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Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing

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Saison Du FermierSaison Du Fermier

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 372
Gots: 35 | 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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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-30-2014 00:56:55 | More by WeisGuy
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle into Side Project wine glass.

Pours out a light gold, hazy body, with a white, compact head that leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass. Glad to see some carbonation going on since this was barrel aged.

Aroma is succulent orange, strong lemon, yellow grapefruit, tart pineapple, and faint juicy mango shows briefly. Along with the fruits you get some of the oak and Chardonnay from the barrels. A little funky earthiness and dank basement like character also encountered on the nose.

Flavor has a lovely blend of tart citrus fruits, mainly lemon, orange peel, and lychee. But what really catches my attention is how deep the barrel flavors are penetrated within the palate. First off, there is a hefty amount of vanilla coming through. And the Chardonnay is nicely integrated with straight oak from beginning to end. Other than that I don't get many other flavors except for a minute amount of dank like funk. It's a stunner in this department.

Mouthfeel is brilliant on this. Body is light to light medium. Carbonation is fluffy and soft. Has almost a creamy consistency upfront and ends mouthwateringly tart and dry. It's that creamy start that makes the mouthfeel feel like a rollercoaster ride. Lovely.

Overall the kind of beer experience that, well, I drink beer for. Everything is great about Fermier, but what struck me the most was how much vanilla I got from this, a saison of all things. It's not in your face vanilla, just a vanilla essence that really sticks out. But it's no surprise given the barrels held Chardonnay. And the mouthfeel, oh the mouthfeel, glides on the rogue before an abrupt tart, dry finish. A beautiful barrel aged saison and no doubt among the best.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 00:38:19 | More by MarcWP
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-29-2014 15:47:45 | More by phishphorce
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2014 13:35:16 | More by BMart
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-28-2014 04:21:48 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-28-2014 01:21:58 | More by Jones153
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-27-2014 20:54:07 | More by PA-Michigander
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-26-2014 21:44:22 | More by atlbravsrno1
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-25-2014 00:43:05 | More by dsigmon
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-25-2014 00:40:35 | More by CosmoHopHead
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-24-2014 19:27:56 | More by imperialking
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-24-2014 18:28:53 | More by JPortillo
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Jeffh84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-24-2014 01:20:02 | More by Jeffh84
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NW2285

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-23-2014 11:45:52 | More by NW2285
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mhksuccess

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 16:38:04 | More by mhksuccess
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jackmax

Washington

5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2014 23:20:07 | More by jackmax
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farnold

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2014 20:59:16 | More by farnold
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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 6 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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Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.