Framboise Du Fermier | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by coryking on 04-13-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
184
pDev:
4.89%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by ALC82:
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4.84/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Stevedore
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle. Served in a Side Project Sour glass.

Pours a beautiful dark reddish-pink body with a outright pink head, thick and fluffy, one and a half fingers, with almost perfect retention and lacing. If you give it some time, there are plenty of yeast rafts that show up as well.

Smells of raspberries for days. Seriously, there is more raspberries in this than Framboos. Tons of raspberries, a bit of oak and hay, but for the most part, this is all raspberries in the best way possible. Very similar to fresh Lou Pepe Framboise with more raspberries than Framboos.

Flavour is raspberries, a mild lemon bite, moderately acetic, not much lacto, mild graininess, a bit of hay. The star of the show here is raspberries and it's integrated perfectly with the base beer. The raspberry flavour is authentic and just extremely jammy. The sour quotient is moderate; not as much sourness as the 375ml bottles, which makes it even better in my book. A nearly flawless raspberry beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit thicker than the base Saison du Fermier. Good carbonation, fluffy and right to the point. Very easy to crush, but equally easy to savor. Full of raspberries on the finish.

Overall, probably the best beer I've had from Side Project. It's unreal how much raspberry is in this, and how perfectly it drinks. Three thumbs up; if you're reading this review, please do yourself the favor and get one for yourself.

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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 RRtransvestification
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted (multiple times) at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales at Hill Farmstead on Saturday, August 8th, 2015.

So if any beer gets a perfect 5 across the board, it has to be this one. Even though I had a chance to try this a few times at the event, I'm going to review my last tasting, which happened to be the last tasting from the last bottle at the event, poured by Cory King himself.

Pours a very deep scarlet red that is completely opaque with raspberry. Looking into the beer further, I notice little chunks of raspberry sediment that definitely settled over the course of the event, with the last bottle obviously having the most. A pale pink head sat a couple of centimeters above this beautiful beer.

Smells of raspberries, tons and tons of raspberries, absolutely unreal. That's all I can say about that, haha.

Flavor is very similar to the smell, juicy RASPBERRY. More fruit forward than sour. My former favorite raspberry beer was Atrial, but this is definitely more flavor packed and less sour than that, which is saying a lot. It has mild carbonation and is a little dry in the finish. I just can't get over how much fruit flavor is in this beer, I've never had anything like it before. Being lucky enough to have it side by side with Saison du Fermier a few times at the event, I would never be able to tell that it was the base beer without having been told so.

Mouthfeel is definitely thicker than Saison du Fermier, but not too thick at all. With the flavor profile being what it is, I'd say its perfect.

Overall I've had a decent amount of world class sours, but this is above all of the rest that I've tried and by a decent margin. The first few tastings I had I would definitely say were incredible but the last tasting has so much concentrated raspberries, it was a beer experience that I don't think I'll ever be able to parallel. If you ever get an opportunity to try this beer, do not pass it up.

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Photo of Arsenal0328
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cory brought out a bottle at he Fermier release. Wow. This is in my top 3 beers now for sure along with Westly and VSB. New favorite Side Project for sure. Need more.

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Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jared14
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Compared to Framboos 14 and LPF 11. This was my winner. There is nothing more from a Framboise I want than what this beer gives. Lambics with 3 or 4 years are more complex, but for an American Framboise this is excellence.

Chilled, poured into sour stem. Deep ruby/purple color, light head. Raspberry in the nose, hint of sour. Initial tardiness fades into huge raspberry finish. Finishes dry. Dregs muddy the color, but don't change taste too much.

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oliekan
4.6/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Schlafly33
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
4.3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of craft-87beer
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow.... Wow...Wow........Just simply Wow!

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

Photo of Ace1117
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jasonrsmith0519
4.69/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of hooliganlife
4.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Framboise Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 184 ratings