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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 01-23-2011)
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-28-2013 02:22:20 | More by Chaz
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JVan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-19-2013 14:45:46 | More by JVan
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-09-2013 05:03:58 | More by fgilbert2
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avalonct

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-08-2013 01:23:38 | More by avalonct
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Nachos4two

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

02-06-2013 15:44:02 | More by Nachos4two
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can courtesy of mseguin pours a slightly hazed yellow color with a surprisingly fizzy head that fades in a matter of seconds...I don’t remember the other two cans of this doing that.

Nose seems to do a nice job of displaying lemony, tart yeast over a delicate and grainy malt backdrop. Just a touch of grassy hop aroma.

Taste is nice...sharp yeast and lively hops along with an earthy, biscuit maltiness. It is definitely at its best when fresh to give it the added complexity the hops bring. It is super drinkable...and I think it is my favorite of the 4 Vivant offerings I have had thus far. I could easily throw a 4-pack of this down without getting bored with it. In fact, there is a good possibility this is my favorite saison in a can! I really like how the malt is a touch earthy and the yeast is the main character that is on display...and the best part: no spice additions!!

Serving type: can

01-23-2013 23:11:59 | More by twiggamortis420
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Andygirl

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2013 23:56:47 | More by Andygirl
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mjshearer1

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold and bubbly.

S: Fruity Belgian notes predominate.

T: Nice and light, a little sour, lots of Belgian fruit, finishes clean.

M: Light body, good carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this. I haven't had very many saisons, especially saisons with a Belgian twist, but this is definitely something I'll be getting more of later.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 22:01:40 | More by mjshearer1
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can a pale yellow color with two fingers of thick white head. a good amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma of lemon zest upfront along with grainy wheat notes and grass.

The taste was much like the aroma. A combination of lemon, wheat, earthy notes and grass.

Lighter bodied and quite dry with a sharp carbonation.

A decent Saison from Brewery Vivant.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 03:11:21 | More by Monkeyknife
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AceMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-08-2013 23:54:41 | More by AceMan
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jadedlilmonkey

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-08-2013 10:40:13 | More by jadedlilmonkey
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep yellow, slight peppery but mostly yeasty smelling. Highly carbonated which subtracted from mouthfeel, salty and not so drinkable saison.Thanks Steven. Fairly poor saison, uninteresting. I think they got this one wrong, athough most of the elements are there.

Serving type: can

01-06-2013 06:22:09 | More by Sammy
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spointon

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I poured this one from a tall can into a stemmed Belgian tulip style glass.

A= This ale poured a clear yellow color with a fairly minimal white foam head that dropped super fast. Nice effervescent bubble release.

S= The aroma was full of odd notes such as lemon grass, white grape skins, and bready yeast.

T= Started off with a grainy malt character that was soon overwhelmed by the bready yeast notes, white grapes, and a citrusy lemon character. Dry finish.

MF= Light body with a firm, crisp carbonation level.

D= This had promise but was ultimately a disappointment.

Serving type: can

12-29-2012 06:59:11 | More by spointon
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

12-28-2012 03:53:49 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

12-22-2012 15:00:41 | More by Lukass
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a globe glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear lemon yellow that turns just a bit hazy with the last pour. There is a frothy white foam that pops away to a thick ring of foam and some strands of slow bubbles.

S- The full aroma of bread dough yeast has some slight bright bread dough note to it in the finish.

T- The bright tartness is followed by a bread dough yeast flavor that has some bitterness and earthy hops with a citrus zest note that lingers. The bread yeast is back in the aftertaste after the dry finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- I love saisons but I just can't get past the Vivant yeast. It taste to much like raw bread dough yeast and it is the dominating flavor. This one is just not for my taste.

Serving type: can

12-18-2012 22:11:04 | More by rhoadsrage
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-18-2012 02:46:30 | More by chippo33
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-09-2012 02:16:26 | More by TheRuss9585
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a slightly hazed yellow color. Some good white froth and lace. Solid retention.

(S)- A good combo of a biscuit-like yeasty hay and a kiss of lemon sweetness.

(T)- Similar to the smell with the mild biscuit-like yeast. Bits of straw and lemon peel. Finishes with the tiniest hint of tartness.

(M)- A big & crisp carbonation level. A solid balance to it as well with just the mildest bitterness on the finish.

(O)- Overall, while its not earth shattering, it really is a solid Saison. Especially considering the price point to value of what is in the can. Very happy to see this coming to IL. I also think this is a year-round offering by Vivant, so I am sure this will see my fridge again.

Serving type: can

12-08-2012 01:00:18 | More by sweemzander
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good head and strong foam for all sixteen ounces. Mild haziness to this pilsner colored ale. Hay and sunshine on a somewhat foggy morning.

Somewhat ripened green apples, unmalted barley, a little lemon zest, and barely malted barley. Smells like a farm house with an orchard a few acres away.

Taste starts tart with lemon and green apples. The middle is more of an umalted barley flavor. The palate is tart and twangy. Makes me think of a French beer. Somewhat tart and viney like winey, but lower in alcohol. Making it easier to drink a couple after a long day in the fields. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: can

12-07-2012 22:25:51 | More by scruffwhor
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sweethome

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is rather effervescent - pushed up and out of my tulip glass. White head. Nose is lemon zest, hint of yeast.

Nice, crisp and carbonic entry. Flavors of lemon and light malts, some yeast. Snappy finish. Very crisp mouthfeel. I like the total package - from start to finish - this beer delivers.

If you like funk in your saison/farmhouse - this one may miss the mark. If you seek a flavorful and crisp drinkable ale, this is for you.

Well done.

Serving type: can

12-06-2012 04:45:45 | More by sweethome
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-02-2012 20:20:09 | More by dfillius
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-30-2012 02:25:05 | More by DrIPA
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rolive

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-27-2012 22:24:37 | More by rolive
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-27-2012 21:02:27 | More by Stinger80OH
Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
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