Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle split into 2 flute style glasses with the lady
Notes taken on 05/03/2014
A: Light straw gold and mostly clear with just a touch of yeast haze across the body. Effervescent with a massive thick head of bone white foam. Slippery ribbons of lace and a few dots get left behind upon each sip.
S: Smells pretty odiferous with the Farmhouse funk. The Brett has really developed in the nose on this one. Lots of earthy musk with some dried lemon peels and culinary spices. Underneath lies some grainy malt. Not particularly sweet aromas but a good amount of bready cracker there. Fairly nice and Brett forward overall.
T: Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite live up to the nose. I get lots of lemony tartness and peppery spice with some dry grass but the funk is not coming across much at all. More of the usual suspects here like coriander and lemon peel. The base is full of bready dough balls and there is a low amount of perceived bitterness coming across. Earthy and grassy dry hops it seems. Alcohol is incorporated well enough to mask. Not bad but a slight let down for me.
M: The body is moderately filling and slightly on the lighter side. Nice frothiness from the carbonation. Crisp snap there but the finish leaves you sort of wet and flat.
D: A nice Easter offering for the Spring time but far from being a favorite. The nose had me really excited that this was going to be a funky Brett bomb but that didn’t really come through in the flavors. Combine that with the wetter mouth feel and I don’t see myself picking this one up too often.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 17:21:31 | More by Nugganooch
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 1,112 ratings.