Brother Levonian Saison - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
Tap @ O'Brien's. Poured hazy yellow-gold with a puffy white head that shrank but lingered on top. Earthy, fruity nose, but not funky. Light, grain and fruit flavors. Orange, lemon, and honey are prominent, with a backing of spice and pepper. The yeast washes everything with a sweet coating. Kind of a bitter finish, but dry. Nice.
07-23-2009 23:12:57 | More by magictrokini
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
Had on-tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.
Pours a light golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of herbal hops and light fruits with a good amount of grassiness.
Tastes very good. A light malt backbone is overtaken quickly by herbal hops with very light fruit undertones. The ending is neither sweet nor bitter, it's just there.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with solid carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could certainly have a few more.
Overall this is a solid low ABV saison. Nothing stands out as exceptional but this is a very easy-drinking saison and one I would certainly have again. Worth a shot.
07-28-2009 04:31:12 | More by glid02
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
On-tap at Niche in Geneva, Illinois. Served in a Two Brothers branded tulip glass. Only my second beer from Ballast Point, ordered just after I finished a Barmy Ale from them earlier in the night. A very smooth saison lacking the yeast/funk or dryness of a Tank 7/Saison-Brett - definitely more on the Hennepin end of the farmhouse spectrum as it is highly drinkable, smooth, and citrusy. Light golden color with a 1/2 inch frothy head. Very delicious and would absolutely order again.
07-18-2013 03:11:44 | More by schmidtmattsays
4.4/5 rDev +22.6%
On tap at Stone for the San Diego Storm. Pours a really clear golden with a small light fizzy head. The smell is real earthy, yeasty. The taste was grainy, bready, belgian-like. Overall it was a very light beer, easily drinkable, yet interesting and tasty at the same time.
05-16-2008 00:10:47 | More by MiScusi
3.15/5 rDev -12.3%
Poured a slight amber color, has a skunky pilsner smell and tastes slightly like it as well, crisp and belgiany if that's a word. Basically if I made a crisp pilsner/belgian ale it would turn out like this beer. I prefer something with more hops but the fact this beer is not too skunky like some beers may be, but also not bland like some are is a nice balance, the difference between flavor and refreshness has been found but not perfected. Wonderful try at harrys hofbrau San Jose
03-09-2012 05:25:21 | More by drl1990
4/5 rDev +11.4%
Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, lemon zest and a sweet earthiness. In the taste, just like the aroma, lemon zest and a small tart earthiness. A small bite and medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earthiness in the aftertaste. Really nice flavor and quite easy to drink.
09-22-2010 16:01:12 | More by OWSLEY069
3.89/5 rDev +8.4%
Modest head that leaves some streaky/spotty lace. The color is dark gold and clear.
Rich aroma of bittering hop and mildly toasted malt. Very appealing blend.
This is, perhaps, the most hopped Saison I've ever had. No earthiness and actually very little malt. The tale is about the bitterness--almost a Saison IPA. I like it as it emphasizes my preferences, but it is NOT a typical Saison. Full body with ample carbonation.
04-27-2013 16:55:53 | More by smcolw
4.25/5 rDev +18.4%
Poured on tap at Pizza Port C-Bad into a pint glass. Poured golden clear color with a finger thick white head little lacing. Smell is a mixture of spice, yeast, a little green orchaid fruit, a semi sweet malt aroma. Taste is sligth green apple, honey, pepper, fruit ester profile with a little green sourness. Mouthfeel is smooth light body with a really mellow but active carbonation level. This is really an easy drinking beer( finished my first in under 2 minutes and had several more) would be perfect for a nice sunny day. A wonderful tribute beer RIP Brother.
05-27-2008 22:41:36 | More by sfoley333
3.71/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
11-30-2013 17:42:13 | More by Gavage
Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.