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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 57
Gots: 114 | FT: 3
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 1,194 | Reviews: 492
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of nezelrac
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from notes; one of six saisons at a blind tasting (thanks, again, Benz!)

A - pale straw; good clarity in this context; nice dense fine beaded white head; good persistence; moderate lacing

S - some spicy notes; mid-low fruitiness; a little reticent; some funky notes in the background (brett?)

T - delicious! embedded spice and yeast notes; fruity as well; a little more funky-brett here; very good length

M - very balanced; good CO2

O - i like this a bunch, seek it out

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a capped bomber into an oversized wine glass- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice one finger head (large surface area), decent retention, and a splash of lacing.

Smell is big and Brett-y. That wonderful tart funk that we all know and love. Plain and simple.

In terms of taste, I get a get some tartness up front, followed by sweet pale malt, then some floral hop bitterness that bleeds into a funky, earthy, yeastiness. The tartness comes back at the end but in general not as tart as the smell. Brett is a marvelous strain.

Mouthfeel is exceptionally crisp- light body, lots of bubbles. It's like champagne only better. If you like Brett, get this beer.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle; notes from 5/11/11

A - Pours a clear golden brown with massive head that has great retention. Lots of carbonation rising. Nice lacing.

S - Nice brett aroma up front, accompanied by lemon and earthiness.

T - Crisp, clean taste with lemon and earthy hops. Brett character somewhat subdued in the taste, but a nice earthy finish.

M - Mouthfeel is light and crisp with some prickly carbonation. Finishes moderately dry.

O - A very enjoyable saison, I have a second bottle that I look forward to trying after a couple years to see how this develops, but it is very good fresh, if a bit like a slightly funky Belgian pale ale.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Look – light amber/caramel in color, clear, with good carbonation and about three fingers’ worth of frothy off-white colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – very fruity and herbal-like aroma, with a hint of spices and clove.

Taste – very much a clove-like taste, just a tinsy bit dry, with more of a feel of hops than a taste of them. The clove and spices seem to permeate throughout the tasting.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans just a slight bit more on the watery side.

Overall – very good-tasting brew, and pretty interesting to think about.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, no bottle date, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, produces a huge creamy white head with great retention and lots of lacing.

S- Citric and spicy, lots of yeast funk.

T- Big spices, coriander, orange peel, pepper, has a crispy fruit character with lots of pear. Yeast funk and earthy hops provide the rest.

M- Light to medium body, lots of carbonation with a crisp, dry feel.

A very good Saison, crazy drinkable, the spice and fruit flavors are great.

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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Russian River chalice from bottle.

Appearance: Pretty golden color with a thick white head. Great retention. A lot of lacing as well.

Smell: Funky. Brett definitely present. A bit citrusy.

Taste: Grainy, bready, and...Bretty. Extremely dry with a lingering bitter finish. Lemony. A little spicy. Not that great, but it works for me. Ehh.

Mouthfeel: Light, good carbonation. Little alcohol.

Overall: Decent beer. I expected more, but I still enjoyed it. Not that special, but a good saison nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev 0%

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.Tulip glass.Enjoyed on jun´11. Golden color. Cloudy. Yeast in suspension.Off-white,large bubbled froth. Pretty good retention. Pepper, acid apple,lemon peel & slightly malty aromas. Sharp sour/acidic at first sip.Smooth flavor lingers with an scratchy feeling.Bready & buttery mouthfeel with underlying sourness. Medium body,medium carbonation.Quite rough & earthy.Winey finish. Green apricot on the aftertaste.Refreshing.

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4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to Duvel tulip the beer arrives a crystal clear pale orange yellow color with a nice 3 finsger white cap, good retention and lacing throughout. A very floral nose with citrus fruit character, hints if peppery spice, earthy hops, and a gentle yeast to balance out. Excellent nose. The flavor very much follows suit with a more pronounced fruity character: pineapple, orange, lemon. The peppery spice blends well as does a hint of the saison yeast. Sweet but not overly so the beer finishes crisp with a lingering fruity character and mild bitterness on the tongue. Good carbonation and lighter bodied. Overall, this is a treat. Highly recommended.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
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