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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: 115 | 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
Photo of Agold
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with a very nice dense white head. Outstanding retention and lacing. The beer is mildly hazy and a nice light orange color. With the aroma, I get a ton of citrus, maybe tangerine or clementine. I also maybe get some pears as it warms a bit. I don't get much funk or mustiness at all. Flavor has a lot of citrus rind and a touch of spice and a very light musty flavor. A bit bitter and that pear keeps coming back. As the beer warms a bit more funk comes through. Mouthfeel is light with very nice carbonation. Definitely on the drier side. This beer is very enjoyable. Brett could be a bit more pronounced, but it is still very nice.

Photo of Jimmys
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

no bottled on date, but i just got this so it was bottled either late 2011 or early 2012. 750mL poured into tulip.

A: hazy, orangey/yellow pale looking brew. head is off-white and hefty. retention and lacing are as expected and fantastic.

S: apples. pear. green grapes. a little bit of horsehair. pretty significant hop aroma. however this is expected considering how fresh this bottle is.

T: green grapes. ther bitterness is very earthy/herbal/prominent. a little barny/woody/hay-like flavors. finish is crisp and dry.

M: tons of carbonation on a medium body.

D: slightly surprised im not getting a lot of Brett/barn aspects. slightly disappointing. perhaps too fresh...? otherwise, a very easy drinking/full-flavored saison.

Photo of DM1293
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample Cup of it.

Taste - This needs to be had cold. If its warm, it ruins it a little. It otherwise reminds me of something like a Bavarian wheat, with a light, hoppy lemony citrus in the background. Its really hard for me to describe...it really just reminds me of a wheat beer, with a bit of a toasty malt and some hops giving it a lemony flavor.

Overall - If I had just gotten it cold, I'm sure it would've gone down better. As it stands, Its not bad. Its very drinkable, and the flavors are great for the season its released. Spring/Summer beers like this are welcome in California weather.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Presumably from this year, although there's no bottle date information (c'mon Bruery, really?).

Appearance - I wanted to split this into two glasses, but it took 5. The head just billows over the top of any glass. Clings to the glass and leaves lacing everywhere. It dies down to a layer of foam and I never really see the surface of the beer.

Smell - Brett all over the place. Yeasty funk and grainy malts. Lemongrass comes through a bit, but it's all about the brett.

Taste - Dominated by brett. Grainy malt flavor and just a touch of lemony fruitiness. It's so bretty and dry that it kills other flavors. It tastes ok, but it's so one-dimensional. I can't imagine if you let this sit. It must turn into the driest brett bomb. A bitter finish that is accentuated by a lack of residual sugars.

Mouthfeel - Light and well carbonated. So extremely dry. Drinkable, but the flavors aren't there to make it that tempting.

Overall - I guess I'm disappointed by the lack of other flavors present. Dry, bretty, and lemony. Otherwise, nothing else going on.

Photo of TeamD
1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rtepiak
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a saison with spice notes although i don't think this anything was added. this one looks quite the part but has a minerality that could turn some away. great fennel notes. hits all the quality with an accent all its own. proper look. with a nice lemon zest and golden sterling. a bit perfume. very easy drink but goes slow because of the mineral notes. hints of chalk and toasted wheat. has a barn yeast note but not much of a brett sour at this stage. but i'm having this during lent which i think is implied. nice pepper dry. great with chicken. and would imagine eggplant and zucchini. fantastic cheese beer. matched sharp minerality. not an american temperament first and foremost.

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KDawg
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a nice solid orange color with a good foamy head

Well balanced and deep aromas of fresh citrus, spices, white florals, spice tones and a touch of funk+orange peels. Excellent depth with very good complexity

medium/full bodied with a silky smooth feel. Polished with great flavors of orange peels, fresh picked citrus, white florals and some bits of spices

One of my favorite beers on the whole. This is as good as it's ever been. I'll certainly sit on a few more bottles to let the brett characteristics show through more

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rifugium
2.71/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Yet another underwhelming, overrated beer from the Bruery. Hazy coppery-yellow color, with a delicate puff of fluffy white head. Aroma of pale malts, light citrus, and crisp, herby hops. Light taste of thin, pale malts, herbs, grass and flowers, light lemon zest, musty, hints of overripe melons. A good amount of complexity going on, but still pretty watery and not very flavorful. Light-medium mouthfeel and fairly drinkable, but not really anything special. Aka a typical Bruery offering. I'm really starting to think they water down their beer...and obviously over-inflate their prices.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain, lemon, citrus zest, spices, yeast, and some slight funky flavors from the Brett. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
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