La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale | Foolproof Brewing Company

La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse AleLa Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
68.3%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 218 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:
#12,704
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
218
Liked:
149
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Texasfan549
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a rocky head that leaves a few strands behind as it descends

Smell: Bready malt with a slightly toasty character; complex grains (porridge-like); a hint of fruit (apple, lemon and banana); white pepper and just a touch of farmhouse funk

Taste: Tart fruit flavors arrive first, with lemon, banana and apple cider tones; by mid-palate, the complex malt bill adds a range of cereal flavors; grassy hops arrive with the swallow; and the bitter and slightly tart flavors bring up the rear, though there is an unmistakable floral aspect to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting beer with a lot of complexity in the flavor profile; nice to see the brewery go out on a limb, here

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another one I've been dying to try from Damasse.

Pours a nice fizzy 1+ finger head that fades at a decent rate, with nice soapy lacing that also seems to fade, mostly clear golden honey colored beer.

Nose is pretty much what I expected, start with nice saison aromas, the right kick of esters, nice light phenols, bit farmhouse like, Belgian aromatic floral esters and very light spices like aromas, very faint lemon zest, the esters bring that fruity apple skin and touch of pear, and light grainy wheat like grassy malt character.

Taste starts with a bit of sweetness, Belgian golden like malts, with some light toasted wheat and grainy flavors, little cracked wheat almost. Then nice saison flavors, good kick of esters again, touch of apple skin and pear as well, nice blend of phenols with that, and touch of warming booze, faint saison spices with that, and touch of farmhouse flavors, then a bit of light citrus and rind. Some bitterness, a touch of a grassy lemony hop, and some citrus rind bitterness from the yeast I think. Finish is a little sticky but drier, lingering citrus, light esters and touch of phenols, light kick of booze, and sweet Belgian malts.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, faint touch of warming booze.

Overall a nice saison, pretty much what I expected for a saison. Doesn't do anything very special, but well done, nice malts, good yeast characters, and nice bitterness with a touch of hops. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 5/20/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, Belgian yeast, wheat, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts with a touch of sourness and spice that is quickly followed by breadiness from wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. Then there’s some mild background sweetness from flavors of citrus and banana. The hops presence is very mild but creates a very good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid lighter Saison to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
2.67/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rough nose: spearmint, cider, Christmas spice, rubbing alcohol. Very sweet, fruity Belgian yeast, thin and crisp, light spice, doughy, apple

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy dark straw color. Reasonable head but it dies very quickly. Some slippery lace; no permanent lace.

The aroma is peppery but not as if this is hoppy. Light alcohol to the nose.

Sour and spicy like a good Saison. Full bodied with a muted level of carbonation. The swallow is sharp with cutting an almost oregano flavor. The aftertaste is long enough to linger. A bit of orange rind in the finish.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

On tap at Track 84 Warwick
Comes to the table a slightly hazy light golden color and a smallish off white head. Aromas of light funk, bread, bits of lemon, clove, and pepper. The flavor follows the aroma well. Light refreshing easy to drink, I enjoyed this a bit.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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 Eziel
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Kelp
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 VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boston Beer Summit. Sample pour. Pours a hazy, yellow color with a thick, whipped head. Aroma is of buttoned-up Saision yeast, some pale malt and a grassy hop scent. The flavor is also quite the same. Not very phenolic but that signature Saison character is present. The hops are soft but state their case. Pale bread and grain. Surprised by the ABV. Felt and tasted much lighter. Pretty good albeit unmemorable.

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Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.3% out of 100 with 218 ratings
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