Tête de Cuvée Blend 1 | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-26-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
95
pDev:
5.39%
 
 
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80
Gots:
27
Trade:
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4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dvmin98
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy golden straw color without much head. Aroma is stone fruit, lemon, vanilla, barrel, and mineral yeast. Taste is grape, lemon, apricot, white wine. Low carb and soft mouth feel. Deep flavors. Fantastic.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible engagement beer! Pours a lightly hazy yellow with golden notes and a fluffy white head. Aroma is smooth and tangy, some notes of pepper, lemon, white grape and bread as it warms. Super duper smooth, phenominal mouthfeel. Nice light acidity which blends smoothly with the wood barrel characteristics. Tastes like saison made a baby with champagne.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xdtfx
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmcleod10
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of saisons... I will always be ISO of this beer and holds a special place in my heart. King of Saisons...

Better than Art/Ann/CD11/Clover etc. I have had some bottles that have blown me away.

A - Straw looking beer with some cloudiness fromt eh yeast, nice head retention, beautiful looking beer

N - Tons of lemon, wet straw, and some minerally nose that develops into a citrusy stone fruit twang .it is fairly lemon-forward on the nose.

T - Flavor is a bit different; more of the lemon comes through the background with some oak and white wine playing through. As this bottle has aged it has really balanced out well with even stone fruit notes in there.

M - The mouthfeel is a lot like Cory's other saisons but with a bit of a fluffier "pillowy -soft" mouthfeel

O - Top 10 beer overall for me across all styles

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.7/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

an extremely mature saison, apparently a blend of some of their oldest and clearly most refined saison types. its interesting and different, but also subtle and approachable at the same time. i think that starts with the wood, where there is a ton of oak and wine tannins all over the place here, both familiar and warming, but also a little sharp and attention grabbing. very obviously wheat heavy as well, the beer has a wonderful dry cereal malt complexion that doesnt taste old at all, and a big round soft fluffy body that could only come from wheat. the different strands in the blend are not as obvious as individuals to me, partially due to being less familiar with some of the elements, but also i think it speaks to the cohesive nature of the blend, uniform and clean, something really new, beyond the parts that comprise it. there is a great mix of sour and funk here, but this is pretty acidic. i get a hint of vinegar to it, some lactic pucker with a citrus element that brings out some of the wine fruitiness from the barrels, and then a dry rustic bretty quality with the wood that linger in the finish. lemon comes to mind, white wine, mild vanilla, even coriander seed. great carbonation, this looks and feels like champagne in the glass in terms of effervescence, light an refreshing. i have to remind myself to slow down and savor this, its too easy drinking, but at this price point and rarity, i need to chill and really enjoy. awesome beer again from side project, maybe not as far out as it sounds like it should be, but an extremely high quality wild saison. elite level stuff worthy of its price tag...

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Tête de Cuvée Blend 1 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 95 ratings