Saison Du Fermier - Foedre Fermier
Side Project Brewing

Saison Du Fermier - Foedre FermierSaison Du Fermier - Foedre Fermier
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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #40
Ranked #667
4.41 | pDev: 4.76%
Jun 15, 2022
Dec 19, 2016
Saison Du Fermier - Foedre FermierSaison Du Fermier - Foedre Fermier
Notes: A limited expression of Saison du Fermier that was fermented in and aged in a medium-toast Missouri oak foedre with local microflora.
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4.73 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2022
4.29 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 23, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

I can't find a bottling date but it's batch 2.

Consumed 1/14/22

It's a very pretty beer in color and with the soft carbonation. On the pallet I'm wishing to have a bit more carbonation, but it's not low. It's just more wild ale/lambic to me that saison on that part.I love the funk in the nose. I get less of that on the pallet though. It's a bit more tart than I expected. It's not too sour, but I would say that you have to like a good sour pucker to enjoy this beer. The tartness lingers and it's a relatively dry finish. I'd love to taste some fruit on this base beer. It has a complexity to it that lingers, but I find myself wanting more funk or a bit more oomph to be world class. Still, I'm excited to have had it.

Jan 14, 2022
4.28 by cp45 from New Jersey on Nov 27, 2020
4.46 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
4.16 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Dec 06, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a foggy orange with transparency showing through the edges. White foamy head swells up to two fingers in height, but dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is stone, cellar, red grape, oak, lemongrass and flowers. It has a twisty, curvy aroma that intertwines notes of oak foeder and stone and grapes. Really light. Flavor profile is much more forward and robust, hitting notes of cellar stone, oak, red grapes, green apple, dry pear and lemongrass. It has a soft opening which quickly transitions into a lactic sour bite with a bit of underlying dryness that keeps the beer from lingering on the palate. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a crisp, sharp effervescence at the onset that mellows out to a more soft crisp finish - think soda pop carbonation up front with a more freshly ironed and lightly starched set of linens crispness at the finish. Overall, complexities are subtle, but dynamic adding a lot to each sip. It's not in your face or brash making it very welcoming.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 750mL bottle.

Aug 19, 2019
4.56 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Aug 16, 2019
4.31 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jun 09, 2019
4.59 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 19, 2019
4.44 by rcjennings from Ohio on Apr 08, 2019
4.45 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Dec 26, 2018
4.35 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 26, 2018
4.6 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 23, 2018
4.59 by loganburgh from Michigan on Oct 13, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

A: Straw color, thin white head, wheat haze

S: Tart, earthy musty funk, toasted oak, lime, white pepper, hay, green apple, lemon, honey, light witbier tones

T: Lemon lime tartness, toasted oak, earthy funk, sweet stone fruit, hay, coriander, apricot, applesauce

M: Light and integrated carbonation

O: Very unique. Tons of earthy funk, balanced tartness, some light citrus and stone fruit. Sometimes reminiscent of the hill farmstead tart beers

Sep 20, 2018
4.25 by xdtfx from Illinois on Sep 14, 2018
4.13 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 04, 2018
4.49 by jheimbigner from Washington on Aug 19, 2018
4.74 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Jul 21, 2018
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 07, 2018
4.18 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 07, 2018
4.5 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jul 04, 2018
4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 16, 2018
4.49 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2018
4.36 by StoutSnob40 from California on May 29, 2018
4.5 by vfgccp from New York on May 22, 2018
4.5 by ShawnL from Wisconsin on May 12, 2018
4.53 by mig100 from Texas on Apr 15, 2018
4.85 by beinerso from Utah on Apr 07, 2018
4.5 by Nuggetz from Texas on Mar 14, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bnes09 from Illinois

Lemon yellow liquid with a slight haze. White head forms a nice corona around the glass. Bright, lemon and clove aroma. Touch of funk on the nose. Flavor is fresh and citrusy with lots of lemon. Earthy. Grass. Floral. Sage and cloves. Delicate spice. Finishes with a somewhat aggressive funk. It's a nice flavor, just a little strong for my taste. Light, effervescent body. Mild grain texture on the tongue. A very complex and interesting saison. Well done.

Mar 10, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Blend #2, bottle purchased at The Side Project Cellar on 2/24/18.

Pours a nice sunny orange with a bit of haze, and a big bubbly yeasty head that crawls all the way to the top of the tulip glass before popping out to a halo and some collected bubbles atop the beer. Smell is subtle oak, cidery vinegar notes, some tart white grape and apple essence, a hint of straw. Taste is tart muscat, Granny Smith apple bite with some lingering light oak, that rounds out to a nice cedary, oaky palate coat, that gets really fruity- yellow plum and ranier cherry. Sourness is very balanced. Feel is micro-bubble fizzy and refreshing. Overall a very tasty and complex beer. Lots going on. I’ve not have the regular Fermier, but would love to do a side-by-side to see what the foeder treatment does to the original. Exceptional beer.

Mar 05, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Blend 2

Appearance: Pours cloudy and apricot nectar colored with a two finger head that grows rocky; a few shards of lace

Smell: Funky lemon/lime tones with the oak underpinning

Taste: Acetic lemon/lime flavors dominate the opening, with the leathery funk building, through the middle; increasingly bitter and sour, with an oaky finish; just a hint of apricot, almond and vanilla in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: A lot of subtle flavors in this beer though I think there is a lack of unity in the finished product; the bitterness, the tartness and the lemon/lime flavors seem to clash rather than complement

Feb 01, 2018
4.58 by Eman17 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2018
3.94 by nickfl from Florida on Jan 06, 2018
4.48 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri on Jan 01, 2018
4.44 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 21, 2017
4.44 by c-rum from Missouri on Dec 18, 2017
4.28 by Kraks from Missouri on Nov 25, 2017
Saison Du Fermier - Foedre Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 116 ratings