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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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96
world-class

2,284 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,284
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 538
Gots: 583 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that's what you're after.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: Crosling on 04-13-2007)
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Fnord

Texas

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Okay, I was unprepared for the quantity of head this beer produces. It slowly built up height until it towered over my glass, and started listing to one side. I averted a spill by using a fork to pull off the excess head. It's almost the consistency of whipped cream. As for the beer itself, it's transluscent gold with a whole lot of bubbles, obviously.

Smell - Honey, hay, alcohol, tart candy, and obvious saison funk.

Taste - Everything from the smell, but more intense. The sweet and tart flavors come out immediately, while the funk waits in reserve for the finish. The aftertaste is an interesting combination of horseblanket and hops. It starts to get a little sweeter as it warms up.

Mouthfeel - Thin body and high carbonation.

Drinkability - For an 8.5%, it's quite drinkable.

Notes - Wow, this is good. It may be my favorite Smokestack so far, which is saying a lot. The diversity of Boulevard's three saisons is interesting: the original is dry, this one is sour, and Tank 7 is sweet. I never considered saisons a diverse style until Boulevard came along. Props to them.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 18:23:37 | More by Fnord
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750 mL bottled purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in Dupont Circle NW D.C., unknown brewing/bottling date but 2014 vintage (Batch #/BBD - SB14058-02-2016); drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - pale yellow-to-golden coloration; impressively clear for a beer that is "assertively dry hopped;" pours from the bottle with huge frothy white head that barely settled down during drinking; tight, small white bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass

S: 11/12 - lots of Amarillo on the nose - grapefruit, tangerine and lemon/lime; some peppery/spicy Belgian yeast and ripe/musty pineapple from Brett; pils malt and wheat with some alcohol notes to boot

T: 16/20 - low hop bitterness but really bright, refreshing citrus flavors immediately hit on first sip and continue to develop on the palate; as the flavor profile expands; the Belgian pils and yeast rear up - peppery, estery and coriander that evolves into a mild barnyard funk profile; mild alcohol flavors clean up to finish exceptionally dry and refreshing

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.