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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
81
good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 13
Gots: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Artjsantos, Aug 04, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Updated review (08-03-2014):

On tap at Vivant. Good semi-hazy straw-yellow pour with a good head and retention. Very light, some straw, and faint backing acidity. Nose is lightly fruit. Very easy drinking. Wish it maybe had a bit more funk, and was slightly lower in alcohol, but very good.

Original review (09-20-2011):

16-ounce can picked up at Siciliano's in Grand Rapids. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a clear straw color with a big, fluffy white head and nice lacing on the way down. The nose carried a bit of pilsner malt and that's about it. No yeast presence. No phenolics of fruit. Not very impressive. Flavor is similar with just a touch of pepper. Light body and high carbonation. A bit astringent and tannic. Not a big fan.

A: 4.0 / S: 2.5 / T: 2.5 / M: 2.0 / O: 2.5

Thorpe429, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

pvo, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

MIbeer27, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

ngaron, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DanGeo, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Desimoaj, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Banger530, Jul 12, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 2.50/16 oz can at Brewery vivant store
Unlabeled can at 45 degrees into pint glass
Aroma slightly sour
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing OK –small islands and broken rings, bubbles small to medium
Body medium yellow, cloudy
Flavor is somewhat sour, with, really, not much flavor. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Kind of like a weak fruit juice.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation.

This is Brewery Vivant’s interpretation of a French Farmhouse ale. Is it accurate? Don’t know. Is it good? Meh – it’s drinkable and not offensive. Would I seek it out or trade for it? No.

Ozzylizard, Jul 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

psmith161, Jul 07, 2014
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ajz132, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale from Brewery Vivant
81 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.