La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1)
Side Project Brewing

La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1)La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1)
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.79%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
169
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  40
Gots
  26
SCORE
95
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La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1)La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1)
Notes: Blend of Puncheon-Fermented Saisons that used the house Saison strain from Off Color Brewing in Chicago and the house Missouri cocktail from Side Project Brewing. Fermented and aged in French Oak Pinot Noir puncheons for 6 months before blending...

Fancy Beer (Blend #1) uses Off Color’s saison yeast and Side Project’s wild yeast.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 169 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 16, 2015
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JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Side Project long stemmed tulip from a 750ml bottle.
Collaboration with Off Color from Chicago.

Pours a gorgeous rich and vivid golden yellow color with mild orange hues. Nice half inch dense creamy head rises and stick around the sides of the glass. Beautiful bright saison.

Nose starts off with some citrus notes and juicy saison phenols. Then followed by hay, funk and barnyard notes. Musty notes of bretty funk. Upon further inspection there are notes of tart citrus fruit mixed in with the funk. Juicy tartness will be apparent.

Flavor starts up front with a majority of the OC yeast notes that bring some funk and slight phenolic notes. Fruity, barnyard notes are present. Then end show more of the Cory King lacto trademark with mild fresh lemony tartness. Such a good interplay between both yeast profiles. There is also a nice earthy oak note that interplays with some vinous character. Fluffy mouthfeel with a good dry, tart and fruity finish.

Mar 01, 2015
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Biff_Tannen from Missouri

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

Side Project hits another Game 7 walk-off grand slam. These guys can do no wrong. Congrats to Off Color as well. Two great Midwestern ale artisans.

Feb 23, 2015
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very hazy and bright golden orange in color. A soft and fluffy head of about a finger's thickness. The retention of the head is pretty good, leaving a smattering of foam about 2mm thick in most places. The lacing is also very good. On the whole, this beer kind of looks like orange juice in the glass.

S- Hay and slight tartness hits the nose first in a semi-funky overall impression. Yeast and spice kick in after the tartness to bring the scent back towards the farmhouse flavor. There is a touch of black pepper mixing in with the overall musty type of funk.

T- Starts off just like the scent, with a dash of barnyard funk and then a quick dose of mild tartness. The hay and almost orange-like tartness move into more funk with the same yeast and touch of black pepper from the smell. Dryness from the funk and spice and just a touch of bitterness end the drink.

M- This beer starts off a little on the aggressively carbonated side, but the light and fluffy body softens the blow a bit. It is very easy drinking and light on the palate, and gives me the impression of a good spring time, outdoor sipping beer.

Overall, this is among my favorites of SP's saisons. I haven't had any Off Color offerings, but if they brew in this light, softer style, I will also love their beers. Keep up the good work fellas.

Mar 01, 2015
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cubs943 from Illinois

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

This is a pretty good beer.

Mar 11, 2015
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jkrug5 from Maryland

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

Pours light and golden, very crisp, good carbonation. Taste is tart and refreshing, lemon zest. Not on the same level as SdF, but still a very enjoyable saison from Side Project. Hope to try more from this brewery, so far been very impressed.

Sep 12, 2015
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illinikap from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mar 24, 2015
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Agentveba from North Carolina

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

Apr 19, 2015
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CTJman from Connecticut

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

May 09, 2015
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very approachable saison with notes of a wild farmhouse ale as well as a Belgian inspired saison. You get the yeast character of both base beers. Very smooth and light lemon character throughout. Nice soft body to the beer and a smooth lingering finish.

Bottle is much more tart than the draft. Major stone fruit presence. Brett balances the tartness and the dryness makes it quite quenching. Bold yeast and tartness.

Apr 27, 2015
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sfr26 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 26, 2015
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T-Leb from Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 22, 2015
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joesteinkamp from Illinois

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

Mar 17, 2015
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emottram from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 22, 2015
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DiscLizard from North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2016
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kvgomps from New Jersey

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

Feb 05, 2016
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JohnnieNepal from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 23, 2015
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McNazz from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 16, 2015
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2015
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Thishops4u from Kansas

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

Mar 05, 2015
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Abbbp from Texas

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

Mar 18, 2015
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Jamison85 from Indiana

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

May 15, 2015
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jtladner from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 16, 2015
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Lucoli from New York

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

Jul 19, 2016
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Schlafly33 from Missouri

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

Feb 24, 2015
La Bière De Fantaisie - Fancy Beer (Blend #1) from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 169 ratings