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Saison De Rouge | Side Project Brewing

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Saison De RougeSaison De Rouge

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Red Saison that was fermented in red wine barrels and was 100% fermented with our house Brettanomyces strain. Aged 5 months and then dry-hopped before bottling with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops.

Added by coryking on 01-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Bourbon Barrel Temptress snifter.

Appearance: Crimson at the base, fading to a rusty brown toward the top. A one-finger thick, creamy eggshell head fades into a thick creamy crown that persists forever.

Smell: Loads of funky, farmhouse brett with a prominent floral, citrus backing. Mildly sour smelling from the brett, a vinous character comes through too.

Taste: God damn that's complex. The first flavor to hit my palate is bitter hops and funky brett, sour grapes come next, with a hint of vinegar tartness. The other flavors fade away to leave behind a thick fig and molasses note on the finish. That's incredible.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high carbonation that fades quickly. Medium body, and the beer lingers in the mouth quite a while afterward.

Overall: This is one heck of a unique beer. Never had anything like it before, and likely won't have anything like it again. The combination of flavors is just so unique, the appearance so gorgeous, and the smell so special, Side Project has knocked it out of the park, again. Can't wait to try their other offerings!

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Big khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Brett is strong. Musty red wine. Intensely oaky.

Taste - Brett is again the strongest flavor. The red wine is as distinct as any red wine flavor I've had in a beer. Strong oak. Dry caramel and toasty malt. Very oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Starts off crisp and the wine gets a little heavier. Well carbonated.

Overall - Good, but certainly isn't as inspired as other Side Project bottles.

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Reviewed from notes. 750ml bottle shared by that special someone - thanks. Batch 1.

A: Pours a hazed orangish red with a thin white head and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Big bretty funk with some cheese, some wood, fruity.

T: Fruity, vinous, barnyard, earthy, a bit of rot in a good way.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes fruity, tart, with some dryness.

O: This is quite good - very good. Well done.

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Saison De Rouge from Side Project Brewing
4.48 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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