of theirs I tried.
Serving type: on-tap
08-05-2012 09:19:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
Farmhand Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.