Le Saisonnier
Side Project Brewing

Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #72
ABV:
5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,412
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 11.45%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
197
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  93
Gots
  19
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Le SaisonnierLe Saisonnier
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 197
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Batch 1.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, funk, earth, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice sour and funk qualities in the taste.

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750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Murky and hazy orange. Medium white head. Lots of lacing and a thick collar.

Smell - Stone fruits and some citrus. Some wine barrel. Lots of yeast. A bit of a mineral character.

Taste - Stone fruit and more wine flavor. Pale malt is stronger here. Yeasty and pushing a bit sweet before the finish. Mineral character is strong and it has kind of a rotten fruit flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not as light as I was expecting. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not as impressed as I normally am by Side Project saisons. It's got a weird aftertaste.

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I was expecting a Saison, but tasted more like an American Wild Ale to me. Pretty tart with some fruit/citrus flavors, but I detected plastic/rubber off flavors. I'm hoping that this was a one off bottle issue and not the entire batch. Great body for 4.8%. Aroma is nice citrus and tartness, but I also get the plastic phenols. Color is between orange and amber, a bit cloudy, but not off-putting. You definitely get barrel and chardonnay, but the plastic ruins it for me. I've liked many of the Side Project beers, this one didn't do it for me.

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Le Saisonnier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 197 ratings