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La Sirène Farmhouse Red

Brewed by La Sirène Brewing
Style: Saison
Melbourne, Australia
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
375 ml bottle at Prime Steak Restaurant, Sydney, on October 20, 2015. Batch LS230078. BB May 2016.
Hazy brown color, teal to reddish head (could be the lighting in the restaurant) with some lacing. Slight tart, grainy, vinous, spicy scent. Cream, malty, red berries taste. Tart (slight), malty, cream aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1161) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap at The Archive for Armakeggon. Served with a truffle oil hard cheese, this was delicious, complex, a touch smokey, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. clear brown pour with off white head. Saison yeast aromas with brown malt, hint of chocolate. Carbonation could be a bit higher. Nice interesting saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 7, 2015
From an elegant heavy-glassed 375ml bottle with BBD of 10/6/16. Red-brown pour with a large dense tan head that lasts. The toasty sweet caramel malts definitely trump the farmhouse/saison components in this beer on the nose and palate but the elements are still there and this is quite subtly complex. Notes of dark fruits and yeasty spices in there with a nice dryish finish. Slick medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
Pours an amazing deep ruby with white lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, lemons, bananas, hint of pineapple. Flavour is thick with cherry, raspberry, sugary caramel and faint clove. Great farmhouse ale but I expect nothing less from La Sirene. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samma (138) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
From bottle. Not a huge amount on the nose. Pours amber/red. Quite full bodied with a little spritz. Not as complex as I’d hoped, with less of the rural flavours. Seems to sit in an awkward middle ground stylistically. Definitely the weakest beer I’ve had from these usually stellar brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
It doesn’t pour as red as some other reviews are saying, it’s more an orange yellow, has a really nice thin lasting tan head. It’s only lightly sour, refreshing with a bit more malt flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
BradMc (10) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Incredible. A good solid red with farmhouse complexity. Good roastiness, maybe a little too malt-sweet. Sourness not too over the top, just a touch of sour cherry, lemon. A dusty pepperiness. Could stand to be a little nore bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (702) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From 425 ml bottle. Pours a clear cherry red with some orange highlights and a thick lasting offwhite head. Aromas of lemon, vinegar, tart fruit and a light sweetness. The taste starts out with biscuit malt before a prickly tart note with fresh cherry, balsamic, lemon zest and pepper. That carries pretty much all the way to the end. Lingering zesty finish with a slight cherry aftertaste. Unusual but good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a dark, fizzy red with a vibrant, fluffy pink tinged head. Nose is lightly tart and vinegary, a bit grassy. Flavor is malt forward. There’s some red berries, molasses, cola, caramel, slight noble bitterness on the finish. Not heaps of funk or yeastyness, though there’s a bit of musty dusty flavor to it. Flavor is perhaps only very slightly tart on the finsih, but oddly reminds me of Rodenbach without the sourness. Maybe a little overcarbonated, medium body. Pretty good.

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