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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,099
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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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DrDemento456

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3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Overall I really like the idea of a sour Saison it covered up most of the drying qualities I hate in the style but it really didn't taste very Brett like. In fact it seems like it killed the base a bit since I don't taste many bready malts or pepper corns or anything. Interesting idea but an overpriced flop if you asked me.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 05:53:37 | More by DrDemento456
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright, transparent golden-straw color with a lively, fluffy white head. Lots of effervescing bubbles; it looks like a refreshing beer! Smell is very bready, with heavy brett influence. Some alkali tartness / bitterness comes through. Mild citrusy hops and black pepper. Taste is more subdued than the nose, plenty of brett funk, citrus, fresh dough, pepper, not much for real tartness like the nose would lead you to expect. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very refreshing. Overall, very enjoyable, only complaint is I think some more sour or tartness on the palate would work wonders with this flavor profile.

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GreesyFizeek

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Umberto at Curran's tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow, with some bright orange tinges. One inch head, lots of lacing.

Smells like lemon, hay, black pepper, Belgian yeast, etc.

The taste is similar. There is a nice peppery spice bite up front, with a yeasty, chalky Belgian yeast blast afterwards. Some spicy grain, lemon hay, grass, and citrus zest. Very tasty.

Light bodied, crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very, very drinkable.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.