Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.53/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very interested in trying this, another saison, from The Bruery.
Pours a frothy, clear light orange color that eventually seems to turn into a very light yellow. Definitely on the lighter side for a saison but still attractive. A thick white head builds after the immediate pour then settles into light spotty cap with strong edging and dollops of lace here-and-there.
Smell is delicious. A totally defined yeasty farmhouse smell - fresh and funky, slightly spicy, peppery with peach and pear-like fruitiness. This is the perfect springtime aroma, like blossoms and exposed decomposition. A light alcohol and really low-key hop smell gives it depth and warmth.
Flavor is fresh of grass, lemon, yeast, fruit and moves into a mild hop middle with a spiciness toward the end. A moderate sweetness rides underneath the whole time and creates great drinkability.
Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, light bodied and highly refreshing. Carbonation is very present and strong, large bubbles, not the subtle champagne like carbonation of it's Belgian cousins. Would definitely look for this again and again, especially on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2009 04:10:43 | More by NoLiberty
More User Reviews:
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
Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.