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Brother Levonian Saison - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brother Levonian SaisonBrother Levonian Saison

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79 Ratings
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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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Johnny58

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 03:11:44 | More by schmidtmattsays
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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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Rosanne

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

06-19-2013 03:30:38 | More by Rosanne
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-15-2013 16:11:09 | More by RedneckBeerz
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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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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-15-2013 04:30:49 | More by notchucknorris
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-13-2013 16:05:26 | More by leftstagebrew
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-07-2013 13:48:16 | More by cowboy83
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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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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-04-2013 22:24:59 | More by Bnoise11
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 16:55:53 | More by smcolw
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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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KidsDoc

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-12-2013 04:18:53 | More by KidsDoc
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.59/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 08:57:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 13:33:16 | More by garuda
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-06-2013 02:55:53 | More by pukahi91
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-08-2012 19:27:47 | More by t0rin0
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-28-2012 00:21:44 | More by beerpadawan
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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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AlexM

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-21-2012 03:31:28 | More by AlexM
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kendellmarie

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-11-2012 01:22:12 | More by kendellmarie
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-21-2012 23:35:43 | More by KimenTshom
Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.