Biere Du Pays
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #48
ABV:
4%
Score:
95
Ranked #924
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.79%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
379
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  64
SCORE
95
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Notes: Bière du Pays is inspired by the classic Saisons from the country. An airy and fluffy malt bill is fermented with wild Missouri yeast and bacteria and our house Saison blend. This refreshing and delicate farmhouse ale was aged in wine barrels for several months before it was naturally conditioned.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a vibrant, cloudy orange-gold with a half-finger of soupy, bright white head. The head quickly settles into a wisp and sloppy crown that leaves thin sheets of lacing that slowly slide back down into the beer.

Lovely aroma of light citrus, hay, wood and a fairly traditional saison yeast. Just a hint of funk behind.

Moderately tart tasting, with plum and peach skins mixing beautifully with the light citrus and the oak. Again, there’s just a hint of funk and stone/clay in the background. Mildly puckering finish.

Light to medium bodied with a soft feel and moderate carbonation.

An absolute pleasure. This is a superbly crafted beer.

Jan 20, 2020
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Kurmaraja from California

4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply outstanding. Lemony, white wine, pleasant graininess. Carbonation and mouthfeel are perfection, adding creaminess without being frothy or prickling. People can keep freaking out for the fruited beers and all take these rustic low abv gems all day long.

Jan 11, 2015
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

Poured into a Side Project glass from a 750ml bottle.

Beer pours a nice straw pale golden color. There is a nice vibrant white head that recedes pretty quickly but leave some nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

Aroma is fluffy, slight fruit tartness, notes of apple and apple skin, mild peach skin notes. Woody funk and must. For a table beer it has very nice funk notes. Hay, wood, barn and grain. Tart finish in the nose.

Flavor starts off light but with nice notes of chardonnay. Slight buttery notes with good grape tartness. All very soft. Notes of grain intermingle with the acidity in a very layered and complex way for a low ABV brew. There is tartness, mixed in with some good wine notes and then covered in notes of funky hay, barn and wood. Nice fluffy and crisp mouthfeel. Clean and refreshing. Quaffable.

Oct 26, 2014
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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

Grounded in the midwest but with the soul of Belgium, the taste that makes the rural landscape popular finds authenticity, genuinely and the same rustic charm as the farmhouse from a continent away. Side Project pays acute attention to the time honored techniques of a style that's hundreds of years old.

Biere du Pays billows from the pour with a rocky white lather that crowns a foggy straw body underneath. Its tangy scent is redolent with lemon and crabapple, suggesting a vinous, dry white wine character that's equipped with a spicy tinge of clove and white pepper. Greeting the palate with supple confectioner's sweetness and fresh baking wheat bread, the malt influence is supportive of the fruit and spice to come.

The beer pops off the tongue with its assertive effervescence that pushes the malt off the tongue and ushers in a quick and dry finish, leaving behind remnants of lemon, under-ripened orange, white grapefruit, crabapple and white grape. The bubbles highlight a peppercorn, hay, hop, grass and faint earthy, smoky cumin. Its mild acidity is playfully tart in finish without souring and closes with delicate cork, cellar and weathered balsa nuance.

Light and arid on the palate, the beer's tepid "table-beer" character finishes with the zest of champagne and a mineral quality that's suggestive of seltzer water and its carbonic, refreshing bite. Trailing spice and the residual bitterness of grass and citrus peel is short and keeps the palate refreshed until the next rapid sip.

Feb 23, 2016
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JFrank78 from California

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much your perfect barrel-aged saison. A barrel-aged beauty with a little white wine (from the Chardonnay barrels) and bacteria tartness that's hard to beat.

Sep 27, 2017
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a medium to light yellow, almost to a straw color. The body of the beer is slightly cloudy and hazy with a small, 1cm head. The head reduces down to a thin film that provides just a little bit of lacing. Looks dead on to its description as a table beer.

S- Starts with a touch of funk and fruitiness/citrus on the nose. Fairly complex overall, the smell ranges from funk, slightly tart, a touch citrus, and then to grassy. It pretty much runs the spectrum of available saison scents.

T- The taste starts off with the citrus and slightly tart flavor from the nose. Lemon and a touch of orange hit the tongue with a slight bit of acidity up front before the flavor turns toward a grassy funk. In the middle of the drink there is a light grassy and wheat like flavor that tastes slightly diluted. Towards the end of the drink the funky flavors come in more prominently, with some yeast based bread-like flavors and a little bit of a comeback for the tart acidity. Not many lingering flavors except for a touch of tartness.

M- Light and easy drinking with an effervescent quality throughout. This one really goes down smooth.

Overall, the flavor is a little muted for me, maybe a touch on the diluted side. All of the quality flavors are in there, just a little muted. I really enjoyed the bright and tart aspects that were accompanied by a little bit of funk. This beer could be a great table beer because of its ease to drink.

Nov 02, 2014
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 08, 2016
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26reddevil83 from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 25, 2016
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BUNZILLA from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 25, 2016
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mmoriarty from Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 10, 2017
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 19, 2015
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DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #3

L: Pours a light hazy gold color

S: smells of funk and citrus notes

T: tastes of lemon zest and tart apple skins with white grapes and some funk

F: Highly carbonated and very light

O: This is not one my favorite SP Saisons. Just not enough going on. It's good just not great.

Jul 04, 2016
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Jarpo from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 24, 2014
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 11, 2017
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baybum from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 31, 2015
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FBarber from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with almost no head to speak of.

Smell has notes of apricot, peach and pineapple. Bit of a gentle mild funk is noted with a bit of yeast peeping through. Touch of Chardonnay barrel in the nose, but not super noticeable.

Taste follows the nose with some notes of apricot, peach, and pineapple. A mild chardonnay and oak flavor is noted but its not very strong. These flavors give way to a lightly acidic and tart funk mixed with some nice gentle yeast. I did not find it to be very tart at all, but its slightly there. Nice bit of funk in the finish.

Feel was medium carbonation, light and crisp similar to champagne.

Overall a nice Saison. Nothing super special, but its solid.

Jun 29, 2016
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leodarko from California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

Nov 20, 2014
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TylerJ from Iowa

4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 30, 2018
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

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

Jan 24, 2015
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Bammer21 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 04, 2018
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 05, 2016
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parnelli_86 from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 20, 2017
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rarapacz from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 27, 2016
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2017
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bmf5581 from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 25, 2016
Biere Du Pays from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 379 ratings