Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant
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3.94/5 rDev +10.4%
On draft at Vitale's Sports Bar in Comstock Park, MI, 21 Mar 2014.
A: Hazy, light yellow body. Almost no head, some lacing on the glass.
S: Sour smell, with grass, hay, and lemon. The yeasts are distinct.
T: Sour malts in the front, with a lemony note. Gives way to a grassy note, clean finish.
M: Light to medium body, prickly carbonation. Slightly dry.
O: Beautiful example of a saison. Nicely balanced feel, and distinct, yet not overpowering flavor notes. Not overly complex, and relatively straightforward to drink, but in that it is a really great and enjoyable beer.
03-22-2014 02:47:05 | More by Badger6
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
On-tap 14 November 2013 at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor.
Pours a a very pale light straw color. 96% clear. Brought with little head, leaves no lacing on the edges.
Smell is faint. As in, I can barely smell it. There’s the faintest hint of grain. But mostly, I get nothing.
Taste is quite nice. I don’t know what this beer is, but it has a light tartness that reminds me of a Berliner weisse. The grainy, wheaty background support that. But there’s a spiciness that surprises me, reminiscent of a Czech pilsner.
Feel is outstanding. Light body, prickly carbonation that elevates the beer well beyond what it would be without that vibrancy.. Dries out and gone at tjust the right time.
Not sure where the smell is; otherwise this is a stellar beer. The feel adds as much as it does in any beer.
01-10-2014 16:00:55 | More by zeledonia
3.31/5 rDev -7.3%
16oz can poured into a tulip glass
A: Hazy golden yellow. Pours a good amount of head at first then fades to about a 1/2 finger.
N: Bright, sour yeasty notes with some grass/hay, lemon peel, and apple skin.
T: Confirms nose. Light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and some fleshy white grapes followed by a grassy finish.
O: This is a simple, refreshing saison that is easy to drink, but has enough going on to give it the right amount of complexity for what it is. This is definitely NOT a "thinking man's saison", but I don't think that's what they are going for. Call it a "lawnmower saison". Call it a "front porch saison". Almost every beer has a time and a place.
12-28-2013 19:33:17 | More by Oscar_The_Rauch
Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
81 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.