Bière Blanche
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #3
ABV:
5%
Score:
92
Ranked #1,877
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.76%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
75
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Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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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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jorden-kegeler from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Tuesday at 12:49 PM
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
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
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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.

May 13, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

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.

May 07, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

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.

May 01, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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...

Apr 22, 2017
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

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.

Feb 03, 2017
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PHBoiler from Illinois

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.

Jan 16, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

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.

Jan 15, 2017
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

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.

Dec 10, 2016
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gibgink from Missouri

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.

Dec 05, 2016
Bière Blanche from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 75 ratings