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Forgotten Flem Farmhouse Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Forgotten Flem Farmhouse AleForgotten Flem Farmhouse Ale

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 49
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 05-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 49
Photo of JackieTH
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured amber with a big foamy off-white head.

Nose is aged hay, farm fodder, and a bit earthy.

Taste has a punch of sourness/funk, with a substantial malt presence. Subtle background elements notably grass, pear, clove spice. Finish is drying, bitter and even a bit astringent.

Right out of the gate I wasn't very impressed, but like others have said, the taste seems to improve with each swig. I had to open a third bottle for this review. (445 characters)

Photo of plfahey
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Amber in color with a slight cast of haze. Moderately low light khaki head with fair retention.

Aroma-Yeast character up front with spice (pepper and maybe a trace of clove) and light pear esters, with a strong grassy/hay hop aroma present as well. The grassy/hay aroma comes on a bit strong, and I'm not sure that I like it, but I'm not sure that I don't either.

Flavor-Similar grass/hay flavors open up to light orchard fruit (pears) before hop flavor and moderately low hop bitterness come through to dry out the palate. Some spicy phenolics present here as well. There's a slight mineral dryness to the finish. Once again, I'm not sure how much I like this, but as I drink it it becomes more enjoyable.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Smooth on the palate and dry in the finish.

An interesting beer, especially coming from brau brothers. The hop aroma is not my favorite, though it certainly is interesting. I still can't decide whether or not I like it, but I found myself enjoying it more towards the end. (1,092 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on tap at Town Hall Tap despite of its disgusting name. This beer arrives a clear golden color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is very fruity with a lot of apricot, pears, and oranges. It also has some barnyard funk in the background. It isn't they typical aroma for a saison, but I still like it. The taste has more barnyard tones than the aroma, but the fruitiness still dominates. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a good beer, but when in the mood for a saison I will probably go in a different direction. (636 characters)

Photo of mothman
2.37/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Forgotten Flem

Pours ½ finger of beige head. Leaves some rings. Color is a dark autumn gold. Way to dark for a saison.

Aroma: Odd fruit flavors. Kind of musty. A bit of spice, lemons. Has a slight farmhouse funk. Kind of malty. Very odd.

Taste: I get a roasted malt flavor here. Kind of tastes baked. Light barnyard and a touch of funk. More spices. Pretty malty. Some lemon citrus and other fruits.

Mouthfeel: Spiced, bitter, roasted, and dry. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends roasty.

Overall, a very odd saison. I wasn’t too fond of it as it really didn’t fit the style very well. Not a fan of this one. (639 characters)

Photo of jera1350
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A really nice color of burnt orange with a thinner head of tan bubbles, but good retention. Some spotty lacing.

Lightly fruity nose with with some light wet hay. Not much, but it's in there. A touch of honey as well.

The taste has some light sweetness up front and then transitions to a bit of sourness and wet grain. The end is pretty bitter with some spices to it. Some lingering bitterness in the finish. Tastes better and better as I drink more of it.

Extremely dry with a light-medium body. The carbonation is quite nice and soft with just the right amount.

This is a nice beer that has saison qualities, but isn't exact for the style, which I could really care less about anyways. It does drink well and makes a nice warm weather beer. It's growing on me as I continue to drink. (788 characters)

Photo of gatornation
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from 12 oz bottle

A- bright copper with an off-white head

S- was malts and bread some toffee and hops

T- was like a pale ale/amber with some roasted malts and toffee some pale malts with spice and hop finish

M- was medium carbonation with a roasted malt hop finish

O- a tasty brew but not a saison to me ..it was more an amber or a pale ale ..no funk or clove or fruit . (382 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Interesting name, is it Flemminsh? or perhaps phlegm? Either way it pours into a DFH tulip glass a copper, caramel color with a slight white head. Sweet aroma in the nose along with a slight tinge of roast. Some spice as well. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel sweetness upfront with a slight bitterness that builds that is then joined with some spice like notes. Heavier in the flavor and mouthfeel than more traditional saisons. Doesn’t reallly fit the style for me but it drinks decently. (493 characters)

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange. One finger of billowy off-white head has good head and lace.

S: Lots of fruit and wheat aromas.

T: Quite dry up front, sweet fruit and malt slowly emerge and persist through the finish. As the beer warms, some light, peppery esters join in. Very mild tartness completes the picture.

M: Light and very creamy, great feel.

O: Perfect beer for tonight. Record 90 degrees today, and this is the right balance of refreshing lightness with interesting flavors. Another win for Brau Brothers. (577 characters)

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Forgotten Flem Farmhouse Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.