Side Project Brewing Bière du Pays

Bière du Pays

 

Side Project Brewing in Maplewood, Missouri, United States 🇺🇸

Farmhouse - Saison Rotating
Score
7.32
ABV: 4.0% IBU: - Ticks: 12
Bière du Pays is inspired by the classic Saisons from the country. An airy and fluffy malt bill is fermented with wild Missouri yeast and bacteria and our house Saison blend. This refreshing and delicate farmhouse ale was aged in wine barrels for several months before it was naturally conditioned.
 

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8.5
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Tap @ CBC 2015. Rating #500! Pours cloudy light yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of citrus, vinous notes, lemon zest, floral notes, brett, sulfur. Taste is citrus, lemon zest, white wine, lavender, tart citrus fruits, yeast, brett.

Tried from Draft on 06 Nov 2019 at 17:19


8.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Blend #4, bottled in 4/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tart/sourness, wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light musty funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy/spicy balance; with minimal puckering sourness after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, spiciness, wine tang, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a fantastic sour/wild session saison! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink, with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic drying finish; not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Amazingly well rounded Brett/Bacteria/Saison yeast complexity; with great wine barrel presence/integration, and a nice solid pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp acidic/tannic dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example.

Tried from Bottle on 30 May 2019 at 03:18


7.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Bottle shared by Wickedestman at Muted Horn, many thanks! Pours pale yellow with a white head. Oaky and funky with some dust and lemon. A very light tartness. Very clean and elegant.

Tried from Bottle on 29 Nov 2017 at 04:01


8

Lovely thirst-quenching light saison. Delicious with the chantarell pie & langoustine.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Nov 2017 at 20:16


7
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

Blend #4. A very pale color, looks like hazy cider. Light lacing. Aroma is tart light lemon tarts, a little citrus juice and the faintest brett at the end of the aroma. Flavor is very much just lacto tart water. Leaves me wanting more actual beer despite liking the wild beer. Light and spiky mouthfeel.

Tried on 10 Aug 2016 at 23:03


5.5
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 5 | Flavor - 5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

Draught at CBC 2016, Green session. Late straw coloured body, hazy. Minimal head and lacing. Lemony nose, dry. Taste of grass and ripe citrus. Ends tart and dry. Thin to medium bodied. Refreshing cleanser (Copenhagen 14.05.2016).

Tried on 25 May 2016 at 13:07


6.5
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Notes of wheat, lemonade and honey, some white wine.

Tried on 22 May 2016 at 06:35


8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours hazy vibrant yellow with a small solid frothy and creamy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is subtly with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, red pears, hay, dry soil, barnyard, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is sour and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, sparkling and light bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, red pears, hay, dry soil, barnyard, minerals, white pepper corns and lemon zest. Beautiful beer and a solid sour and funky bright brew. Enjoyable!

Tried on 05 Dec 2015 at 11:39


7
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark [ As Side Project Biere Du Pays ].Unclear matt light to medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, citrus, moderate yeasty, fruity, white wine - grape notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, fruity, tart fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

Tried on 06 Aug 2015 at 05:00


8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Tap at CBC 2015. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, vinous notes, grapes, a light herbal touch and a little funk. Flavour is moderate acidic. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

Tried from Draft on 02 May 2015 at 03:40