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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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vrazionale

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Batch number S8109. Acquired in a trade with baha773.

A - Hazy, bright yellow-orange body with a thick cloud-like head that has good staying power. Close inspection reveals little yeast floaties suspended in the brew.

S - Very full nose, with yeasty, bready biscuit notes alongside a spicy, fruity profile. Stone fruit (apricots and peaches), apples, ginger, banana, papaya, and sweet citrus notes all come together beautifully. There is a pleasing touch of floral honey here as well.

T - Crisp with a bracing effervescence. I love the yeasty, bready flavors that jump out at me right away. Despite the palate-cleansing carbonation, the finish is a long rollercoaster of different flavors: bright spices, apples, apricots, and ginger are the most prominent of the flavors here. The effervescence and deep complexity of flavors give this beer an electric feel.

M - Very light-bodied, especially considering the dynamic flavor profile. The yeasty bread flavor is pretty filling. The carbonation feels spot-on to me.

D - Positively delicious. For those who like yeasty, spicy, fruity mouth-filling saisons (think Ommegang's Hennepin), give this beer a go. I think brews like this are just about perfect on their own, but they're also great for pairing with food or cheese. I'd try this brew with a cheese like Tomme Crayeuse or a creamy Robiola, or with spicy Indian or Thai food. Thanks for the beer, Bryan!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 01:45:05 | More by vrazionale
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Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.