Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing
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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
4.25/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.