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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 53
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
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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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Philousa

California

3.36/5  rDev -16%

Imbibed at Harry's Hofbrau San Jose for their Bruery tap takeover 2/12/13

Pours a murky yellow with a frothy white head. Lots of lemon and tart citrus up front in the nose accompanied by gentle allspice and clove. A swirl brings out the light pilsner malt base. Flavor is grounded in the slightly tart and metallic Belgian pilsner. Lemon and dull allspice follow with a really mild but noticeable floral hop bitterness. The feel is slightly viscous with a very dry finish. This is a great saison, but I think I prefer Saison Rue.

02-13-2013 17:03:37 | More by Philousa
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured into a Maudite tulip glass and the head rose a ton!!

A-amber with huge huge huge 6 finger head. And it kept getting bigger!! Cloudy appearance too.

S-lemon tartness with dry light malt characteristics.

T-dry tartness almost grapefruit/lemon is the jist of it. Very dry to finish this near perfect Saison. Has a nice hoppiness too that may be from the yeast, I'm just not sure. Very clean. I could see aging this for a few years to get an awesome flavor from the Brett.

O- for the $10 price well worth it and just a great Saison!!

02-11-2013 21:45:57 | More by danedelman
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KhangGarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-09-2013 06:36:52 | More by KhangGarrett
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None, Spring 2012 bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Pours a towering head of many centimeters which is predominantly made up of medium and large-sized bubbles. The head is loosely structured as a result, looking like an interesting mess of precarious stacked bubbles. Retention is above average, lasting several minutes in a general collapse to a thin cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing left is moderate, with waves, streaks, and splotches Body is a copper orange color, with light bringing out brighter orange hues. Beer is rather hazy, but carbonation remains visible rising from the center and sides of the glass.

Aroma is light and spritzy, with citrus notes (lemon zest, orange zest), semi-sweet malts, hints of cereal, and Brettanomyces (mild moldy hay, burnt plastic/electrical wires). The idea of a light saison for spring works very well here and the scents come together quite nicely.

Front of palate is sweet with mild citrus, honey, and Brettanomyces (wet hay, burnt electrical wires). Mid-palate is of Brettanomyces (mild moldy hay, burnt plastic/electrical wires), slight acetone, sweet pale malts, and a touch of citrus. Back of palate finds mild hop bitterness with Brettanomyces and some light, slightly sweet malt characters. Aftertaste is primarily bitter, with hints of Brettanomyces influences.

Beer is medium-light to light in body with high levels of carbonation, resulting in a rather foamy, bubbly mouthfeel that is not particularly crisp (like champagne), but softer and easily enjoyed across the palate. Finishes rather dry, with very light to negligible stickiness lingering across the palate.

02-04-2013 08:50:02 | More by falloutsnow
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Dat

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-04-2013 07:27:14 | More by Dat
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

Very large head filled the whole glass then subsequently three fingers of frothiness. Excellent lacing. Golden with orange hue hazy body. Aroma of yeast, generic citrus, mostly orange peel, and herbs mostly clove. Flavors are very Belgian with excellent balance between yeast mustiness and citrus tart and sweetness. Some corriander and additional herbs. Medium body and fairly light carbonation for the style and how the head looked. Dry finish. A very nice representation of he style and very drinkable

02-03-2013 23:55:36 | More by kylehay2004
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sonorb7

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-01-2013 13:24:44 | More by sonorb7
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-28-2013 15:29:02 | More by DmanGTR
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Mattias

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-25-2013 18:42:19 | More by Mattias
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 03:40:15 | More by outoffocus
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-21-2013 16:22:33 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 21:27:07 | More by MordorMongo
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 20:28:44 | More by iKrystin
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 01:36:13 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-11-2013 22:14:15 | More by AlexFields
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2013 21:33:40 | More by imbuckeye
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davelag

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2013 07:09:05 | More by davelag
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-27-2012 05:44:59 | More by sendbeer
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

12-21-2012 03:45:10 | More by chippo33
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

12-18-2012 15:38:46 | More by jkane101
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

12-18-2012 01:50:27 | More by LambicKing
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draheim

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a big fluffy, rocky head that leaves behind big clumps of lace. Some people don't like overcarbonated beers, but I'm not one of them. A beautiful beer.

Aroma is spicy, fruity and earthy with notes of banana and clove.

Taste has a nice citrusy twang, along with spice and pear/apple. There's a slightly metallic note that keeps me from giving this a 4.5, but it's not overly distracting.

Mouthfeel is clean and semi-dry, drinkable. Carbonation gives just the right amount of liveliness.

Overall another great beer from The Bruery. May lack some of the depth of the truly world-class saisons, but a welcome choice anyday nonetheless.

12-16-2012 23:35:19 | More by draheim
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Treb0R

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2012 16:33:09 | More by Treb0R
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

12-09-2012 23:27:34 | More by MarvinSnyder
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-09-2012 01:37:51 | More by GreyGhost4
Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.