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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 192
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 29.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013

The workday is done, and it's time to unwind...
notecard_LFULa Ferme Urbaine (LFU) is our unique take on a farmhouse ale. Influenced by the Belgian saison style, LFU features a complex blend of German hops, pilsener and pale malts, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. The beer pours a hazy straw color and delivers a spicy, dry finish. So raise a glass and enjoy!
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Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another one I've been dying to try from Damasse.

Pours a nice fizzy 1+ finger head that fades at a decent rate, with nice soapy lacing that also seems to fade, mostly clear golden honey colored beer.

Nose is pretty much what I expected, start with nice saison aromas, the right kick of esters, nice light phenols, bit farmhouse like, Belgian aromatic floral esters and very light spices like aromas, very faint lemon zest, the esters bring that fruity apple skin and touch of pear, and light grainy wheat like grassy malt character.

Taste starts with a bit of sweetness, Belgian golden like malts, with some light toasted wheat and grainy flavors, little cracked wheat almost. Then nice saison flavors, good kick of esters again, touch of apple skin and pear as well, nice blend of phenols with that, and touch of warming booze, faint saison spices with that, and touch of farmhouse flavors, then a bit of light citrus and rind. Some bitterness, a touch of a grassy lemony hop, and some citrus rind bitterness from the yeast I think. Finish is a little sticky but drier, lingering citrus, light esters and touch of phenols, light kick of booze, and sweet Belgian malts.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, faint touch of warming booze.

Overall a nice saison, pretty much what I expected for a saison. Doesn't do anything very special, but well done, nice malts, good yeast characters, and nice bitterness with a touch of hops. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of Mikecap
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a light, hazy orange into a Newport Storm tulip with a very small head that fades quickly and leaves surprisingly little lacing on my glass. This looks very much like a hefeweizen at first glance.

Smell: I get a bit of citrus, and some grassy undertones characteristic of the style. Not a ton going on here but still pleasant to the nose.

Taste: Definitely get the citrus tastes of orange and tangerine, with a somewhat belgian character but almost leaning more towards a hefe to me. There is a bit of sweetness here too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and smooth, light carbonation, and this goes down extremely easily. The alcohol is masked extremely well and this is light drinking with a bit of sweet creaminess.

Overall: This is a decent beer from Foolproof Brewing Company. It is not the best interpretation of the style but is one of the best from Foolproof thus far.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 5/20/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, Belgian yeast, wheat, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts with a touch of sourness and spice that is quickly followed by breadiness from wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. Then there’s some mild background sweetness from flavors of citrus and banana. The hops presence is very mild but creates a very good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid lighter Saison to drink for a long time.

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.