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Saison Du Blé - Side Project Brewing

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 6.49%
Wants: 149
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

4.44/5  rDev -0.7%

Shared immediately following Saison du Fermier to celebrate my graduation, courtesy Abbbp. Poured from a batch 1 bottle into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: Light yellow/white, incredibly hazy, with a creamy but small head that goes away fast. A thick bubbly crown hangs around for a while afterward though and leaves some healthy lacing.

Smell: Lots of bretty funk, citrusy, fruity. Like any good saison should taste, but pales a bit compared to Saison du Fermier.

Taste: Not very tart, definitely brett funk. A hint of bitterness. Lots of saltine-like cracker malt, with an almost browned, roasted quality to it. Not getting a whole lot of the chardonnay here, or the oak barrel at first, but more of it comes through as the beer sits a bit. Becomes a lot more sour too.

Mouthfeel: Quite high, prickly carbonation. Lingers a while and is quite dry.

Overall: Quite good, like everything Side Project does. Wasn’t as good as the Saison du Fermier that immediately preceded it, but still nothing to shake a stick at.

05-15-2014 14:35:13 | More by WTKeene
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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.

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Saison Du Blé from Side Project Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.