Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing
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5/5 rDev +8.7%
Batch 2 poured into a stemmed wine glass.
A- Pours very hezy and a bright golden straw in color. The head on this beer is about a finger in thickness when half poured in a wine glass an retains just a little while before boiling down into a thin film on top of the body. The thin film of a head does actually lace fairly well. A beautiful beer in the glass.
S- The first scents that hit the nose are a bright and slightly tart fruitiness. Just a touch of citrus and peach like flavors hit the nostrils and are accompanied by a slightly bready undertone of yeast and brett. Throughout there is a slight to mild tartness and somewhat citric quality to the scent.
T- Where to start with this incredibly complex beer? It starts off with the same slightly tart and fruity note that the scent does. Just a touch of peach and some citrus notes accompany the tart flavor, as well as the underlying brett funk. The brett provides a breadiness and funkiness that dries out the tartness that preceded it and provides a layer of complexity. The beer's entire flavor moves toward a grainy and yeast like flavor while maintaining the slight tartness as well. Ends with a lingering touch of the fruitiness and the underlying funk.
M- This beer is light and almost fluffy on the palate. It is also smooth while still being fairly well carbonated. This beer is remarkably easy to drink and well balanced. You cannot tell it is 7% at all, and if I would have guessed, I would have said closer to 4%.
Overall, I'm so glad I traded for this beer. I missed the releases of both batches, but it is safe to say that I will not miss future batch releases. This beer is nearly perfect in every way.
08-24-2014 22:31:57 | More by boilermakerbrew
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.