Saison Du Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Ranked #11
Ranked #91
4.56 | pDev: 6.58%
May 14, 2023
Sep 15, 2013
Saison Du FermierSaison Du Fermier
Notes: Chardonnay barrel-fermented Saison that uses our house blend of Brett and bacteria. Batch 1 spent 3 months in oak and then 3 months bottle conditioning. Bright citrus, billowy mouthfeel, classic funk round out the flavor profile of this rustic Saison.
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Rated: 4.46 by boogerisu from Iowa

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by Chilmer from Iowa

Apr 30, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tart, light, refreshing, nuanced, acidic and dry. Taste is grape, oak, barnyard funk, and lemon zest.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by beersgud from Kansas

Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Blend #6.

Tart, musty peaches and lemon zest on the nose. Palate with a restrained acid and pleasant pucker, bringing mild oaky funk & bright citrus. Finishes dry yet juicy, with a lingering tartness. Such a good blend.
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by BSW from California

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 20, 2022
Rated: 4.89 by 1012Dan88 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 3.12 by Filabee from Michigan

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by bret27 from California

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by notchucknorris from California

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by Original_Gravity from Washington

May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by chepi141 from Missouri

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by TimG_0913 from Delaware

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by warnerry from Michigan

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Thank you not2quick for this one!

750ml bottle - blend 5 - poured into a chalice at 50°F.

Pours a clear, deep straw-golden hue, with just a cast of unfiltered fog, and a finger of creamy, soft, off-white head, eventually settling to a thick collar leaving some lacing behind. Visible effervescence.

Nose: Soft, pale rustic grains, with crackery wheat and some round malted barley lend secondary notes of wet hay, dewy grass, and some dusty silo. There is some remarkable floral character, lending spring blossoms like lilac and hyacinth, with lemon blossom, wet stony minerality, and a lightly musty oakiness. Some very restrained white vinous notes, along with a touch of pear, apple, and apricot. Gentle hints of honey, lemon zest, and some phenolic peppery notes wrap it all up in a beautifully soft and rustic olfactory display.

Palate: Saison du Fermier greets the palate with simultaneous waves of gentle lemony tang, semi-sweet grist with some crackery, bready, and rustic grainy notes, and an explosion of bright, shimmery fruity notes. Lemon, nectarine, apricot, tart white plum, green apple, Asian pear, and a sweet-tart balance of fruity white grape. There's a bright but balanced minerality pushing these flavours to the front, along with some wet limestone. Some Belgian-like saison yeast brings that fruity, undertone with a bit of peppery spice intermingling with a touch of herbal hops. Finish is oaky, dry, and lightly tannic.

Mouthfeel/Body: It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied, with a tight, snappy crispness - bright and fluid, but there's enough grain to lend some softness and presence. Effervescence is incredibly lively and fizzy, but fine enough to stay soft and fluffy. Tart and wet up front, finishing with an increasingly dryness, and a touch of cling.

Overall: A lot of the fruited and more recent Side Project offerings have been trending more and more acidic, which can really bring it down fast. This one shows the balance and softness that I know they're capable of. It retains much of that classic Belgian saison character, while contributing the classic Side Project culture and grist character. Soft, balanced, bright, and absolutely dialed in. A top tier American oak-aged saison.
Feb 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
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Rated by Ckgibu from Hawaii

4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Such a great representation of a traditional saison
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 22, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by corm44 from New York

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 5 by Destiney from Indiana

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.79 by Hopelessly0 from California

Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Sep 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by stmoorea from Illinois

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Copper colored with a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is of green apple and pear and earthy saison yeast. I’m tasting green apple and pear. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and crisp.
Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by crobinso from Colorado

Jul 24, 2020
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Rated by BillRoth from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at SP STL pub
Amazing; super gentle
Excellent barrel, grape and muskiness
Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Jul 12, 2020
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
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