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Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 357
Gots: 36 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chardonnay barrel-fermented Saison that uses our house blend of Brett and bacteria. Batch 1 spent 3 months in oak and then 3 months bottle conditioning. Bright citrus, billowy mouthfeel, classic funk round out the flavor profile of this rustic Saison.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-15-2013)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle of Batch 2, generously sent over by Dylan. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 7/11/2014.

A- Hazy light copper/straw yellow body with a lovely, fluffy effervescent two finger white head with excellent retention, leaving rings upon streaks of lacing. Beautiful saison.

S- Intense citrus, yogurty lactate, pale malts with a touch of chardonnay and dry oak. Wow. Even a bit of dry, earthy funk. This is a very complex and pleasing nose. Wow.

F- Citrus on the front (acidity) with some tart orange zest on the backend. Lots of yogurt lacto throughout, which I really enjoy. Then there's a underlying background of pale malt sweetness, some earthy Brett funk supplemented by a distinct white wine flavour with a dry, oaky finish. Simply one of the most complex beers per se that I've had, and definitely the most complex saison thus far.

M- Medium bodied, suitably carbonated with a substantial, smooth mouthfeel with a nice complex finish- dry, zesty, with yogurt lacto. Very good! And certainly drinkable as I'm doming the entire bottle on my own and wishing I had another.

O- Phenomenal. This is more complex than Flora as it has the lacto character and the dry, funky Brett on top of the white wine barrel character. Flora b5 had more of the distinct Vermont tartness without the lacto and was quite heavy on chardonnay. Both are fantastic, but if I had to choose between the two, I would go with Fermier 7 times out of 10. Fantastic BA saison, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to drink this.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 02:21:36 | More by Stevedore
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2014 01:00:33 | More by siege06nd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-12-2014 00:52:15 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2014 00:50:48 | More by billab914
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-11-2014 01:27:50 | More by CoolEthan
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-08-2014 18:40:14 | More by jklecko2
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

B2

A- Orange, golden honey in color. Translucent, kinda murky. Pours minimal lacing with big legs.

S- Tons of orange/lemon zest, very juicy as well. The brett lacto funk is hidden well in the background. Almost smells like a mimosa.

T- Light, watery (but not in a bad way). The orange and lemon are a bit muted. The lacto and brett are still in the back; just a bit of a void in the middle. But I feel many saisons have that.

M- Light bodied for sure. Refreshingly light though. I bet this would be great in a tropical environment. Little bit of a sting from the sharp carb that goes away very quickly. Almost no carb in this, but at first it gets ya.

O- A very well done saison! Great breakfast beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 00:43:55 | More by gueuzedreg
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-06-2014 03:29:44 | More by nesarebad
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McNazz

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-05-2014 07:07:24 | More by McNazz
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-04-2014 18:00:12 | More by AdamP
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-04-2014 11:11:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2014 02:26:49 | More by facesnorth
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 03:32:35 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-02-2014 13:37:22 | More by SocalKicks
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Jason83

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-02-2014 11:33:09 | More by Jason83
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-01-2014 12:27:21 | More by ShanePB
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gaildologuin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13%

07-01-2014 04:44:52 | More by gaildologuin
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 22:46:38 | More by TheEvilGenius
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 15:00:18 | More by fo1ksguitar
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour is slightly hazed golden orange with a fairly tight white head. Nose has a hint of oak, rubbery phenols, white grapes, faint farmhouse notes and some citrus. Taste follows suit, oaky up front with notes of the chard barrels. A hint of rubbery grapy phenol, tangerine fruitiness and some leathery brett. Body is light and creamy, with notes of acidity in the finish and some acetic burn.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:37:27 | More by cpetrone84
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 15:39:30 | More by thebigredone
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-28-2014 14:02:51 | More by nguasta2
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willis870ace

New York

4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2

Poured from a 750ml into a snifter, and sampled with a couple of other side projects. A very refreshing beer. A slight sourness to it. Not my favorite side project, but still a phenomenal beer. Other side projects are a little more complex compared to this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 23:53:06 | More by willis870ace
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joebostonisdead

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2014 14:51:35 | More by joebostonisdead
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DangleBerries

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2014 02:01:08 | More by DangleBerries
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Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.