Le Saisonnier | Side Project Brewing

Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 187 ratings
Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Le Saisonnier is named after the seasonal workers for which the first, old-world Saisons were originally brewed. Amber in color and fermented in and aged in Chardonnay barrels with a blend of yeast and bacteria, Le Saisonnier is bright, balanced and refreshing.

Added by dwagner003 on 01-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,530
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
187
Liked:
173
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of aasher
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tafyob41
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light copper to dark straw yellow. Cloudy. There's a fingernail of dishwater white that cover half of the top. The aroma is of sweet green grapes and white wine. I'm tasting green grapes, green apple, oak, and white wine. The mouth is light and delicate.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a really light and delicate saison here, aged in chardonnay barrels, but it doesnt get a ton of character from the wine itself so much as it does the wood, subtle but complex, like so many of the saisons these guys produce. its pale straw colored beer with a tall and permanent white head. beautiful beer to look at, minimalist looking, with a little haze to it and some visible carbonation, patient. the aroma and flavor are great, more oak than wine, but a little of that white grape fruitiness combined with the fruity nature of these particular brett strains, really compelling stuff, and far less sour than some of their other wild beers, the acidity remains low here, but the contribution of bacterial element is there, citrusy and brightening, very cool. smooth round wheaty base, some pils type malt flavor in here too, soft hints of lemongrass and earthy hops, great with the wood. upbeat carbonation and more body than you would expect for such a light beer. this is the kind of saison i could drink everyday, never get bored, and always be stoked, very much a table saison, cool brett profile and really dry. more please!

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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright gold with rising carb trails visible, wispy skim.
Aroma is lightly acidic with crabapple and oak traces.
Taste is oaky and tart, juicy acidic crabapple, white grape and apricot flavors dominate, with a dry oaky finish. Lots of oak, zero diacetyl. Nice and crisp.
Thanks to Steve for this one!

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3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a thin film.

The light funk mingles well with soft refreshing graham, honey, lavender, grass, and lemon.

I'm unclear as to which batch we were poured, as this was at the Shelton Brothers Festival and they did not list this as being available. However, since they are blending this to an intended flavor profile, I'm sure they aren't drastically different.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one a lot but was not blown away like I am with most SP beers. It drinks a lot like champagne due to the wine barrel aging. Upfront it has a lot of dry crispness that lends itself well for a brunch beer.

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Photo of joesteinkamp
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a very prominent nose and flavour of fresh hose water. Shared this bottle with 5 others who all got that same strange flavour. That being said, this was still a very nice beer and the flavour, although odd, was not off-putting.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Le Saisonnier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 187 ratings
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