Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
on the border of over carbonation it seems like - lots of foam.
a straw/golden yellow hazy pour with a ton of visible carbonation bubbles steadily going up the center of the tulip. tons of head, which caused for great lacing.
smell is a bit like apple cider.. not really getting the typical saison smells of herbs on this one. a bit of pepper smell is present.
taste is pretty smooth. has a peppery kick to it, a very yeasty flavor is present throughout - this may be the first time i enjoy brett in a beer. the brett kind of overtakes the majority of the flavor, so if there is anything else there - i'm not really getting much of it. this is delicious though.
for the amount of carbonation it looked like it had, it is going down really smooth and doesn't feel all that carbonated. light-medium body with a slight creamy feel yet very crisp and refreshing with a dry finish.
overall this is a very nice saison. a great use of brett (gotta admit, i'm generally not a fan of it at all) for a very refreshing summer beer. i'd like to try more saisons using brett, maybe it'll get me started on sours which i've been hearing are all the hype nowadays.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2012 01:15:40 | More by facundoCNB
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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.