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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14624) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
CBC as "Saison du Fermier Blend #2". Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is maltfruit, baking yeast, lemon, tart, spices and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, lemon, baking yeast, lemon, tart, little sweet, medium dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky deep yellow light orange color with an off white head. Aroma is a nice tartness, citrus, barnyard funk. Flavor packs a pretty solid sour, more than expected. Lingering tartness and funk in the finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (9630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours hazy dark yellow with a white head, lacings. Aroma of malt, yeast, grass, flowers, light sourness, light citrus. Flavor is light sour, malt, grain, grass, flowers, little citrus, Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice and refreshing. 010515

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1841) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Tasted on tap in a stemmed wine glass at Side Project Cellar as "Saison du Fermier Blend #3". It poured an attractive light orange amber, slight haze (but much less murky than their Foedre Beer), with sudsy, long-lasting white foam and Belgian lace. Grainy and lemony, tart and acidic, definitely heading into sour territory, yogurty lacto bite, young Brett earthiness but I couldn’t detect any aged brett characteristics, nor any wood essence, sadly. Extremely light residual malty sweetness. Light body, strong carbonation, crisp and spritzy mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste big on wacky fermentation notes. Very tasty and complex saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
~3 oz sample at the Boulevardia Taps & Tastes in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is slight haze golden, decent white head considering the size of pour. The aroma is lemon citrus, fresh grass / hay, additional citrus fruit and soft earthy yeast presence. Bunch going on the nose, clean and fresh. The taste is tart lemon, lacto and Brett, the grass and hay of the nose and finishing cleanly. Wine and barrel were not all that present. The palate is medium bodied, active carbonation and a clean, softly funk yeast finish. Happy to have tried this one, though certainly left me wanting for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Very lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is tarte citric, grape must, dank wood tones, straw, funk, light spice. Taste comprises light tropical fruit, funky notes, bitter citric peel, straw, earthy, sour fruit, lactic twinge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid funky saison, subtle barreling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft to stemmed wine glass. Blend #3. Looks good; a milky apricot with white head. Smells of semi-sweet and mildly tart with notes of saison yeast, brett, and oak with a well-balanced Chardonnay influence. Tastes like it smells, but more tart, and with a nice lactobacillus presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lively. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Side Project, pours a hazy gold with a white bubbly head, the aroma is fruits and sour at first with a kick of white wine notes, the flavor has a sour front end with a funky finish of wheat and wine, really nice bubbly light mouthfeel, could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - gold yellow coloured pour with a white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet floral and fruity, some barnyard and bretty notes, grassy and floral nuances, light palate, dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Side Project Saison du Fermier ].
Unclear medium golden yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, straw, moderate yeasty, barnyard, sour wood, funky, grapes, wood, wine. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, funky, fruity, white wine - grapes, tart, dry. Refreshing. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

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