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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

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States

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!

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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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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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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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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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From the 12 fl. oz. can. No date but sampled on September 26, 2015.

It pours yellow-orange with a quick lasting white head.

Decent toasted Belgian malt and light spicy notes. Some coriander. Overripe fruit.

Medium body.

The taste emphasizes the toasted character with a muted spice flavor and little to no hops. Not tart or sour.

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