Peche Du Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #18
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4.51 | pDev: 5.32%
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Peche Du FermierPeche Du Fermier
Notes: Saison du Fermier that, after maturity, was racked to French oak Cabernet barrels with Peaches and allowed to re-ferment to dryness.
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blend 3, from bottle.

Deep yellow-orange (like a peach) color appearance with foam which quickly dissipates. This smells like peach already, but a lot of barnyard funk too in the aroma. Flavor is plenty fruity, with overripe peaches throughout. Tart and acidic (not as acidic as some of the other Side Project beers but more than most would expect). Tart and dry finish.

Dec 24, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Foggy dull burnt orange with a short but persistent white blanket leaving some solid sheeting with a tilt.

Having had a Framboise du Fermier earlier in the day, this has a relatively toastier sesame seed cracker malt and oak interplay that is likely assisted by not being anywhere nearly as sour. The frothy medium body is so much more balanced, with a just lightly tart herbal peach skin presence accented by a nutty funk.

This is actually delicate by comparison to FdF, and as such, so much more enjoyable. However, we also had a few de Garde brews before this, and the comparison to the kings of stone fruit out in the Pacific Northwest is a stark one, no matter how formidable the challenger.

Jul 06, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded orange color with a medium, froth head.

Smells of riper peaches, old wood and bread dough among a lighter, stony pith quality. Got a lighter glue and blue cheese funkiness underneath, giving the fruit in this a nice little twist.

Drinks light, with an omnipresent acidity, balanced by a higher, refreshing carbonation.

Tastes of sun ripened peaches, not yet to the point of getting jammy though, due to a present acidic sourness, hitting the palate uncompromising. Turns a tad effervescent then, with a noteable mineralic note, wrapped up by older, oaken wood, adding a pleasant, funk accompanied complexity to the flavors. Finishes calmer, with maintaining sweet peaches, building a well working counterpart to the teeth numbing sourness in this, which the peaches manage to overcome during the aftertaste.

Very well rounded, fruited sour with a great balance to it, pushing successfully further than most other AWAs.

Oct 27, 2019
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Peach is probably my favorite fruit adjunct - and Saison du Fermier is a fantastic beer for fruit.

The nose is fantastic - tons of fresh, juicy, citrusy fruit. The taste is explosive - tons of funk, fleshy peach, and just a bit of wine barrel. It's lightly dry, but still dishes plenty of that juicy fruit.

Fantastic. I think Abricot du Fermier may edge it just slightly, but Peche is wonderful!

Jun 04, 2019
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Blend #2.

A: Pours an effervescent, orangish gold with a cap of fizzy, white head that dissipates almost immediately.

S: Bright peaches, moderate Bretty/earthy funk, light white pepper, and a background note of oak and barrel spice.

T: Bracing sourness, medium-light peaches, roundish white wine, a bit of pepper, and moderate sourness through a long finish. The sourness is quite high, almost mouth puckeringly so.

M: Light bodied, crisp, with medium-high carbonation. Nice refreshing aspect.

O: The peaches are a nice addition but the base beer seems more sour, and less elegant, than I remember Saison du Fermier being. As is typical of the fruit, the peaches are fairly faint, too.

Mar 17, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

an ridiculously beautiful brew. sort of congested but getting aromas of mellow funk and lemon. there is such a bright and lactic lemon and peach flavor, rich nectarines, sweet tart, under ripe peach yogurt, peach skin, hay, grape skin, grassy, mellow spice and a funkyness throughout. getting hints of oaky vanilla again. as it warms it becomes more tart and is just this amazing lemon and peach skin yogurt.... wow! super light and effervescent mouthfeel, delightfully crisp.

Feb 27, 2019
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GreatStoutman from Texas

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

Great funky nose, light stone fruit and but mostly earthy funk. Flavor similar until it gets up to serving temp, then the fruit really shines. Beautiful look and feel for this crispy, refreshing saison.

Packs a ton of flavor into a big beer.

Feb 03, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a little less intense on the fruit than some of the other stone fruit wild beers i have had from these guys, and exceedingly acidic, but like is almost always the case with these guys, its really hard to be very critical when the beer is this refined and high quality, even if its not quite what i personally prefer in the style, especially next the the raspberry version of this, where i think the high and bright acidity worked a little bitter, where it brought up the raspberry and extended it, i think it runs over the peaches a little bit, but this also seems drier, so maybe some more of the peach has been fermented out than was the case with the raspberries, kind of like comparing apples to oranges really, or raspberries to peaches, haha. still fuzzy and soft and winey and woody and tannic and sexy, its just that the pervasive sourness seems way ahead of the funk i like, and the nuance just isnt as high, not necessarily a critique, just an observation. carbonation is awesome though, and it does finish fast and yummy. a little rough on the belly after a minute, but the peaches worked into the winey base is nice, the oak does mellow it all some, and the naturalness and high quality are evident. fun series, but this one and the apricot were not the standouts, at least for me. still leagues better than what just about everyone else is doing in this style...

Nov 02, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour. Peach hued yellow orange color. White head.

This was a peach bomb. Very juicy and tart. Like biting into a fresh peach, but more sour. A little bit of citrus twang. Very flavorful.

Oct 21, 2018
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rabbott2 from Illinois

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

Beautiful complexity from the barrels. Peaches come through strong but not too overpowering. Medium tartness makes this a wonderful beer and one I’m glad to have more of.

Oct 14, 2018
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bnes09 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, solid orange color with a bit of haze. No head to speak of. Wonderful peach skin, funk, spice and wood aroma. Fruit and wood are balanced on the palate. Ripe peach skin throughout. Ginger and white pepper spice is a tad overpowered. Mild funk and moderate acid. Moderate body with plenty of fruit and skin texture but a tad overcarbonated. Overall, really good. May have been better for me as a blonde ale or Lambic base without the strong spices.

Sep 09, 2018
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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

blend #2 poured from a 750mL bottle into a side project stemmed glass. pours a hazy orange with little chunks of peach flesh floating at the bottom. little over a finger’s worth of frothy white head is the result of an aggressive pour. smell is unrealistically balanced for a side project sour. no over-the-top acidity / funkiness and nothing too fruit forward. actually get some wine barrel presence here. taste has the same features. very balanced with each and every feature playing its part. finish is quite dry and a little more tart than the smell would lead on. really nice fruit edition of SdF. probably deserves higher praise than i’m giving it.

Sep 06, 2018
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gibgink from Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 shared on 8-19-18(Fermier Day). Pours a cloudy peach juice color. Mine had a single peach floaty. Great peach on the nose, intermingled with funk. Almost the best peach flavor I've had, which plays with the barrel a bit. Finishes a tad strong acidity wise, but enjoyable nonetheless. Was very happy I got to try this beer.

Aug 21, 2018
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a bright orange-golden in color with plenty of sediment and floaters in the first pours. The color is brilliant, just like you sliced open a fresh peach. A small to medium, fizzy head forms and hangs around for a little while, leaving just a touch of lacing. Some yeast and fruit pieces are constantly moving in the pour due to high carbonation levels.

S- Dry and slightly tart notes hit the nose first and fairly strongly. Oak dry characteristics are in there as well underneath the initial dry saison tartness. In the middle to back half of the smell the peaches come out to play with a juicy and fruity, fresh peach scent. The smell that lingers in the nose is a combination of fruit and dryness.

T- When this brew hits the lips, the taste profile follows sort of an inverted arc from the scent. The peaches kick off the flavors with a lightly tart, juicy, and then lightly sweet flavor. It is just a touch more sour than biting into a fresh peach. Following the peaches, there is a small ramp up in the tartness that is just a bit on the acidic side. In the middle of the drink, the peaches return and the base beer tartness subsides a bit, blending the drink into a mellow blend of saison and peaches. At the back end of the drink the oak displays itself with the flavor drying out a bit. The lingering flavor on the tongue is light oak dryness and delicious peaches.

M- This beer hits a unique sweetspot as far as feel goes, being moderately carbonated, yet insanely smooth. Most beers of the same style would be highly carbonated, light, and drink basically like a champagne, but this drinks almost like a fruit juice. The body of the beer is somewhere right in the middle of the spectrum, not being too thick or too thin. There is no trace of the 8% ABV and the drink is quite refreshing overall.

Overall, I know that I liked the Abricot a lot, but the Peche definitely holds up as a phenomenal beer as well. The presence of the fruit with the tartness, without letting the tartness take over the peaches, is really a testament to the nuance that Cory is able to brew. I'm glad I finally got around to opening this one. I love when Cory decides to marry fruit to his saisons, and tasting this one gets me amped up to crack open an Abricot blend 2!

Oct 04, 2015
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Ready4aHeady from New York

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

deep peach hazy color, foamy white head dissipates quickly....
nose is lemon, hay, funk, a little dirt, and faint peach skins
taste is lemony-citrus up front, mildly tart and acidic, nice funky flavors with just a hint of peach
good carbonation, moderately creamy texture...
not in your face flavors like le sarrasin, but a lot going on, easy to down a bottle, and very nice!

Jul 25, 2015
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WTKeene from New Mexico

4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured next to Abricot into a Prairie/JK natty Union glass.

Appearance: Light gold, lots of yeast particles, persistent white crown.

Smell: Vanilla peaches and cream. Can tell it's a bit tart, get some of the oak from the barrel.

Taste: Sweet tart, good peach flavor. Drinkable, not over the top tart. It isn't Fuzzy, but it's damn good. A good cracker malt character toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, really great champagne style carb. Dry and fuzzy at the end.

Overall: fantastically drinkable. Just phenomenal stuff.

Apr 18, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as an orange color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with peach and acidic funk on the nose. The taste is pretty good but I was hoping for a little more fruit in the flavor. The feel of the beer is light bodied and easy going. Overall the beer is pretty awesome, would drink again.

Mar 14, 2015
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy orange with a wispy white head that fades quickly. The nose is bright peaches, a little funk, and grain - big and bright. Similarly, the taste is also big, juicy peaches with a dry, grainy finish. The mouthfeel is better as it warms up - acidity is somewhere between Fermier and fuzzy, drinkable & well carbonated with distinct peach and minimal alcohol. Great beer that is a near perfect saison accented by juicy peaches

Dec 26, 2014
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sealed with a pressure cap.

Appearance: orange bodied beer with full finger of white head. A few chunks of sediment goobers that are possibly chunks of peaches.

Smell: Smells exactly like Saison Du Fermier; not getting much of a peach aroma. It really doesn't matter though because the beer smells awesome.

Taste: Tastes exactly like Saison Du Fermier with a nice hint of Peach that starts to become more prevalent as it warms up. Orangey and peachey with a hint of white wine and oak. Slight cheezy lacto funk and earthy fruity brett.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Carbonation is creamy and finish is slight to moderately dry.

Overall: I think this is pretty fantastic, but wanted a little more peach flavor. It tastes very close to Saison Du Fermier. Any day that I can drink some Fermier is an Epic day in my book.

Nov 17, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, Blend 1. Poured into a teku glass 11/1/2014.

A- Cloudy pale yellow-straw body, one finger white head with good retention and a nice thin-ish collar. Some lacing remains in splotches. [4.5]

S- White wine, oak, lactic acid. As it warms up, the peaches really come to play here. It seems to have been covered up by all of the other components at first. Smells remarkably similar to Saison du Fermier batch 2, which we are having side by side, until it starts to hit cellar temperature and beyond. [4.5]

F- Lactic acid, yogurt, oak, white wine, mild citrus tartness, and peaches that gradually expands its presence as the beer warms, really coming into its own as it gets closer to room temperature. Nice complexity, even if the AWA aspects kind of hold back the peach flavours a bit. [4.75]

M- Medium bodied, soft and creamy mouthfeel that helps balance out the sharp lactic acidity of the beer. Very easy to drink. As it warms, the finish becomes even more vinous, with a dry white wine finish. [4.5]

O- Very nice variation on an already excellent base beer. The peaches are a bit hidden behind the base Fermier at first, which is understandable as peaches tend to be more of a delicate flavour and the base Fermier is a very intense and flavourful beer. But when it does come out, it definitely comes into its own, making an enjoyable drinking experience even better. My recommendation is to savor it over time to allow the ripened peach character to reveal itself. [4.5]

Final score: 4.61

Nov 02, 2014
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drmcleod10 from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks David for opening your set with me.
Poured into a wine stem glass and shared amongst two others

A - Looks about the same as Abricot, maybe a tint darker. Has the orangish straw golden color that some of the other fruited saisons have. Minimal white foam head that dissipates quickly back into the glass.

S - Up front hits of peach, peach skin, brett tart funk that you get form the base, followed by citrus notes and more peach.

T - Definitely starts off with a punch of acidity and funk followed by a blast of peaches and citrusy fruits that are pulled from the base beer. The fruit is more pronounced than in Abricot.

M - Mouthfeel is light and crisp, medium bodied with fruit flavors that coat the mouth

O - Overall peaches are a wetter fruit which provided a not quite as tart outcome when compared to apricot. The fruit is more pronounced here and if you enjoy peaches you will really dig this beer.

This is an upgrade from an already great beer and Cory has yet again knocked it out of the park

Oct 22, 2014
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

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

Poured into a Side Project long stemmed tulip glass from a 750ml bottle. Served at around 48 degrees.

Pours a gorgeous slightly hazy straw golden color. There is a nice quarter inch white head that fizzes up and slowly recedes down to a thin film. Some slight lacing is left behind.

Aroma is SPECTACULAR. Just unbelievable. Starts of fruity with notes of mildly tart peach skin followed by sweet juicy peach pulp. Slight sugary fruit notes intermingle perfectly with some nice yeasty funk and tartness. The woody, winey buttery-ness of the base Fermier is there yet its is underlain by amazing fruit notes that bring another dimension to the nose.

Flavor is also pretty spectacular. The peach skin notes kick things off with a nice tartness and earthy rind note. Mouthfeel is prickly and clean but with a good lower carbonation that allows for some slight oily notes in the feel. The tartness from the base Fermier is slightly subdued due to the nice fruity earthy notes and slight fruit juice sweetness of the added peaches. As the brew warms more wood notes are present and slight acidity shows itself as well. The 8% is of course well hidden. This is truly a beer to admire and sip slowly. Enjoying every single nuance and layer that can be found. Dry, funk, horse blanket, moldy wood. Layered with fruit, sugar, juice and earthy fruit skin. Im really trying to find faults with the beer 'cuz Saison du Fermier is by far one of my favorites but this truly has surpassed my expectations. A delight.

Oct 13, 2014
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 201 ratings