Framboise Du Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #2
Ranked #47
4.7 | pDev: 5.11%
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Framboise Du FermierFramboise Du Fermier
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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Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of M_chav
3.67/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev -5.1%
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!

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Photo of mothman
4.34/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of gibgink
4.22/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of WhaleSlayer85
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.96/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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Photo of Abbbp
4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of scottedwin
4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of jjdc
4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of mythaeus
4.81/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of DrunkAl
4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of danh53
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of grze
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Reed
4.86/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep pink/purple body. Hazy. Small white head. Raspberry and white wine. Almost all raspberry. Some yeast that reminds you its a saison. Sharp sourness. Sour raspberry. Some raspberry sweetness. A little bit musty. White wine finish. Medium light. A bit too sour for me. The raspberry flavor is good, but it dominates everything. Missing some of the quality of the base beer.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at HF FOFA 2015. Batch 3. HF Taster glass.

Opaque burgundy with generous, large bubbled head. Mouth puckering with loads of raspberry and super funky. A delicious sour, though quite heavy on the sourness. A notch below Saison du Fermier.

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Photo of PHBoiler
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep purplish red color. Very nice carb level and retention. Huge raspberry nose with some lemon and funk. The best fruited wild I've had. Wonderful integration. The Saison du Fermier base shines with loads of tartness and microflora but the finish is fresh raspberry. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh picked raspberry on the nose fresh but morphed into a barnyard wild nose. A lot of raspberry tart on the taste needed with the side project saison taste. Finish was a lot rough, but hard to complain. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely stunning looking beer. Smell is rich and fruity. Nice raspberry flavor, a bit rough around the edges. Good, but not on the level of the apricot version.

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Photo of duceswild
4.32/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Multiple sample pours at the 2015 HF Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Pours a beautiful red/ruby color. Lot of raspberries and oak in the smell. Taste was very acidic and seemed to overpower the other things going on with the beer which prevented this from being rated higher.

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Framboise Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
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