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Farmer's Tan Imperial Pale Lager - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Farmer's Tan Imperial Pale LagerFarmer's Tan Imperial Pale Lager

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cratez on 05-27-2010)
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-20-2012 02:05:03 | More by jnolan
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-19-2012 20:40:25 | More by srw
Photo of Durge


4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another special offering at the World of Beers in Altamante Springs, FL (how'd it get retired so soon?)this one is a clear gold color with a fair but wispy white cover and great lacing. The aroma brings lemon rind and vague clove caramel wheat with some fruit nougat. Nice. The flavor brings a beautifully balance blend of wheat, maple malt. I get some nutty grass and more fruit nougat. It’s medium bodied with a delicate carbonation that gives a midland quality feel. An excellent brew but typically great stuff from Southern Tier.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2012 03:50:20 | More by Durge
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2012 01:20:21 | More by antoines15


3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22fl. Oz. Bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on jan´12. Pale golden color. Chill haze. White color, close, dense froth. Lasting thin head. Floral fragancy, hints of licorice, subtle pine & cinnamon hues to the nose. Gentle malty upfront. Strong hop bitterness follows. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation. Smooth lemon & fruity finish. Dry bitter aftertaste. Well balanced flavors with a nice mildy malt backbone. Flavorful, refreshing & drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 22:33:44 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass straight out of the fridge; bottled 6/22/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a dense 1-2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass; with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, pepper, herbal, grass, clove, and orange. Nice and well balanced aromas with decent strength and balance. Taste of big lemon, biscuit, pepper, orange, clove, grass, pine, and herbal hops. Nice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, clove, pine, grass, and biscuit on the finish for a good bit. A ton of flavor present here, with great balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drinks dangerously smoothly for 8.6%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a great imperial pilsener. Plenty of hoppiness and flavor; and very smooth to drink for such a big beer. It has definitely held up great since bottling last year; and I picked this bottle up for 3 bucks in the discount bin so it was a great choice.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:13:02 | More by superspak
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-01-2012 19:54:10 | More by hardcor33
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-31-2012 02:43:34 | More by NCbeerpirate
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall glass mug. It's a beauty; dark straw color with a thick three fingers of white head. The tall glass shows off the bubbles floating up and the tall head.

Quite fragrant for a lager. Strong malt/grain smell. A bit of ripe orange and pear.

Well, the taste is strong for a lager too; not up to an ale strong. Sharp bitterness from the hops. The pilsner malt is evident in a larger, strong quantity too. It's like a triple czech pils crammed into a normal glass. Lots of flavor.

Crisp texture, medium body and moderate carbonation.

A great job here. All the best of a normal pilsner brought out extra strong.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 00:36:57 | More by Fatehunter
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New York

1/5  rDev -72.5%

02-27-2012 14:40:15 | More by JedediahK
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New York

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-27-2012 05:22:24 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2012 18:52:51 | More by schoun
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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle, date of 6/22/11. luckily it was in the cooler at the beer store.

appears bright yellow in color, just a little head that fades. very sweet aroma, corn, not really any hops. taste is definitely grainy and sweet. earthy. no booze, but an off aftertaste. thin to medium body, medium carbonation.

overall - not real good, but I guess an interesting style.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:39:03 | More by jmdrpi
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an Imperial Strange)

A- The crystal clear bright orange body has a thick creamy head with a bubbly layer on top that leaves a sticky lace after each sip. There is a twisting column of microbubbles gliding through the body.

S- The green pine hops is slightly pungent with a dry yeasty pepper ester hint that grows as the beer opens.

T- The full green earthy hops is piny and resiny with some gentle bitter hops in the finish. The pale malt and a cream note come through a bit as the beer opens. The bitterness really grows in the finish and is overpowering with a pungent flavor lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and a dry finish with a soft alcohol heat.

O- There is some nice pale malt and a nice alcohol warmth. The bitterness is a bit overpowering and not a lot of other flavors can compete.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 19:11:55 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2012 01:48:39 | More by Tyrawlings
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-18-2012 02:12:28 | More by cld253
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-09-2012 06:34:56 | More by Beertracker
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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pilsner glass. Third beer form Southern Tier I have tried.

Appearance: Golden color with just a little head, maybe only a half a finger.

Smell: Sweet malt with a nice floral hop backbone. Not over powering citrus in this one.

Taste: Same as the smell. Good hops with a candy like sweetness. Not what I was expecting.

Mouth feel: Medium body with nice carbonation. Very smooth on the way down. Slight dry finish. Nice.

Overall: Again not what I was expecting in a pale lager, but it was very good. Sweet with a nice hoppy punch in the taste buds and a nice dry finish. Good worth picking up when you get the chance.


Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 20:37:38 | More by fwiz
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-04-2012 15:03:53 | More by djtomain
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2012 03:15:29 | More by jfcaa193
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Farmer's Tan pours just like any other lager (pilsner style) beer that I have ever seen. Beautiful golden color with two fingers of a bright white head. I got large bubbles in the middle of the glass and smaller ones around the edges with quickly dissappating alcohol legs.
S- Bready and yeasty with a very clean hop punch (which sets this beer apart from alot of other Pilsners). Lots of lemony grassy notes reminiscent of a Pale.
T- Sort of like Heiny with a strong hop-punch. Very floral and west coast piny tasting. Refreshing as well.
M- Nothing that surprising here. Aftertaste is mild, but you do get the hops on all sections of the tongue.
O- Farmer's Tan is a good take on a calssic style. I was pleasantly surprised by what I encountered when I enjoyed this beer yesterday evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 22:37:13 | More by CTbeerboy
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-19-2012 00:39:01 | More by electtodefer
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-18-2012 13:32:02 | More by DSlim71
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-05-2012 15:00:35 | More by RandyBoBandy
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

01-05-2012 03:58:42 | More by Faina
Farmer's Tan Imperial Pale Lager from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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