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Le Saisonnier - Side Project Brewing

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Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
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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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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2014 02:16:35 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tangent-time coming right up! As the head brewer from Perennial Ales turns attention from the norm and into the barrel, Le Saisonnier opens up with all the charm and rusticity of the Belgian low country.

This tangy farmhouse ale opens with a golden gaze that captures highlights of lemon drop and canary as its back-lit glow is diffused with haze. As a creamy lather builds on top the beer, its texture is arid and honeycomb. As its rocky and liquified head character treks deep into the session, clumping lace links up with the glass walls in the beer's wake.

Its bright and tart scent is fruity and earthy. With only the tangy sweetness of under-ripened citrus, the ale prefers a drier scent of apple, pear, white grape and lemon. Its earthen balance of peppercorn, sawdust and sea air carries a cork-like tone with damp hay and fresh-cut grass in the backdrop.

Its short-lived bready sweetness is wafer-thin and short-lived. The beer's more wine-like taste shrugs off the malt and races in with bright acidity- lemons, limes, oranges, pear and grape make their large presence known upon the middle palate, and does so in a dry and spicy fashion. Lightly salty on the tongue, the rich taste of weathered oak, cork, cellar must and stewn straw round out the beer's spicy and crisply bitter finish.

Effortless on the mouth, the beer's exuberant carbonation allows the ale to take on champagne-like proportions, pulling the malt from the tongue and giving rise to the beer's acidic wine texture. As the bubbles carry the beer into a fast-fleeting finish with much of its nuances in flavor being more appreciated in aftertaste rather on the initial palate- much the way Belgians prefer.

Its good to see the taste of Saison is in good hands- if nowhere else, it's safe in St. Louis, Missouri! Who would have thought? Its certainly a tangent worth taking.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 16:22:26 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-24-2014 00:03:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-24-2014 00:20:34 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2014 16:06:36 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2014 21:45:12 | More by GRG1313
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a soapy fizzy and fluffy creamy mixed 1/2 finger head that fades fairly quickly, decent lacing, super hazy murky a weird dirty water brown orange color.

Nose awesome, big funk, big Brett, Brett funk with yeasty note, with bacteria sourness, lacto perhaps, maybe pedio, not quite sure, little vinous white wine, etc. Hint lemony zest too.

Taste big funk, Brett all over, Brett funk, into big bacteria sourness, big acidity too, tart fruity apple like flavours, great funk etc. Although a little yeasty flavor. Some tart green apple, fruity sour flavours, grainy toasty like malts, saison wheat and toasty. Little earthy like too. Finish is nice tart sour fruity little lemony, nice sour bacteria funk, fruit, and wild yeast funk.

Mouth is med bod, nice light acidity, tartness, nice carb, little flemmy on the back end.

Overall very nice, great sour funk, tartness, fruit, etc. Only real downfall is yeasty flavor, and little nitpick things.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:07:58 | More by jlindros
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2014 19:26:09 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2014 17:25:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-30-2014 12:40:10 | More by InspectorBob
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2014 01:16:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.1.14
Batch 1

A - Pours a cloudy, dirty dark orange with a large light tan head that slowly bubbles down.

S - Funky, earthy, fruit - I can't really place it.

T - Chardonnay, then tart, acidic oak, subtle pear and apple.

D - Tons of carbonation with a medium body.

O - Tart and acidic, fruits in there with some nice chardonnay.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 04:58:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-01-2014 12:26:52 | More by ShanePB
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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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-17-2014 12:45:18 | More by iL0VEbeer
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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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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros and Threelions. Batch 1.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear copper hue with a thin one finger head that leaves a thin halo and light lacing.

S - Aromas of funky saison notes, blanket, great yeast notes, great brett, very nice chardonnay notes both barrel and beverage. Great barrel notes, loads of bacteria. Very inviting.

T - Taste is wowzer, tart green apple skins, sour funk, phenomenal brett and bacteria notes, awesome lemon acidity, quite tart. A touch yeast heavy and a bit of a yeasty lingering aftertaste. Light grains. As delicious this is there are subtle flaws here. Absurdly delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very brightly carbonated, super crisp, awesome.

O - Overall this beer was just awesome. Great wine and bacteria and brett going on here. Great delicious beer. Touch too yeasty on the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:04:05 | More by rudzud
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2014 19:20:46 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2014 03:57:21 | More by Axnjxn
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Le Saisonnier from Side Project Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.