Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
The beer pours a beautiful light fiery orange with a big, blank white head of tiny little creamy bubbles. The beer’s body is clean with a nice light haze and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles racing to refill the head. The beer leaves a thick fluffy lacing behind made up of tightly packed bubbles that look sheet cloud-like on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells sweet with a lovely herbal funk that moves from lemon bread to slight parsley and very faint citrusy cheese. The malt is light and very faintly hints at wheat and cereal grains on the nose. The yeast however, is the main player on this beer’s nose, and it smells fresh and sweetly funky. On the tongue, sweet and slightly funky with a nice back bitter and only the faintest touch of acidity. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet slightly funked malt, blooming into citrusy lemon bread with hay-like characteristics, slight green apple flavors and a great background of grassy bitters that balance out the sweeter elements of the beer and make it quite refreshing. The finish is of sweet yeasty grass, and washes down to leave a powerful aftershock of lemon citrus and a light brett funk which eventually fades to simple grassy bitters. This beer has a long finish, and some serious nuances of lovely simplistic saison. The more I sip the beer I get a slight parsley spice at the beginning of the sip that is quickly washed away by the carbonation. In the mouth, the beer feels quite fluffy in carbonation with only the slightest tingle assaulting the tongue. The beer feels medium light in body, and leaves the mouth slightly dry, but overall clean and refreshed. Overall, this is an awesome saison that is very in season with spring and Lente, and is very refreshing in the mouth. It has wonderful classic saison qualities while still existing slightly outside of traditional saison category. Try this beer for sure!
04-02-2013 00:54:44 | More by Maxwell
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Pours a very cloudy medium golden apricot with significant amounts of white yeast sediment, some very light amounts of gentle carbonation, and orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that slowly redues to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed. Note that I had the final pour from the bottle so got the majority of the yeast.
S: Moderate aromas of pale malts, Belgian yeast, white pepper spices, and just a touch of barnyard funk - hay and grass. Additionally there are light amounts of lemon citrus.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale malts with some Belgian yeast and spiciness - white pepper stands out. Light amounts of hay and grass with some lemon citrus. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which linger for a bit.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness.
O: This is a very enjoyable beer but the dryness in the mouthfeel would make it tough to have more than one of these. I enjoy the flavor combinations and would recommend this as a nice beer to try - went over pretty well with the extended family and not everyone is a huge beer person.
03-31-2013 18:35:11 | More by dbrauneis
4.41/5 rDev +10.3%
Had this at the Blue Dog and it was most excellent. I would of had another but I was there for sampling other hard to find beers so maybe another time.
Has a cloudy and hazy honey orange color with a dense tall white head on top, quite pleasing to gaze upon. The head lasts, well pass the half way point and loosens as it shrinks. Fine sheets of lacing coat the glass.
Aroma has alot of complexity. It's tangy and sweet and spicy and has some maltiness. All interwoven with some brett funk.
Taste is most excellent as well with a deep depth of flavor and complexity too.
It's bitter and has a semi dry bite, it is tangy or sour like in the nose. Yeasty esters produce a sutle fruitness as well as other spices of some sort. Brett gives the beer your funkiness.
Feels thin on the palate and prickly from carbs drinks dry and semi-bitter and really very little aftertaste as you finish.
One of the best Beligums I;ve had to date.
03-31-2013 12:15:59 | More by micromaniac129
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
A - Pours golden straw in color with a bright white 2 finger head.
S - Barnyard (hay, straw, grass), white pepper and light belgian yeast notes.
T - Grassiness, lemon, pepper, some funkyness with a slightly bitter finish ending.
M - Crisp, refreshing & easy drinking.
O - Lovely & so good from the first sip.
03-30-2013 19:43:17 | More by cvm4
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
From a 750 ml bottle (dated December 19, 2012) into a globe glass.
A-A normal pour produces a tall, barely-off-white head that drops quickly into a thick cap of foam. The brew is mostly clear and bright hay colored.
S-I smell a lot of sharp grass, straw, and pepper. There is also a healthy dose of brett, but the brew is not overly funky or barnyard-smelling. Some fruity alcohol and banana-like saison yeast are also noticeable.
T-The taste is like a scaled back version of the smell, i.e., grass, straw, pepper, brett, some lemon, and some sweet saison yeast, but not as intense as you detect in the nose. There is a touch of hop spice, too. The flavors work and I could easily drink a lot of this on a nice spring day (like today).
M-The brew is clean, crisp, and relatively light in body, and it matches the style well. There is a fine, slightly prickly carbonation to help things out.
O-This was a pleasing, above-average saison. The flavors are on par for the style, although not amazing, and the mouthfeel is quite good. The flavor is bigger than the ABV would suggest, and I would happily drink more of this.
03-30-2013 03:29:06 | More by spoony
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
A - Bright gold, thick fluffy white cap has good retention and lace.
S/T - Crisp, clean saison yeast funk, lemon peel, floral nose, grass, little bitterness, touch of earthy brett.
M - Light body, lively carbonation, smooth and fluffy across the palate, finishes bone dry.
O - Very nice, easy drinking, crisp, clean. A little more depth of flavor would be nice, but maybe I'm expecting too much after having the Rue.
03-23-2013 23:36:00 | More by garuda
3.6/5 rDev -10%
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Hazy, golden straw color with three fingers worth of a vigorous head. Lacing hangs around for quite a bit. The smell is wonderfully inviting, with a very citrusy and floral nose upfront. Distinctive yeast smell from the Brett. If only it tasted as good as it smells. Kind of reminds me of flowers? I'll go with a flowery taste, finished off by a pleasant Brett bitterness. Taste improved as the beer warmed. It was thicker than I was expecting, not unpleasant though. Finished dry and clean.
A good beer, but probably not something that I would buy again. It's an easy drinking saison, something your BMC friends would enjoy.
03-16-2013 00:29:02 | More by TriageStat
Saison De Lente from The Bruery
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