Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.58/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
The Bruery Saison de Lente 2010
Served in New Belgium tulip.
A: Pours clear, pale gold, bordering on straw. Huge, cloudy head erupts and melts slowly, leaving impressive Brussels lacing.
S: Spice and black pepper and grainy cereal. A bit of funk plays a secondary, and pleasant, role in smell.
T: The beer is well integrated so pulling apart taste proves challenging. Spice yeast, especially black pepper, and light citrus up front; next grainy cereal. Oddly enough aspirin/St. Joseph's follows and leads into classic Brettanomyces' barnyard funk and tang. The Brettanomyces character waxes and wanes on palate throughout drinking experience. Bitterness rises across taste and becomes somewhat distracting. Dry, dry finish. More earthy than acidic or estery.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation. The carbonation is lower than appropriate but seems to work well for this beer.
O: Although smell and mouthfeel are less than stellar, Saison de Lente's appearance is very good and its taste is unique and impressive. Competent and enjoyable Saison from an upstart American brewer.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2011 02:36:01 | More by Wadsey
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
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