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Le Saisonnier - Side Project Brewing

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Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 84
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Le Saisonnier is named after the seasonal workers for which the first, old-world Saisons were originally brewed. Amber in color and fermented in and aged in Chardonnay barrels with a blend of yeast and bacteria, Le Saisonnier is bright, balanced and refreshing.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-10-2014)
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oline73

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

03-30-2014 16:50:54 | More by oline73
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

03-30-2014 15:18:42 | More by yourefragile
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Jpepe08

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

06-28-2014 13:33:11 | More by Jpepe08
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rmaste6282

California

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was expecting a Saison, but tasted more like an American Wild Ale to me. Pretty tart with some fruit/citrus flavors, but I detected plastic/rubber off flavors. I'm hoping that this was a one off bottle issue and not the entire batch. Great body for 4.8%. Aroma is nice citrus and tartness, but I also get the plastic phenols. Color is between orange and amber, a bit cloudy, but not off-putting. You definitely get barrel and chardonnay, but the plastic ruins it for me. I've liked many of the Side Project beers, this one didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 16:08:09 | More by rmaste6282
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -32%
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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

04-02-2014 17:30:42 | More by Thorpe429
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

03-31-2014 03:04:25 | More by Holland
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Quackus

New York

3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-31-2014 11:22:04 | More by Quackus
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

04-12-2014 12:40:34 | More by mendvicdog
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-11-2014 19:42:38 | More by fo1ksguitar
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-09-2014 16:58:13 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-07-2014 02:05:01 | More by thebigredone
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-21-2014 20:05:42 | More by chippo33
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bahnfire

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-17-2014 15:24:49 | More by bahnfire
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Batch 1.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, funk, earth, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice sour and funk qualities in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 22:18:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-09-2014 02:23:24 | More by Knapp85
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-26-2014 04:38:42 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-28-2014 23:24:57 | More by 22Blue
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-20-2014 15:23:38 | More by Schlafly33
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2014 01:00:59 | More by hooliganlife
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pear like color lends to the overall experience as pear seems prevalent. The aroma had orchard pear and Apple with a cidery sour and peppery scent. The flavors followed with pear and Apple but the sour is more balsamic and white wine. Though sour and tart the feel is smooth and seems more like a cider. Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 22:31:54 | More by KYGunner
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-08-2014 04:18:48 | More by jegross2
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-13-2014 13:18:21 | More by claspada
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-04-2014 17:24:35 | More by Boston_Steve
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joebostonisdead

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-27-2014 14:50:21 | More by joebostonisdead
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Le Saisonnier from Side Project Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.