1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Saison - Boulevard Brewing Co.

SaisonSaison

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

273 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 273
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%


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)
View: Beers (44) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 273 | Reviews: 230 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mmva321:
Photo of mmva321
mmva321

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a clear, clear yellow. Pale but consistent. A lot of head in the tulip; white and foamy.

I love auromas like this. Substantial with strong flavors, but subtle and not overbearing. Hearty yeasts mix well with some tinny hops. Light and bright. Not a lot of funk, but the are some grains and citrus notes as well.

Stong but maybe a little inconsistent and unrefined. Makes me interested to see where they go with Tank 7. The farmhouse flavor is a little more up front, mixing well with a granny smith apple flavor along with hints of clove. But it's an earthy beer with a lot yeast flavor and feel.

Thin, but very appropriate. Despite that, it still has that earthy feel. Slight hint of carbonation.

The taste is really all over the place. It hits the tounge with different tastes in different spots. I don't know if I like that in the saison style, but this is an easy drinking and interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 02:03:51 | More by mmva321
More User Reviews:
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-04-2014 03:31:15 | More by afsdan
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-01-2014 23:51:56 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-02-2014 22:09:38 | More by bismarksays
Photo of Dave_Treat
Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-31-2013 23:28:08 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-28-2013 02:17:14 | More by jaydoc
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 03:00:31 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-21-2013 13:41:13 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-08-2013 00:37:44 | More by GRG1313
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-17-2013 16:19:21 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of JamLand
JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-30-2013 17:31:52 | More by JamLand
Photo of csfcmitchell
csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2013 14:12:59 | More by csfcmitchell
Photo of cosmonick
cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2013 01:37:14 | More by cosmonick
Photo of ehammond1
ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2009)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

(Aged 4+ years)

Hazed, pretty, dark orange. Moderately-sized bone-white head. Lined, irregular lacing left down the glass. Very pretty saison. Nothing to complain about here.

Very standard, but exceptionally well done aroma for a saison. Dried grass and just a bit of lemon peel character combine nicely with grain and earth.

Moderate bitterness, dried grasses, some faded but present lemon and citrus notes, along with traditional, bready grains. It all comes together nicely. This is marvelously drinkable.

Medium bodied with near-high carbonation.

Fantastic. Excellent with food or on its own.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 23:20:23 | More by ehammond1
Photo of drummermattie02
drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-29-2013 13:52:41 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of blackie
blackie

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes taken awhile back, large chalice serving...

a: golden amber in color with a low, short lived white head

s: crisp light barley with a dose of sweeter, maybe caramel malt, a little herbal, a little spicy - pepper mostly, a little fruity, notes of honey and maybe sweet citrus, a decent sniff but nothing to make me think this will be any more than an average attempt at the style

m: carbonation on the medium-high end, body lighter but with sugary slickness at the end that's not exactly pleasant

t: crisp pale malts and a slight toasted sugar sweetness, caramel, hops bring a grassy flavor and a lightly crisp acid bite to the finish, some yeasty spice but nothing really distinct or pleasant - kind of metallic, some fruity esters

o: a little unrefined for the style, nothing off really, just generally plain and sweeter than I expect from the style, and not as nuanced

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:31:18 | More by blackie
Photo of Mrtropnevad
Mrtropnevad

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-21-2013 02:38:46 | More by Mrtropnevad
Photo of metalgdog
metalgdog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-18-2013 02:24:21 | More by metalgdog
Photo of ThePorterSorter
ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-17-2013 20:41:45 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of sliverX
sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-17-2013 20:36:38 | More by sliverX
Photo of laxer8811
laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-17-2013 20:33:11 | More by laxer8811
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-13-2013 18:59:44 | More by harpus
Photo of elchingen
elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-01-2013 02:57:36 | More by elchingen
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Shagtastic for this bottle...

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with two full fingers of pure white head. The foam settles fairly quickly, leaving a ton of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is cracked wheat, lemon peel, fresh cut grass, mild clove, and some malt. This beer smells like a hybrid saison/hefe. I'm into it.

T: I get a lot of malty sweetness up front mixed with mild clove and banana. As it moves towards the middle, the carbonation and spice fades, making the beer sweeter. In the finish, all the flavors seem to fade at the same rate. It's moves off the palate quickly, with only a bit of lingering malt on the palate.

M: Light bodied beer. The carbonation is great, for a beer that has a few years on it. It's light and refreshing to start, a bit coating in the middle, and finishes smooth.

O: This is a decent beer, but I'm glad they decided to make Tank 7 their regular release, over this beer. I'm extremely happy to have tried this, but it far from my favorite Boulevard beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 19:22:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-04-2013 03:20:19 | More by TheRealDBCooper
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.