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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
82
good

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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

California

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
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JohnLynch


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-06-2012 04:18:39 | More by JohnLynch
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glid02

Georgia

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
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Johnny58

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-29-2013 19:07:36 | More by Johnny58
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

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
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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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MiScusi

California

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
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zimm421

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-09-2013 15:03:11 | More by JohnQBeer
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justiceavocado

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-28-2012 21:08:43 | More by justiceavocado
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-30-2013 18:58:41 | More by TheBaumer
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-28-2013 04:48:43 | More by bca115
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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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drl1990

California

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
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-14-2012 23:30:04 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-17-2013 00:18:07 | More by sansho
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corysmith01

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-28-2013 20:46:18 | More by corysmith01
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Thorpe429

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

07-11-2013 17:43:39 | More by Thorpe429
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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
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banger7

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-05-2013 13:10:06 | More by banger7
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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sfoley333

Brazil

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
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Gavage

New Jersey

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