Blanc De Blancs
Side Project Brewing

Blanc De BlancsBlanc De Blancs
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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #1
Ranked #237
4.49 | pDev: 7.13%
May 10, 2023
Jul 24, 2014
Blanc de Blancs started as a Biere de Champagne malt bill that was fermented in Chardonnay barrels with Missouri grown Chardonnel grapes. The native Missouri microflora that was present on the grapes provide the sour depth and funky complexity of this wild ale.
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Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

May 10, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Batch #2

Clear golden colour with no head

The smell is mouthwatering with a nice tartness, some fruity funky notes but quite clean, some wood, some vinous notes

The taste follows with a very sour profile, white stone fruits from the chardonnay, the oak is present but compliments well the whole thing. Quite balanced.
It gets better as it warms UP

The mouthfeel is dry but not astringent, fine natural carbonation

Overall it's a pleasure to drink such a nice brew which was waiting in my basement for some years now.
Not in style if we speak of bière de champagne but a wonderful wild ale with grape
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with slight white head that quickly fades. Lots of wine grape notes with some apples and a little pear. Tart and sour but overly so. Excellent sipper. Well done.
Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#121, yum!
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - very slight haze bright and golden
Smell - funky tart lemon grape farmhouse
Taste - funky tart lemon grape farmhouse like the smell but also has a great woody slight champagne
Feel - medium body with a champagne carb and dry
Overall - fantastic
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by MrNate from Florida

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very clear, light gold body; lively carbonation; no head. Nice farmhouse smells; barnyard funk, fresh cut hay, some lemon and other citrus notes. Very pleasant flavors; sweet white wine; green apple, lemon, raspberry, and peach; tart. Moderately heavy body; smooth and rather flat; very acidic overall with a touch of underlying sweetness for depth.

I heard good things about this beer and paid a pretty price for it ($65, actually ordered it by mistake, but so it goes). Overall, this is a decent beer for the style but not something I think warrants the price paid for it.

Pouring temperature: 49 °F; bottling data: Vintage 2020
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.9 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2020 vintage

A huge shoutout to merpunk1 for hooking me up with this one in a trade! It’s the highest rated Bière de Champagne (and #245 overall), so it’s only fitting to drink this baby on New Years Eve. The rest of the day/night will consist of old classics, but it’s nice to open something fancy for my last review of 2021. Let’s get into it

Pours a cloudy orange gold with a finger of white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing. Eventually fades to absolutely nothing but it's still a decent looking beer

Man, I'm really digging the nose on this one, funky and delicate at the same time. I'm picking up on aromas of white grape, white wine vinegar, tangerine, sharp oak, and earthy apple

It's straight up explosive in taste, in your face and complex while being downright drinkable. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart green apple, sour white grape, wet hay, sharp oak, lemon zest, and crackery malt. The swallow brings notes of earthy white white, old leather, tart white grape, apple skin, sharp oak, floral honey, and lemon zest

A light medium body pairs with fine carbonation, resulting in a tart and crisp beer. Finishes mostly dry with just a touch of residual sweetness

This is great stuff, and a great kickoff to NYE. It's been a hell of a 2021, both on here and in my life and general. So, cheers BA, happy new year!
Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A 375ml bottle, blend #2, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A clear golden colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, lightly tart, vinous, white grape, oak, honey, with light funky notes.

Taste: Sour, tart, vinous, white wine grapes, honey, oak, funk, with notes of sharp acidity but not overly so.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Solid beer with nice aromas and flavours with abv completely hidden.
Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by EB1 from California

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I received a bottle from @fbarber in the NBS BIF #14. Poured into a Side Project Lambic glass also courtesy of @fbarber. It pours a cloudy, bright orange. It looks like Orangina. The head fizzled away almost immediately but that is typical for the style. The nose is just superb: like a fine Chardonnay; I'm smelling lemon, orange peel, and peach. It's taste is sublime; funky, oaky white wine grape with soft notes of peach that sweeten the Brettanomyces and native Missouri microflora. It's so delicate and fine. It has the expected effervescence and it doesn't drink like 10% ABV. Overall, Blanc De Blancs is an absolute delight. I'm privileged to have had the chance to try it.
Oct 17, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by o29 from Texas

Sep 25, 2021
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