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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Taster at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival. Hazy golden color. Funky yeast aroma, but really mild. Golden fruit flavor with a smooth yeast character. 2011 vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15554) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy sour aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak sour tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2013
Draught ar Bailey’s Taproom in Portland (from notes). Funky, yeasty, and lemon aroma. Initial has a pleasant lemon character which gains intensity through the finish. Final gives off some dry, straw, residual lemon. Like a moderated version of Cantillon Gueze. Nice stuff, indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
From the 11/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-apricot color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was musty and dusty peach, orange and pear. The flavor was dry and bretty with notes of peach and orange. Medium finish and body. Tasty - like a fruity Orval.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Ferme de La Ville Provisions 2012. Pours with a hazed golden hue with a lasting white head. High carbonation. Aromas are funky, leathery, vinous, apricot, brett C like pineapple funky esters and phenolics. Floral, wet wood, lightly grassy, tart and rustic. Carbonic bite when tasted. Flavors are vinous, vanillin, and oak caramelization, bretty, rustic, white wine, melon, earthy with medium acidity. Lively carbonation (way over carbonated), dry, mild acidic, carbonic and fruity character. Lively mouthfeel. Delightful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks, Aaron! Served in a cervoise. Huge head and lacing. Strong saison nose followed by light acidic twang and wheat in the flavor. Very dry with light oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sweet, light honey nose with a touch of apple and leaves. Flavor is lightly sweet, with honey and ripe pear, some raw sugar, light citrus juice, and a touch of dusty yeast. Fairly solid, but could use improved carbonation retention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
750mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a clear lighter orange. Fizzy, larger, big bubbled head. Spotty lace. Better appearance on second pour. Still a bit over carbonated. Nose is orange peel, lemon, orange marmalade, sweet orange candy drops, sweet cream butter, mild Brett and cedar. Taste is minerally, spicy, sharp carbonation, more sweet cream butter, fresh biscuit, orange marmalade, small margarine but no diacetyl. Palate is moderately tart and tangy. Thick biscuit and bread. Really nice. Refreshing. No flaws. As it warms, more lactic acid comes through in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to BrainLair. Pours a pale yellow, slightly hazy, thin white head. Crisp cereal malt aroma with notes of apple. Sweet fruity flavor. Cidery with niotes of apple and honey. Dry bitter hop finish. Moderate alcohol.

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