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Farmhand Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of this Southern-Belgian farmhouse ale uses a partial sour-mash and the addition of freshly ground black pepper. We use a very unique strain of yeast from Belgium to add further layers of spice and complexity to this rare style of beer.

(Beer added by: Derek on 12-20-2008)
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

mhaugo, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

drummermattie02, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Erik-P, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

KeKeKumba, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

billab914, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +6%

ZachT, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has been a staple all summer for me, just a great thirst quencher with a little more character than the typical pale ale.

Nose: Spicy! Lots of spice, from pepper to nutmeg to clove to steak spices. Some banana and apple/pear.

Taste: Crisp, light but fully mouth coating and nicely malted - spices both start and finish prominently, the pepper stays around for a while. Banana and apple, maybe a touch of peach? Not much breadiness for me, though what there is might be sourdough in nature.

Overall: Not a thinker, but a really enjoyable saison.

JasonLovesBeer, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

adhallick, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DaftCaskBC, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

tom10101, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

goalie35, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

deNevers, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

1stOffender, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

CWVegas, Jun 17, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: amber with orange hints; low carbonation; transparent
S: low intensity grapefruit rind, pine, nutmeg, bread dough
T: clean, broad, malty, well-balanced; more spicy maltiness than hoppy character; bitterness is there from the start and builds till it's prominent --but not excessiveness-- in the finish. Leaves a nice rich lingering aftertaste.
M: medium-modied
O: not particularly complex but rich and enjoyable. Very nice with simple hearty country food (ploughman's lunch, lentil soup or salad...)

EspressoGuy, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

KStark, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Noyt, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

smekermann, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

IanSpindler, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

sclitch, Mar 29, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Garrick's Head

A - Medium orange; cloudy. A ring of off-white head.

S - Sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast and a big banana aroma with some spice in the background.

T - Clove, Belgian yeast and banana with a good spice profile in the backgound and some sweet breadiness.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

kelvarnsen, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

twelveinches, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bigbeerd, Feb 03, 2013
Farmhand Ale from Driftwood Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.