Keepthereceipt (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I swear I am tasting diacetyl immediately upon pouring this beer. I've opened two and the same result with both. Tastes of buttered popcorn. The rest of the flavor is very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boldy (1) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber in color, plenty of white head. Nice Brett aroma, with a slightly bready aroma. Taste has a bit of sour at the open, fading to, what is to me, a typical saison taste with a slight hint of sour to it. I do not associate the taste with dill pickles as others seem to. Overall, this beer is not my style, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into it.
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma consists of mild brett, white wine, dry earth, light sweet orange peel
Pours a pretty nice golden orange color with an incredible sticky, fluffy white head that sticks around for the entire show.
Taste is mild on the brett...this is still very young but still has some noticeable brett quality to it. White wine, wood, oranges, and a subtle hop earthiness. Carbonation is fairly high but will most likely carb up more in the bottle over time.
Overall this is a solid first sour from Fremont. Iíd love there to be a little less white wine in the aroma and taste, but thatís my personal preference. Anyone who likes barrel aged, brett re-fermented Belgian ales will enjoy this thoroughly.
P.S. it gets tastier and tastier after each sip!
mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, courtesy of julian, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is very yeasty, with lots of brett, moderate funk, a bit of white wine and a slight tang. Flavour is very yeasty and dry, with lots of brett, loads of dry white wine oak barrels and very subtle fruity tang. Very lively carbonation which is suitable for this one. Excellent saison.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Letís see how weíre doing a year later.
Took a champagne corker to get the cork out this bitch. Pours golden with a three finger top that falls to a finger quilt of creamy whites. Smells funky with some hay, pineapple, sweet golden apple, soft chardonnary barrel and grape with a hint of grain. Itís bitter, grainy, touch of dust, some leather and soily nuts. Thin bodied with high carb and a salivating finish. Better beer than before.
Previous review: 3.5 all the way across. Reviewed on 06SEP12
Just happened to be in town to pick this up!
From the label: "The Lamb is the first release of the Fremont Fermentation Lab, a project of Fremont Brewing created to brew unique small-batch artisan beers, aged in oak and touched by wildness. This saison is brewed with Northwest hops, aged 7 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus to produce pear and apple notes and a distinct but gentle, funky farmhouse character. The Lamb is bottle conditioned and finishes dry and crips. Because Beer Matters!"
Down & Dirty: 2-Row and Wheat malts with Magnum and Cascade hops.
I inquired about the barrels, and was told they are Merlot barrels.
Pours light golden with a solid sheet of fine white foam. Either Iím victim to the power of suggestion, or they hit is spot on with the deScription here: pears and apples, a hint of wet linen mildew, grass and lemon zest. Flavor initially is dry and woody, with clay like saison yeast flavors, grain, slight bitterness, hints of baking soda and medicinal sharpness. As it warms the merlot tones actually make an appearance, just as the body carries the fullness and silky character a fine merlot has as well. The carb is prickly and moderate with a slick finish. The flavor of the finish is relatively long and holsters some of the barnyard aspects I would like more of up front. Overall the beer is okay, Iíd like to hear what the Saison experts out there think of this one. I think the beer was worth the trip, and Iím interested to see how this matures.
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazed dirty honey gold with small off white ring of a head. Nose is fairly soft in aromas, yet balanced. Light musty bret with Chardonnay and hints of oak as well as cork. Also get some hints of bubblegum and wheat. Light airy mouthfeel yet with a quenching quality. Subtle Chardonnay fruit quality up front backed by just enough bret to let you know itís in there. Finishes up with light wheat and hints of pepper and spice all the while with the bright Chardonnay flavor throughout.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked & Caged 375 ML Bottle. Pours a deep golden orange color with plenty of sea foam head and active carbonation trails. The nose is dominated by Brett funk, oak, green apple and white grape. The taste has a fair amount of tart fruit, Brett, Chardonnay and honey at the start with notes of pear, malt and grassy hops toward the end. The body is mildly creamy and well-carbonated with a dry, sour finish. For the most part, the Brett, Chardonnay and Saison flavors blend well together.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
333 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours dirty dark gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Light brett aroma with light pitted fruit. Med body or better. Itís earthy and lightly bretty with fruit. Slightly oaky. Better than many saisons.
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of caramel, white wine, barnyard funk and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,caramel, white wine and light barnyard funk woth a smooth dry lingering white wine finish.
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375, corked and really, really tightly baled. Pours a cloudy medium amber with toffee edges and a ridiculously gigantic surging white head. Takes quite a while to pour, got such a head. Big sweet floral and grass nose, showing caramel and chamomile. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, toffee, and a minty herbal tang. Slightly tart finish. Pretty good. A little too tangy tart to really hold together as a saison, but showing great promise. Looks beautiful in the store and in the glass.