Saison Du Fermier
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #9
Ranked #102
4.56 | pDev: 6.58%
Mar 30, 2022
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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4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 30, 2022
4.5 by BSW from California on Feb 08, 2022
4.42 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 20, 2022
4.89 by 1012Dan88 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2022
4.75 by Bum4ever from California on Jan 03, 2022
3.12 by Filabee from Michigan on Dec 10, 2021
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.53 by bret27 from California on May 30, 2021
4.75 by notchucknorris from California on May 30, 2021
4.4 by Original_Gravity from Washington on May 22, 2021
4.48 by chepi141 from Missouri on Mar 09, 2021
3.94 by TimG_0913 from Delaware on Mar 07, 2021
4.53 by warnerry from Michigan on Mar 01, 2021
4 by blackcloud from Alaska on Feb 26, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

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
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Feb 13, 2021
4.11 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Feb 12, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Such a great representation of a traditional saison

Jan 02, 2021
4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 22, 2020
4.49 by corm44 from New York on Dec 10, 2020
5 by Destiney from Indiana on Nov 25, 2020
4.79 by Hopelessly0 from California on Oct 03, 2020
4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Sep 30, 2020
4.5 by stmoorea from Illinois on Sep 13, 2020
4.6 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Aug 16, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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
4.36 by crobinso from Colorado on Jul 24, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BillRoth from Maryland

Had on tap at SP STL pub
Amazing; super gentle
Excellent barrel, grape and muskiness

Jul 22, 2020
4.75 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on Jul 12, 2020
4.84 by jdell15 from Arkansas on Jun 25, 2020
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 25, 2020
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2020
4.15 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2020
4.25 by Nedster10 from Michigan on Jun 09, 2020
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2020
4.26 by Wayne17 from Texas on May 22, 2020
4.64 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on May 04, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.49 by paresis from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2020
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4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

Perfect. Smells fruity, slightly floral as if a lovely Chardonnay fell into a bottle of Saison.
Light, airy carbonation, fruity up front and pleasingly sour on back. Mouthfeel like a cloud. Carbonation suitable for a Saison. So glad finally tried!

Apr 04, 2020
Saison Du Fermier from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 870 ratings