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Farmhand Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | 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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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2013 01:28:35 | More by goalie35
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-05-2013 05:24:05 | More by deNevers
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2013 03:39:23 | More by 1stOffender
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-17-2013 03:24:29 | More by CWVegas
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

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...)

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:19:56 | More by EspressoGuy
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-10-2013 14:49:39 | More by KStark
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2013 19:28:28 | More by Noyt
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-12-2013 02:57:32 | More by smekermann
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-30-2013 19:09:08 | More by IanSpindler
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-29-2013 04:32:35 | More by sclitch
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 22:58:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-14-2013 05:03:20 | More by kelvarnsen
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Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-11-2013 05:55:08 | More by twelveinches
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bigbeerd

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2013 06:59:52 | More by bigbeerd
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-26-2013 17:40:07 | More by cbnz
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-16-2013 02:02:52 | More by pudoo
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2013 19:07:17 | More by JonnyBeers
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice Saison with a great peppery yeast character and nicely carbed body. The hops are not a dominant as some of their other beers, but they do lend a nice herbal presence to go with the yeast spice. The brewers here seem to know how to make great beer, haven't had anything I did not find great.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:00:07 | More by Siriusfisherman
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-05-2012 15:53:58 | More by RichH55
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-29-2012 02:12:40 | More by KalanM
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

11-11-2012 21:04:44 | More by zduerr
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-30-2012 02:25:13 | More by 604growler
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-08-2012 17:02:31 | More by intoxabroad
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear amber-gold with a thin, bubbly off white head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Fruity belgian yeast and peppery spices, just a bit of bananna and clove.

Taste. Doughy, lightly toasted malts, some Belgian yeast, a little clove, pepper and spices with just a trace of orange and lemon. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Very nice belgian style farmhouse ale with mild flavours that I would think would go well with almost any food. Really easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 02:01:22 | More by Rutager
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-10-2012 23:53:08 | More by Molson2000
Farmhand Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.