Woodstock Farmer’s Market 20th Anniversary Farmers Brown Ale | Rock Art Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
11 IBU

Added by CanuckRover on 09-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +32%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of jlindros
2.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Uh-oh, only 2 reviews and both pretty bad, well let's give it a try anyways.

A very aggressive pour still only yields a light bubbly fizzy head covering, mostly from the air I stirred in with the pour, that fades instantly and leaves nothing, even swirling it can't stir up a new head, crystal clear filtered auburn slight reddish brown color.

Nose some brown malts, little toasty caramel, but at the same time seems like it has mineral water in it, which is kinda weird, as well as some herbal vegetative like hops, baked bread like it was brewed with baker's yeast, little cola and nutty syrup, and a weird corn stalk like starchy aroma.

Taste starts with some brown malts, some caramel, light toffee, some nutty flavors, more like a less sweet candy bar almost. Fluffy and light, a bit of a melted coffee/vanilla ice cream like flavor, with a light mineral taste. Then some bitter hops, light herbal hops, little vegetative, as well as some more of that corn oil like flavor, but still seems really thin. I really think they used corn syrup in this due to light starchy corn flavors and the really thin body. Finish is non-existant, like I just downed a glass of water, with maybe a hint of bitterness.

Mouth is quite thin and watery, and the carbonation is almost... I mean IS non-existant. Damn!

Overall very lame, as expected. Not only is there no carbonation or body, there is corn syrup flavors, very light malts, hops are light but not very good, thin, watery, and very boring, and almost seems like they used Baker's yeast to make this. It almost had potential but then just no. And they call this an Anniversary ale! You guys should be ashamed!

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Photo of rudzud
2.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to JLindros for picking this up for me when he was in VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear mahogany hue with a fizzy one finger head that faded nearly immediately to leave a super thin halo . Very uninspiring.

S - Again, very meh burnt toasted malts and cereal grains. Faint metallic notes too

T - Taste is more of the uninspiring. Just a somewhat below average brown ale. Way too much toasted cereal grains in this for me. Light sweetness, faint roast. Just heavy on the grain.

M - Mouthfeel is average carbonation here. Goes down easy for what its worth.

O - Overall, I was very, very unimpressed with this Rock Art offering. I've hard far, far better English Brown ales. Save the $3 and buy some lottery tickets. You'll have more fun.

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3.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Special release for the Woodstock Farmer's Market's 20th Anniversary.

Pours a light chestnut. Small head settles quickly, no lacings.

Not much of a nose at all really. Just a bit of caramel.

Caramel malt up front. Shifts to English buttering hops that linger through some nice nuttiness. Finish is nicer than the actual beer.

A pretty middle of the road brow ale, kind of disappointing.

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Woodstock Farmer’s Market 20th Anniversary Farmers Brown Ale from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 7 ratings