Le Saisonnier - Side Project Brewing
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.41/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a proper Side Project Brew long stemmed tulip from a 750ml bottle.
The brew pours a nice slightly bright hazy orange with a good medium dense half inch white head. The head has some larger intermingled bubbles that break it up as it recedes quickly down to a nice thick ring around the glass with some spotty mats floating in the middle. The brew is orange and hazy with some nice bright golden hues on the edges. (5.0)
Aroma starts off with wild yeast tartness mixed in with some pungent and rustic grainy/malty must and funk. Notes of wood barrel and old farmhouse are present. The Oak from the Chardonnay barrels is impressive in the nose. You can tell this brew has spent most of its life in contact with wood. There is some nice citrus and acidic tartness that is perceived along with the musty funk that compliments it very well. The tartness in the nose leads you to believe its gonna be very intense. Aroma is extremely earthy ad grainy. Tons of malted barley in the nose. Fresh baked sourdough bread is present as well. As it warms a slight bouquet of slight fruity sweetness develops, maybe from the vinous character. (4.75)
Flavor is quite impressive. A nice dichotomy from what the nose might indicate but still true to the aroma. Starts off with a sharp citric/lemon tartness that shoots up and awakens the palette. This is then followed by some very grainy and bready malted barely/grain notes. Sooo much grain in the flavor. The grain leads the way to the earthy wood and funk notes. Hay, oak, slight sweetness with some vinous and buttery white wine notes. As the brew warms the tartness becomes less sharp and more smooth and even more complimentary to some of the notes of sweet grapes and even some green apple skin. Mouthfeel is near perfect. Great balance between fluffy Belgian level carbonation and prickly clean crisp acidity. (4.25)
Side Project keeps impressing. Great level of detail is put into all these beers. This one is no exception. The notes of grain are amazing and work very well with the funky and musty wood notes. The slight acidic tartness compliments everything very well. (4.5) (4.25)
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 02:49:29 | More by JoEBoBpr
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2.89/5 rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pour is a hazed deep amber with a dark center and white head with some larger bubbles on top. Nose is very big but quite messy. Tons of lemon and dirty muddled wheat, aggressive tang and marmalade with a hint of fish. Taste is quite sour, a bit of chemical cleaner, loads of funky lemon, lighter yeast with an aggressive carbonation and quite a dry finish. Fuller body for the style, not really well integrated.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 00:19:50 | More by cpetrone84
4.94/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
le Saisonnier, as a sour beer fan, I could not have been happier. Waves of flavors ranging from vinegar to pineapple to sweet and sour sauce, green apple skins to atomic warheads crashed over my tongue. I was taken aback. This beer cannot be real, nothing in my life has ever tasted this good. I immediately felt like it was wasted on me. As if all of my years of drinking beer I had never quite lost my walmart palette. I had though. My favorite go-to is Goose Island's Lolita, a very nice sour that I would recommend to anyone, and this new beer promptly stomped it's head in the sandbox.
I had the beer on tap, at Perennial the day of release, several times. I also brought a few bottles home, but have only enjoyed one so far. I'm trying to save the others, but it's going to be very, very difficult.
Cory has made a fan for life with this one. I'll be at every release forward.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2014 17:04:54 | More by beagley
Le Saisonnier from Side Project Brewing
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