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Brother Levonian Saison - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brother Levonian SaisonBrother Levonian Saison

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BA SCORE
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This version wasn't bottled. For the Port Brewing version:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 5318/49726 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2008)
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by arfenhouse:
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arfenhouse

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-06-2013 03:13:48 | More by arfenhouse
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-24-2014 19:36:09 | More by robear
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Moose90

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap @ Aces & Ales

A – Very bright in the glass, pale yellow with a tall bright white head. Lacing left behind is solid and the retention is great throughout.

S – Nice for the style, yeasty notes for the most part, bright lemon, star anise and a nice grassy note.

T – Quite refreshing, lemongrass, citrus and banana notes, not much of a yeasty funk here.

M – Good balance here, some of the notes in the nose and taste may lead this one to be a bit thick. Overall a very nice mouthfeel, carbonation level cuts through the residual sweetness. Clean finish.

O – A nice refreshing Saison. Nice to find it on tap. Out of the bottle some of the sweeter and yeastier notes may dominate. A very good looking, and tasting beer here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 00:52:06 | More by Moose90
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-20-2014 14:39:51 | More by markgugs
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-14-2014 17:27:57 | More by DeanMoriarty
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FitnessForBeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-13-2014 00:29:47 | More by FitnessForBeer
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-22-2014 04:50:05 | More by oso
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Wolberjs

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-09-2014 21:05:54 | More by Wolberjs
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2014 14:15:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-15-2014 21:18:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-14-2014 20:46:36 | More by hellhammermario
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-02-2013 19:56:41 | More by vinny21bal
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a thin 1/4" head.

Smell: spicines is up front, with some floral bitterness in the background.

Taste: graint malt, lemon zest, pepper, some other spiciness along with some earthiness. Bitterness is pretty noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and very dry dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: a decent saison that is quite dry and also has a bit more hop presence than other saisons.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 17:42:13 | More by Gavage
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-04-2013 16:58:08 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-02-2013 21:55:48 | More by sisterthelonious
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DoubleJ

California

2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Ballast Point itself, 8 ounces. On to the beer:

This saison is colored yellow with a highlighter accent, topped with a semi-creamy head and patchy lace. I didn't understand why, but I got a note of urinal cake in the nose. It has the dry and spicy aspect of a saison, so it has that going for it. The saison style on any given day can be of my favorite styles, but it could also be one of my least favorite styles. Unfortunately, Brother Levonian hits closer to the latter. It's dry with a slightly fruity note. Vague spices help remind of the style. Still, I can taste a bit of urinal cake that I smelled. And this is where I'm glad that I didn't purchase a full pour.

No, not a fan. What's next to drink?

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 16:21:28 | More by DoubleJ
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California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-28-2013 00:46:43 | More by zimm421
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.