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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013)
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Photo of brentk56
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a rocky head that leaves a few strands behind as it descends

Smell: Bready malt with a slightly toasty character; complex grains (porridge-like); a hint of fruit (apple, lemon and banana); white pepper and just a touch of farmhouse funk

Taste: Tart fruit flavors arrive first, with lemon, banana and apple cider tones; by mid-palate, the complex malt bill adds a range of cereal flavors; grassy hops arrive with the swallow; and the bitter and slightly tart flavors bring up the rear, though there is an unmistakable floral aspect to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting beer with a lot of complexity in the flavor profile; nice to see the brewery go out on a limb, here

brentk56, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Satchboogie, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to beersndrums for this one! Another new brewery that I’ve tried because of this guy!

22 oz bottle poured into a globe at cellar temperature.

L – Pale gold color with a huge 5-finger creamy, frothy, white head that lasts forever. There’s some nice lacing going on here, too. Slightly hazy with a lot of carbonation bubbles.

S – Grainy, bready malt, citrus and banana esters, some grassy hops, and peppery and somewhat funky Belgian-style yeast. Really nice.

T – Starts off mildly sweet with bready malt and citrus and banana esters. Grassy and earthy hops come in next, followed by peppery and musty Belgian yeast at the finish. Tasty.

F – Light-medium-bodied, good carbonation, a creamy but crisp mouthfeel, and an earthy, musty, and dry finish.

O – This is a really nice saison. It fits the style to a tee and is very tasty. It’s very drinkable, and the 7.8% ABV is nowhere to be found. Thanks for the beer, Jared!

BlackBelt5112203, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
4/5  rDev +2.8%

TallSaint, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Archemedies, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Auror, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Duhast500
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

The color is a yellow/gold with two and a half fingers of foamy white head with a soft lacing left on the glass. There seems to be lots of bubbles in this beer.

The smell is boozy like an American lager with some slight hints of banana and figs in the nose.

The taste is light with a sugary dough flavor that is a pick to take in a first. The sweetness sits for a bit on the tongue for a bit making this a slow sipper. There are some interesting dry fruit flavors that appears after each sip. There is a touch of cherry and hints of melon.

The feel is a light bodied smooth drinking beer with some interesting character that keeps me involved. The flavor is better then expected and is very pleasing even after the beer is gone.

Duhast500, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jondeelee
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

La Ferme Urbaine opens to a nice sweet, musty farmhouse ale aroma, smelling like fermented apple cider, hay, pepper, and a Belgian banana-and-clove mix, with lesser notes of white grape, lemon, and pink grapefruit. An earthy base of brown bread, toast crust, biscuit, and yeasty rising whole wheat dough brings balance. Touches of orange and berry fruit esters, as well as brown sugar and hints of vanilla, add further sweetness and nuance. As a whole, the nose is nicely balanced and strong, the sugars being especially aromatic, lacking mainly in a sense of distinction from its rivals, the aromas fairly standard for the style.

On the tongue, the beer is part Belgian, with bananas and cloves immediately noticeable, and part spiced and fermented apple cider, with small touches of sour vinegar. The pepperiness of the brew is instantly notable, burning the tongue and soft palate. Also noticeable are the citrusy fruits, with oranges, lemons, and tart pink grapefruit biting away. Cracker, toast, and whole wheat dough add a nice base. In subsequent sips some of the initial nuance is lost, and a vague hop-and-wheat taste overtakes much of the flavor palate. The latter portion of the mouthful becomes quite sour and vinegary in comparison to the earlier portion, and this sourness dominates the aftertaste, lingering on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, fizzing up on the tongue.

Overall, this is a decent farmhouse ale, but lacks a sense of distinction, and the extra sour/vinegary aftertaste is slightly unsettling.

jondeelee, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of bubbadorse
3.5/5  rDev -10%

bubbadorse, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of geocool
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

geocool, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

xacidx, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

torr, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Proclarush, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kaelingirl, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Kelp, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SenorHops, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy dark straw color. Reasonable head but it dies very quickly. Some slippery lace; no permanent lace.

The aroma is peppery but not as if this is hoppy. Light alcohol to the nose.

Sour and spicy like a good Saison. Full bodied with a muted level of carbonation. The swallow is sharp with cutting an almost oregano flavor. The aftertaste is long enough to linger. A bit of orange rind in the finish.

smcolw, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

jlindros, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

KCAS81, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Roguer, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Psychmusic, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

salthemonster, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

braican, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.