Saison Du Blé | Side Project Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.4/5
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527 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison du Blé is our Chardonnay barrel-aged Wheat Saison. Batch 1 was fermented in stainless and then aged in oak for 3 months with our rustic house blend.

Added by coryking on 11-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#330
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
527
pDev:
5.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
114
Trade:
28
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm told that Saison du Fermier is best enjoyed when fresh - but I've only had batch number 3, so I cannot comment. What I will say is that Side Projects saisons continue to surprise me with mouth-aching sourness. Seriously - perhaps it's a matter of my sensitive teeth, but it really does make my teeth hurt a bit!

Saison du Ble pours a lovely yellow-gold. It's very fragrant and smells lightly sour. As above, it is VERY sour. The texture is quite light, but feels full of lots of yeast. That last pour was probably a real slurry.

I really liked this bottle and would love to try other vintages. I intend to chase down some more of Side Projects saisons soon!

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Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1

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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raspy22
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear orange with big white fluffy pillowy head. Medium high carbonation.
Smell: Brett funk, Chardonnay, hay, and cranberries.
Taste: Very tart, brett Funk, hay, Chardonnay, acidic, with a hint of cranberries.
Mouthfeel: Medium with lots of complexity.
Overall: A great barrel aged saison from Side Project.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best BA saison ever! Cheers.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed Side Project wine glass. Acquired in trade.

Pours a nicely hazy golden straw body with a pretty decent size white head that reduces very slowly to leave a ring of retention and nice lacing.

Aromas are nice and funky, musty, white wine and lactic acid, yeasty and lightly fruity. Smells very nice.

Taste is superbly balanced tartness, light stone fruit and white wine, hay, lacto funkyness, oak barrel, dry champagne-like finish. Very easy to drink, crisp and quenching light body.

I was really impressed with this Saison - extreme balance and drinkability with a good amount of flavor.

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Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is clear golden and pours with a minimal amount of white head.

Aroma is tart citrus mainly lemon, wheat and a faint hint of funk.

Taste follows nose. Nice tart lemony citrus, soft wheat and a nice light hint of funk.

Feel is soft and lively at the same time. Nice lingering tartness on the backend.

Overall a really nice saison that I'm grateful for the opportunity to try.

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Photo of mltobin
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Saison Du Blé from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 527 ratings