The Lamb | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Lamb is the first release of the Fremont Fermentation Lab, a project that Fremont Brewing created to brew unique, small-batch artisan beers, aged in oak and touched by wildness. This Saison is brewed with Northwest hops and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus to produce pear and apple notes and a distinct but gentle, funky farmhouse character. The Lamb is bottle conditioned and finished dry and crisp. Because Beer Matters!

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale and Wheat malts with Magnum and Cascade hops

Yeast: Brettanomyces Lambicus & Belgian

Added by harrymel on 09-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2016 version, recently picked up at Arch Bridge

The beer pours a bright gold color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this just smells great. There's a huge aroma of wine, vanilla, light clove and a hint of citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose fairly closely, and while the beer smells as if it will be fairly sour, it really isn't (just a touch of sour in this beer). There's a lot going on in this beer otherwise, but the flavor profile is dominated by honey, light clove, vanilla and the wine flavor. The acidity is really bright in this beer, and so you feel as if the flavor almost explodes on the palate. The finish is almost pretty clean and dry in this well crafted beer, and this is one of those beers that every time you take a sip, you can't wait to take another. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, but then the abv. is only 6.5% anyway, so that's no surprise.

There are a lot of barrel aged saison and farm house ales that are nothing spectacular and really not worth the price (price for a 750 ML bottle was $20 at Arch Bridge), but this one is. I would happily buy this one again, if Fremont would just make more of it. Not sure how likely that is, but regardless, this is pretty terrific.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Lamb is good. Not
woolly, but soft, tart, fruity
oak in harmony.

Fremont isn't yet known for beers of this kind, but I believe, based on this example, they soon will be.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First batch, consumed 04/13.

Hazy Gold with a big white fluffy head. Good retention that eventually settles to a small cap. Leaves good looking laces.

Light farmhouse brett funk and bread. Pear, apple, oak, and white grape. Light lemony citrus with some floral.

Light crisp bready malts. Lightly soured funky Brett. Pear, apple, and white grape with a bit of tart. touch of citrus and floral. pleasant oak rounds it out.

Light and refreshing with lively carbonation. Crisp and pleasantly dry.

Very tasty and ages beautifully. Nice lightly soured Brett saison. Perfect for Spring/Summer. Did not get the diacetyl that others have reported.

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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

my first wild beer from fremont. i love these guys, but i didnt know they did this kind of thing. how cool! looks like they are making it again or like its been around awhile. they brought some to great american beer festival and i am glad they did, one of the more memorable beers at the event for me, and thats saying something. a subtle saison, not overly interesting in grain complexion i cant imagine, pale wheat and two row barley, not a whole lot going on there, but thats not what its about. its soft in texture and light in body, which is the purpose i assume. the wine barrels are quite aromatic, juicy and wet, you really taste the wine here, more subtle on the wood, but there is a little acidity in the wine, and its there in the flavor as well, which makes a perfect transition into the mild sourness of it. somewhere between a three and a four out of ten on the sour scale, really more funky than puckery in my opinion, but deeply complex in its yeast. there isnt much of a belgian or french saison yeasty element, but a true american farmhouse wild vibe. just wonderfully carbonated too, feels so fresh and alive, especially if its from the original batch. reminds me of some of the better allagash stuff, highly refined. i wish i could buy this, i have the thirst for it now...

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Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

July 2012 bottling. Drinking well and no trace of diacetyl. I'd be happy to try again.

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Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of sanford_and_son
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaymo18
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for this bottle! Thanks Hollis!

poured into a founders tulip.

July 2012 release date.

Appearance: murky straw yellow bodied beer resulting from a full pour with all the yeast from the bottle going into the glass. Huge white head that has lots of dense head. Very sticky lacing on the glass. settles down to a thin cap with a few big clumps of foam.

Smell: wheat malts, decent lemony citrusy notes, peppery spice, earthy, oaky, grassy hops, a hint of barnyard funky; light fruit notes of apples, pears, and white grapes. Really liking how this smells!

Taste: Upfront you get a decent dose of wheat / straw / hay notes. A really nice balance of lemon tartness and barnyard / earthy funk and oak barrel notes. Little bit of fruity sweetness (pears and white grape) joins the party in the middle of the drink. Little grassy and peppery on the backend with some lingering notes from the wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: light boided beer with high end of moderate carbonation. This beer has really crisp and clean carbonation. Its fairely eppervescent yet, still a bit delicate on the palate. Finish is fairly dry.

Overall: This is a really nice saison with lots of complexity! I think that most of reviews are lower scores than they should be...this fremont beer deserves a little more credit than its getting! The bottle says American saison and i would say this beer is true to its beer style!

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Photo of BeerNW
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewGoria
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Lamb from Fremont Brewing Company
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