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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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1,110 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 53
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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Ryan011235

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4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 5/15/10

It took a while to get this one in the glass; right off the bat the head flared up massively - a full three fingers of porous foam. The color is a fitting pineapple/tangerine; pale, faded & of the cloudy order. Despite being light in color, it's a dense beer. I've waited several minutes & the head has thinned a lot. Retention is quite thin, but solid; lacing is sparse.

The aroma has a lot going on & I like it. There are lots of clean earthy notes that come through at first: fresh cut hay, prairie grass & grains. Livelier spice notes come through, namely clove. There's a nice hoppiness that comes across via lemon zest. The Brett yeast isn't too overbearing; it actually adds a pleasant musty funk to an otherwise bright-smelling beer. There seems to be a touch of banana & pear, but with so much going on it's tough to ascertain.

The taste is impressive as well. Zesty lemon & tangerine notes hit upfront, mingling with spicy clove. It's none too hoppy but a mild bitterness develops toward the finish. There are airy, grassy overtones to the hilt. Definitely reminds me of relaxing in a prairie on a brisk day. As with the nose, the Brett yeast doesn't seem too pronounced, offering a subtle twinge of mustiness. All told, everything seems very well situated.

Saison de Lent is more toward light body than medium; certainly an appropriate heft. Carbonation is spot on; just enough prickliness to hoist the beer, leaving ample space for the flavor profile to develop. Lemon, grass & clove linger on the finish.

Drinkability is awesome. Overall this is a great beer; solid from start to finish. I find precious little to fault. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 00:01:40 | More by Ryan011235
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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.
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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.