La Fosse
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #13
Ranked #180
4.51 | pDev: 7.1%
Sep 18, 2023
Jun 14, 2014
Our sour blond base beer (same as Fuzzy) but aged on a ton of Apricots.
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
#185, just ok
Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by crobinso from Colorado

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Eziel from Ohio

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - haze yellow fantastic rimming and lacing
Smell - tart stone fruit like apricot peach
Taste - candied tart apricot, just delicious
Feel - medium body and fizz medium carb
Overall - delicious
Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by bret27 from California

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by IanX from New York

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle. Label has '2022' vintage.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Brief white head. No lacing.
Aroma is apricot and wild ale. Leather, pear, and peach.
Taste is apricot with leather, grassy, and white grape.
Medium mouth feel. Dry finish. Okay carbonation.
Sublime nose and flavors, with apricot as the base note.
Jun 20, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Lucoli from New York

Jun 12, 2023
Rated: 4.65 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Jun 08, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purchased a bottle of this beer at the brewery in March.

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy yellow color with brief effervescent white head with little lacing. Smell and taste of ripe, tart fruit. Apricot and peaches. Tart but a mellow smooth flavor. Nice full feel. Wonderfully refreshing. Excellent wild ale.
May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by mdaschaf from Indiana

May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Taking inspiration from famous Brussel's apricot sour ale, Side Project is brewing more like pros when brewing and aging their own unique spin on the fruited gueuze style.

La Fosse brings a golden tinge to an otherwise bubbly champagne pour. But the beer strikes the nose with force as the overwhelming sour scent tightens the jaws and wets the whistle with fruit, funk and fauna. A scantly sweet introduction is of light wafer, sourdough and a brief hint of taffy.

But anything seeming sweet is short and succinct on the middle palate. The session quickly favors the stone fruit with a light orange, mango and peach character. Shying away from fruit rollup, the beer quickly trends vinous and winey with sharp chardonnay, bubbly dryness and a piquant spice. Its bracing acidity washes any thirst from the palate as the late taste brings an earthen tone of balsa, burlap and extended wood-age white wine.

Light, crisp and highly refreshing, the ale is a cleaner taste compared to more Brussels brewed versions, but this brighter, cleaner and fruitier version is just as good.
May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally made it for a visit to Side Project and they happened to have bottles of this for on-site so got one and no regearts! Sour but not too sour and just fully of ripe, juicy apricot flavor; glad I got it!
Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Prospero from Colorado

Apr 24, 2023
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Reviewed by minterro from California

4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Drank as part of a beer tasting with Ron. Not sure about the price. Cool bottle, neat cap. Consumed on 04/07/23, review from notes.

A&S: The beer's appearance is bright orange at first and moves to a muddy orange as the remaining beer and sediment are poured in. The head is fizzy and big, there is some lacing. The aroma is powerful! Chalky yeast, tart peaches, and apricots.

T&M: The taste is acidic, fruity, tart, and lemony. Very clean. Cereal finish. Tartness is cleared out when the sediment is poured in and the funk comes through more than before. The high carbonation is champagne-like at first, then comes in a little more creamy later on.

Overall: It is one of the better beers I have ever had. Perfect for a warm summer day.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by mdfb79 from New York

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Chilmer from Iowa

Apr 02, 2023
La Fosse from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 435 ratings