Saison Du Blé
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #36
Ranked #529
4.4 | pDev: 5.91%
Apr 17, 2022
Nov 07, 2013
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Notes: 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.
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a cloudy golden color. Thick, frothy white head forms on the beer before dissipating pretty quickly and completely. Beer remains effervescent throughout. Aroma has notes of lemon, lemon zest, some grain, spicy peppery notes, wet hay and wheat, and some light oaky notes.

Taste follows the nose with notes of lemon zest, lemon, coriander, wheat, white wine, green grape and some oaky, wood notes. Feel is light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated. very dry on the finish.

Overall another world class saison from Side Project.

Apr 17, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by puck1225 from Texas

Had this beer at the SP Cellar from tap poured into a fluted glass. Slightly hazy bright yellow color with good head and curtain lacing. Smell and taste of coriander and orange. Some lemon and a bit of lime. Nice tart taste with sweet fruit, like a nice ripe pear, finish. Very nice saison!

Mar 18, 2022
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4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

Blend #8, 750 ml bottle, poured into a tulip at ~40 degrees F and sipped slowly to allow warming.

L: Pours a hazy and nigh opaque spring clover honey gold, and forms a few fingers of white head with okay retention.

S: Lemon zest, coriander orange, and something vaguely reminiscent of sea air.

T: Lemon zest and coriander orange abound in the palate, alongside something acetic not unlike a white wine vinegar. White and green fresh-cracked peppercorns, a hint of unripe Bartlett pear as it moves along. A tinge of musty, damp hay as it finishes, with the vinegar and something not unlike how the smell of treated lumber sawdust has me imagine it would taste (were I ever interested in ingesting that level of arsenic, ha).

F: Light and quite lively for an aged sour, goes down far too easily.

O: This is a fantastic saison, and makes me ponder if perhaps one of the reasons for the location of Cahokia may have been the local microflora for tasty fermented beverages.

Mar 06, 2022
4.43 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jan 30, 2022
4.23 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2022
4.21 by mando31 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2022
4.21 by BigIronH from Michigan on Jan 13, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml capped bottle into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is stonefruit, coriander, peppercorn, and lemon. Yeasty, spritzy tart. Beer opens tart peach and apricot. I get lemon, vinegar, and citrus. Peppercorn, coriander, and light vinegar in the middle. End is yeast, foamy, and oak. Finishes peppery and lightly tart. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down aggressive with a dry, lingering finish.

Very solid. A bit on the tart side but the body is excellent with this one.

Dec 18, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Blend #11, which was bottled some time in 2021 from what I can gather

An extra in a trade with fo1ksguitar! I’d never even had this one on my radar, but it’s my first from Side Project so I’m excited as I’ve heard good things about them. Let’s dive right in

Pours chilled hazy gold with 2 fingers of creamy white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

This one is definitely young, the funk feels very fresh. I’m picking up on aromas of wet hay, lemon rind, earthy wheat, white grape, and light vinegar

An interesting thing occurs here where it’s young on the front and feels more maturely funky on the swallow. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lemon peel, white grape, straw, bready malt, and orange zest. The swallow brings notes of wet hay, funky yeast, white wine vinegar, bready malt, and lemon peel

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes off dry with a sharp funk

This is pretty solid stuff, but nothing as much as people are making it out to be. That being said, I still wanna try more from them

Sep 18, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - really nice orange copper clear beer with a nice white head.
Smell - Wheat wine slight funk smell
Taste - Tart funk wine wheat with a slight citrus
Feel - crisp with a medium lighter body
Overall - pretty tasty

Aug 18, 2021
4.11 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jul 28, 2021
4.5 by paulish from New York on Jul 23, 2021
4.49 by crobinso from Colorado on Jul 17, 2021
4.6 by AD17 from New Jersey on May 30, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Clear golden pour with visible carbonation, no head besides an initial bubble cap. Vinous dry and sweet notes with oak, grains, barrel funk, slight must and accents of lemon peel, white grape, and flowers. Taste is elegant in the delivery: lemon, white grape, big pear, and buttery malt is elevated by a finish of grains, light minerals, funk, and a drying vinous must. Feel is lighter and smooth, delicate but never thin, carbonation is lower considering appearance on the pour. Really well done to get a lot from the barrel but still letting the saison elements shine too

May 21, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Blend #11.

Bright lemon & funk on the nose; a touch of wet hay & oak as it opens up. Palate is soft & tart, w/ notes of lightly acidic citrus, malted grain & a touch of horse blanket. Finish is dry with a lingering pucker. Everything to want from an SP White Label.

May 14, 2021
4.33 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 09, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hops_for_thought from New York

Poured from a bottle (batch #10) into a Belgian glass

L: pours a slightly turbid yellow/orange gold with a moderate white head that fades after a couple minutes but leaves a nice minimal head. Minimal visible carbonation

S: oh that’s a really nice saison nose. Great fresh lemon flesh/juice, some sharp Granny Smith apple, drupes with a nice bit of dough and under baked bread. Acidity is nice and bright, suggests a great tart sip. White wine aroma with depth, tartness, complexity

T: follows the nose well, tons of fruit with very refreshing acidity. Get lemon, peach, apricot, some berry notes as well? Bit of melon lurking, along with some of those dough/under baked bread notes. Nice and tart, gets a bit aggressive in the lemon flesh arena as it warms in the glass but overall extremely well balanced. Medium/long finish, lemon and dough carrying through as the flavor evolves to something more creamy than the tart opening

F: medium+ body, medium carbonation, nicely drying acidity but with a very nice and full mouthfeel. Almost creamy?

O: a really excellent saison, delivers a refreshing and fruit-forward sip while still having this very smooth feel

Mar 25, 2021
4.1 by chepi141 from Missouri on Mar 09, 2021
4.36 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Feb 28, 2021
4.24 by bret27 from California on Feb 24, 2021
4.75 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
4.44 by Eman17 from Illinois on Jan 30, 2021
4.7 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Jan 28, 2021
4 by pconn10 from Illinois on Jan 10, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

So easy to drink, light stone fruit,

Jan 03, 2021
4.44 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 31, 2020
4.32 by paresis from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2020
4.25 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on Oct 22, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dankacheese from Illinois


Aug 23, 2020
4.4 by jtk21351 from California on Jul 26, 2020
4.17 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jul 02, 2020
Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a translucent honey yellow with a finger of white foam. Head retention is pretty poor. Aroma is cellar stone, apricot, lemongrass, dark fruits with a lightly sour pucker. Flavor profile is cellar stone, apricot, peach, oak, dark fruits and lemongrass. Twinge of tangy pucker at the back. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a prickly effervescence that sooths out to a more soft texture as it warms. Overall, pleasant tartness within a well balanced profile. Delightful.

Served in a white wine glass from a 750mL bottle. Batch #5 (2016) consumed at brewery on 1/18/2020.

Jan 18, 2020
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 26, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy golden. Some lemon and hay on the nose. There's some tartness and some acidity that feels like it wants to teeter over the edge but holds its line. This is more balanced than some of the other Side Project beers I've had. That is to say that the overall flavors are good, but the acidity makes it difficult to want more. I think that if I had let the glass warm more, my teeth would have been in a world of pain.

Aug 19, 2019
4.47 by KidBeans from Missouri on Jul 24, 2019
4.87 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 15, 2019
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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by bubseymour from Maryland

One of the best funky tart saison's I've ever had. Dialed in and balanced perfectly in every manner.

Jul 13, 2019
4.58 by Bum4ever from California on Jul 06, 2019
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 05, 2019
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