Ferme De Chien
Wicked Weed Brewing

Ferme De ChienFerme De Chien
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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #376
Ranked #10,925
4.03 | pDev: 7.2%
Jun 24, 2023
Dec 25, 2017
Our craft honors our childhood lessons. We were lucky to learn ours the hard way: “stick with it,” “wipe your tears,” “earn your callouses,” and “try to keep up with your Ol’ Man.” These are the lessons that stay, working their way into our weathered flesh and aching bones until they are as much a part of us as our own names. Ferme de Chien is a foeder-rested, brettanomyces farmhouse ale. This pleasantly tart, lightly hoppy ale is fermented with over a pound per gallon of fresh Balaton cherries to reflect and echo that the craft of the old has not been wasted on the young.
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Reviewed by Otter-the-Beer-Man from Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: murky reddish color. 2 inch head of tight bubbling that slowly dissipates with lacing falling down the glass. Thin towers of bubbles remain throughout the pint.
S: tart cherry, rose wine
T: refreshing sour of tart cherry
F: carbonation rejuvenates during the sip giving some liveliness
O: very tart/sour. Very enjoyable!
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by rangerred from Tennessee

Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Sampling a lightly chilled 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Beer is part of a trade with @jerryfreak, Thank you!

Beer pours a bright clear rose color that becomes more solid red as it fills the glass. Bleached white fizzy head forms on the surface and is continually fed by active streams of carbonation, but doesnt maintain more than a sturdy edge layer of froth.
The aroma on this beer is not overly complex with some tart cherry notes and a bit of sugary maraschino cherry mixing with some funky yeast notes. Seems about right for the style of beer.
First sip reveals a light to medium body with very fine and tingly carbonation. Texture is fairly light and crisp overall.
Flavor is what I expect too, with sweeter cherry notes up front and then more tartness that lingers on the finish. Some funkiness comes through in the finish as well.
No hints of booze and hops are never present on the flavor profile.
Beer drinks easy and is fairly crisp and enjoyable, while being straightforward as what it is.
A decent all around beer that gives you what you would expect.
Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 4.79 by bubseymour from Maryland

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by MJSFS from Florida

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12 oz. bottle into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out a beautiful red color with pink tints and forms a thin, sea foam pink crown.

The nose brings an acidity mixing with tart cherries and black cherries.

The taste brings tart cherries, black cherries and sweet cherries. Really nice blend.

Nice tartness with a light and refreshing body. I would like a little more depth to the body but it’s being nit picky.

Overall, it’s a solid offering.
Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L - 1.5 finger fizzy pink head atop a translucent maroon body.

S - cherries, floral, saison yeast.

T - mildly tart cherry. Reminds me of a cherry freeze pop. No bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - light body with ample carb.

O - crushable, and ephemeral.
Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Jun 28, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by samEBC from Belgium

May 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle purchased in Nashville, TN. No date. Poured into Aslin anniversary glass.

L: Nice very slightly pink head, maybe 1.5F, with good retention and heavy lacing. Beer is a light garnet and mostly see-through.

S: Sour cherries, sour base, and Brett. Pretty straightforward.

T: Sour cherries, whiskey sour mix, Brett. Slightly sour and astringent finish.

F: Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Crisp but maybe a bit too sour to really drink easily. Otherwise fine.

O: Another decent sour/farmhouse ale from Wicked Weed.
May 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by desint from Belgium

May 16, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

May 03, 2019
Ferme De Chien from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 32 ratings