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Saison - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the label of this 750ml corked bottle:

Saison - Bottle Conditioned Ale
No. 4 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series

Batch Number S727

According to the label, this beer is a, "brisk, unruly Saison. Truly a balancing act, it is both rustic and subtle, robust yet effervescent, spicy and fruity. A votre sante!"

a: A clear yellow gold body similar to a pilsner or some apple juice maybe. Frothy, thick white head settles slowly and deposits patches of lacing around the glass.

s: Floral hops, earthy yeast, some fruity sweetness.

t: The taste is strongly of floral hops, though the bitterness is kept rather low. There is a bit of spiciness and a slight sourness in the finish.
Not too complex, but quite tasty.

m: Very crisp finish, very clean with a light body.

d: Drinkability is good, I really like the prominence of the hops.
Alcohol is well masked.
This is my first of the Smokestack series, I've been very excited ever since I first heard about their development. About time Boulevard did this.
The Saison is a good beer, its not amazing or particularly unique, just a well crafted, balanced beer.

BradLikesBrew, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of Rio
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Available on tap at the brewery only, and only then as an occasional 'test brew' offering. Poured a nice golden color, with good head of tiny, off-white bubbles that persisted for a while before fading away to a thin layer across the surface. Some carbonation was visible, but the beer's nice, hazy appearance made it a little harder to see much carbonation.

Grainy aroma, with a bit of a sweet smell, like honey, and a citrusy smell mixed with a bit of a spiciness hanging in the back. A soft malty base to the taste, somewhat reminicent of bread or pie dough, with a bit of a wheat flavor to it. The citrus flavor seemed to take center stage to me, a good flavor of orange (I believe our tour guide identified one of the ingredients at orange peal), with a subtle spiciness to it. Moderate hop bite towards the end. Nice, full mouthfeel, and very crisp.

An excellent brew, and one they've toyed with before. Once they get the new brewery up and running, I hope this gets considered for a full-line beer. I do plan to hit the brewery to try this one again, though.

Rio, Mar 01, 2005
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Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.