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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Saison du Fermier is a Chardonnay barrel-fermented Saison. It is the harmony of new and old. It is robust and has the paler color of modern Saisons, yet it is balanced with the brightness, depth and rustic character of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus found in traditional Saisons. This farmhouse ale was fermented in and aged in wine barrels for several months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle shared by John. Thanks! A: Cloudy straw color with a thin white head. N: White peppercorn, straw, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, some pineapple and mango, white wine grape, and oak. T: Tart and a bit sweet. Doesn’t devolve into sweet-tarts, though. (Thankfully). M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Another winner from Perennial. A bit too easy to take this one down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7426) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2015
750 ml bottle thanks to John. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. A big fruity lemon nose. Bready, lemons, zesty, bready, citrus. Sharp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (220) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
25.4oz bottle. Cloudy straw color. Dry grassy nose. A smooth sour. Tangy citrus with sweet & sour notes. Medium+ body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours hazy golden with a low white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, orange, farmhouse and gooseberry. Taste is funk and citrus upfront with notes of gooseberry and farmhouse muskiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4258) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Draft at FOFA, One of the best of the event for me. Pours golden orange with medium white lacing. Aroma and flavor are lemon and sour grape funk, lacto and plenty of Brett complexities, wet oak, peach, and light barn. Perfect amount of tartness and flavor in the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6512) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled at FOFA15 with Linh, Paul, Vin and Al. Pours a deep hazy orange with thick, active white lacing. Mouthfeel is essentially perfectly balanced between tart fruits, sour oak, and faint mineral character. Incredibly tart and beautifully sour with the funkiness perfectly controlled. Marvelous sour saison and one of the best offerings of the festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle share @ Cycle, St. Pete, thanks Glen. Dorée sur un léger trouble, col épais blanc. Arôme au bouquet distinct de brett, rétro fruité avec de belles notes de vin blanc et fin épicé du boisé. Palais offre un léger profil aigre-brett, fizzy carb, fruité sur la fin avec un côté barrique de vin Chardonnay, rustique sans vraiment tomber sans le style belge avec une fin légèrement citrique Reste cependant grandement influencé par le côte farmhouse américain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Combo rating of batch 1,2 and 3. Nice yellow pour with a heavy white head. Batch 1 and 3 are flat at another level. Taste is tart, peach and some nice white wine character. Flat out awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Hazy orange color, small white head. Fruity, tart aroma. Medium-bodied. Tart, fruity, grspes flavor. Nicely in balance. Wineous. Nice one, alcohol hits in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (946) - - JUL 5, 2015
Golden pour. Nose is chardonnay barrel, butter, brett. Taste is wine barrel, acidic, lacto.

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