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Block 15 Ferme de La Ville

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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The first of our three part Saison series. Saison’s were traditionally brewed on farms in the French speaking region of Belgium for their workers. Ferme de La Ville or “City Farm 15” is brewed with Belgian Pilsner, malted wheat, and locally gathered honey. French Farmhouse yeast brings aromas of spice and earth. The body is light with complex flavors and a dry refreshing finish. 6.75%alc/vol 25 IBU’s


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2014
From blind tasting notes: cloudy dark orange small head, sour lacto nose, tart, madarin orange, orange candy, acidic, pear juice, white grape, earthy, thin back end, muddy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 - bottle via trade. Orangish brown pour with big head that faded fast and some lacing. Citrus, spice and earthy aroma and taste.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with a couple finger of fizzy white foam. Lots of dusty oak, vinous fruit and complexities of cedar, lime and citrus zest on the nose. Palate is a bit more murky than the nose leads you on to expect but still contains great flavors of grapefruit pith, complex rustic malts, cobwebs, bitter grass, rounded honey sweetness balances out the acidity level in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1248) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle labeled "Ferme de la Ville Provision" thanks to nate321, thanks a lot Nate! Pours a nice golden with a lot of bubbles that provide an eternal white head that leave some lacing. Nose is of flowers, fruits and nice brett aromatics. Taste is fruity and really lightly tart and offers some nice fruity flavors along with some fresh cereals. Finish is dry and herbal. Carbonation was a bit intense for my liking, body light. This is a really good saison, yo. A nice surprise!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks dawg. pours hazy pale yellow with a very nice creamy white head showing a good retention and lacing. dusty bretts, bright citrus and mint, flowers, honeyed maltiness if not honey and pale maltiness - hint of sweetness, quite fruity too, light acidity - mostly lactic, yet never linear, wood and herbs. lively carbonation, light body, relatively dry bretty, very chalky, lightly astringent and grassy-citrusy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
brilliant gold with a lasting foamy white head. Tons of brett, more citrus than sulfur, lightly peppery esters, gum hints in the sweet finish. Controlled and expressive without being flawed or extreme, fizzy body accents bitterness and brett dominance.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Golden appearance with a white head. Unfortunately, there was a bunch of diacetyl in the nose. Some citrus / lemon notes, but hard to get past the butter. The flavor was also messed up by the buttery notes. Some vanilla, lemon, and honey. Too bad this one wasn’t in its best shape.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3869) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light funk, light fruits, tart/sour notes, and pale and caramel malts adding sweetness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer but not the best of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - big thanks to Aaron. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. The nose has light bretty funk, some subtle rindy citrus, lemon. Light sweet flavor with modest dryness, good brett funk, more dry citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Pretty clean to finish, lightly drying, with basement brett character and dry citrus fruits. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750, this one is wrong, infected maybe? Tastes of pledge and lemons, not sour or tart just chemically in a wrong way. Kinda bad.


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