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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

08-11-2012 04:38:44 | More by coz
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewpub

A - Cloudy pale yellow with a small amount of white head.
S - Belgian yeast, bready malts, clove. Slightly sweet overall nose.

T - Belgian yeast, clove, bready malts, some sweetness and a touch of citrus in the background.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 20:49:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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MadScientist

New York

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a pale yellow with a large, rocky white head.

S: Orange and peach fruit aromas mix with a mild spice and pepper. A low barnyard funk and a touch of sour aroma. There is a soft Pils malt aroma and a a light spicy hops aroma.

T: Fruit dominate the flavor as much as it did in the aroma with a medium-high orange an moderate pear followed by a nice touch of pepper. There is again a low Pils malt and moderate spicy hops. There is a low sourness and almost brett like funk. The medium-high bitterness carries into the aftertaste following a very dry finish.

M: Moderately-light bodies with medium-high carbonation. There is a light dry prickle from all the carbonation.

O: A well done Saison that is dry and refreshing with a good fruitiness and decently high bitterness.

Serving type: can

08-08-2012 23:56:48 | More by MadScientist
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-07-2012 18:25:28 | More by JeltMaaj
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2012 02:23:01 | More by MSEGUIN
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Redglimmer


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2012 02:25:02 | More by Redglimmer
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2012 23:47:13 | More by dmorgan310
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from the brewery, 473ml into a tulip.

Clear golden orange, very loose, soapy and quickly dissipating white head. Minimal lacing and retention. Nose has some grains, very mild spicing, saision yeast notes. Light pepper. A bit of wheat, lightly tart. Taste has some cookie and biscuit notes, wheat, somewhat tart/lemon-like flavours as well. A bit of zitrus zest. Tart and light, and a fairly quick finish. Medium low carbonation. Not a bad beer by any stretch, quite refreshing. Good on a hot day.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 22:58:45 | More by liamt07
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Lynn

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-16-2012 22:54:49 | More by Lynn
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-10-2012 15:54:58 | More by amishbooze
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chad for this extra.

A. Pours a shockingly pale straw color, almost pilsner-like. A nice round finger of crisp white head emerges. Good retention at about a half finger. Plenty of bubbles rising up through the beer from the bottom of the glass. Good lacing. The only thing I ding this on is appearance...looks too cidery as it is super clear and very pale.

S. Very very grainy. Some mild apple and pear flavors and even some Belgian spice, but grains are all over this one. Surprisingly, it works out ok, but this smells quite a bit like a vienna lager with a pinch of apple juice.

T. Follows the nose pretty closely, except that more saison-like qualities begin to emerge. As with the smell, there is a very grainy flavor profile, but a little bit of hop, Belgian yeast, and apple and fruit flavors emerge with subtle notes of earth and grass.

M. Crisp, refreshing, well carbed, and light bodied. The saison qualities, however, are a little thin and watery. Almost drinks like a cider.

O. It's pretty different from most saisons I have had and not a bad beer by any means. But it's distinctively grainy and a touch thin, lacking the bolder and spicier flavors that are typical of the style. Still, it is refreshing and very easy drinking, much like a pilsner-saison hybrid. I'm going to give it a soft recommendation...it's fairly pedestrian, but is just different enough for me to stay interested, if only for one glass.

O.

Serving type: can

06-28-2012 22:32:47 | More by siege06nd
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2012 22:40:22 | More by zonker17
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ribby

Michigan

2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My number one problem with this brew is that it doesn't look like beer, it looks like lemonade. My number two problem is that the taste is very mild; it is not unpleasant, just not very intense. Now I had this after the Wit, which has a much stronger flavor, so I could have been influenced by that, next time I'll chug a PBR before I try this one. Of course, there may not be a next time for this brew, due to the other problems. Finally, the carbonation seems awfully harsh and industrial, not creamy at all.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 03:45:14 | More by ribby
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n2185

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense cap with good lacing.

S: Crystal and biscuit malt-like aromas up front a hint of tart fruit and spices. A bit bland smelling.

T: Light Belgian spice notes up front with crystal malt and biscuit-like flavors following. There are slight notes of fruit throughout with a dry, bready finish.

M: Light body with high carbonation, this beer is very light and dry, which is nice.

O: An alright saison overall, though it lack depth of flavor and aroma.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 02:44:09 | More by n2185
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-12-2012 23:57:55 | More by chrisbokmuller
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2012 22:00:37 | More by jmdrpi
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-09-2012 23:15:32 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-05-2012 21:19:45 | More by aaronblain22
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-28-2012 01:58:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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Bytez8888


4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-18-2012 01:53:34 | More by Bytez8888
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, no freshness date.

LOOK: Mildly hazed pale yellowish straw, head suffers but some lacing stays

SMELL: Lemon zest, nutty yeast, grapenuts, bread crust, parsley, esters

TASTE: Crisp, snappy, rustic, grainy, dried hay, animal feed, lemon peel, nutty, bone dry, plums, estery

First few sips my palate was smack around a bit. The full depth of the grain used starts coming through, the unmalted grains really to make their mark on the palate. Very refreshing and something completely different from the normal to what "farmhouse" ales are commercially available right now.

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 00:33:30 | More by Jason
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pepperfee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-08-2012 19:43:38 | More by pepperfee
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-04-2012 03:39:18 | More by whartontallboy
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-22-2012 18:52:50 | More by buddyvelt
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TCJosh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-13-2012 02:01:06 | More by TCJosh
Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
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