Framboise Du Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #2
Ranked #51
4.68 | pDev: 5.34%
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
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Notes: Framboise du Fermier is our Barrel-Fermented and Aged Saison du Fermier that at maturity, was racked to French Oak barrels with Raspberries and allowed to re-ferment for 6 months before being bottled.
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jorden-kegeler from Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pouted from a 750 mL bottle. The color is very pretty dark red hazy color. The aroma is a bit of funk with a big explosion of raspberry, love it. The taste follows the smell with the typical SP acidity and a big raspberry flavor, super jammy. Its an awesome beer and tasty nonetheless.

Jan 12, 2021
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, the smell. Wow! Hits your nose and you don’t want to pour it, drink it out of the bottle! My friend I’m drinking it with said it tastes like a raspberry Flintstones vitamin. It’s a great one no doubt!

Oct 16, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy strawberry color with thin lacing. Tart raspberry funk on the nose. Taste is tart funk raspberry with alot of puckering. The sourness coats the mouth to the point where you have to scrape your tongue. Very funky and very tart.

Sep 27, 2020
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Side Project makes wonderful beer and this is a good one; it is not a 100 point beer. The nose, balance and flavor profiles are all "fine." Yes, that's it - just fine. It is somewhat balanced but also light on fruit and a bit thin. Yet, very pleasant, inviting and drinkable.

Jul 22, 2020
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Deep red color and nice thick head. Well carbed and easy to drink blend which really presents a delicious raspberry flavor without overwhelming the base beer. Impressive balance as SP shows some restraint on the berries.

Jul 21, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale salmon-amber with almost no head that builds, resulting in a thin ring around the edge.

Not intending to start this off exactly like another review a few lines down, but this b2 FdF is way too sour. It's almost vinegary. An acetic, blackened oak overpowers the seedy raspberry, which is not as present as I'd expected. The finely carbonated medium body has also got a lemon juice sting to the dry finish.

Definitely a huge disappointment, particularly considering it's position on the Top 250.

Jul 06, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle at share. Cloudy watermelon color, sparse bubbly head. Tart, sweet aroma, lots of berry. Taste is strawberry with a bit of melon . Sweet and tart.

Nov 02, 2019
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a bright ruby red that recedes into a slight cloudy cranberry hue with a light pink foam and ample lacing
S: Jam and fruit preserves and fresh raspberries on the nose with a hint of funk
T: Fulsome sweet jammy fruit upfront complemented with a robust (yet balanced) Side Project acidity and touch of oak; tart finish
F: Superbly even and smooth mouthfeel with a crisp saison dryness on the finish
O: Been sitting on this one for awhile and finally popped it open on a 90 degree afternoon. Just a stunning pour followed by a robust jammy goodness. Really well done and perfect for a late summer day.

Sep 07, 2019
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M_chav from New Mexico

3.67/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

WAY too damn sour, puckering to say the least. Raspberries are normally one of my personal favorites added to a sour but this is utterly acidic and rough. Cant say I'd go after this again. not my jam and the side project label is what is carrying this in my opinion.

Mar 22, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

while the side project wild beers have certainly been tending more acidic over the least year or so, in some instances, i think the higher acidity really works, and this is a great example of that. another one of the fruited fermier beers, up there with my favorites in the series, the plum, the cherry, and the blueberry, and i think the clean sourness that ramps up towards the end is part of what makes it. there is a lot of fruit in here, and a serious jammy sweetness is contributed by the raspberries, so the sour almost works to enhance and balance it, and with all the oak this has on it, along with the lemony funk, the drying cereal grain base, and the obvious maturity, its a complex and balanced brew that delivers what it seems to promise. i am not sure if this was aged in wine barrels or not, but it sure seems like it was, some notes of red and black currant in here, a tart cherry thing, and even a light strawberry thing, they all make it seem vinous to me, so does all the tannins in here. i even get trace watermelon flesh, juicy fruit gum, and red wine vinegar. suffice it to say there is quite a bit of depth to this. the fruit is insanely natural, really forward, and expressed beautifully through this base saison. almost as intense as i remember them being in the raspe, although i know this has to be less per barrel right? i also like it being a little stronger here, seems to slow me down, allow it to warm and open, and cut some of the flavor intensity with a little palate clearing alcohol. brilliant stuff, good carbonation too, especially compared to a few of the others in the series. the beat goes on for side project!

Nov 02, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour.

Pink raspberry color. Pink hued white head. This one has a ton of fresh, tart raspberries and a huge raspberry seed flavor. A little jammy, but mainly tart with some sourness.

Oct 21, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow the smell on this beer is just heavenly. Full of fresh raspberries, full of tartness and sweetness. Basically liquid raspberry in pure sour saison form. Has all of the complex and beautifully balanced flavors and feel from the original, but now has a fresh fruit to star up front. Mouthfeel finish did feel a little grainy and acidic on the end, but I'm just nitpicking at this point.

Oct 05, 2018
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gibgink from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

B2 shared on 8-19-18(Fermier Day). Pours on the lighter shade of ruby(it was the lightest shade compared with Quetsche, Kriek, and Bluet). Nice raspberry funk on the nose. An initial raspberry flavor hits the palate, but for some strange reason quickly fades as my acidic "woo" reaction kicks in. I've read so many reviews here with the same "jam/jammy" comments, and I was very disappointed when I finally got to try this coveted brew, because those 2 words are far from the truth. Jam is sweet, something you put on bread(or crackers if you really want to be Mr. Fancy Pants). This beer is strongly acidic, dare I say overly so.

Aug 21, 2018
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WhaleSlayer85 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

B2 Bottle at Fermier Day

Pours a ruby red berry juice with thin pinkish head that dissipates quickly. Nose is bright juicy strawberries, raspberries, cherries. Gettin some dry tannins and oak. Taste is straight fruit juice, raspberry jam. Overall, this knocks it out. Not overly complex, straight fruit juice, but that's not really a knock. Delicious.

Aug 21, 2018
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily the best I've ever had from Side Project. It's fantastic, and the raspberries shine through perfectly. It also strikes a great balance between its tartness and its drinkability.

Jun 25, 2016
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.96/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Some of Side Projects finest! Had this alongside a 2011 Cantillon LPF and this was better. Purchased this bottle along with many others of its caliber for a small group tasting and it was definitely one of the stars!

May 02, 2016
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Abbbp from Texas

4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't help but notice the beautiful color of this brew first. A bright red, almost pink hue w excellent carb bubbles dancing the drunken dance they do. I love atrial, and it's natural to compare the 2 brews, but this can go toe to toe with it most certainly! Be prepared for that tart doe, loved how it felt.

Mar 20, 2016
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scottedwin from Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Shared from a 750 at the cellar. A Beautiful beer with strong fruit nose, a wonderful balance of tartness. As it warms up it gets better. Reminded me of my Aunt Edna jarring her own jelly in the kitchen when I was a kid. Phenomenal.

Jan 20, 2016
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jjdc from District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this as part of a fruited Fermier set. The nose promised an acidic affair, but was quite soft upon tasting. This was my second favorite fruited Fermier to the Abricot. A really nice beer, but perhaps its rarity is driving up ratings a bit.

Jan 16, 2016
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mythaeus from Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The nose on this was absolutely incredible. Huge punch in your face of raspberries, raspberries, and yup, more raspberries. Cold it was more raspberry juice, the saison side only really shined as it warmed up. I really think though that fruited wild ale, like Atrial, is better than fruited saison. Beautiful beer, but I still prefer Saison du Fermier over this.

Dec 14, 2015
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DrunkAl from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 B1. Huge thanks to Matt for opening this one. Incredible raspberry nose. Amazing. Taste is mildly sour for a SP, raspberry and lemon. Very balanced. No harsh acidity. Truly amazing stuff.

Nov 17, 2015
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danh53 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super intense raspberries on the nose and taste. Just explodes all over the palate. As if the raspberries weren't enough, the carbonation is lively and the prickly sensation is like pop rocks candy on the tongue. Maybe get some subtle hints of lemon and oak, but the sour raspberry jam overwhelms everything else. This was quite the experience, but wouldn't want to drink a lot of it.

Oct 24, 2015
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grze from Nevada

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect beer. Don't drink too cold! Once it warms up / reaches ~50F it opens up and balances perfectly. Tons and tons of fruit in the nose. Super jammy, starts as a sour, when warmed opens up as a saison. Fantastic brew.

Oct 15, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Part of a share in Pittsburgh. Pours deep red without much head. Aroma of huge jammy raspberries, acidic funk, a bit of yeast and wheat malts. Flavor is full of jammy raspberries, over the top, in a good way. There isn't much from the amazing base beer left here, but I'm not complaining. The raspberries are so plentiful, this thing is amazingly delicious. Mostly a sour, less a saison, but altogether one of the best beers I've ever had. Reminds me a bit of Atrial, but this might be slightly better. Get it if you can.

Oct 04, 2015
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Reed from Missouri

4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a FW snifter, 4oz pour next to '14 Framboos

This was everything I could have ever imagined in a Framboise. Heavy, jammy raspberries all through the nose and taste. Sharp, effervescent saison base. Great balance, the super-fruit juice with the dry rustic wine barrel funked up saison.

Sep 28, 2015
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