Blanc De Blancs
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #1
Ranked #240
4.49 | pDev: 7.13%
May 02, 2022
Jul 24, 2014
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Notes: 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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4.5 by Affinity from Missouri on May 02, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#121, yum!

May 02, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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
4.4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 23, 2022
4.5 by MrNate from Florida on Jan 21, 2022
4.25 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

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
4.57 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Jan 07, 2022
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Jan 05, 2022
4.9 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jan 01, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

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
4.53 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Dec 23, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

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
4.21 by EB1 from California on Nov 27, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MacMalt from New Jersey

I received a bottle from @fbarber in the NBS BIF #14. Poured into a Side Project pint 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
4.44 by o29 from Texas on Sep 25, 2021
4.4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 12, 2021
4.8 by Hefewiseman from Florida on Sep 11, 2021
4.65 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Aug 15, 2021
4.5 by Dadthew from New York on Jul 30, 2021
4.6 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 25, 2021
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Poured from a 375 into an SP durobar glass. Color was vibrant yellow/orange with not much haze once dregs were poured. Aroma was unripened green grape peel and chardonnay. Taste followed with the addition of oak. Really well balanced too. Can’t believe this is 10%. Phenomenal brew. Would love another!

May 28, 2021
3.9 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
4.13 by oddlandf from Washington on Apr 19, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle at share. Cloudy white wine looking pour, a few bubbles. Aroma and taste are straight up white grapes. Sharp tartness, sweet. reminds me of Welch's white grape juice, but with a pucker.

Apr 04, 2021
4.51 by chepi141 from Missouri on Mar 19, 2021
4.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Feb 23, 2021
4.5 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Jan 16, 2021
4.4 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts on Jan 13, 2021
4.21 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Dec 31, 2020
4.09 by corm44 from New York on Dec 10, 2020
3.5 by farnold from New York on Nov 15, 2020
4.19 by Beerbom from California on Jun 18, 2020
4.59 by warnerry from Michigan on Jun 11, 2020
4.56 by moltch from Massachusetts on May 25, 2020
4.44 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Apr 24, 2020
4.34 by esktime from Ohio on Apr 04, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lucular from Maryland

12.7 oz bottle split with my wife. Pours a clear straw yellow with an off-white head that fades to a ring of bubbles. I saved the last ounce with yeast and added it to my glass after a while, which made the remaining beer quite cloudy. Aroma and flavor are funky/sour with oak, tannins, grape must, and hints of vanilla and grassiness. Complex but not quite my favorite sour/wild flavor profile. Overall it was tasty but not quite as amazing as I had hoped. At any rate, good to check off another beer style!

Mar 23, 2020
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