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Saison Du Blé - Side Project Brewing

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.5%

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison du Blé is our Chardonnay barrel-aged Wheat Saison. Batch 1 was fermented in stainless and then aged in oak for 3 months with our rustic house blend.

(Beer added by: coryking on 11-07-2013)
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Photo of cpetrone84


3.64/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a hazed bright golden yellow with a tight white head and thick lacing. Nose is heavy yeast and creamy lacto up front with a strong balance of dry white wine and wet oak. Their yeast is very unique and different, I'm not really a huge fan. It gets tangy and spicy but has a strange cream of wheat thing going on. Taste has less of the cream of wheat, yeast is uniquely tangy, lemon zest and a hint of spice. Stronger oak, less wet wood, very dry in the finish and the chard barrels give it a temptation quality, just not nearly as well done. The lacto probably adds to the yeast flavor, similar to the saisonneer without as much off flavor. Its ok.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 23:28:06 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of Alieniloquium


4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow orange body. Nice white head. Good retention. Medium collar.

Smell - Wine barrel is prominent. Lemony. Oaky. Grainy wheat.

Taste - Tart wine barrel. Sweet pale malt. Oaky. Lemony. Grainy wheat. Lingering oaky finish. Minimal funk to it.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Crisp and tart. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very nice barrel aged saison. Flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:40:36 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour from the brett takeover @ perennial
The beer pours a cloudy, dull golden color, no sediment, with a white head that fades to nothing rather quickly. The nose is a rustic graininess, tart vinous white grapes, lemony citrus, and some straw. The taste has a mild grain sweetness upfront that quickly becomes tart and fruity as it sucks all saliva from your palate. It has a mouthfeel that is also grainy and quite tart, quenching and dry, and has interesting fruit qualities that pull all beer's funkiness together. It's definitely not an end of spectrum sour, in fact it's quite drinkable in. I'm definitely excited for the next release.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 04:13:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of HuskyinPDX


4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.18.13

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a fluffy off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Funky, tart lemon citrus, oak, wheat.

T - Soft citrus, lemon, wheat, floral. Excellent.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Light body, but very flavorful and welcoming. A wonderful saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:47:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of Stevedore


4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle, generously shared at a 4elf hotel bottle share; approx 6oz poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 12/15/2013.

App- Hazy straw-yellow body. Nice one finger white head with very good retention, fades into a nice thick collar, fair and spotty lacing.

Smell- Lemon, oak, vinous white grapes, chardonnay, a little bit of funk.

Taste- White wine barrel, oak, white wine grape tartness, lemons, and a little bit of funk. Some wheaty sharpness. Follows the nose. Not superbly intense, but fairly complex.

Mouthfeel- Lighter bodied, refreshing, good carbonation with a nice dry finish. Very easy to drink.

Overall- A fine wine barrel-aged saison. Its not quite Flora, but I enjoyed this more than I did HandFarm, to give an example.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 00:41:51 | More by Stevedore
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4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Side Project Saison Du Ble

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice golden straw color with a nice bright slight orange hue with a slight haze. There is a nice quarter inch white head that is pretty dense and recedes quickly down to a thin film.

Aroma is pretty nice. Notes of mild lemon tartness in the nose with some nice white grape vinous character as well. Notes of woody musty oak are present in the nose as well as some grainy and mildly sweet wheat notes. Fresh citrusy tartness and some slightly buttery vinous and funky wood notes.

Flavor is pretty awesome. Grainy and bready notes that are earthy and sweet start things off with a back note of mild lemony tartness. Tartness is milder than De Fermier and there is a pretty noticeable woody must to the brew along with some barnyard and husk notes. Great notes of mild vinegar are also present. Overall nice and dry as a saison should be. Sooo good.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 01:00:20 | More by JoEBoBpr
Saison Du Blé from Side Project Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.