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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Provence will be a series of beers in which we explore the use of teas, hops and other spices. Our first release from our Provence line will be a Saison called Cup of Love, named after the beautiful tea we used from Big Heart Tea Company. This started as a collaboration with our friends at Sardella, a fantastic restaurant in St. Louis, and their favorite tea supplier, Big Heart Tea Company.

Since we were working with Sardella and Big Heart Tea Company, our first goal was to produce a delicate, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly experience with this beer. I blended a 2-year-old French Oak Missouri Wild Ale with a 2-month-old Missouri Oak Foedre Saison to balance our signature, vibrant acidity and create a soft mouthfeel and finish. Carbonation is mild to let the tea and oak sit on the palate as lemon meringue, almonds and stonefruit. The tea, Cup of Love, is a tea blend from Big Heart that includes rose and tulsi. The floral notes of the rose offer a beautiful contrast to the normal aromatics of a Side Project Saison, and the tulsi imparts an accentuated peach and stonefruit finish on the beer.

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4.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2017
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small sized head. Funky, citrus, stone and tart fruitiness, and a trace of spice.

3.9
rxeight (3281) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2017
750 ml. Clear yellow color. Stone fruit and peach. Bright side project signature sourness. Some tart lemon. Soft acidity.
Not really getting anything tea out of this, which is fine for me.

3.7
vyvvy (6777) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2017
It pours clear golden yellow with a small head. The aroma has funk bugs, herbal notes (rose and Tulsi?), and saison yeast. Doesn’t seem as assertively sour as most Side Project. It has a medium body with mild sharp carbonation. The taste has more sourness, heavy on the herbs and maybe it’s suggestion, but I get the mushroom thing Greg mentioned. Good

3.8
gregwilsonstl (2691) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Hazy dark straw. Very refreshing. Some lemons. White tea. Funky. Crimini mushrooms (in a good way).

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b3shine (9208) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Draft to stemmed glass at the brewery. Looks good; a hazy lemon with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart, funky, and citrusy with some light stonefruit as well. Tastes like it smells with some tea as well. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium-bodied, mildly lactic, and semi-dry. Good stuff.

4.1
seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Tasted in a stemmed tulip glass at Side Project Brewing tap room, thanks Cory! Slightly hazy golden colour with off-white foam, lasting with lace. Familiar saison traits with extra floral, herbal, tannic. Crisp Pils grainbill, black pepper, clove, citrus. Light grainy mouthfeel, dry finish, but not thin or watery at all. High carbonation, digestive. Definitely tart, into sour territory. Delicious, masterfully made.


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