Merci (Blend #3)
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
4.39 | pDev: 5.69%
Mar 22, 2022
Jun 13, 2017
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Notes: Blended American Wild Ale

14% Saison du Fermier that was fermented in French Oak with Side Project’s Saison/local microflora mixed culture and then racked to and aged in a light toast American oak foedre for six months.

31% Saison du Fermier that was fermented in and aged in a heavy toast American oak foedre for four months with Side Project’s Saison/local microflora mixed culture.

46% Missouri Wild Blond Ale that was aged a French oak foedre that Side Project has been pulling solera-style pieces from for the past four years. Higher acid (base for Fuzzy).

9% Missouri Wild Ale that was aged in Missouri oak chardonnay barrels (59 gallon) for 3 years.
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Photo of Harrison8
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a foggy yellow-orange with a sunburst effect within some lighting. Head is two fingers of white foam. Aroma is white wine, earth, lemons, and oak. It has a very mild acidity that grows slightly as the beer warms. It has a twinge of funk to it, that develops into a more full-on lactic sourness as the beer warms. Flavor profile is lemons, white wine, oak and some faint earthy and bready notes. A subtle honey sweetness comes on late, adding a subtle rise of sweetness to the green apples and lemon. Really crisp, spry tartness that comes on at the end, bringing a conclusion to the tasting notes. Acidity is very mild throughout, peaking around the back third. Mouth feel is medium in thickness. Texture is akin to a boiled liquid, with a very soft effervescence around the edges. It gives it a semi-plush consistency. Overall, it pushes forward some sour, funky notes, but never dives into full on sour. It does a great job of shifting and transitioning between notes, keeping its footing throughout the performance. Lovely funky little bomb.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip from a 750mL bottle. Consumed / reviewed 3/22/22.

Mar 22, 2022
4.4 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2021
4.25 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Jan 16, 2021
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

Now this is a beer. Yes sir! I’d walk a country mile to drink this one! Imagine a hard day of work and then going back to the barn with the farmer’s daughter for a little romp. This is that! Ecstasy! I want it in every way!

Yeah buddy!

Aug 03, 2020
3.95 by TimG_0913 from Delaware on Mar 29, 2020
4.16 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Aug 13, 2019
4.53 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on May 21, 2019
4.1 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 19, 2019
4.58 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 27, 2019
4.47 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jan 02, 2019
4.25 by knicks19947 from New York on Dec 03, 2018
4.62 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Consumed 8/3/17. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Moderately hazy gold, with a good amount of visible carbonation. A half-finger of white head fades fairly quickly.

S: A nice depth of funk – barnyard, horse blanket, and feet. Some white vinous character mixes with the lactic tart acid. Milder citric acid, cracker malts, and oak tannins. Quite a nice and complex aroma.

T: Lactic tart and lemony citric acid. Oak and funk – barnyard, cheese, and fresh hay. Dry tannins and light cracker malts. Some dry vinous character and more tannins near the swallow.

M: A fairly light body, but the carbonation is a touch lower than expected. Alcohol presence stays quite low.

O: Tasty enough as it is, but I’m curious what some age will do. A nice funk and depth to it even now.

Jul 22, 2018
4.6 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 16, 2018
4.41 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jun 26, 2018
Photo of Rockthedashboard
3.72/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rockthedashboard from Rhode Island

Aromas of white wine, vinegar and light oak.
Tastes of green apple, vinegar, on the medium high level of acidity. Chardonnay like mouth feel.
Overall a nice blended wild ale, with white wine, oak and green apple/vinegar acidity.

Apr 22, 2018
4.48 by fthegiants from California on Mar 26, 2018
4.24 by rbrefbeerman from California on Mar 04, 2018
4.48 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Mar 03, 2018
4.47 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia on Feb 25, 2018
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Smells oaky and some stone fruity acidity. Nice golden sour aroma. Tastes dramatically sour. Sharp lemon sourness and stone fruit. Oak. Really dominated by sourness, though. I guess it's ok, but really sour and a little difficult to drink.

Jan 30, 2018
4.48 by dustin22martin from Missouri on Jan 28, 2018
Photo of Phineasco
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Look: Yellow Clear with medium white head. Has medium high carbonation.
Smell: Tart, green apples, lemon, Funk, and Chardonnay.
Taste: Tart, green apples, orange peel, lemon, Funk, and Chardonnay.
Mouthfeel: Medium light and complex.
Overall: A good sour from Side Project.

Jan 28, 2018
4 by oline73 from Maryland on Jan 07, 2018
4.86 by whitenads from Michigan on Dec 19, 2017
4.42 by c-rum from Missouri on Dec 18, 2017
4.49 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 13, 2017
4.33 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Dec 05, 2017
4.75 by FreshZ from Missouri on Dec 03, 2017
3.69 by chippo33 from Vermont on Nov 28, 2017
4.38 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Nov 25, 2017
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Nov 12, 2017
4.5 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Nov 12, 2017
4.5 by bouncepass from California on Nov 12, 2017
4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Nov 05, 2017
4.51 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2017
4.49 by edthehead from New York on Oct 24, 2017
4.78 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Oct 22, 2017
4.5 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Oct 20, 2017
4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Oct 19, 2017
Merci (Blend #3) from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 91 ratings