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

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Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-21-2011

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.67/5  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..

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Photo of mudbug
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the corked bottle into a tulip glass results in a game of patience until the huge rocky bone white cloud of head recedes enough to get the glass full, the body of the brew is a hazy amber with continuos lively carbonation evident, lively and appealing.
The aroma is, well, fantastic. Green apple, unripe pineapple, new mown hay, cider. very clean and crisp.
Taste brings lemon zest, a touch of white pepper,a hint of sweet malts, grapefruit rind, funk is there only as a suggestion, awesome!
Crisp and bubbly, refreshing in every way, what a nice saison that hits the mark on every level, I will buy this every time a bottle comes my way!

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with a beautiful head that lasts for a while.

S: Creamy Lacto, clove, green apple, banana, and some apricot

T: a beautiful creamy apricot, ginger, lemongrass, and some slight grapefruit. It has a smooth tartness that allows for the malty flavors to come through.

M: Very creamy, with a smooth carbonation

O: This beer was quite amazing it has a creamy tartness from the lacto bacillus and the flavor profile is amazing. I am really impressed with this, and now I am quite happy I bought four from the release. Absolutely amazing!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The front hits of tartness of lemons along with kiwi or persimmon. The general fruit flavor is then of apricot and unripen stone fruit. There's a touch of bready malt, a good amount of funk, and then a huge strong wood and oak flavor on the finish.

A well made and interesting brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Docer
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: (4.5)
- Wonderful cloudy straw yellow and zesty orange brew with a huge fluffy 4 fingers of bright white head... won't settle to much but a pinky of thick foam, and layers around the glass. A really pretty farmhouse brew.

Smell: (4.0)
- Huge zesty and bready yeast notes, lovely sour and tart tang to the bready and creamy malt aromas.. sweet subtle honey notes, and bitter tinge. Not bad. Can't wait to taste.

Taste: (4.5)
- Sweet bready malts, big farmhouse yeasty bready notes.. esters, light clove and grain.. tart woody character, and a lovely citrus zest.. certainly a great beer. I was expecting a bit more sour, but didn't get it from the bottle. That is ok, because it is super good as it sits.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)
- Light to medium bodied, and very well carbonated as the style should be. Lovely chewy notes, and the zesty balance really sets the palate alive. Watering goodness. Dry as well in the finish. This beer seems to hit all the best qualities.

Overall: (4.5)
- This beer seems to be one of the most carefully crafted and finessed farmhouse ales I have had. Lovely oak barrel sour touch, and aging. The blend seems to be what a brewmaster would want to have on tap in his or her own home at all times. A very good farmhouse ale, and made even better with the slight souring process and barrel aging. The bottle seems like the cage on the cork was hand screwed and was kinda gnarley.. but the overall experience of this beer is nothing short of fantastic.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Visually, this beer is difficult to judge and its fault is partially my own. The first pour came out beautiful. Clean light amber with a foamy and rocky white head leaving a small island surrounded by a coastline around the glass. The second pour had the sediment making for a much murkier deep yellow to gold.

The aroma does a wonderful dance with the sense of smell. Tart berries, light oak, honey, hay and dried grass, and the ever familiar "sweaty horse" funk.

The taste buds celebrate a similar tune. The tart berry like flavors are very dominant initially, but as it warms the oak and honey, grass and farm take their time to settle in before leading to a mild earthy and "soapy" finish.

It's crisp, mildly tart and dry. The oak gives it nearly a white wine like finish. The light bubbles aid to a percieved bitterness, and though it's difficult to describe, the earthiness creates it's own signature to the feel.

This was a true pleasure. In a blind tasting, I would bet for sure that this had come from some of the European masters of the style. It's so delicately flavorful and hits all the right marks in the other categories. Cheers!

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage

A: Cloudy orange color. One finger of foam.

S:Funk, and then some funk of top of the funk. Maybe some citrus after all the funk.

T: Funk with tart and then some tart with funk. Some spice as well.

M: Light and dry.

O:One of my favorite beers from these guys. I have a 2011, two more 2012, and 6 2013 to see how they all age. This beer has done well and I feel the rest will only get better.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for this beer! Thanks Hollis!

reviewed from notes taken 11/16/12.

poured into tulip glass.

The cork came out of the bottle with a loud thunderous pop.

Appearance: yellowish orange bodied beer with a huge fluffly white head. Easily 3 fingers of head after a gentle pour.

Smell: wheat and a hint of sweetness. Oranges, lemons, and lots of pepper. Tropical fruits, green apples, earthy, and oaky.

Taste: grainy and cracker like malts with a touch of sweetness. Big pepper notes. Fruity more specifically pears, apricots, and green apple. Citrisy with lots of oranges and lemons. Oaky, earthy, grassy. and a mild funkiness. A touch of sour in this beer as well that almost reminds me of a wine like taste maybe white grapes?

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderately high carbonation. Crisp, clean, and refreshing saison here! The finish is dry.

Overall: This is a great saison with big pepper notes! Great balance and nice complexity. This is a really memorable beer, especially for a saison!

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Photo of South2NW
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrippingI
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Huge frothy head upon initial pour that quickly seemed to want to flatten out in a matter of seconds. The body has a nice semi-hazy, golden hue to it that would rival most other beautifully crafted saisons.

Aroma: When I take a whiff, I feel like I'm in the tall, grassy fields that are depicted on the label. Healthy amount of the Belgian yeast, succulent drops of honey, pinch of clove, and a moderate dose of an almost earth-tinged/floral hop aroma cloud.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light-moderate/moderate carbonation.

Taste: A notch lower than expected after taking a gander at the aroma. It is being blinded by some wet blanket notes, but the true inner spirit is still visible. I'm getting a more tame amount of the Belgian yeast, low dose of floral hops, pinch of clove, and slight drizzle of honey along with a tad of oak, hidden pocket of brett, and lightly sprinkled with some sort of spice (black pepper, perhaps?) to pull it all together.

Overall: Block 15's nod to the Belgian classic is quite the stepping stone for them. Sure, it's not the best in its class and not something I would go out on a hunt for. But, I'm really glad I gave this beer a try and enjoy it's refreshing characteristics on this somewhat humid night. One thing that I absolutely love about this beer is the label. Sweet chariots of Mayfield is it gorgeous! With an almost $15 price tag, I'd say it would probably be worth it to try this out once if you're really into saisons. Though, if you don't care for saisons or aren't overly wild about them, I'd just skip this one for now.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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