Blanc De Blancs
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #1
ABV:
10%
Score:
99
Ranked #243
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 7.1%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
314
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
99
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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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billab914 from Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Aug 15, 2015
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drmcleod10 from Missouri

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

Sep 25, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Mar 05, 2015
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imyourhero21 from California

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

Oct 01, 2018
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

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

Nov 17, 2018
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Trio2shine from California

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

Mar 23, 2015
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2019
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HoldenDurden from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Sep 25, 2014
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JCam9981 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%

Nov 14, 2014
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Jpepe08 from Vermont

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

Mar 22, 2015
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%

Nov 18, 2014
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spersichilli from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 12, 2020
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4.62/5  rDev +2.4%

Nov 17, 2014
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 30, 2019
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dnb128 from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 18, 2015
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drahodo from Missouri

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

Jan 25, 2017
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Lare453 from Florida

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

Mar 14, 2015
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saxclar123 from Pennsylvania

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

Jun 27, 2015
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mtrog313 from Michigan

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

Jul 09, 2015
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chippo33 from Vermont

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

Feb 24, 2015
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Lamnic from Connecticut

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

Mar 26, 2015
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nguasta2 from Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 13, 2019
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Reed from Missouri

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

Jan 02, 2016
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Eziel from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 10, 2019
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SocalKicks from California

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

Jun 09, 2015
Blanc De Blancs from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 314 ratings