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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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90
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1,100 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 52
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way.

The wild yeast in Saison de Lente will continue to dry it out over time, giving a slightly more mature character to vintage bottles. Perfect for warmer weather picnics and Spring celebrations.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a beautiful light fiery orange with a big, blank white head of tiny little creamy bubbles. The beer’s body is clean with a nice light haze and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles racing to refill the head. The beer leaves a thick fluffy lacing behind made up of tightly packed bubbles that look sheet cloud-like on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells sweet with a lovely herbal funk that moves from lemon bread to slight parsley and very faint citrusy cheese. The malt is light and very faintly hints at wheat and cereal grains on the nose. The yeast however, is the main player on this beer’s nose, and it smells fresh and sweetly funky. On the tongue, sweet and slightly funky with a nice back bitter and only the faintest touch of acidity. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet slightly funked malt, blooming into citrusy lemon bread with hay-like characteristics, slight green apple flavors and a great background of grassy bitters that balance out the sweeter elements of the beer and make it quite refreshing. The finish is of sweet yeasty grass, and washes down to leave a powerful aftershock of lemon citrus and a light brett funk which eventually fades to simple grassy bitters. This beer has a long finish, and some serious nuances of lovely simplistic saison. The more I sip the beer I get a slight parsley spice at the beginning of the sip that is quickly washed away by the carbonation. In the mouth, the beer feels quite fluffy in carbonation with only the slightest tingle assaulting the tongue. The beer feels medium light in body, and leaves the mouth slightly dry, but overall clean and refreshed. Overall, this is an awesome saison that is very in season with spring and Lente, and is very refreshing in the mouth. It has wonderful classic saison qualities while still existing slightly outside of traditional saison category. Try this beer for sure!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:54:44 | More by Maxwell
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Not sure the regular price of this beer but I got it on discount from 15.95 for just 9 bucks. Must be old at least a few months to possibly a year from last spring you never know with beers from this place.

A - Very carbonated I got well over two inches that fades rather slowly. Probably to a good lace ring... yep! Color is a hazy opaque yellow color with no chunks so thankfully it's not TOO old or stored wrong.
S - Fresh and full of Brett that tickles the nostrils like a fresh squeezed lemon. Beneath this I do get some dry funky yeast and maybe some peppery spice but it's mostly sour.
T - Not sure how but I get no sour flavors in the taste is just comes off dry with some bready yeast and very little if any pepper corn or funk. Kind of plain really for such an expensive drink.
M - Bubbly and light Its not too dry and goes down smooth.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,100 ratings.