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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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1,112 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 54
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
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The Bruery visit their website
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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Wadsey

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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
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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 1,112 ratings.