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Saison - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rio on 03-01-2005)
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch S8109.

I had a bottle of this back in January and it was a revelation for me. Opened up the whole world of saison, biere de garde and other Belgian brews. How will it be now that I've been around that block a few times?

Pours a light hazy lemon yellow. A huge frothy head takes it's time falling. A few sticky strands of lace.

Aroma is still the same crack that hooked me at the start. A tart spiciness, light fruity sweetness and background barnyard.

Flavor isn't quite as impressive as it was my first go around. All of the disparate elements of the aroma seem muddled instead of blended. The sweet notes get demoted by a friendly tartness and usurping bitterness. The finish is a sort of long lingering bitterness that just doesn't beg for the next sip.

Light refreshing body and carbonation, suitably dry finish.

While it doesn't live up to the divine incarnation I remember of my first taste... it's still a solid saison that deserves some trunk space on a beer run.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 22:09:54 | More by goatgoat
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Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.