Noir Du Fermier | Side Project Brewing

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Noir du Fermier is a dark farmhouse ale in which the robust, yet dry malt bill is balanced with the brightness, depth and rustic character of the wild Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus found on our family's Missouri farm. This farmhouse ale was fermented in and aged in red wine and bourbon barrels for several months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,548
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
106
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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Trade:
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3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

without a doubt one of the best side project beers i have had to date. i can generally go back and forth on dark saisons, but this one sets the standard as far as i am concerned, just expert from top to bottom. fermented and aged in both red wine and bourbon barrels, i think this unique combination makes the beer, and is done more tastefully and seemingly wholistically here than i have ever seen before. deep brown color with some maple amber notes in the right light, short of black but very dark, with an airy tan head on top, lazing about, in no real hurry to stay or go. it smells insane, snaps the head back at the neck and instantly puckers my mouth and makes it water, its profound really, with some nice oak and tannins from the wine barrels, a cool char to the bourbon barrel and the dark malt, and a classic side project yeast complexion thats fully wild and interesting, bacterial first and the bretty, really mature, notes of fig and black cherry and whiskey here. lots of bourbon in the flavor, just ahead of the red wine for me, molasses and vanilla elements to it, woody and burnt, bringing up some cocoa and some earthy roast in the malt, but also leaving space for its own sweetness. the wine adds a nice red fruity layer, dried and concentrated and sort of autumnal with all the wood that comes with it. a cutting lemony acidity, and a prolonged funk at the end, dry but flashing back a few times before its gone. charcoal and leather and whiskey to finish, im in awe of this and my glass is empty way too fast. among the best side project beers i have ever had...

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Side Project stemmed wine glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with a light brown fizzy two finger head that reduces pretty quickly to leave a small layer of retention and minimal lacing.

Aromas are tart and lactic, red wine and oak come in too, black cherry, molasses and light sweet caramel, maybe some vinegar in there too.

Taste is pretty sour upfront, citrus and lactic acid, a tad roasty with molasses, dark fruit and dried cherries. Finish is dry, tart, with funk and oak in the background. Mouthfeel is light-ish and crisp, dry, medium carbonation.

Overall quite enjoyable, reminds me of a flemish red.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep purple in color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of red wine & bourbon barrels with underlying notes of funky brett and some lacto notes

T- nice mix of bourbon and red wine up front, followed by funky brett and barnyard funk on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- an interesting blend of barrel treatments

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4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Noir Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 106 ratings