Biere Blanche
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #166
ABV:
5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,204
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
64
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Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
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Biere BlancheBiere Blanche
Notes: Brewed with wheat, coriander & orange peel, then aged with house microflora in chardonnay barrels for 11 months.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

blend #2 poured from a 750mL bottle into a wine glass. pours a semi-hazy golden yellow with a little bit of bright soapy white head. smells of lemon, orange, oak, white wine and a little hint of pepper. taste is similar with a subtle belgian aftertaste to it. get more oak and peppery spiciness. feel is spot on. smooth, a little bubbly and almost creamy. overall, i was really enjoy this beer. basically as advertised: a belgian wit-style beer aged in chardonnay barrels. i get all that plus the SP stamp via subtle acidity and tartness. delicious beer and perfect for the hot summer months.

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Photo of Buck89
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster glass. A hazy golden-yellow color with a delicate white head. The nose was bursting with wheat, oak, vanilla, white wine, and citrus. The taste followed suit. A wonderful blend of white grapes, tropical fruit, wood, floral notes, and funk. A dry finish and soft feel. This was outstanding.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at SPB. Served in a stemmed glass. Pours a beautiful lighter golden-yellow body, one finger thick white head, lots of retention and lacing. Smells of light grainy sweetness, moderate oak, light funk, spices, mineral. It's a really nice smelling drink. Flavour is a rich white vinous character, light cheesy funk, minerals, slightly peppery and floral, oak. Wonderful complexity here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, rich white vinous character on the finish. Overall, a very tasty barrel aged witbier, and I hope more of these type of brews come out like that.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

everyone always seems quick to overlook some of these beers from these guys. maybe this isnt a pulling nails blend or a derivation release, but its pretty special beer, demanding far more than to be ordered, rushed through, and moved on from, its special and more than worthy on its own. the citrus is bright and fresh and forward, and the chardonnay barrel influence is robust and unmistakeable, with a jovial effervescent bubbly feel, bone dry, and light as can be. a perfect spring beer, and a better than its ratings side project beer that should be higher on everyones list than it is. i am the first to bash the overhyped ones, but this one sees to me to be the opposite. funky and weird on the yeast, delicate and sort of belgian, golden raisin, green banana, white pepper, marshmallow, yellow corn, there is more and more here the more and more i look. it warms up amazingly well, holding its bubbles and getting quite complex, wild on the yeast side, with lemon and orange slices. just delicious and refreshing beer with a unique wheaty base, its awesome and deserves more love...

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour at the SP cellar. This tastes like a moderately soured witbier and you really do get a nice taste of the spices and hint of orange peel. Mouthfeel is dry with creamy carbonation. Another great wild from SP crew.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bright. Lovely carb. Best new SP I've had in awhile. Bursts of Lemon lime. Some tangerine. Oak balances tart. Some notable herbal presence. Very balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a bit over carbonated as it gushed upon poet. Straw yellow in color with vigorous carbonated bubbles. There's a fingernail of dishwater white on top. The aroma is of orange peel, chardonnay, and coriander. I'm tasting chardonnay, pale wheat, and orange peel. They must have used just a trace of coriander. The mouth is fairly lightly carbonated and crisp.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: opaque straw yellow haze with a huge white foamy head
S: sour tartness, wheat and lemon.
T: very tart, lemon grass, white wine combo. Very good
F: tons of carbonation, fits this beer well.

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Photo of gibgink
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

"Brewed with wheat, coriander & orange peel, then aged with house microflora in chardonnay barrels for 11 months"

Pour enjoyed with the wife at the Side Project Cellar. Pours a bright golden hue with beautiful white fluffy head. Well carbonated, with bubbles flowing throughout the entirety of the tasting experience. A decent amount of funk on the nose, you can tell this beer has been aged. Hints of spices and orange zest. Slightly tart taste, with the same hints of spices and orange. Absolutely love the mouth feel on this one. The carbonation popped in your mouth, creating an effervescent feel.

In my opinion, this is Biere du Pays' bigger, better brother. Even my wife, who does not like beer at all, enjoyed this brew.

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Biere Blanche from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 64 ratings