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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
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374 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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: 374 | Reviews: 96
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.

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheStepChild
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like the spicy (yeast?) and sweet malt flavor with a light bitterness to balance off. Finishes a little tart or astringent but not in an unpleasant way. I like pairing this beer with some gouda cheese.

Photo of vancean2
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twkirkby
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Earthy, quick-tasting beer. Yeasty. Spicy, grainy, estery, very "farm-like" up front but the flavor ends abruptly. Easy, sparkling water like finish. Decent beer. I'd like to try it again and see how consistent each batch of this is.

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a standby of mine. A lemony, tart, citrus forward farmhouse ale/saison style which pairs perfectly with food or on its’ own. Pours a deep orange with a small white head and a cloudiness that gives this a hazy quality on the eye. The nose is all lemon with a little hay. Does not veer into sour territory but stays lively enough to stay interesting. Nicely balanced carbonation and little bitterness.

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Farnswurth
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dangfarm
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of askewme
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Williaar
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

i have heard so much good stuff about these guys so i was super excited to see one of their beers on a menu, but i was really let down by this. its loosely a saison, but it has a very generic white wine sort of yeast profile, a super light grain base, and unfortunately almost no carbonation at all. its real light golden in the glass, hazy and dead flat. the nose is that sharp 3711 type french saison yeast, but there isnt enough grain behind it to hold it up. i do like the lightness though for summer drinking, but without any bubbles its hard to get into it very much, and this yeast never warms up very well i dont think. dry and light, but also boring and a little sloppy in execution. i appreciate the mission of reviving rustic ale styles, but this is not something i care to have again. i will have to get my hands on some of their other stuff, as they do have an excellent reputation. maybe i just got the one bad egg...

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ajgvsu
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tjk545
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sour palate with a sour funky nose. I really enjoy this session beer. I like farmhouse beer and saisons, i like the funkiness. I get tired of pale ale. Good beer

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Sylvie86
3.4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jtslankard
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Colbyamoss
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of DeadGuyRyan
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
81 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.