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

Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British AleFarnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale
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Style:
Bitter - English
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.91%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
From:
Farnham Ale & Lager - Vermont Laboratory
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
82
Good
Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British AleFarnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale
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Reviews by Lone_Freighter:
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

Jun 26, 2017
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Dominic51487 from Canada (QC)

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Jun 25, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
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!

Feb 12, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

May 15, 2014
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Aug 06, 2016
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Aug 31, 2013
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bobv from Vermont

4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2016
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kds2437 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 26, 2019
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tom10101 from Canada (QC)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Nov 25, 2013
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groleau from Canada (QC)

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Jan 13, 2014
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MJ63 from Canada (ON)

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

Sep 15, 2015
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Mack from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Aug 09, 2014
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WillAndSarah from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Apr 12, 2014
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sgregory from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 05, 2017
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Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Sep 03, 2014
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DaveR514 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sep 08, 2014
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Simon212 from Canada (ON)

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jun 27, 2016
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T-34-85 from New York

3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Oct 01, 2015
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Socialiste from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Sep 20, 2014
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Gop from Canada (QC)

3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted a little smokey at the first sip. End with a light taste of maple sirop.

Mar 06, 2015
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Max8787 from Canada (QC)

4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastefull. Hint of maple syrup. Best Farnham product

Apr 29, 2016
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zotzot from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice and fresh and clean

Jul 17, 2016
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fortyfield from Canada (ON)

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

Jan 25, 2016
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dougbreathe from France

3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 19, 2017
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binno from Canada (ON)

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 04, 2016
Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale from Farnham Ale & Lager - Vermont Laboratory
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 27 ratings