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Saison - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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275 Ratings
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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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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-04-2013 03:20:19 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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FosterJM

California

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1692nd Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop snifter
750ml

Not sure what batch #
Thanks Vince for sharing at Steve's

App- A wonderful looking bright looking yellow with golden and peaches intermixed. A small capped 1/2" pure white headway there and stuck around for a bit. More stick than I thought. A bit of a clearer vs. hazy saison.

Smell- A good rep of the style. A nice mix of yeast and banana and wheats. A bit old in the nose. I'm pretty sure this was not a new bottle. A bit thick but used to that with Boulevard.

Taste- Being a Boulevard fanboy I was looking forward to this one and while it was a bit old, it still retained a lot of the saison flavors. Banana and small clove with a yeasty bread behind it. Balanced and not to cloying or bubblegum as well.

Mouth- A smaller medium body with a certain lightness. A lighter medium carbonation with residual yeast and wheat. Not really much of the spice remains.

Drink- Despite being an older bottle, this was flavorful and balanced. Glad I finally got to tick this one. Thanks vinny.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 17:17:08 | More by FosterJM
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Batch S8317. I think this is last bottled batch from 3/2009?

Pours a slightly hazed orange copper with a thin white head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is old, but has some fruity orange, Belgian yeast, lemon rind, grass and straw. Flavor is a little musty and stale, but otherwise this is a nice fruity and doughy saison. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. Slight taste of cardboard in the finish. Over the hill at this point, but still drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 00:50:55 | More by yourefragile
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Boulevard Smokestack cervoise. Pours a clear medium golden cot with a nice white head. Plenty of sticky lacing and a nice cap.

Nose has some light grains and faint pepper. A bit oxidized, but still nice. Just a touch of very light fruit in the background. Flavor adds in some semi-sweet grains and light straw. Moderate bitterness and a very crisp body. Light spice through the finish.

Probably a bit muted compared to its prime, but still quite enjoyable and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 00:42:07 | More by Thorpe429
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I-Beir-the-Bel


5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-30-2012 04:07:12 | More by I-Beir-the-Bel
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.
Batch #S8228

A - Pours a murky medium orange with a three inch foamy off-white head with good retention.

S - Lemons, dulls spices, Belgian yeast.

T - Lemony, buttery, wheat, light yeast.

D - Great carbonation with a light body.

O - Pretty muted and lemony.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 07:02:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-26-2012 20:25:28 | More by t0rin0
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Florida9

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark shade of yellow. Almost golden, but not quite. Clear at first, but gets cloudy on subsequent pours. Forms a moderate to large bubbly white head that reduces down to a thin surface coating. Some decent lacing.

S: Some light pale malts, a little grassy hops, some lemon, and a touch of yeast.

T: Starts off with a good dose of pale malt. Light toast, bread, and biscuit. Then some apple notes, light yeasty spice, and a notes of peach and lemon. Rather spicy on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, but this one has more body than the typical saison. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: I enjoyed this beer. I found this one to have a bit more "meat" to it than the typical Saison while the yeasty qualities were toned down a bit. An enjoyable Saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 00:04:13 | More by Florida9
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n2185

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a rocky head with decent lacing.

S: spices with candy sugar up front followed by a lot of dry, funky barnyard aromas.

T: similar to the aroma, spices and sweet fruit up front with funky, barnyard flavoes following. The finish is dry and bready.

M: light body with medium-high carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean.

O: despite being a couple of years old, this beer is still tasty and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 22:51:31 | More by n2185
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-11-2012 02:33:18 | More by ajs4bd
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-07-2012 22:49:26 | More by plumcrazyfx
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow with some tiny floaties. Small head hangs on for a long time. Big flavor...some roughness...earthy, fruit rind, pepper...minimal malt and sweetness. At a tasting most tasters prefered this over the Brett, but I'm not convinced. The Brett varies each year and in the bottle vs on tap, and I've enjoyed much on tap at some of those crazy pre-GABF parties.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 20:05:01 | More by DenverLogan
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-04-2012 02:15:46 | More by theminutemen
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2012 23:45:12 | More by enelson
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a nice white head. Lots of orange in the nose along with some vanilla. Slight vegetable. Medium mouthfeel. Malty, orange, wheat, f me where did the saison go?! Lots of caramel and orange. Slight hop note in the back end. It’s not bat but it suprises me that this is not more like a really saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 16:51:42 | More by kbutler1
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch s8254

Pours a white head leaves some nice rings. Color is golden orange.

Aroma: very malty and bready. Funky with a must. Has a lemon and orange citrus. Very sweet. Orange dream sickle.

Taste: very bready and malty. Tons of oranges. Not so funky. Musty. Some spices. It tastes old. Odd.

Overall, I think this is past it's prime. It tastes old and I don't like that. I do like the oranges however. Not to saison like.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:31:53 | More by mothman
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tigrstylz

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-04-2012 02:30:16 | More by tigrstylz
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DavidST

Texas

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. This pours a hazy light yellow color with a massive white head. The smells are great, banana, yeast esters, bubble gum, spices, some sweet malts. The feel is medium to thin. The taste is pretty great, semi sweet and light, lots of Belgian esters, fruit, citrus, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 04:37:53 | More by DavidST
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-28-2012 04:46:22 | More by EvanWilliams
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BIG thanks to hannydawg for this beloved extra! According to the batch code, this was bottled Aug 16th, 2008. Wicked!

Pours a very hazy, medium orange color. Much hazier than Tank 7. The head isn't out of control. With a controlled pour, you can get a slight and massive head alike...which is nice to me. Aroma is fruity, with a little funk and even still some floral, grassy hops. There's some maltiness, almost nutty sweet. The taste has a nice surprising bit of hoppiness to it. Slight bitterness, with some earthy grass. Fruity yeasty notes are noticeable, along with a good funky barnyard note. Slight sweet nutty note as well. It's slick with a bit of creaminess, but it's still got a nice carbonation note too.

Really glad I got to try this, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It will remain on my wants.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 23:17:44 | More by EgadBananas
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-14-2012 22:48:08 | More by whartontallboy
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-13-2012 18:40:33 | More by bonbini26
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2012 02:10:40 | More by imperialking
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-21-2011 04:59:30 | More by jsh420
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rpaul2012

California

3/5  rDev -25.2%

12-16-2011 03:28:02 | More by rpaul2012
Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.