Blanc De Blancs | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by coryking on 07-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
174
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 15
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4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drahodo
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was outstanding. Had 4 SP fruits in a night and this was the clear favorite. Massive wine grape, mildly tart. Not overwhelmingly sour. Unreal this was 10%. Hides ABV well.

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Photo of NJB145
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reed
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woosterbill
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tasting glass, reviewed from notes. Thanks Aaron!

A: Hazy deep gold body under a finger of white froth. Mediocre retention and lacing, which is better than I expected for the style. Pretty nice.

S: Intense. Huge citric acidity is front and center, with waves of lemon, lime, grapeskin, and passionfruit. Some sweeter grape and melon notes emerge as it warms, as well as more than a hint of vanilla oak. Excellent.

T: Even better than the nose, with immense flavor and complexity without any loss of balance. Sour fruitiness up front, rich oak underneath, and a long, tart, drying finish with a lovely vinous aftertaste. Wow.

M: Substantial body with light, soft carbonation. Lively enough to keep it from being the least bit sticky, but not too prickly. Solid.

O: Amazing beer, and probably my favorite Side Project to date. Huge thanks to Aaron for hosting the share with this and so many other wonderful brews.

Cheers!

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Photo of Deltoro
3.72/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barleywin
4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grapes, white wine and a little funkiness to the aroma. A little more sourness to the taste up front with the dry, tart grapes shining in the finish. Great beer overall, grapes were really well done and complimenting.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwelsh55
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhong187
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mtrog313
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMFP
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Blanc De Blancs from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 174 ratings