Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.88/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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. (4.75)
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2013 00:14:27 | More by JoEBoBpr
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Reviewed from notes from 1/11/14
A- Pours a pale orange that is slightly hazy and opaque. A good sized white head of small bubbles that leaves tons of lacing. Very pretty!
S- Super funky, almost cheese-like, dank, and almost gueuze-like. Moss, wet horse blanket, a bit of sour cherry. Overripe fruit, perhaps orange? This is super complex, and I am honestly struggling to pick out some specific aromas. Some oaky tannins and some berries.
T- Holy hell this is delicious! it is super juicy, bright and citrusy, but not in the IPA sense. It is sour and funky, again in a gueuze kind of way, more smooth and velvety, and as mentioned, juicy! There is a ton of oak, and some big white wine influence. Mandarin orange and wet grass as well. It's tart, it's funky, it's juicy, it's citrusy, and there's tons of barrel character. Just incredible!
M- The mouth feel is smooth, velvety, with lots of tiny bubbly effervescence. Fantastic!
O- Overall this is probably the best barrel aged saison I've ever had! The gueuze characteristics really make this different and awesome!
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 01:13:18 | More by SadMachine
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.