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Brother Levonian Saison - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
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 

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Johnny58, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

corysmith01, Jul 28, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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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1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

Thorpe429, Jul 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Rosanne, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

RedneckBeerz, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JohnQBeer, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

bca115, May 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

notchucknorris, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

leftstagebrew, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

cowboy83, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

banger7, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Bnoise11, May 04, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

arfenhouse, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

KidsDoc, Mar 12, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a chalky flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 10, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale golden body, slightly hazed, white cap has good retention with some lace.

S/T - Slight yeast funk, style considered, but this is more of a saison that ends up on the lemon candy, sweet side of things. Underlying yeast profile is slightly spicy with some herbal, grassy notes. Finishes dry.

M - Medium body, lively, delicate carbonation. Crisp, finishes clean.

O - Ok, but nothing particularly memorable. A sweeter saison with the funky yeast staying more in the background.

garuda, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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AlexM, Aug 21, 2012
Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.