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RATINGS: 68   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Growler brought back from me by my buddy Wade. This beer has an extremely low carbon footprint given that it was brought back from Corvallis to Seattle. Start with the earth friendly practices of Block 15, this was transported back via Prius then brought to me at work via bicycle. Pours a hazed darker honey with ample off white head that settles down and leaves decent lacing. Fruity esters, papaya, peach, touch of pineapple and banana damp wheaty, nice spiciness that is heavier on the pepper side. Nice balance of wheat, fruity esters, floral honey with some grassiness and peppery finish balaned out with pilsner malt. Keeps changing on the nose and in flavor...really enjoyed this. Thanks Wade!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
750 ml bottle from MVW and shared with friends. Pours a rich hazy golden hue, darker with some orange flashes, darkness and rich haze. A frothy brighter white head sits atop, laces ok overall. Sticks around as a thorough film. Aromas are rich brett, tart lemon, and zest. Touches of sourness, cobwebs, and barnyard. Straw, pale malts, bread, dough. Gentle yeast, wet oak, touches of vanillin. Some grass. Rich powerful sour wild aroma is a pleasant surprise. Touches of fruits, gentle sweetness. Initial is fuller on the palate, yet lighter end of medium bodied offering tart lemons, gentle spice, and some dry grass. Zesty lemony life, gentle fruit, dryness and light quaffable body, prickly body that is silky over the palate. Middle preaches a touch of sweetness, tartness and dryness into the finish, lots of lemon, gentle apple and pear, touches of oak linger on, with bretty funk, dryness. Really well done beer here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2129) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours a cloudy opaque bright orange with a small beige head. Aroma of musty earthy notes, some oranges, farmhouse notes and lightly tart light fruits. Flavour brings out tart apricots, oranges and other tropical fruits, oak barrels and some farmhouse notes. Quite complex, accentuated beautifully by the oak barrels. Finishes on dry, tart notes of apricot and oranges. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
750ml bottle brought down by the Boise guys, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of wet blanket, citrus, spices and dry
Nice and tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
Sampled from a corked 0.75l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. A honey colored cloudy little thing this with a medium sized off-white head. Some lacing down the glass. It has a really fresh and nice aroma that mainly contains of brett, grass and a spring aroma found when the first grass is being cut for the season. Quite lovely. It has a lively carbonation level and a oily mouthfeel. In the taste I get some traces of yeast, floral flowers and let there be no doubt, it there is lots of brett here. Really refreshing and really good! 15.06.2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Hand bottled courtesy of Block 15, thanks to Angeloregon for sharing... Poured a hazy golden/yellow with a pasty, frothy white head. A little funk and yeast spiciness mixed with lemon, citrus, and a mild floral hop tone. Very earthy, light, quenching, and highly drinkable while still retaining a strong Belgian yeast spice and ester complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Brad at Jackie O’s. Cloudy orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma of tart oranges and malt. Tart fruit flavor with some funk and orange before a bitter orange peel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage. The body is a gorgeous, glowing honey-amber color. A tall and fluffy head of just barely off-white foam settles slowly, leaving behind tall, looping sun-spot flares and a dense, lasting surface blanket. The nose is decidedly peppery and floral, suggesting of hibiscus, grain of paradise, and both dry lemon pith and oily rind. The underlying malt base shows honey-kissed, dry wheat bread and crisp pils. There’s a softly acidic component, hinting perhaps at a slightly eggy and lactic yeast profile. Flavors mirror the nose, not overly spicy, but sufficiently so and dry. It’s again quite dry and floral. Honey is really an afterthought, as the bready malts and sharp, zippy farmhouse yeast don’t succumb to its sweetness. It gets spicier on the back end, touching on lemongrass. The palate is less substantive than its 7% label foreshadows, showing crisp acidity and lively carbonation up front before transitioning to a creamy midpoint and then back to semi-dry. Unique brew. I think the role of the honey is to calm the intensity of the spicing. It wouldn’t hurt to back both off a bit, though. Solid brew for sure.


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