Saison Du Fermier - Side Project Brewing
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.71/5 rDev +2.4%
Finally opening a long-time whale of mine acquired several months ago and saved until graduation. Poured from a batch 1 bottle into a Prairie Teku glass and shared with Abbbp and my good friend Matthew.
Appearance: Pale yellow gold, hazy, with a big beautiful fluffy white head that leaves behind gorgeous thick lacing.
Smell: Oak, lots of bretty funk. Citrusy. Fruity. Saisonny. Beautiful.
Taste: Slightly sweet. Some oaky vanilla right off the bat. Lightly tart and funky in a cheesy sort of way, and a vaguely citrusy fruit flavor coming through as well. Some tannin-y vinous flavor too. A light crackery malt toward the end. Freaking delicious.
Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation. Dry and tannin filled. Crisp and doesn’t linger particularly long.
Overall: So glad to finally try this. This wasn’t a particularly unique saison, but it was an absolutely exceptional example of the style of sour, barrel aged saisons. Kudos to another job well done, Side Project.
05-15-2014 14:32:33 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
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
4/5 rDev -13%
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.
11-18-2013 00:06:59 | More by jeonseh
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.