Abricot Du Fermier | Side Project Brewing

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison du Fermier that was racked to French oak Cabernet barrels with Apricots and allowed to age until dryness.

Added by coryking on 09-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#88
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
305
pDev:
5.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Blend #3.

A: Pours a pale orange, nearly opaque, with a half finger of bright white head. Pretty good retention and a bit of lacing.

S: Juicy stone fruit (apricot), horseblanket funk, oak and a bit of spice (clove), light white wine and tropical fruit. Pretty appealing.

T: Medium-high sour dominates the flavor, with a decent dose of apricot, a bit of vanilla, funk, and rounded white wine. Medium length finish.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

O: The fruit is a nice addition to Saison du Fermier, but the sourness is a bit high. I definitely prefer the base.

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this is really good, no doubt about it, but not as good as they say it is i dont reckon, and once again a side project beer doesnt quite live up to its hype. their culture has trended super sour lately, and this is another expression of that, just really acidic beer, complex still, still lots of nuance, bretty funk and oak and all, but its the bacterial intensity that takes over this one and makes it a hard large bottle to drink, even split a couple of ways. i really like to let these types of beers warm up a little bit, but not here, its best when its colder, with temperature comes acidic intensity thats hard on the teeth and belly. i like all the apricot of course, about as natural as it gets, super ripe and even soft and fuzzy like the real fruit, very forward and incredibly natural and delicious, the authenticity is through the roof. i kind of wanted to taste more of the wine in the barrel profile, which is tannic and heavily oaky, but not as red wine forward as i might have thought for cabernet. all the wood is nice, subtle vanilla and even white tea somehow, killer with the apricots, peach juice notes, even green apple and white grape wrapped up in here, lots going on, but instead of mellowing into a slow tart bretty funkiness like i wish it did, the sourness cranks and disrupts the delicate beauty, it finishes harsh and big. i mean, in all respects this is great beer, but it just doesnt stand with the best wild beers in the world to my palate, maybe those who prefer a more assertive acidity will disagree, but i think its a little too much, unflattering to the fruit, and at $45 a bottle it just doesnt do it for me...

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Abricot Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 305 ratings