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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Farmery Estate Brewery
Manitoba, Canada
farmery.ca

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bylerteck on 05-23-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
37.34%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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Photo of biboergosum
2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

473ml can, not sure if this is still brewed at Muskoka, one (big) province over, as the label purports to having grown their own barley and hops.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves very little in the way of persistent lace near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy, bready pale malt, a touch of, I'm sorry to say, gritty corn husk astringency, hard to dismiss acetone and diacetyl (what is this, Chem 101?), and very weak earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy pale malt, a bit of yeasty caramel, buttered white bread, a thankfully fading nail polish remover unpleasantness, ethereal overripe citrus flesh, and a plain weedy, herbal hop bitterness.

The bubbles are fairly easygoing in their genial and nonthreatening frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, but more than a tad clammy and pithy in its stillborn smoothness. It finishes sweet, and kind of off-putting, that now rancid buttery essence expanding to fill the void of the other receding flavours.

Gah - simply calling this a macro-lager wannabe does a minor disservice to the Molson Canadians of the world - this has much more in common with malt liquors and Minhas, unfortunately. There are numerous flaws here that need to be fixed before I'll take the 'Premium' descriptor on the label even the least bit seriously, whoever is brewing it.

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Photo of Tarks
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ImJared
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A- This pours a slightly chill hazed golden honey color, with lemony yellow hues in the background. The head was soapy white with big bubbles but this quickly dissipates into literally nothing! There is also no lacing at all, instead, there is an oily looking film that clings to the glass...nothing special about the look.

S- The aromas are muted but nice overall. Sweet barley malts that are almost honeyed comes to mind initially. Nothing much else....fresh grains, biscuit, yeast....nothing really offensive, but again, nothing super special....better than average I'd say.

T- The flavors follow suit closely, with more sweet honeyed barley kernel, bread like flavor that lingers on the palate for sometime. The finish isn't hoppy at all, but sticky sweet....nothing much more to say here!

M/O- The mouthfeel is really nice for a basic lager, being more medium/full in my opinion, and the carbonation is mellow, but allows the flavors to burst on the palate. this is easy drinking but nothing super special either....better than a macro and I'd drink it again, but probably wont source it on purpose either...give it a try anyways!

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Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of headlessparrot
2.79/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

At present, contract-brewed by Muskoka (despite all the "estate," "home grown," etc., rhetoric on the bottle). And maybe the most mediocre beer to come out of Muskoka, if that's the case: the world doesn't really need a "craft" attempt at an American macro lager, but here it is.

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Photo of BellsFan
2.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's just Samuel Adams cherry wheat except without the cherry

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Photo of ZacharyReichardt
5/5  rDev +62.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mshkut
3.72/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joefinnigan15
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of leaddog
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours an amber with minimal head.

Smell - bready malts, lemon, slight corn adjunct aromas, and a very little hint of earthy hops.

Taste - bready malts, faint lemon, slight corn adjuncts, and the little hint of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes off dry with a lingering off putting sweetness.

Overall - A sub standard beer that won't blow you away. Needs some work to make it more true to the style.

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Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of colbyfalk
2.41/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wajohnst
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DerekM
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of iamzombie
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

473ml can poured into tulip 16/7/15

A clear bright yellow with a short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S honey, buttered popcorn, metallic notes, macro like chemicals, not really offensive but nothing good either

T more of the same really, soggy cereal, wet paper, meh

M has a little body but fairly thin, fluffs up and flattens out on a second, odd grainy finish

O just tastes like another macro, nothing to see here folks

I had no idea what to expect when I grabbed this one and I doubt I'd ever bother with a second

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Photo of pharmerdoc
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of bylerteck
3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My girlfriend brought this one back from Winnipeg. From notes.

A - Light golden pour. Bright. Strong carbonation. One finger white head. No lace, no retention.

S - Lemony, herbal hop. Crackery malt. Floral. A little mango. Nice aroma for the style.

T - Lemony and herbal again. Bubblegum character. Pears.

M - Good carbonation. Light to medium body. Herbal, skunky sorta finish.

O/D - Not a terrible lager. Flavour does enough to avoid being plain. Could have a few, but it doesn't really hold your attention. Good enough though, and definitely a good gateway beer for the mainstream.

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Bunman3
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Disappointing. I finally found this beer, so I paid my $4 for a tallboy can. As previous reviews have noted, this is on par with the majority of macro lagers available in Canada. I will be interested, but hesitant, to try other beers from Farmery.

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Photo of kjyost
2/5  rDev -35.1%

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