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Saison De Rouge - Side Project Brewing

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 88
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red Saison that was fermented in red wine barrels and was 100% fermented with our house Brettanomyces strain. Aged 5 months and then dry-hopped before bottling with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: coryking on 01-16-2014)
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-24-2014 02:30:04 | More by lonewolfcry
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MarkyMOD

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-19-2014 07:38:41 | More by MarkyMOD
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wethorseblanket

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Reviewed from notes. 750ml bottle shared by that special someone - thanks. Batch 1.

A: Pours a hazed orangish red with a thin white head and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Big bretty funk with some cheese, some wood, fruity.

T: Fruity, vinous, barnyard, earthy, a bit of rot in a good way.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes fruity, tart, with some dryness.

O: This is quite good - very good. Well done.

08-19-2014 04:25:50 | More by wethorseblanket
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California

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California

4.87/5  rDev +12.2%

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Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Missouri

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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-09-2014 23:45:43 | More by VAbdoyan
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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2014 20:37:16 | More by vissai
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Missouri

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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New York

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-29-2014 13:33:32 | More by jlee185
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 19:29:24 | More by imperialking
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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mhksuccess

California

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 6/29/2014.

A- Dark reddish-amber body, with a effervescent, frothy three finger white head that leaves silky thick lacing all over the glass as it slowly recedes. In normal lighting, this is a fairly ugly, dark reddish beer, but then again it is what I expected it to look.

S- Cheesy funk with some oak barrel presence really jumps out at first. A bit of freshly squeezed grapefruit, cherries along with tannins and peppercorns, a bit of musty hay. Very complex and nothing like anything I've smelled before.

F- There is a fairly strong grapefruit juice punch in the beginning that transitions to peppercorns that dance on the tongue, complemented by tart cherries, leather and cheesy funk; that eventually gives way to a dry, red wine tannic finish not unlike a good Cabernet Sauvignon. Again, fairly unique and like nothing else I've tried before. I think the grapefruit dry-hopped character is a bit lost in the complexity of the beer, and even clashes a bit with the tannic finish.

M- Medium in body, bubbly and effervescent with a bit more carbonation than I'd expect from a wine barrel aged saison. Regardless, this is a fairly tart saison with a lot of complexity, but some of the American-style dry hop character seems to clash a bit with the red wine tannins on the back-end. I'm not sure that I'd ever want to mix grapefruit juice with a Cabernet, if that makes sense.

O- Fascinating take on a red saison. I thoroughly enjoy the wine barrel character as it comes across very well on the finish, but with more interesting complexities than a regular Cabernet. Still, the freshly squeezed grapefruit character from the dry-hopping seems to make this an oddity, slightly clashing a bit with the red wine character.

06-30-2014 02:29:45 | More by Stevedore
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Saison De Rouge from Side Project Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.