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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
good

411 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jale on 01-23-2011

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Ratings: 411 | Reviews: 118
Photo of bluejacket74
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy straw gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrus (lemon peel), hay, apricots and some earthiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready/grainy malt and a bit of an apple flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's crisp and easy to drink with a decent amount of carbonation. I thought this was an enjoyable brew, glad I got to try this! I got this for $3.29 a can, not sure how much the 4 pack was.

Photo of DanielleHazard
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good light summer beer

Photo of DisneyDreamer29
4.78/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is straw colored. It smells of citrus, pine, and a hint of other earthy smells. The taste has small hints of fruit in the background and strong flavors of wheat or grass. Slight bitter notes to offset the sweetness of the fruit. Very balanced. The body is light. Overall, a very drinkable everyday beer.

Photo of KatieS5643
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Easy to drink, its a pretty mellow beer. It had slight tastes of hops. But citrus is the main taste. Its a gold colored beer.

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is crisp and golden yellow. It has a yeasty smell, leaving it with some mild fruit notes. It is a really smooth beer with citrus notes. Overall it's a pretty good beer and easy to drink.

Photo of Muscatjo
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a classic farm style flavor. Goes down light and has crisp taste.

Photo of Maiora13
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You can almost taste the history behind "farmhand" ale. The french style sets it apart from the more full Belgian style that Vivant is known for. Beautiful, light, and refreshing.

Photo of rbjorkman
2.19/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cloudy/yellow look
Smells yeasty
bland taste
easy to drink

Photo of claudialeshok
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a citrus taste with a weak aroma. It is light bodied and mildly sweet.

Photo of partains
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: golden, yellow hazy
Smell: faint yeast smell
Taste: smooth, refreshing, citrus
Overall: enjoyed this beer, crisp and cool

Photo of QueenDiva2015
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It's okay overall. It has a very bitter aftertaste

Photo of CashChel
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Farmhand is full of flavor and body. The yeast smell is unusual but overall the beer is crisp, clean, and has a light taste.

Photo of carolynschaf
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a very yeasty scent, almost like bread. Which leads you to believe it will be a heavy drink but it is very light and crisp. It does have a cloudy appearance but goes down smoothly.

Photo of jmalina121
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a cloudy yellow which I don't find appealing, but the flavors are great! It has a yeasty, doughy aromas and a sour but refreshing taste.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a very light finish but still plenty of flavor to go with the aromas.

Photo of lucasra1
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall this is a good beer because of the drinkability, but the flavors are hardy discernable. Lots of yeast on the nose making it stand out as a farmhouse ale. Crisp, light and refreshing. A very uncomplicated beer that most would enjoy.

Photo of capilial
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light in color, barely any smell, and smooth and mild in taste

Photo of Sydney10
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold color. Strong yeasty lemon aroma. A much lighter beer and easy to drink. The taste is a mixture of sweet and citrus. Lemon, apple, and pear are present in the taste. The sweetness is a honey flavor. Overall, enjoyed this mild beer.

Photo of dbtossi
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Light in color, not really full-bodied, but easy to drink

Photo of kbernthal
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

golden orange in color, very weak smell, taste was light, slightly citrus and somewhat sweet.

Photo of spacecake9
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an IPA glass....
A - Pours a hazy golden amber color with small head.
S - Aroma is mild and a little funky.
T - The flavor is also mild, slightly funky, a little tart.
M - Thin, low carbonation.
O - I feel like I'm drinking a Light Saison. The aroma and flavor is right but light, which makes this a very drinkable beer but not complex or interesting.

Photo of redinge7
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

golden in color, no smell, sweet/tart taste

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great, easy drinking year round beer!

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky, slightly tart, minerally and drinkable. Very enjoyable.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours hazy yellow. the aroma was promising. taste was slightly bitter but very thin. not all that great. i didn't hate it. i won't buy it again.

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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
81 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.