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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3718) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Draft at Cellar. Batch 2. Amber gold color. Visible bubbles, clear beer. Aroma is fresh malt, BdG like with light and faint sweet caramel. Fizzy mouthfeel. Clear clean malt flavor with light sweetness and a wild lively mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! The base beer here is light and subdued, with just a bit of malt flavor and nearly no hops, which let the yeast strains take center stage. Reminded me a lot of Hill Farmsteads Clara, another low-ABV tart saison. Moderately low sourness, balanced by a fruity Brett strain. Delicious stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2250) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2016 Blend 2. Musty. Peppery. Fruit. Esters. Orange zest. Dry. Tart at the end but not as puckering as other SPs. Pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7478) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottles at Shelton Bros The Festival (version #2). Head is small, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of band aid, sour apple, oak, lemon zest. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. The nose is kinda Helios-like, which is nifty, although it ends up being sour in the mouth like every other American "saison" these days. Fairly astringent as well. Has some promise though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Version #2 at Side Project Cellar on cask. Lightly hazy gold color with a white head and nice lacing. Tart aroma that waters your mouth. Tart, sour flavor with a hint of earthy base saison. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Cloudy orange pour in a small snifter in St. Pete. Large puffy white head. Aroma is citrus notes of lemon and orange zest, grass, straw, cereal, wood, and brett. The taste is similar with the citrus up front, followed by the brett funkiness to it. Some tarness to follow. Lighter bodym medium to heavier carb. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1595) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 10/6/2014. Murky and hazy orange. Medium white head. Lots of lacing and a thick collar. Aromas of stone fruits and some citrus. Some wine barrel. Lots of yeast. A bit of a mineral character. Taste is stone fruit and more wine flavor. Pale malt is stronger here. Yeasty and pushing a bit sweet before the finish. Mineral character is strong and it has kind of a rotten fruit flavor in the finish. Medium body. Not as light as I was expecting. Medium carbonation. Not as impressed as I normally am by Side Project saisons. Its got a weird aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dustin. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head. The aroma is strong brett, oak, funk, tropical fruit. Medium mouth, nice tartness, citrus, juicy, light oak, brett, really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(750ml bottle) very cloudy orange, lots of fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of hay, lacto, sweet malt, corn?, slightly subdued. Taste of lemon, brett, vinous, lacto, easy to drink, sawdust, earth, complex and delicious. Nice fine bubbles, tart linger, touch of honey and vinegar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled during RBSG. From not s. Sour and acidic with loads of fruity and funky stuff going on


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