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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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1,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 53
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
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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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Celtics17

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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014

Overall taste is nice, and it plays a lot on the pallet. Lemon, with a very slight orange peel texture to the flavor. You get the sourness on the nose, but very little in the taste. The Belgian yeast comes through, not much like other brews from american style Belgian beers. I don't get a feel that this beer is a saison, very small character comes through. A very slight hoppy feel, very slight.

Overall a nice saison, good overall, but I've had better from The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 05:42:22 | More by Celtics17
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a warm hazy goldenrod with a big beautiful beige head that is very active and lumberingly settles from three to two fingers. Excellent retention; isolated sticky lacing.

S:
Sweet and bready. Light floral aromas with doughy yeast, tangy bright wine, leather.

T:
Funky, dry, and refreshing. Earthy and vaguely sweet up front with an almost lacquer-like dryness in the middle and an herbal, barny, funky finish.

M:
Medium body with nice carbonation and a dry character. Medium finish and very drinkable and enjoyable.

O:
Really interesting take on a Saison.
This is a nice beer all around and is just different enough to really establish itself in my mind. Pours looking gorgeously Belgian and features a delicious and complex nose. The beer is a pleasure to drink and tastes as Saisony as I think it could. There is the tiniest tinge of Brett in the aroma and flavor, but it is just a hint.
Would certainly have again; well worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date 12/16/13. Poured into my Green Man goblet.

A-Thick, dense white head. Burnt orange body thats well filtered. Good lacing/retention as I drink this beer.

S-The brett comes through in the nose mixed in with the dose of hops. Lemon grass, hay and a dankness thats like a nuanced sour dough bread smell. Some peppery notes as well.

T-The taste is more tamed down with the brett characteristics. Citrus rind, dough, mild spiciness and that traditional brett "funkness". Seems a bit watered down for me. Just does not have the flavor profile I was expecting after smelling it.

M-Thin body with a finish that is not as dry as I would expect and prefer in a saison.

O-Overall this seems like it would be a great beer but probably just not the best batch from the brewery? The Bruery is on point with their saisons but this one falls short. Its a good beer dont get me wrong but needs a flavor profile that matches the aroma which is more intriguing. I will be trying this beer again and hopefully it meets my expectations that I had for it because every beer from 'The Bruery' is spot on.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 00:57:21 | More by mikem0487
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Nugganooch

California

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle split into 2 flute style glasses with the lady
Notes taken on 05/03/2014

A: Light straw gold and mostly clear with just a touch of yeast haze across the body. Effervescent with a massive thick head of bone white foam. Slippery ribbons of lace and a few dots get left behind upon each sip.

S: Smells pretty odiferous with the Farmhouse funk. The Brett has really developed in the nose on this one. Lots of earthy musk with some dried lemon peels and culinary spices. Underneath lies some grainy malt. Not particularly sweet aromas but a good amount of bready cracker there. Fairly nice and Brett forward overall.

T: Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite live up to the nose. I get lots of lemony tartness and peppery spice with some dry grass but the funk is not coming across much at all. More of the usual suspects here like coriander and lemon peel. The base is full of bready dough balls and there is a low amount of perceived bitterness coming across. Earthy and grassy dry hops it seems. Alcohol is incorporated well enough to mask. Not bad but a slight let down for me.

M: The body is moderately filling and slightly on the lighter side. Nice frothiness from the carbonation. Crisp snap there but the finish leaves you sort of wet and flat.

D: A nice Easter offering for the Spring time but far from being a favorite. The nose had me really excited that this was going to be a funky Brett bomb but that didn’t really come through in the flavors. Combine that with the wetter mouth feel and I don’t see myself picking this one up too often.

Serving type: bottle

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.