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

Ferme De La' Ville ProvisionFerme De La' Ville Provision
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Ferme De La' Ville ProvisionFerme De La' Ville Provision

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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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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 Kegatron
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.79/5  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.


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Photo of IrishColonial
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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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Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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...

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml C&C of the 2012 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon taster 7/7/2014.

A- Slightly hazy straw yellow body. For some reason, it is particularly appealing. Two finger white head with good retention, a bit of lacing.

S- Peppery, slight lemon zest, oak, a bit of funk. Not particularly complex, but it does have a slight sweetness to it in comparison to Dupont.

F- Lemon zest, a bit of funk (but not a ton), honey, peppercorns, oak. Again, not particularly complex and does not have much tartness like I'd prefer, but this is well-put together with all of its components.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth-drinking. The finish is a bit more bitter than I'd like, perhaps from the noble hops.

O- Solid saison, I know this has a relatively low bottle count but it's basically a slightly better version of fresh, unskunked Saison Dupont.

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4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
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 HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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