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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale | Foolproof Brewing Company

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse AleLa Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
219 Ratings
La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse AleLa Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
foolproofbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The workday is done, and it's time to unwind...
notecard_LFULa Ferme Urbaine (LFU) is our unique take on a farmhouse ale. Influenced by the Belgian saison style, LFU features a complex blend of German hops, pilsener and pale malts, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. The beer pours a hazy straw color and delivers a spicy, dry finish. So raise a glass and enjoy!

Added by Jason on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,612
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
219
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by sulldaddy:
Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear copper color with a large fluffy and frothy bleached white head of 3.5 cm.
The head fades to a thin edge layer fairly rapidly after the pour.
Aroma is bready yeast with some white grapes and pears mixed in with just a little spicy hop character.
FIrst sip reveals a lighter than anticipated body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
Texture is smooth and silky very easy to drink, enjoyable.
The beer gets a little cloudy towards the end of the bottle poured into my glass.
Flavor is grainy malt and some bready yeast, I also get some sweet fruit. Pears and some white grape again, as in the nose. The beer is amazingly drinkable and enjoyable.
I dont get any hint of the booze and the finish is dry and a little sweet.

Quite a nice beer that is perfect for a warmer day, I would pick up bottles of this again.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker orange copper body, one finger thick white head, long retention and plenty of lacing. Smell is light caramel, cloves, allspice, a bit of rye, noble hops. Touch of banana bread. Flavour follows, a bit spicy, floral and a bit earthy, caramel, straw, touch of lemon, crackers. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, fairly spicy on the backend, with a moderate noble hop bitterness. Decent farmhouse ale, different than most; the spice is kind of interesting as well.

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Photo of Dekhar
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste is apple, hay, and light lemon. I like this as it is a bit sweeter for the style than I am used to. That said, I do think that it is only slightly above average. There are other beers I would go to if I wanted a saison.

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Photo of mikey03062
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is about the taste. This is a true summer beer, it is not too crisp, not too sweet, it really works for me.
Normally I like darker malty beers but this is really really good.
I finally found a summer ale I like.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jondeelee
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tempest
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn, this taste like something right out of Belgium. Reminds me of unfiltered Duvel where you have bright spice and pale malt flavors matched with mild yeasty clove notes and biting herbal hops. Very easy drinking for the strength. The body feels right and that's a point a lot of American brewers miss with Belgian style. Also, no one flavor element dominates. This is a well made beer.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dailyminefield
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braphe
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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