Fleur de Ferme – The Commons Brewery (Portland, Oregon, USA)

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  • My Rating: A-

Fleur de Ferme – The Commons Brewery, 6.3% ABV –750ml., (Portland, Oregon, USA)

on the front side label:

“A dark farmhouse ale finished with hibiscus, chamomile and lavender. The Commons Brewery is located in southeast Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by European brewing tradition and northwest grown ingredients.”

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  • Style: (floral) Flavored Saison
  • Taste: Lavender cola malts w/ hibiscus sour sweet
  • Where I got it : W. 16th Liquor Store
  • How much: $13 (after 10% off) – 750ml., June 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours dark cola brown with a crazy massive foamy head, great retention, lots of super fast streams here and there.

Nose: super floral bouquet of lavender and chamomile. (lvl-9)-pungency

Attack: creamy-fizzy crisp mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) lavender, cola malts, chamomile

Finish: light burpy, hibiscus, medium sourness, malty subtly hopped bittersweet finish.

Summary: Wow, wickedly unique with a great visual pour. The lavender flavour comes out surprisingly clean and harmonizes well with the Saison style. Worth a try. My kind of whimsical beer.