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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tête de Cuvée is a blend of some of our finest and oldest wine barrel fermented and aged Saisons. Blend #1 contains Oude Fermier, Oude du Blé and several experimental barrel fermented Saisons, each of which was barrel fermented in French Oak and aged at least 1 year before blending and being naturally conditioned in this bottle.

Oude Fermier
Oude du Blé
Saison #1 (this recipe is now called Tête #1)
Saison #2 (this recipe is now called Tête #2)

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
16
Ratings:
97
pDev:
5.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Sabtos
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful sparkling orange-amber with a persistently fluffy white blanket that very slowly settles to a bubbly collar leaving very thin, white hair-like lace.

Aroma exudes a touch of funk, as it is woodier, softer and earthier than taste, with a little milkiness and pungent peach. It's simply complex. A note of barnyard develops as it warms.

Beautifully balanced, the delicate tartness is cleanly expressive of lemon, orange and pear as the fluffy, light-medium body exhibits quite a uniquely beautiful oak with a touch of white wine and olive. Digging in further, a light touch of black pepper and even white raspberry develops, as green apple comes out on the exhale.

This is so easy to drink for something of this style, and is quite possibly one of the best I've had, even taking into consideration more traditionally revered Gueuze from the Pajottenland.

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

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
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

Photo of MeLoynes
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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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

Photo of leroybrown10
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billab914
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

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

Photo of warmbier804
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.7/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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Tête de Cuvée Blend 1 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 97 ratings