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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1958) - 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 couldnt 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (4071) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18733) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8675) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (10568) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
[email protected] 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - 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]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2015
huge thanks to Aaron for opening this gem, tons of wheat and wine flavors, very rustic and complex and fresh, Rustic and fresh is very challenging and this pulls it off. You get grapes, wheat, basement, berries, etc. Really impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (929) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Saison du Fermier batch 2 Has an orange-yellow color with a decent, white head. Has aromas of crisp lemon peel, wet grass, soft hay and shreded unripe blood orange. This gets coated up by a mellow, slightly funky sourness, which leaves enough space on the palate for the fruits to unfold. The nose gets balanced by mellow, old dusty wood, exhibiting a well functioning melange. Has a medium to lower carbonation, with a round mouthfeel to it, resulting in a dry, sour finish. Tastes of earthy, wooden malts, together with leather and dough straw among flowery grass. Sour lemon peel is recognizable from the beginning until the very end, blending perfectly into the beers acidic, slightly funky tartness, resulting in a wooden, fruity dryness. Durings its finish, the beer offers an incredibly soft, minerals infused mouthfeel, together with juicy lemon and a fitting lactic acid. Ranges between an irresistable fruiti- and funkiness, creating a wonderful, complex taste. Both taste directions offer a decent range of well integrated flavors, which blend outstandingly soft together during the finish. In contrast to many other american sours, this features a very pleasant, not over the top sourness, which creates a wonderful interaction with the beers subtle, mellow fruitiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Poured from a Batch #3 bottle. Aroma is really nice with some light grain notes, medium citrus, medium light tropical and stone fruit and a light peppery note. Reminds me a lot of Saison Bernice but with some light oak. Pours a slightly hazy, yellow gold with a large, pillowy white head. Head exhibits nice retention as it slowly recedes into itself. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is lightly to moderately tart with a nice lemon, citrus note. Light grain notes with medium bitterness. Light woodsy, peppery phenolic note. Medium light tropical and stone fruit with a light mineral quality. Light oak notes. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with nice carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is stupidly good and very similar to Bernice. It might be a slight bit tarter with a bit more lemon and less stone and tropical fruit. The oak adds some complexity, but also a bit of tannins.


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