Ferme Brasserie Lebbe Reviews




nuplastikk
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
750ml bottle. Spicy, zesty aroma. Big, fluffy off-white head. Nice champagne body, light and fluffy. Easy on the palate. Medium dark malts. Has some dry noble hop tone. Comes off as more of a a Saison than a Bierre de Garde. Some faint banana esters come out the more yu sip. Sublime buckwheat malt notes. Pretty good.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

TAR
4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle, best by June 2017 (i.e. bottled in June of 2015). Deep golden. Thick, persistent white foam. Mellow, but very rustic and polished aroma of lemon balm and aniseed (Strisselspalt), tangerine oil, new mown hay, dusty yeast, flowers, and hints of melanoidins (poundcake). Soft carbonation. Fluffy, understatedly complex pils malt displays a vanilla cake and new mown hay dimension beneath a honeyed baguette richness, with dusty yeast adding rusticity. Bright lemony hops mirror the malt in their delicateness, and fill out the body as they zing the tongue with considerable oiliness. Impeccable balance, throughout. Zero phenols or esters to be found, as this is incredibly focused and well-lagered. Dabs of piecrust and lemon-fused shortbread add to the adroitly extracted malt. Herbal, licorice-y bitterness is seamlessly entwined with weightless pils-derived hay dust in the very rustic but squeaky clean, yeast-kissed finish. A maltcentric, lagerlike rendition that exemplifies balance and rusticity. There’s nary a trace of esters or fermentation byproducts to speak of. Very heller bock-like in its sophisticated, long-boil maltiness which is rich in hay dust, and even suggests melanoidins at times (though, as with a number of Franconian heller bocks, this is more honeyish than sweetly sugary, and leans towards dry), with a slightly farmy edge. Very cool beer! Another brewery I hope to visit in rural France someday.

It’s worth noting that, while this is still fresh and vibrant and there’s no trace of oxidation at eight months of age, its decline has clearly begun. So, IMO, it’d be advisable to refrain from critiquing this if it’s much older than that, and wait for a fresher sample.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Zymurgeist2
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle purchased at K&L in redwood city. Musty, farm aroma. Faint flower field. A little wet paper. Clear sherry-orange with white head that only retains a collar. Funky musk and Brett like characteristics. Oxidized finish. Moderate high bittering for style. Has the cellar characteristics, but is really lacking maltiness.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Hanuta06
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Serving: from bottle purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light soap. Appearance: huge, frothy, white, initial head with very good lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Cloudy, dark-yellow body. Taste: lightly sour, soap and leather initial flavor and lightly sweet, lemony finish with short duration. Palate: light body, watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: strange. I can’t say that I enjoyed this beer, but it was interesting.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

SudsMcDuff
2.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
A very yeasty brew, the yeast in the neck looked liked brains .. Cardboard, honey, dust, yeast, and hay .. Mouth was a bit plucky .. Old school feel, a decent Biere de garde but nothing special .. . . Never underestimate the power of a good slap on the butt
Monday, December 7, 2015

sdmmb
3.1
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought in Pyrenees. Enjoyable blonde non filtered beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, August 14, 2015

joeneugs
3.8
Lebbe l’Amalthée
750 ml. bottle. Best by 5/1/17. Must be pretty fresh for an import... It pours a burnt orange color with a tall white head. The aroma is subtle with some light fruity notes of apple and pear. Some toasted grains as well. The flavor is pleasant with more peppery farmhouse character, light floral and herbal hops, toasted grain and pear/apple fruit. Everything is in good balance. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a hint of peaches and honey sweetness. High carbonation. Really pleasant and tasty stuff.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

monk191
3.2
Lebbe l’Amalthée
A nice biere De garde, very earthy. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Smells of peaches, lemon and earthiness. Taste is a bit tart, lots of peaches, Apple, tropical fruit and earth. Paired with raspberry blue cheese salad, the beer is smoothed out, with less tart and more earthy tones. Had in the bottle.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BeerFunGuy
3.1
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Sweet peach iced tea aroma. It has a light gold color and light minimal head. It has a slightly spicy flavor.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

madvike
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Nose is fruity and yeasty with dry pale malt. Taste is yeast, doughy, with pear and tropical fruit. Skunky on the finish. Fluffy body with lots of carbonation.
Monday, December 29, 2014

nealblind
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
mid gold pour big head Aroma of apple juice, honey barley. Tastes grain, noble hops, caramel, tomato paste. Drying finish but heavier than average body.
Monday, October 6, 2014

Verne
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
The top blow off with a bang. Its a good thing it was well settle in the refrigerate or it would have gushed. I am new to this style but so far this is my favorite
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Travlr
3.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Gusher. Cloudy pale yellow color, solid white head. Aroma is earthy and light. Taste is dusty straw. Decent.
Monday, August 25, 2014

toxichop
3.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Purchased at Sunset Beer Co, 10 bucks so it doesn’t break the bank. P: Almost gushed on me, almost. Poured a dull yellow/orange hued with a champagne two finger head. S: A ton of things going on here, both bad and good. Has some typical Belgium farmhouse smells, (oak and wheat) but with light perfume and vinegar, light smoke, sharp cheddar, malt and olives. T: Olives and oranges, alot of honey, sweat malt, grains, wheat and has a bit of a mineral pilsner finish. Some nice peach flavors pop-up as it warms and the smell also gets fruitier as it warms. M: Highly carb, light with a bit of crisp. O: An odd beer and Imagine that explains some of the harsh ratings. However, I found to be enjoyable. IMO, if your not into weird beers (Fantome etc.) you may not be a big fan of this but I enjoyed it.
Sunday, July 6, 2014

GT
2.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> GUSHER! Thanks Travlr for the BdG rake. Low haze golden pour. Huge green olive and garlic nose. Taste is olive, garlic, papery. Palate is paper. Not much to it. Huh. Whatever bottle shop in Tennessee these beers were bought at sucks.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

deyholla
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle at RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy earthy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has an earthy grain/hay note with a bit of bread backing. Flavor has earthy grain and citrus with a bit of bitter citrus in the finish.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

jtclockwork
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle at RBWG. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon, bready malt and light sourness. Yeasty. Medium body.
Monday, February 10, 2014

alexsdad06
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
750 ml bottle shared by? Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have floral, sweet, biscuity, yeast, some off notes. OK.
Thursday, February 6, 2014

drsordr
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle pour hazy light yellow. Nose slight sour tart, mild vegetal. Taste hay, and vegetable. Mild mid palate sweet. Finish similar to early taste.
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ferris
3.8
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle - Perfumy, rose, orange and some weird artificial sweetness. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Honey and light grain with that floral sweetness. Nice and floral, weird but fun.
Thursday, February 6, 2014

notnoise
4.1
Lebbe l’Amalthée
This is a totally enjoyable beer and one of my favorites. I have been drinking it for about 5 months now and it is delicious as both table beer with food or for sipping with friends. The flavor is earthy and rich. It varies slightly from bottle to bottle, but the taste is always excellent.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

devman171
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle pour, hazy amber with low head. Aroma is light yeast and malt, taste is clean malt with a slight pepper finish, nice one.
Saturday, June 8, 2013

popery
4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Best when consumed before 27/07/14. Poured into a La Chouffe glass. I’m fairly confident that this is the first beer that I’ve tried from Southern France. I don’t know if it’s a proper saison or biere de garde, for that matter. Whatever that means. The brewery reportedly uses a German yeast strain - the whole backstory is actually quite interesting (organic farmer, who mostly makes goat cheese, decided to make an organic beer with his own barley). The beer pours a warm shade of orange. It’s quite cloudy, though you can just barely see through the glass at points. The head is a pale beige, rocky and huge. Excellent retention and lacing. There’s obviously some nice protein content. Big clumps of bubbles stick to the glass even on the second pour, and the head lasts for ages. Aroma is light and subtle. I’m picking up pears, pineapples, bright grain, grassy hops, minerals and a dusty farmhouse character. It’s all quite gentle, and the sweet barley flavors come through the most. You can smell the grain quality. There’s a very light apricot, raisin tone, but it’s delicate and works very well with the beer. The taste has a wonderfully pleasant barley flavor. It’s soft and sweet and fruity. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, apricots, all come to mind, but it’s not the sort of thing that hits you over the head. Delightfully and authentically rustic. Fresh and refreshing. The finish adds in some grassy, floral hops and a touch of mineral dryness. Light bitterness coats the mouth after the beer is gone. The mouthfeel is probably my favorite part. This is a gentle but creamy and full beer. I’d almost guess that it used some other grain, but it’s not quite akin to the mouthfeel of anything in particular. This beer has its own unique feel. Very interesting beer. And I’m pleased to have finally decided to pick up a bottle. This beer would pair wonderfully with food. It probably would shine most with cheeses, particular its farm mate, goat cheese, but it would just make for a great all-purpose table beer, really. Great light barley flavor. Nothing too strong or rough on the palate. It’s a very pleasant beer with solid flavor.
Friday, May 3, 2013

BillKismet
2.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Pours a super foamy peaches and cream head atop a hazy tan body that looks vigorously active with carbonation. The nose seems rather thick and soapy with Belgian notes having difficulty in making their way through the dense thicket.Wafer thin body with unsubstantial malting and touches of soapy esters. Hay and hop twang finish.
Sunday, August 26, 2012

JorgeLee
3.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle picked up at La Fromagerie in Marylebone. Cool bottle design. Orange-tan colour, white head. Spicy yeasty character, grainy malt, very light hopping. Quite subtle but very flavoursome, I think the best biere de garde I’ve had.
Saturday, August 4, 2012

jkwalking05
3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn, grain, and yeast. Taste is of corn and yeast.
Friday, April 13, 2012

Aml42000
3.9
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Hazy, unfiltered golden color. Herbal nose with a bit of pear aromatics. Pronounced white pepper on entry and through the mid palate. Champagne- like mouthfeel, biscuit/brioche finish.
Monday, April 9, 2012

jackricci
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
750 Pours initially clear with some cloudiness towards the end, you will find some sediment on the bottom of your last glass for sure. Largely floral aroma is penetrated by lighter notes of malt and hops. You will also notice a medium-size off-white head. taste initially hit me as semi-sweet with almost grape / champaign flavors that progress into and ends with a medium bodied, slightly bitter floral taste with a lot of carbonation. All in all I would say the taste is pretty clean with a bit of floral / hoppy bite coming in at the end, leaving a very pleasant taste on the tongue. On another note, the guy that brews this is extremely cool, his brewery is in southern france and he used a very sustainable / organic method (His kettles are heated with manure from the goats he uses to make cheese with)
Saturday, November 26, 2011

CanIHave4Beers
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Pours a lightly hazy orange color, fairly clear at the start of the 750, muddy and cloudy as can be towards the end (and yes I did pour carefully throughout). The head is a medium size, white in color & leaves a good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty and has a lot of perfumey floral pungency that does settle down a bit in time. The beer displays a nice light barnyard aroma and some graininess.

The flavor has a nice balance of lightly toasty malt and hop flavor both earthy and leafy. The beer is nicely bitter and has a lot of bright fruitiness. The beer has mild grassy flavors and is generally dry throughout but not without some subdued malty sweetness.

This is really very enjoyable, I always get so suspicious when my Biere de Garde or Saison are as amber hued as this is, but more times than the old world examples of this are fantastic and this is no exception. I will say though that at first it took me a minute to catch up with what was going on here but by the time the bottle was finished I just wanted another.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DuffMan
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle, shared @ the Purple Pig. Light golden, hazy, with a solid frothy white head that holds beautifully. Very interesting aroma that required some careful consideration to pin down. Both fruity and vegetal at the same time, like starfruit, or guava and celery, with creamy undertones. Flavours lean toward vegetal and lightly herbal, with straw-like malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Very fresh and lively.
Thursday, April 28, 2011

pkbites
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Cloudy orangy pour. Smells bready/caramel like a bock. Smooth caramel flavor. Little malt/hops in the aftertaste. It’s rather nice.
Sunday, December 5, 2010

emacgee
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Thanks turdferguson for popping. Pours a cloudy peach skin amber with three fingers of creamy offwhite head. Nose is bready and malty, notes of biscuits and chamomile tea. Flavor is malt forward as well with bread and biscuity notes at the forefront with herbal and leafy hops. Full bodied and a medium crispness on the palate.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TURDFERGUSON
3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle from A Southern Season. Looks like a handwritten best by date. 4/16/12. Pours a glowing orange with a large frothy, white head. Nose shows some grain, dusty notes, hay--very malt heavy. Don’t much care for the flavor either. Grainy, dusty, dirty and just not my favorite. Carbonation level is on point, but I just don’t really like the flavor at all. Way too heavy on the malt, in my opinion.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

durhambeer
3.8
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle from Wine Authorities in Durham. Cheers, guys... and keep buying beer! Pour hazy dark golden orange with a generous white head with moderate retention and good lacing. Nose is subtly complex, with earthy hay, yeast, tart wood, white pepper, dust, and light fruits all making an appearance at various stages. Taste shows more malt characteristics and some nice caramel apple up front, but midpalate is tart and it finishes almost bone dry. I was unimpressed at first blush, but this is a beer that rewards if you sit with it for a bit. Lovely.
Monday, July 19, 2010

notalush
3.9
Lebbe l’Amalthée
A volcano of foam exploded from this bottle after I opened it - cloudy straw color, with an impressive, lasting, foamy head - lovely, subdued nose of wildflower honey and pale malt sweetness, marzipan, doughiness, light herbal character, a touch of earthiness - mild but refined flavor - starts off with the lightest touch of sweetness - prickly but pleasant carbonation - dries out quickly - light notes of cracked, toasted wheat, and moderate earthy, cobweb character - a slight tanginess, bordering on a subtle sourness - ends crisp and bone dry, with a mellow spiciness - VERY subtle, but give it some time - take a few sips - you’ll get it.
Friday, April 30, 2010

goldtwins
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. Lemon wheaty aroma with a yeasty nose. Mild pepper notes. The flavor had a malty start to it but it was short lived. Yeasty spicy finish. Light finish with a light taste overall. Prickly CO2 on the tongue.
Monday, March 1, 2010

bu11zeye
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
(750ml bottle, BB 24/11/09) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of freshly ground raw grain, orange, nuts, wet leaves, and grass. Flavor of citrus, yeast, earth, herb, florals, and grass with a somewhat dry finish.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

thirdeye11
3.8
Lebbe l’Amalthée
( 750ml bottle best by 11/24/09 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours cloudy yellow with nice head, and good lacing. Nose of bready yeast and spices. Taste of coriander, earth, cilantro with a creamy and well carbonated finish.
Saturday, January 23, 2010

asedzie
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle, bb 12/02/11. Pours copper with lively head. Mild earth and spice, aromatic herbs in the aroma. Flavor is textured grain, lightly sweet, mild caramel. Beautifully balanced malt-hop finish. Great farmhouse type beer.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

travita
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a white head. The smell is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast. The taste is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast.
Sunday, December 6, 2009

mar
3.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy gold pour with a white head. slightly tart fruity nose. nice on the palate with a yeasty fruity flavor and a clean finish.
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cavie
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clouded banana yellow color. Smells of dusty malts. Some older notes as well. Tastes of sweet grain with flavorful butter. Nice finish that ends in a solid feeling.
Sunday, November 8, 2009

blutt59
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy orange with big white foam, spicy mint aromas, nice flavors of vanilla and lemon, bitter finish
Friday, November 6, 2009

BMan1113VR
3.4
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye (marked 11/24/09). Pours with a large white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of dryness, wheat, corn and light spice. Taste is dry with pear and sugar. Dry mouthfeel and medium bubbles.
Friday, November 6, 2009

malrubius
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Pale orange with white head and lace. Spicy fresh leafy aroma. Spciy orange vanilla leaves grass sugar with clean yeasty finish. Very good.
Saturday, October 31, 2009

JoeMcPhee
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Pale golden cloudy pour. Thick sticky white head. The nose is malty and lightly musty. A little bit of light caramelly sweetness over an odd musty, basementy character. A fairly distinct pale malt character on the back with a light minerality on the back. It’s dry and spicy, but also oddly bland. I really want to like this, but I don’t.
Friday, October 30, 2009

puzzl
3.5
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottled. Very cloudy yellow pour. The aroma is quite nice with dry oregano, light lemon, and fresh dough. Grassy and fresh body, with a kind of cheesy, wet, farmhouse overall note. Great dryness.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PilsnerPeter
3.6
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense white head that retains well. Dry minerally phenols in the aroma with a touch of biscuity pale malt in the background and an herbal/floral component. Nice dry flavor with only a subtle touch of pale malt sweetness- bready body with again a minerally phenolic character. The back displays some herbal hop characteristics (reminiscent of chamomile). Nice and dry.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

yobdoog
3.3
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Cloudy orange color small head. Aroma is mild and sweet with a hint of funk. Flavor has a touch of barnyard but is relatively light.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

j12601
3.7
Lebbe l’Amalthée
Bottle courtesy of Joe at Peter’s tasting. Pours a lightly murky golden amber with a medium sized white head. Big hay and subtle lemon, dusty yeast. Spicy, nice yeast flavors. Finishes crisp and dry with more light yeast. Tasty.
Sunday, October 4, 2009