Farmer John's Multi-Grain Ale | Confluence Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Confluence Brewing Company
Iowa, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Herky21 on 03-24-2013

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
34
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
58.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 34
Photo of StephenM
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Prairie Canary, Grinnell
Golden blonde appearance
Aroma light, cereal and malt notes.
Taste is light with biscuit and mild tanginess, very light bitterness.
Feel is very light, clean and refreshing. Carbonation is light.
Overall a light and refreshing wheat-type from a solid brewer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Reds Alehouse in North Liberty, IA.

Hazy yellow body with a small white cap. Mild aroma. Light grain and bread notes. Easy drinking. Bready, malty, light, mild bitterness. Simple.
On draft at Reds Alehouse in North Liberty, IA.

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Photo of jtofjtrey
4.09/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of Iowa's best efforts. Farmer John is a crisp, light, refreshing, easy drinking blonde ale. It is similar to an American wheat, think Boulevard Wheat or Widmer Bros. Hef. It's a crowd pleaser, can't really go wrong.

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Photo of Herky21
2.69/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It's a cool, cloudy beer. A lot of haze from the grain that looks pretty different and neat considering it is a blonde ale.

Smell: The grains win here. There is a little corn, some malt sweetness, and some grassy/earthy scents.

Taste: Falls a little flat. The multi-grain smell is a bit more complex than the flavor. It is a blonde ale, but given the array of specialty ingredients I expected slightly more complexity. It is an ok flavor, a mixture of the grains (corn, wheat) with familiar flavors, but it doesn't meld that well.

Mouthfeel: A bit sharper than it should be. Perhaps it is slightly overcarbed, or the grains dry it out. There is something off about it.

Overall: An ok beer that I would not order again. The 6 oz. sampler was plenty. And for a light beer, this is not Confluence's best effort. It falls somewhere in the nebulous "American Wheat" category in my opinion, but the flavor isn't quite there.

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Farmer John's Multi-Grain Ale from Confluence Brewing Company
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