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Brother Levonian Saison - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
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: 82 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pukahi91:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
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Photo of magictrokini
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

magictrokini, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of JohnLynch
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

JohnLynch, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

glid02, Jul 28, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Johnny58, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

schmidtmattsays, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Gonzoillini, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of MiScusi
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

MiScusi, May 16, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

zimm421, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnQBeer, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

GRG1313, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

justiceavocado, Apr 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

oso, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

TheBaumer, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bca115, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

drl1990, Mar 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ThinkRedEsq, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sansho, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

corysmith01, Jul 28, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Thorpe429, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

OWSLEY069, Sep 22, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

banger7, May 05, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

smcolw, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

sfoley333, May 27, 2008
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Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.