Bière Blanche
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,766
4.3 | pDev: 5.81%
Apr 14, 2023
Dec 01, 2016
Bière BlancheBière Blanche
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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Reviewed by pants678 from California

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Blend #4

Translucent yellow, just a ring of foam.

Not much to smell, IMO. Bread, slightly herbal hops.

Spot on for tart lemon. Acidic but I didn't pucker, rather it's a good acidic. Lemon poppy muffin.

High carb.
Apr 14, 2023
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Batch #4, 5% ABV. Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Hoegaard tumbler.

Light citrine body, clearer than expected on first pour, capped by a hefty stand of ivory soft peaks receding slowly to a faint collar. Vague lacing; unimpressive retention.

Fruity/floral/spicy aromatics with wonderful synergy between the citrus/coriander and the yeast character. White wine elements intensify as the ale warms.

Bright palate entry, tart orange and sour milk, with a long evolving finish. Funk builds in the finish with some musty flavors intermingling with dry barrel notes. Low bitterness with a unique yeast signature, almost salty minerality, and some vague tropical flavors (pineapple vinegar; star-fruit). Faint soapy quality.

Not quite medium bodied, adequate carbonation, some pith-y/oak-y astringency, though nothing overwhelming.

The product of a strong vision and craft, but I am not getting much of the base beer vs. the orange and barrel/funk.
Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look -slight haze pale yellow great white head rimming and lacing
Smell - funky grainy citrus
Taste -floral grainy funky citrus spice slight wood
Feel - lighter body with a easy carb
Overall - really fantastic funky complex wit
Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Hazy gold with a dense white head

S: Coriander, wheat, lemon

T: Drinks more like a lambic than a wit. Bright lemon with hints of orange peel and spice.

F: Effervescent, light, dry finish

O: Really enjoy this take on a witbier.
Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.1 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by HoseonYun from Korea (South)

May 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

May 08, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Beerbom from California

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.86 by StoutSnob40 from California

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by chepi141 from Missouri

Mar 16, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Feb 22, 2021
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Reviewed by smalony from Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.83 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri

Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by jorden-kegeler from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.17 by pconn10 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Batch 2 Bottle courtesy of Snap_Rat.
Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Nov 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 18, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by edthehead from Maryland

Nov 10, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by drstalker from Illinois

Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 10, 2019
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