Fee Des Fleurs
Down the Road Beer Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
28
From:
Down the Road Beer Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into snifter

Clear golden liquid, one finger white foam cap quickly recedes

Aroma of tart crisp apples , yeast

Taste is ...

Nice beer

May 24, 2019
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rreed from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect saison taste. Wonderful sweetness. Lot of alcohol for a saison, which both improves the experience but maybe limits the consumption at one setting.

Mar 25, 2017
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Severymusic from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent saison, not awesome. 2.5 on feel because it gave my nose the feeling of dust/mold like I was going to sneeze, which isn't super enjoyable. Not sure I'd get this again.

Jan 26, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/11/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy orange/gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, a floral scent that is more herbal than hoppy, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a floral herb flavor followed by some bready flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There is some mild sweetness from flavors of citrus, caramel and spice. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

Sep 11, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Waxed. Hazy golden color. Huge head. It won't stop expanding. It settles down to a still huge, 2 inch cap. Smells of noble hops and a dry-scented yeast tang. A bit floral. Flavor is sweet, honeyed, floral, and yeasty. Less hoppy than on the nose. Phenolic taste for sure. A bit alcoholic. A little too big for the style, in my opinion. Medium bodied. Lasting flavor.

May 28, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared tonight at the meeting.
Sweet honey and light sugary malt backbone. Rustic earthy yeasty flavors. I got hints of grape jam in the flavor. Decent beer, not sure I'd say its a great example of a Saison though.

Apr 09, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light, flowery and dry. Semi sweet and highly carbonated. Some bitterness in the mid palate. Not very flavorful, but also not offensive. Would probably pair well with most food options.

Mar 09, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is honey, citrus, orange, grape skin, and light saison funk. Almost drinks more like a witbier than a saison. Tasty and easy drinking. I would get this on tap again.

Jan 29, 2016
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Maznoc from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks good in the glass. Very pleasant nose - floral and a hint of citrus and yeast notes. Good mouthfeel with the carbonation and weight. Bready and spice notes dominate the palate, with that citrus bitterness in the background. Nicely balanced, with a clean finish. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Very good.

Jan 10, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had a bunch of their beers before tehy were a brewery and they were all solid beers. Hopefully this one is just as good as I remember their beers to be. Bottled 5/27/15, so not super fresh but as it's a French Saison that shouldn't matter too much, it's fresh enough.

That pull tab was not easy to get off! Pours a nice fizzy airy bubble almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, little spotty lacing, crystal clear honey tan color.

Nose is dry grainy, little phenolic floral spices in there, some apple and pear fruity esters, sweet golden malt, toasty almost gristy malt, a little pilsner malt, no bread though.

Taste brings a lot of fruity characters, fruity esters with some apple pear notes again, as well as some fruity hops, fair bitterness with fruity and grassy floral hops together. Little malt sweetness, golden malts and a little pilsner toasty flavor again, some booze warmth really comes through with the mild floral spice phenols, peppery even, and a bit of banana ester component. Finish attempts to dry and the booze really comes through, booze warmth and tingles even, and a sticky feel, with more fruity esters banana and pear, peppery spice phenols, hint of grassy fruity hop bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, too much carbonation even for the style which is usually a bit higher carb, booze is a bit too strong as well, and a weird dry but sticky feel on the finish. Probably the only category that falls short for this beer.

Overall pretty nice, good combination of characters, tons of fruity esters which are nice, little phenols although the booze comes on way too strong, over carbbed, decent malt profile, and blending of the hops was also pretty nicely done.

Oct 18, 2015
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Greatheil from Rhode Island

4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nothing unique in it's makeup but well-crafted. It is exceptionally sweet, the Belgian candi sugar is mostly responsible but a low hop bitterness contributes to the perception. I would find it more comfortable with desert than an entree. The 8.5 abv is a menace, can easily drink this one down. Maybe wouldn't buy another bottle but would order it on tap.

Oct 11, 2015
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JAck199 from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very well built beer. Complex flavor up front and middle. Floral flavors but not over powering without a bitter finish. Nicely carbonated. Great drinking beer. Batch 1 aged 4 mo.

Sep 27, 2015
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Clear brilliant orange. Three fingers of white, dish soap-looking head.

S - Typical saison funk and sawdust. Some slight grape must.

T - Again, the standard saison barnyard funk. Also some spiciness.

F - Lots of carbonation. A little thicker than usual for the style, but 8.50% will do that. Dry, desert-like finish.

O - A very safe interpretation.

Aug 30, 2015
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badgustav from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma - floral, lightly fruity
Look- golden, clear, head dissipates to light lacing
Flavor - notes of citrus, a light maltiness, and pleasant after bite. Very drinkable
Feel - light-medium body, little aftertaste

Overall - very drinkable, pleasant, good example

Jun 11, 2015
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DBosco from Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance = hazy amber
Smell = floral
Taste = a saison with overpowering floral taste
Mouthfeel = moderate carbonation with some oily floral character
Overall = This was batch 1 and the floral tastes and smell overpower the saison characteristics. This may be a dead end in exploring beer flavorings.

Jun 06, 2015
Fee Des Fleurs from Down the Road Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 28 ratings