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Side Project Le Saisonnier

Side Project Le Saisonnier
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A test batch of our spring Saison. A traditional Saison, 4.5% ABV, orange in color, and fermented with Saison yeast, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Served in Side Project stemware on back to back evenings. Light peach character but fairly malty behind. Perhaps a bit oxidized. Too malt heavy. Really couldn’t get into this one either time. Was really bummed, as the description is right up my alley.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep golden amber hue, firm haziness with frothy whitish head, firm soapy layer sticks around and laces well. Aromas are nice and fruity, apple and pear meet some decent tart acidity, gentle brett and oak. Touch of chlorine, bready malt, sour citrus. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firm sour bite of lemon, citrus and apple. Some bread, gentle oak and bready malt. Touches of straw, some fuzzy sourness hits bit citric and lactic feel with touches of gentle spice, apple and bread. Gentle straw, oak, really spritzy and light on the palate with a supportive sour element, some gentle fruit and sweetness. Finish is dry, a bit tart, light cidery feel and gentle funk, dryness, oak. Really well put together. Another quality offering from Side Project aside from that nose issue which is really the only factor that hinders it’s score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Orange pour, light head. Really nice saison. Good earthy funk, hints of spice, yeast, light citrus note. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle sample at RBWG shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had a tart/sour lemony citrus, floral notes, some herbal, cracker like malts, dry, some white grape character, interesting and a winner at 4.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1232) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Less memorable than the other Side Projects that were shared at the Brewpub, very typical American Lacto-Saison, lemony, a bit of mild funk, tastes good enough to want to drink more but not great enough to demand more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pour is a hazed deep amber with a dark center and white head with some larger bubbles on top. Nose is very big but quite messy. Tons of lemon and dirty muddled wheat, aggressive tang and marmalade with a hint of fish. Taste is quite sour, a bit of chemical cleaner, loads of funky lemon, lighter yeast with an aggressive carbonation and quite a dry finish. Fuller body for the style, not really well integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks phaleslu for the share. Pours cloudy, glowing peach. Nose is funky peach and pineapple, slight pool cleaner/chlorine. Taste is mild anesthetic, chlorine, very sour, sharp lemon citric. Less refined than the others in this series.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Peter at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark fruits, funk, light grains and grass with a bit of earthiness. Flavor has a bit more of tart fruits coming through with a nice funkiness and an underlying grass notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG thanks to Peter. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of wine barrel, oak, lemon, grape must and saison yeast. Mild brett acidity. Lighter medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3613) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma is fairly tart with some fruitiness (lots of ripe peach), bugs, light cream, melon and grapes. It has a medium body that is smooth, but has a bit of a bite and some micro carbonation. It starts off fairly malty and rich. It has very light toast, citrus, lacto sourness and a hint of vinegar. The finish has a nice mix of malt and sourness. There is a soft bugginess and a rustic aspect to the flavor. Really solid,.


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