Farmer's Tan | Tractor Brewing Co.

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Farmer's TanFarmer's Tan

Brewed by:
Tractor Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
23 IBU

Added by jwc215 on 08-28-2006

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Photo of ckaire69
3.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave56
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kevin67
2.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.08/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap. Reddish amber color with a one finger head that leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Aroma is dominated by malt and has a touch of caramel in it. Taste follows the aroma: strong malt body with some breadiness and a touch of caramel in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation and no aftertaste. The finish is a touch sweet.
It's an interesting amber that could do with some more hops. The distinct malt body was a nice change of pace from the usual style.

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Photo of toothirsty
3.43/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gotmics
4.05/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like a more complex fat tire - that silky mouth feel of soy milk, with some maltiness to keep you interested.

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4/5  rDev +34.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of PocoTheWeisse
4.75/5  rDev +59.9%

Definitely my favorite Tractor beer aside from the Barley Wine. It has a little of everything I like: malts, malts, and good stuff. In all seriousness I dig the effort that has gone into the beer. After Tractor's new expansion you can tell they are really trying to push for higher quality in everything they do and the red is no exception. The picture that's listed on here is outdated because they now use cans instead of bottles, which look freaking gorgeous by the way.

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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

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2.6/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.6/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.33/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

The American Red Ale is a very broad style: some can be super hoppy and on the border of being a strong ale, and then there are some that scream maltiness.

Clear and bright tawny color with the pitch towards red. The tiny bubbled head is unwavering. Lots of malt in the nose, more caramel and sweet bread with a fruity yeast in the back. Firm smoothness rolls across the moderate body with a bit of crispness in the back of the mouth. Maltiness seems a bit wet at first, though as the beer unfolds there are layers of caramel and light roasted grain that gives off suggestions of burnt sugar, chicory and brown bread. Mild fermentation twang in the middle, almost apple skin-like. Hops are very modest with a thin blanket of bitterness and a faint citric tone. Slightly dry finish with toasted and mildly roasted grain flavors that linger for a good while.

Balanced but more to the tone of maltiness. This is an ale drinker's ale and not something for the über beer geek. An American session beer for sure. Malt lovers should seek this beer out.

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Photo of WesWes
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark red/brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pale and roasted malt scent along with some fruity yeast esters. It's not your typical red ale aroma. The taste is average as well. It has a roasted and crystal malt scent along with a thin watery finish. The yeast esters are present again, providing a fruity finish which I'm not too fond of. The mouthfeel is not good at all. It is a medium bodied beer with too much CO2. This is a forgettable beer, much like their other offerings. I'm not trying to slam these guys. The beer just isn't quality.

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Photo of dsa7783
2.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison...
For an Amber Ale, this poured a very, deep-dark, ruby-red hue with an impressive-head that soon receded and deposited a nice amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Average grainy and amber aroma with hints of red licorice...
Taste was very unbalanced, nothing at all like the typical Ambers I've sampled, slightly tart with a poor overall level of drinkability...
Not recommended...

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Farmer's Tan from Tractor Brewing Co.
2.97 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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