Blackberry Biére Du Pays
Side Project Brewing

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 5.35%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  14
SCORE
92
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Notes: Blackberry Biére du Pays is our restrained approach to a fruited Saison. We added a thoughtful amount of Blackberries to our Biére du Pays to not cloud the nuances of our lovely, little beer, but to add a layer of soft fruit and color for a new experience. Our Missouri yeast and bacteria provide the layers of complexity to this farmhouse ale that was aged in wine barrels for several months before being naturally conditioned in this bottle.
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Body is golden but tinged by fruit until it looks orange with pinkish hues. Head is fleeting. Smells of oak, berry acidity, and some damp basement yeast aromas. Tastes tart up front. Blackberry is a more dominant flavor, though it isn't a fruit juice saison by any means. Still barely enough blackberry to even identify it as distinctly blackberry. Oak dries it out as tartness builds into the finish. Medium light. Tasty without being all that complex or dynamic. Light fruit, though it ends up being the strongest flavor.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber with a slight haze and a fuzzy white foam that dies to nothing.

Smell is funky horse blanket, hay, toast and blackberry gummies.

Taste has a nice fruit presence with oak, lemon spritzed blackberry and berry candy that's nicely sour and bouncy of moderate heft, finishing dry yet crisp.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Apr 03, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i like the idea of a more delicate approach to the fruit in one of these. the jammy intense ones are awesome, but its also nice to let the yeast have a little bit more of a voice than finishing sourness, and i think this beer accomplishes that really well, although the blackberry is almost too light in here. its been in my cellar for awhile now, so perhaps the fruit has faded a bit. a light lavender colored brew, clearish and light looking with a rising airy white head, very active like a soda. i smell a little of the berries, definitely blackberry, but in the back behind the saison yeast, white winey, and the funky brett, which is very established here and has a fruitiness of its own. clean but woody at the same time too. there is definite wine element to the flavor, and its nice with the blackberry. i get hints of plum and grapey acid before the wood smoothes it over. there is a blooming sort of floral aspect here as well, springing and light, especially with the expressive carbonation in here. in some ways this was almost overly subtle, but thats what good saison is all about. awesome wild yeast profile here and a professional level of refinement. i like the lesser fruit content, makes this unique...

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Orange color. Aroma is musty, fruity, yeasty with barnyard notes. Taste is tart with fermented stonefruit notes. Quite dry on the finish.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Sep 19, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky pink-red with a finger of pink head. Aroma is blackberry, with a tart, funk to it. Flavor profile continues that blackberry story, with a funky, tart twist. The beer really swells into a mouth watering, jaw-locking tartness, without being overly powerful. Absolutely lovely. Mouth feel is fizzy, with a medium-thin body. There is a nice crispness to it. Overall, blackberry notes here are good, with the beer itself delivering a great experience.

Draft at Side Project. Reviewed from notes.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, May 05, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Side Project Brewery. Served in a stemmed glass. Pours an almost medium pink-purple hue, one finger white head, good retention and lots of lacing. Smell is rich blackberry tartness, not so much jammy, with a nice medium lactic acidity, touch of grain, oak, a bit of white vinous character. Flavour follows, this one was a bit more muted in terms of the blackberry flavour, it seemed to contribute more of a fruity tartness to it rather than a jammy fruit flavour. But that's okay. It works nicely with the base BDP. Medium-lighter body, tart blackberry finish. Moderate acidity. Super flavourful for what it's listed at, 5%.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, May 01, 2017
Photo of gibgink
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with wife. Luckily first pour(which became her glass) was beautiful. Typical Side Project white fluffy head that disappears relatively quickly. Deep amber/blood orange in color. Second pour, which I am not counting(such a generous guy I am), started just like the first, but then midway, HUGE blackberry chunks pooped out of the bottle. Slight funk on the nose. More of a tart flavor experience that regular BdP, obviously influenced by the blackberries. Finishes on the drier side with a bit of raspberry flavor. Good brew, I enjoyed.

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gibgink from Missouri, Apr 16, 2017
Blackberry Biére Du Pays from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 45 ratings