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Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 421
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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4.93/5  rDev +7.2%

Side Project Saison du Fermier
Poured into a wine glass at the Side Project Release 9-28-2013
Copied from notes on my iPhone.

Pours a nice bright yet hazy golden straw yellow color. Golden hues on the edges with a nice dense and frothy head. Very tiny white bubbles pack in there giving the brew a whipped cream or meringue-like looking head. (5.0)

Aroma is delicious. Starts off with some grainy and hay notes followed by some great barnyard funk. Then some sharp lemony tartness hits the nostrils. Nice white whine vinous notes with some woody notes in the nose. The brew has some wonderful saison aromas with some mild pear and apple sweetness that mix well with the woody oak notes and the mild tartness. (4.75)

Flavor is wonderful. This brew is pretty impressive. Starts off with some sharp lemony tartness mixed in with some good fresh grain and fresh baked bread notes. Some nice phenolic and funky barnyard notes come up as well as woody oak notes. There is an underlying sugary and fruity sweetness that balances stuff out very well. And the vinous and white grape skin character of the brew. The brew is light and refreshing and has a nice dry character to the finish. The brew has wonderful playful carbonation that cleans the palette after each sip. (5.0) (4.75)

Overall this brew is delicious. I love the way the wine barrel adds some tartness and vinous notes. The interplay between the saison funk and some of the very mild fruit sweetness I near flawless. Well-done Side Project. (5.00)

JoEBoBpr, Oct 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
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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.

boilermakerbrew, Aug 24, 2014
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The nose is light lemon, barnyard funk and white vinegar. On a first sip, this is a light and balanced saison that leans more towards the tart side. This has light vinegar and lemon as well as slight funk on the backend. The finish is dry and that dryness lingers on the tongue after the beer is gone. The body is a bit thin overall which would make this one that you could drink continuously on a hot day.

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Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.