Bière Blanche
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,549
4.32 | pDev: 5.79%
Mar 05, 2022
Dec 01, 2016
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Notes: Bière Blanche is inspired by the witbiers of Belgium brewed with large amounts of wheat and spiced with coriander and orange peel. The soft palate and low bitterness of this witbier is perfect for aging in Chardonnay barrels with our local microflora, which added a ripe, citrus acidity to this vibrant beer. This refreshing witbier aged in wine barrels for several months before it was naturally conditioned in this bottle
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4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

Large bomber bottle, poured into a tulip at ~40 degrees F.

L: Pours a bright hazy-opaque burnished straw gold, and forms several fingers of dense white foam with good retention.

S: Wonderfully funky. It's almost like smelling a gueuze opened inside a bakery. Wheaten backbone, with sharp soured melon and a hybrid of ergot and mildew.

T: That is again more akin to a gueuze than any other witbier I've had. Sharp white wine grape presence hits up front, overlaying a bill of ripe wheat. Some bitter orange and tart persimmon manifest, with hints of the soured melon. By the finish, there is a musty, mildewed hay quality present. This finishes with a dry bite, and the tartness lingers along the sides of the tongue long after the swallow.

F: Light to medium in body, and sharp with tartness. Goes down easily, but lingers.

O: A delight of a beverage, if a bit funkier than the average witbier.

Mar 05, 2022
4.1 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 23, 2022
4.39 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Feb 11, 2022
4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Jan 21, 2022
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jul 23, 2021
4.24 by HoseonYun from Korea (South) on May 19, 2021
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 08, 2021
4.02 by Beerbom from California on Apr 23, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Blend #3 bottle.

White grape must & lemon peel on the nose; lightly fruity, subtly funky & sweet. The palate is very crisp and refreshing, while retaining good acid & subtle tannins. Hits initially w/ white grape & citrus, and tails off with a touch of wet hay.

Apr 05, 2021
3.86 by StoutSnob40 from California on Mar 29, 2021
4.33 by chepi141 from Missouri on Mar 16, 2021
4.14 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Feb 22, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by smalony from Missouri

I often stay away from witbiers because of heavy coriander and yeasty, dry aftertaste. This completely changed my definition of what a witbier could (should?) be.

It's like the older brother of SP's Biere du Pays, which is the easiest-drinking beer they brew, and one that disappears very quickly. Poured into a stemless tulip from a 750, the look and smell of Biere Blanche are unremarkable, but the softness and balance really shine thorough. There are no artificial, rough edges, and the slight dryness is best dealt with by taking another delicious, buttery sip.

Feb 10, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Foggy straw yellow with a moderate fluffy white head that slowly settles to a thin film and bubbly ring leaving some lumpy lacing.

A touch of wheat and hay are splashed with a light squeeze of fresh lemon in the finish. The oak or even hops seem to bring a hint of mildly funky cheese, but I'm not sure the wine barrel is contributing much more otherwise.

Pleasantly soft and mildly funky, the medium body is fluffy right in the middle of the palate, but up front and in the tingly, semi-dry finish it's quite crisp. It's really easy to put down.

Feb 09, 2021
3.83 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri on Jan 23, 2021
4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jan 13, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jorden-kegeler from Michigan

Pouted from a 750 mL bottle. The color is very much a Belgian witbier with the hazy light color. The aroma is a bit of funk with citrus and spice. The taste follows the smell with the typical SP acidity. Its a pretty simple beer, but tasty nonetheless.

Jan 12, 2021
4.17 by pconn10 from Illinois on Jan 10, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Batch 2 Bottle courtesy of Snap_Rat.

Jan 04, 2021
4.41 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin on Nov 15, 2020
4.49 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 11, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Lightly hazy orange. Smells of white wine and wheat. Tastes of strong wheat with light lemon tartness. White wine kicks in and takes over into the end. Simple profile, but good. Medium light. Hits the nose a little bit with the acidity, but it's not quite too much.

Mar 21, 2020
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2019
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Dec 18, 2019
4.48 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Dec 16, 2019
4.37 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 27, 2019
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Nov 18, 2019
4.38 by edthehead from New York on Nov 10, 2019
4.36 by kjkinsey from Texas on Oct 21, 2019
4.45 by drstalker from Illinois on Sep 07, 2019
4.32 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Aug 22, 2019
4.49 by Kmkapalka from Delaware on Jul 26, 2019
4 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 10, 2019
4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Apr 27, 2019
4.23 by Raziel313 from California on Feb 22, 2018
4.35 by c-rum from Missouri on Dec 18, 2017
4.17 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 06, 2017
4.35 by FreshZ from Missouri on Dec 03, 2017
4.47 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 08, 2017
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Sep 20, 2017
Bière Blanche from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 90 ratings