Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale
Farnham Ale & Lager - Vermont Laboratory

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English Bitter
3.65 | pDev: 12.88%
Farnham Ale & Lager - Vermont Laboratory
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British AleFarnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale
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Photo of Dominic51487
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker on the SRM chart than other bitter I've tasted. I would say about a 9. Length is short and not as bitter as I would like an English bitter to be.

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Photo of PascalMotard
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poors a deep amber/copper color with a evanescent foam. Aromas are of english hops and some malt spicyness, along with some ripe plum or apple. Taste is really on the toasted malts side, and the hops are very earthy. Some barley sugar candy is also present at the end. Enjoyable to drink, but this is the kind of beer that I would expect a headache after a few.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an English pint glass (proper/correct, yes). The appearance was a burnt/glossy dark amber close to brown color color with a sustaining cap of a little white head. Light lacing. The aroma starts off with some sweet apples lording over a glossy sweet spice with an ample sweet breadiness slyly rounding it all out. The flavor takes it all in with a sly use of some fruity esters to round out a sweet clean malt base. Semi-sweet nice malty aftertaste with semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable trait to it. Feels good on my tongue, move slyly with a somewhat sticky feel. Overall, good English Bitter for the most part and would go nicely with it’s respected food. Yes, pass the fish n’ chips!

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

South Burlington branch can.

A: Cloudy rust colour, off white foam is thick and leaves loads of lacing behind.

S: Mix of lemony hops and heaps of caramel and grainy malt.

T: Grain, caramel malt dominate with the lemon tasting hops playing second fiddle. Like it should be for the style.

M: Creaminess gives the impression of full bodied.

O: Well crafted Bitter. More of these in the US required!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can poured into a traditional dimpled mug.
Info on BA says brewed in Quebec Canada. This can states: brewed in South Burlington, VT.

Partially hazed out amber color, substantial off-white foam cap with slow dissipation.
Honey biscuit malty aroma, classic for an English bitter style. Herbal and breast for sure.
Crisp and clean with a full, English malty taste and feel. Breast, buttery biscuit with a light, sweet honey effect, herbal, dry hops add a definite bitter, herbal and earthy finish. Really fine complexity for this style. Traditional aspects all the way through.
Easy session, and highly enjoyable brew.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with moderate activity. Slightly creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with a strong amount of lacing. Flavors of caramel, faint molasses, toffee like, with noble hops, sweet malts, faint citrus, and red ale spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Nice sugary feel with a dash of roasted spices. Thick smooth full body with the perfect amount of crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, ending on a side of butterscotch, a citrus zest, and a strong grassy feel. Overall very good quality craft. Quite delicious, great balance, good intensity. Perfectly rounded. Accessible. Highly drinkable and super fresh. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a tall boy can to a nonic pint glass.

L: A clear medium amber beer with short head that dissipates to minimal lacing

S: Minimal aroma. Light notes of breadiness and malt.

T: Smooth with low to moderate bitterness and light malty sweet flavor.

Overall: Very pleasant drinkable English Bitter. Good beer with excellent balance. Definitely recommended for those days when you're not interested in a big hop bomb or boozy imperial stout, and are still looking for a solid drinkable beer with flavor and substance.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a small foamy head with good retention with light lacing. Aroma of light dry bitter caramel malt notes. Taste is quite dry and slightly bitter with some dry caramel malt. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed to style with easy drinking characteristics.

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Photo of papat444
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Bières & Saveurs in pouring rain! Generous courtesy of the staff.

Nice copper-orange color, very creamy in taste but with a nice bitter kick. Fresh orange, bit of minerals, dry fruit, smooth feel. I`ll definitely grab a 4-pack when they come out.

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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 28 ratings