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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 13/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a dark golden color with a white head. The aroma was tart with hints of lemon, white wine and some funkiness. The taste was lemony with hints of yeast and some faint funkiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty woody wine aroma. Fruity malty woody sour flavor. Has a fruity malty sour woody wine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1789) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Full glass on draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Perennial. Hazy apricot yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tart fruit, floral notes, sweet fruit. Tastes of tart fruit, vinegar, tropical fruit, wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Effervescent hazy gold. Puffy white 4head drops to good lacing, hazy island cap. Light citrus and brett tangerine nose, vegetal hops. Acidic flavor and light rubber, burns at front with minor white grape and citric notes, heavy burning across mid with light wood and vanilla, heavy sweetness through the juicy finish, tons of grape and acid, burning. Slick body, full with heavy carbonation that dominates, woody palate dominates with sweetness and acids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour is slightly hazed golden orange with a fairly tight white head. Nose has a hint of oak, rubbery phenols, white grapes, faint farmhouse notes and some citrus. Taste follows suit, oaky up front with notes of the chard barrels. A hint of rubbery grapy phenol, tangerine fruitiness and some leathery brett. Body is light and creamy, with notes of acidity in the finish and some acetic burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
At the brewery during SRBG Bus Tour 2014. Comes a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, wine, and wood. Taste is lemon, wine, funk, oak, grass, and spice. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sampled at a STL tasting - Pours hazy dull orange with a small white head,. The aroma has barnyard yeast, mild oak, some wine notes, hints of sourness and fall leaves. It has a medium frothy body with somewhat sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with lactic sourness, wine noes, some bugginess and lemons. The finish has some spiciness and pleasing funk. Excellent saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap @ Perennial. Hazed orange pour with a small white head. Bright citric acidity on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit, and white grape. Nice funk, some green apple, and yeast. Good crisp acidity to the flavor. Sour grape, green apple, and lemon. Lots of grapefruit as well. Subtle oak, some grass, and a hint of peach. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On draft at the brewery during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour. Lots of wine and citrus with a slight chest burning astringency. This hits more along the lines of a sour than a saison, so for that I like it, but for a saison, I think it is completely out of style. Enjoyable beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This is a clear orange blond beer with a long lasting head. There is a good deal of complexity to the nose: lots of cloves, banana and floral notes. It has a light, soft texture which let’s the fresh fruity notes really shine. The finish is dry which lends a great drinkability. Side project impresses me again and again with their beers.

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