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Saison De Lente - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 490
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 750ml Bottle.
Super high carbonation. Hazy straw color. Mountainous dense head that holds nicely. Smells excellent. I get a rose and bright citrus aroma. Punchy aromatics from high carbonation. Not as sour as I imagined w/ an almost three year old bottle. Mild flavors similar to smell, flowers- citrus fruits- black pepper, and a tart acidic finish. Really dry and thin bodied. Mouthfeel like champagne. Found it more palatable after letting it sit. With the carbonation subdued and temperature warmed it tasted batter for me. Good beer, want to try a newer one.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly cloudy gold with a billowing beige head which left rich sticky lacing in it's wake.

Bright aroma of tropical fruit along with notes of spicy herbs and flowers. Also noted a hint of cracker.

Taste of tropical fruits, yeast, lemon zest and cracker.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison from The Bruery. It is the my first of their beers. If they're all like this, then I'm in for a treat.

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a sandy gold with a thick white head. Had a slight funk on the nose, but nothing overwhelming. Very light, with the perfect amount of carbonation. Slightly peppery upfront. Grassy hop flavor.

Had this after only drinking dark/heavy beers for a few weeks, so this was a nice change. Would be perfect for summer.

Would drink again.

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

750ml bottle into snifter.

Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy deep gold color with 2+ finger almost white head.

Slightly skunky, peppery, and slightly fruity (red berries) and herbal nose.

Taste is lightly peppery with notes of oregano and thyme. Nice funky kick that is light enough to make this easily consumable.

Moderate to high carbonation with a clean and crisp but hoppy and peppery finish. Would definitely drink again!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle that I picked up at Whole Foods in Chapel Hill on closeout.

Holy lord this thing was so carbonated. Very thick, white head. I poured it into my tulip. There was about two inches of cloudy bright yellow liquid reminiscent of some German Hefeweizens. The rest of the glass was filled with a very bubbly white foam. I mean, it actually reminds me of meringue.

Smell is actually very nice. I mean, aroma is from the head, and this thing has a ton of head, so theoretically it should be full of aroma as well. It has an insane amounts of lemon, lemon zest, and lemon grass. Hints of acidic/lactic goodness in there as well. I even pick up small hints of Brett funkiness as well. Nice and complex.

Im not so sure this thing was stored properly, because all I feel are dry grains. But underneath all that dry grain, there are very nice flashes of sweet lemon. Once the copious amount of carbonation dies down, it shows a very light body and becomes very crisp. Sharp twang from the malts and lemon character, die off into a dry finish. Yeasty bread characteristic is felt upon exhale.

I figured out the over carbonation thing. Its like a volcano and flowing lava. It wanted to be a gusher like a volcano explosion, but it couldnt. So instead it flowed slowly like lava downhill. The second glass was so carbonated, that I let it sit in the sink and overflow for about a minute.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.