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.
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is big barrel vanilla sour tart wine barrel and a nice brett..taste is more of the nice wine barrel tart pucker grape and a nice end.
tcon25 (570) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at brewery, tangerine color pour thin head. Brett citrus aroma, flavor is balanced with hops and citrus brett and wine oak tasts. Great beer.
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Fremont for The Lamb 2016bottle release. Iím assuming this is a slightly different beer from the previously released versions, though Iím not sure of the details. 750ml bottles as well, so at least that has changed. Pours hazy golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is rich, earthy, funky notes; big oaky and vinous undertones standout as well. Taste is rich, oaky toasted malt, lightly dry and tart from the Brett, but not dominantly so. Really rich for a saison. Very tasty, and I expect this will improve with age.
cobaink2 (412) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice lemony lemon appearance. Farmhouse funk and lemon peal. Nice and balanced.
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djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wtf 2. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is yeast, spice, funk. Medium mouth with strong brett, grape, white wine, funky, light finish, very good.
Ratman197 (13072) - 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.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ What the Funk, October 2014, Denver. Pours a pretty clear orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Pretty high carbonation. Light white wine, blood oranges, funk, some tropical fruits, and white pepper in the flavor. Not super complex but pretty easy to drink. Not bad.
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.
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle
Thanks to a Seattle trader for sending me this a while back. Sharing the bottle with buffalohead made it a perfect nightcap after a few other brett infused saisons. While not quite as good as the others it was still very drinkable and pleasant. I would not turn down another bottle if offered.
Aroma / Appearance - A hyperactive stream of carbonation almost looks like a glass of champagne except for the fluffy white head. Vanilla cream soda and oak are positives; the mild vegetatal texture is not. Even so it balances out into a fine nose.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy ginger ale tickles the tongue. Transforming into a smooth cream soda it then takes on more oakiness as the mouthfeel thickens. A bit of a diamond in the rough, this beer has enough positive aspects to be recommended if you want to drink local and live on the upper West Coast. I would certainly be willing to sample a few more Fremont beers to see if they are all consistently this good.
ineedbeer (1764) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 375mL bottle.
Aroma is fairly wine barrel forward with quite a bit of oak tannins and some lighter white wine notes. Light fruitiness and faint malt notes.
Pours a cloudy, pale, golden straw with slightly off white head with moderate retention. Light lacing and no legs.
Flavor is fairly oaky with a decent amount of white wine in the finish. Light malt notes with some citrus and pear fruit notes. Moderate bitterness with a fairly dry finish. Not a ton of spicy phenolics, but there is a touch. Very light Brett character; this really has just been touched by Brett.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low but noticeable tannic astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer, but the wine character is way too forward and dominates the base beer. The malt notes are a bit stale and the Brett character is more musty than barnyard or fruit.