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Ferme De La' Ville Provision - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 40
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A farmhouse ale brewed with a touch of rye, wheat, golden naked oats & locally gathered honey, blended with various barrel and Brett matured farmhouse ales aged 9 & 12 months then cellared an additional 3 months.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-21-2011)
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-24-2012 01:10:25 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-25-2013 01:39:20 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Aaron! Served in a cervoise. Huge head and lacing. Strong saison nose followed by light acidic twang and wheat in the flavor. Very dry with light oak. Good saison character and I love the backing acidity, as it goes quite well with the rest of the beer and really enhances the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 22:34:25 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-27-2013 12:37:10 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Shane.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a big/huge white head on it. A nice fruity saison with plenty of spice and earth notes to it as well. Some lemon zest and perhaps some green apple and other citrus. Slight sweetness of bread/cracker malts, too. The flavor is a touch sweet, but still decently dry from the Brett. Again, some fruity tones to go along with the earthy and floral character.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 19:41:51 | More by womencantsail
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant (Corvallis, OR) on 8/29/11. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a hazed apricot, topped with a 1 ½ finger cap of frothy eggshell-white head. This retains with some robust edging, which flares up to a rich ½ finger when swirled, leaving back thick swathes of foamy lacing. The Brett jumps right out in the aroma, with a fresh and earthy blast of tart crispness that mixes with the honeyed sweetness of the malts. There’s a bitter and spicy smelling core of pithy fruit to the nose, with a light floral touch and notes of tannic oak adding airiness to the edges of this.

The taste starts out with fresh Brett that spreads out into the mouth with an earthy tartness, sitting against a backing of sweet sugary grains, spice, and a touch of green fruit. A mild oakiness hangs on the edges, pulling into a finish that is dry and crisp, with lingering notes of tartness, earth, and spice which sticks to the tongue a bit. The mouthfeel to medium to fuller bodied, with a nice prickly crispness that sits on top of a more creamy slickness underneath and helps pull this down the throat. Alcohol is nicely hid. Maybe a touch of heft to the body but there isn’t much warmth here at all.

This was good, with a solid and even mix of Saison, wild yeast, and barrel character and had the right amount of crisp snap to the flavors (especially considering the complexity here) to make sure that this wasn’t a chore to drink. This was a nice offering from Block 13. I’m glad it was on tap during our visit.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 16:49:24 | More by Kegatron
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John_M

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always get a kick out of the lebel, but regardless, had this on tap at the Hop and Vine release the other day.

Ferme pours a striking, solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is great on this one, as I get an interesting blend of sandlewood, light clove, peach, white pepper and a hint of vanilla. The flavor profile tends to replicate the nose in this fairly dry saison, but with a hint of sour funk and light bitterness on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a crisp, dry, very clean finish. Alcohol is barely an afterthought in this nicely crafted beer.

One of the more interesting domestic style saisons that I can recall having in some time (well, at least since the Tired Hands event I attended at Teresa's Next Door a while back). Very nice beer...

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 15:59:27 | More by John_M
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2013 00:23:15 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 00:19:15 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-16-2013 22:58:23 | More by mdaschaf
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HopHead84

California

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/3/2012

Bottle from Luke (writerljberg), thanks! Snifter.

A: Honey orange with two inches of white sea foam. Lacing is scattered.

S: Flowery and perfume-like with notes of honey and wheat. There are light pepper-like spicy notes and fruity esters, reminiscent of apple, apricot, and pear.

T: Peppery spiciness up front with pear, kiwi, green grape, and apple. Floral characteristics are pervasive, accompanying a lower moderate bitterness. Leather melds with oak, earth, and rustic notes. There's a mild tartness. The finish is dry and reminiscent of a Chardonnay with some acidity.

M: Lower medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: A very nice Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 06:45:50 | More by HopHead84
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dirtylou

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split - purchased at Bailey's PDX

appearance: a stunner - served in my lost abbey teku, straw-golden body, firm fluffy white head, strong retention

smell: brett, lemon, wheat, pepper, earth

taste: earthy, nice tones of brett, white pepper, musty, lemon rind, oak, pear, green grape, honey. Unfortunately, the meal it was paired with turned out to be a trainwreck. Nice beer, though.

mouthfeel: dry, earthy

overall: nice stuff

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:47:22 | More by dirtylou
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2013 15:19:55 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 25.4oz bottle today, poured into my HotD Tulip glass. Really? I am the first to review it?

A - Pours a honey orange with a huge off-white foamy head. Crazy retention, as the head never really fades and solid lacing covers the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, spices, lemons.

T - Yeast, lemon, honey, spices, some slight pepper, and a little farmhouse funk.

D - Tons of carbonation, maybe too much, and a light body.

O - My first Block 15 brew, and I really enjoyed it. It makes me upset that I have missed some of their earlier offerings. I am going to pick up another bottle and cellar it for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 04:20:04 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle bought online from Bring On The Beer. 2013 Vintage, corked and caged.

A- a cloudy orange-straw colour, pulled straight from the fridge, there's a glorious 3 finger head of foam. I bet the lacing is up there.

S- loads of spice, funk, and lemon with a heaping helping of candi sugar and honey. The aromas are dazzling my senses.

T- ahh...big funky notes with a wonderful level of tartness that almost makes me forget about the spicy and sweet goodness. Almost...I get lots of peppery notes and clove, big sweet notes from honey,ahh again. Aged in oak barrels, I do get a light woody flavour from time to time but for me, it's on the light side. That lovely tartness just keeps on giving and giving and I'm taking all I can get!

M- fairly light bodied, perfect carbonation, and at 6% abv, this is superbly drinkable. And...the foam never gives in and yes, the lacing is top notch.

O- can I say....magnificent? I do believe I will. 2 new examples of the style I tried today and they both impressed the hell out of me in different ways. Both breweries need to be watched closely..

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 15:06:03 | More by Bitterbill
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-13-2013 11:58:54 | More by ShanePB
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-11-2013 18:07:57 | More by popery
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-02-2013 19:08:24 | More by Holland
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 07:29:37 | More by strongaf
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2013 13:32:08 | More by msubulldog25
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-27-2013 01:31:14 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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harrymel

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage

It's a clear gold with no evidence of carbonation (odd based on the oral experience). Smells of classic belgian yeast, some grain, some bit of metal, rice and flowers (I'm not a botanist). Flavor is yeast, sweet grains, a touch of corn, and a slight and subtle tartness on the finish. The mouthfeel is thin with exceptionally hi carb and a dry finish. As it warms, this beer is much better. Initially, it's a standard, low excitement carb and as it warms, it becomes yummy.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 06:01:54 | More by harrymel
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a fairly clear plain golden amber with a huge off white head. Good head retention.

Fairly spicy, slightly funk brett, pepper, hint of fruity ester, banana maybe.

Pretty bright and floral taste, spices again, dry, touch of brett, pear or banana or some kind of sweet estery fruit.

Nice carbonation, refreshing and drinkable.

Solid brett saison.

7.7/10

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 15:23:16 | More by AlexFields
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-13-2013 18:10:51 | More by kscaldef
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again, total gratitude to msubulldog25 for hooking me up with yet another Oregon rarity. Hail to thee, Brian G!

Caged and corked, and literally the only cage that didn't twist exactly 6 times to come off. A bartender in Belgium revealed that little secret to me in 2006 and I've counted every single time since, just to see if he's right. But this doesn't come from Belgium, and I'm not going to judge its authenticity on the 10 twists it took for the cage to come off!

An extremely healthy "POP!" goes the cork, letting out the aroma that wanders to the nose when a couple feet away. The liquid doesn't gush over, but there is a slowly rising column of foam inching up the bottle neck. Had to pour a bit every 30 seconds until it calmed. Very much a living beer.

No surprise that the head is a thick, enormous thing, blinding white and very rocky. Firm, two fingers thick, disappearing only after about 20 minutes, which is impressive. A very hazy peach/gold/rust in color.

Intensely aromatic, with gooseberry, Chardonnay, lemon zest and a kind of bleached graininess making bold impressions. Yeast is mildly "farmy," but not quite horse-blanket, and the overall vibe is cleanness and brightness.

Lemon and Chardonnay emerge biggest in the flavor, with the many grains used here (barley, wheat, rye, oat) conspiring cleanly, never too messy or confused. Dryness and tartness in equal measure; mild hints of wood; acidic unripe gooseberry; super-earthy yeast and lemonade in the finish, along with a bit of citrus rind pucker. Bright, tingling, effervescent texture.

Ferme de la' Ville Provision (a name I will never remember, guaranteed) is relatively complex, but maybe I expected even greater complexity, considering the incredible details given on the label (many grains, Belgian farmhouse yeast, blended with portions of barrel-matured farmhouse ales, conditioned over two month prior to release, etc.). But you know, it's still pretty damn awesome. Also one of the most authentically Belgian-tasting saisons not originating in Belgium. Sad it will likely never pass my way again, but glad it did at all. Thanks Brian!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 00:06:51 | More by Metalmonk
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Ferme De La' Ville Provision from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
90 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.