Ferme De Chien
Wicked Weed Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #569
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #14,101
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 5.68%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
26
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Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
89
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Notes: 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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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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
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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
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pastel salmon-ruby with a creamy persistent white collar

On the nose, I'm getting a bit of an aerated grapefruit note before the cinnamon dusted crust comes in with faint cherry.

Even more toasted brown sugar and cinnamon crust-like malt comes out in taste, with the slightly tart cherry following. That classic marzipan that's often present in a cherry sour tries to come through, but it's a bit watery, while having a firm and substantial carbonation through a moderate body, finishing semi-wet.

Feb 03, 2018
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 12.25. Bottled 8/30/17. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter. Enjoyed 12/10/17.

Pours a vibrant, nearly opaque pink with a finger and a half of pink tinged white head. Those bubbles shrink to a few small islands and a thin band, imparting a couple dots of lace.

Smells of cherries, wet oak, eathy Brett, dried apple and a little pale grain. The cherry, Brett and oak is a nice mix.

Tastes of cherry, faint clove, funky tart Brett, a slight floral note, wet wood and a bit of earthy leather. That delicious cherry remains right out front where it belongs.

Medium light feel with peppy carbonation. Aftertaste of cloved pierced cherries and Bretty oak.

Wicked Weed has been doing some strong work with these fruited foeder Brett beers. Ferme de Chien is my second favorite in the Ferme series, with cherry character aplenty to keep me interested.

Jan 22, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall bottle into a Duvel tulip. Love the dog-themed artwork holding a bough of cherries.

L: Clear golden pink pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with a solid ring of lacing.

S: Tart cherries and funk. Mild lemon and green fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose pretty nicely. Light grains... tart baking cherries. Not a crazy pucker, but tart enough to notice. Brett character... lemon, funk, and hay. Unripened fruits, green apple peel. Light in body... soapy carbonation a bit. The finish is tart cherry juice.

O: A solid brett Saison... the cherries complement it nicely. Not overwhelmingly sour or cherry so pretty easy to drink. Not a Belgian elite but one I'd definitely have again.

Jan 16, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 8.30.17

Poured into a teku glass

Faint rose/ light pink frothy one finger foam cap settles to a small island of bubbles.translucent reddish liquid, good carbonation

Aroma of Brett , whiff of stone fruit

The tartness overpours any of the fruit, hint of cherries

Tart , crisp, mildly puckering, not astringent

Nice beer

Jan 06, 2018
Ferme De Chien from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 26 ratings