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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +19%

AbbiBrown, Apr 27, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Hazy light yellow in appearance with minor amounts of lacing when poured into the glass...minimal sour smell which make their way to your mouth in the pre taste but finishes clean with hints of lemon in there....overall one of my favorite beers. Highly recommend.

gogreen99, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of WillKorn
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer many times on tap and in the can from the store and it consistently tastes very good every time. It has a very unique flavor that is very difficult to explain, but to me it has a nice balance of a malty taste along with a subtle sweetness to top it off.

WillKorn, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

PsilohsaiBiN, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mvanwoerm, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Supergenious, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

KevinL, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Badger6
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Badger6, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

GGRECH, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

GRap, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Brewsed, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Danielr26, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MattBreight, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Zaximus, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

HardyA, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Pinkgorilla, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jbaker67, Feb 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

DCdevyl78, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

OnWisconsin, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

zeledonia, Jan 10, 2014
Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
81 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.