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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,170
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 56
Gots: 111 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of spoony
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

spoony, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of sourgrass
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sourgrass, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

DoomVM, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

JesseLara, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ipc2000, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of garuda
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

garuda, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

pknyc, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

beerman999999, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

amalahow, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

GRG1313, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Haybeerman, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of TriageStat
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

TriageStat, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jkermitj, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JRod1969, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Lare453, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

allan, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Morey, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DaPan, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Efay, Mar 10, 2013
Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.