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Saison De Rouge - Side Project Brewing

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 78
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Saison De Rouge from Side Project Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.