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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#200
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
251
pDev:
7.32%
 
 
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192
Gots:
31
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Bunuelian:
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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of drmcleod10
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

While waiting in line to get my allotment, I purchased one for onsite consumption, drank today and poured into a wine stem glass.

A - bright yellowy orange lemony color with a 2 finger white foam head that slowly dissipates. This one has some light legs when stirred and quaffed. Reminds me of du ble but a little brighter.

S - Smell is tart funky lemony citrus burst with a chardonnay wine smell followed by the chardonel grapes. These were the same grapes used in Savant Blanc as well as "J'eaux Deau from Upright.

T - Taste follows the nose here with tarty citrus funk with amazing wine character that is followed in the middle with the grape wine citrus tastes followed by more grapes. This is supremely balanced, more so than BB Flanders and Fuzzy(when Fuzzy was first released). Really loved the flavors here, you really experience the full flavor of the grapes throughout as it goes down.

M - Crisp clean and to the point. I guess this is supposed to model a champagne type beer. It is extremely refreshing, quit drinkable for 10% and medium to light bodied with tons of flavor and kick.

O - Another gem from Cory. This is fantastic and drinking great right now. Like I said, this has more balance than some of his previous wild/flanders/sour releases, the sweetness and vinous character of the grapes and beer itself really meld together to form quite a treat.

Seek this out with confidence, this will also age wonderfully. Dem Dregs.

The best wine grape sour that I have had

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Photo of Stevedore
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Served in a Side Project stemmed glass 3/4/2015.

A- Clear light orange-copper body, one finger white head with fair retention time, not much lacing. Nice thin collar that sticks around the entire time.

S- Lactic acid, clean wheat and pale malt presence, but definitely a lot of oak and lactic acid. The grapes don't come out as much until it warms up, but it's definitely there. White grape must, not much grape juice in terms of the aroma, but that's expected. A little bit of funk, but the lacto is definitely stronger, as is the theme with all of the Side Project wild ales.

F- Wheat, lactic acid, oak, a bit of funk, white grape must. This tastes an awful lot like Fuzzy but without the peaches, and plenty of white grape. This does not deliver a lot of actual white wine character, but rather more of white grape must. That's actually what I seem to prefer, and it's remarkably tasty. That being said, it's also quite tart, similar to how tart Blueberry Flanders was but not quite to the point where it's a turn-off.

M- Medium bodied, silky crispness is very refreshing. The tartness starts burning up your jaws immediately. Very tasty with a lot of nice depth to it. Easy to drink, even with the tartness.

O- Delicious stuff. I enjoyed this one a lot and continue to expect this level of excellence from Side Project, because they keep delivering these hits one after another.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trio2shine
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JCam9981
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.62/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of drahodo
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of saxclar123
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtrog313
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lamnic
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reed
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
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 AdamP
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blanc De Blancs from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 251 ratings