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The Lamb | Fremont Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
66 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#13,048
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
66
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.85/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle from FalconA. Thanks!

A: Cork comes out with a substantial pop. The pour yields a huge, huge, huge white foaming head. Golden color. Looks pretty nice. PIty it’s somewhat overcarbed.

N: Holy cheddar cheese. This is crazy funky from ten feet away. Some oak, light apricot, and lemon zest fill in the other flavors, but really this about cutting the cheese. Brettanomyces are really chewing this one up.

T: Very, very funky. More of the cheese and a bit of diacetyl. There’s a touch of sourness and there's some grapelike sweetness, but this is mostly funk. Can’t really say it’s good, but it is uh, interesting.

M: Somewhat oily, partly dry, and not great.

O: Pretty substandard for the style. I don’t know that aging this is going to help, either, because it’s already growing overly funky in disproportion to the underlying beer. I hope they re-release it and dial it in.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2016 Batch, 750ml Batch poured into two 16 oz tulips.

A — Pours a nice orange color with great clarity and a nice off-white colored head that sits on top and manages to leave some spots of lacing.

S — Smell is sharp with notes of white oak barrels and funky Brett barnyard character. A bit of white wine and grape juice, but very sharp.

T — Mellow notes of white grapes and green apples lead way to a sharply dry Brett character with notes of barnyard and tannins. A lot of barrel character as well which is quite dry and slightly sour.

M — Medium bodied, bone dry, slightly acetic.

O — Good overall, but not quite what I expected. Seems as though it spent a bit too much time in barrels and is dominated by them as a result.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a goldenish color with a nice white fluffy cap, good amount of bubbles and moderate lacing

S: Yup, brett alright. Apples, pear, grass, barnyard and a mix of light baby diaper and barf

T: Initial taste is a fruit and funky. Fresh orchard fruits like pears, apples. Some emerging hay, grass, baby diaper and funk with a dry lingering finish

M: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation which fits this style. Funkiness lingers on the palate.

O: Really missed th wine barrel influence and it seemd to be a one way Brett street on this beer.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.6.12.

A - Pours a nearly clear copper-orange with a large, foamy off-white head that fades very slowly.

S - Mellow funk, wood and mild red wine.

T - Tart cherries, then some buttery popcorn, followed by a woody taste.

D - Tons of carbonation, thin-medium body. A tart buttery finish.

O - I love Fremont, they are usually solid, but this one is not what I was hoping for.

Edit:
Second bottle opened 10.21.12
More green apple and pear on the nose and tongue. No more popcorn! Still pretty subtle, but mucu, much better.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle - sharp design. Corked and Caged tighter than any beer I can recall

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice, hazy pale orange body, thick frothy egg-white fluff with some nice retention

smell: oaky, notes of brett, grassy

taste: I recall having this in January at the Belgian Beer Festival (perhaps sans-barrel aging?) and not being overly impressed. The Lamb has a nice oaky bite with indications of a nice brett strain, but there is an off flavor that I'm assuming is coming from the barrel. In my opinion, this beer would have been much better served in something like a chardonnay barrel, rather than a merlot barrel. Merlot isn't a grape I particularly care for and it seems to be leaving an earthy character that doesnt seem to fit.

mouthfeel: medium, frothy carbonation

overall: good, but not exceptional

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The Lamb from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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