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:
English Bitter
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.88%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
28
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: 9 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by zotzot:
Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice and fresh and clean

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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 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 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 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 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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Photo of bobv
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kds2437
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of groleau
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Simon212
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Socialiste
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Gop
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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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 Max8787
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastefull. Hint of maple syrup. Best Farnham product

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Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dougbreathe
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of binno
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Farnham Ale & Lager 35 - Bitter British Ale from Farnham Ale & Lager - Vermont Laboratory
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 28 ratings