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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,311 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,311
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 539
Gots: 595 | 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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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer several years ago when I really could not get myself to like a saison. Now that I am more accepting of the style, I am giving it another shot.

Appearance - Poured into a glass, the saison was a golden yellow color and produced an aggressive white head. I might go so far as to propose that this beer was happy to see me.

Smell - The aroma had the funk of a saison but something more. It is evident that this beer is hopped.

Taste - At the front, you get gritty lemon rind that puts the side of the tongue on high alert. The hops, which are masked to a degree, assault the central portion of the tongue. The hops make this an elite saison, yet they do not overwhelm the delicate balance of funk. A dry citrus aftertaste comes as the finish.

Mouthfeel - A good saison should have enough sediment to look like a snowglobe. My glass looks like a scene from "It's a Wonderful Life." The head was overly foamy, making the saison hard to pour. However, I would not take points off for this.

Overall - One of my favorite saisons.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 21:42:54 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Mimetic

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I left a 2012 a couple of years ago with my father, who returned it to me today. I had forgotten buying it, and it was such a treat to have a well-aged Saison Brett unexpectedly show up at my doorstep.

As others have commented, the head is huge. It takes patience to let it settle enough to indulge without getting a foam mustache. But that gives you time to take in the floral scent of this brew, which is surprisingly delicate.

Saison-Brett is a yeast-worshiping beer, to the extent that it reminded me of a hefeweissbier. But the alcohol comes through to sharpen its edges, and there's none of the unpleasant belch-provoking fizz of that German hangover remedy.

Though the flavor profile is different, what stands out is the artisanal quality of this brew, worthy of the greatest Belgian examples.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 23:52:39 | More by Mimetic
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-28-2014 21:49:18 | More by Moses_Malone
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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2014 16:35:44 | More by the-gobbler
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -53.5%

07-28-2014 01:29:04 | More by Jones153
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Giant pile of uncontrollable soapy mile high pile of head atop a straight up orange beer. Three step pour process because of the massive foam. Head is rising about two inches, like a for over the glass.

S: Smell is awesome. Extremely flowery, but not overwhelmingly so. Not overwhelmingly anything.... Fermented mixed fruity berries including cherry, tantalizing citrus, and other warm summer aromas. Soft soapy bananas work their way through with creamy meringue but not necessarily of the lemon variety.

T: Taste, also very nice, brings many of the aromatic qualities with added bitterness and noticeable alcohol strength. Floral hops, brisk fruit, bready malts, spice and funky fruity Bret. Very enticing. A lighter version would be fantastic for outdoor summer drinking.

M: Semi-syrupy, slick, smooth and soft.

O: Great!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 17:54:43 | More by tastybeer
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JohnofUpton

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-27-2014 15:22:37 | More by JohnofUpton
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pdonovan16

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-27-2014 00:38:29 | More by pdonovan16
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 23:54:19 | More by ncvbc
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cbridge27

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2014 21:41:08 | More by cbridge27
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satisfied1013

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2014 21:05:28 | More by satisfied1013
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2014 13:10:33 | More by Ken_P
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-25-2014 22:27:37 | More by cp45
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ScottJWing

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

07-25-2014 16:09:42 | More by ScottJWing
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ananh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-25-2014 07:57:44 | More by ananh
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Wukk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2014 04:24:56 | More by Wukk
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -47.7%

07-24-2014 19:05:17 | More by dunlap926
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

07-24-2014 01:41:12 | More by bigbeers84
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -7%

07-24-2014 01:14:37 | More by Azeotrope
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crankdatank

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-24-2014 00:44:20 | More by crankdatank
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TBoneJones

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From about a year earlier ('13 bottle)
Gargantuan white frothy head, slightly hazy golden body, ample carbonation.
Smells perfumy, barnyard funk is there, some herb/ basil, light spice. Very nice, refreshing scent and yet complex to the nose. I'm hoping this tastes as phenomenal as it now smells, as well as how I recall it tasting the first and only time I tried this a couple of years ago..
It certainly does. First sip recalls how flavorful this is, with the spice notes just right, hop very well-balanced in the mix. There's the unusual bubble-gum-like flavor (to some may be like apple) and finish that must be credited to the use of the brettanomyces. Bready malts, juicy, and then a drier end with some prickly feel upon the finish. Much going on here, and it's all right.
Creamy smooth mouth, medium carbonation, refreshing, complex. For me this is the best saison I've ever had. 5's across the board when I get this impression. Extra bottle to cellar a bit (not for much longer).
...Update: Just popped the other cellared '13. Still fantastic. Much of the same impressions, although a bit more prickly, spicy and dry-finishing than I recall upon having this when purchased like last time.
Still the best of the style I've tasted, although if aging I'd recommend no more than 6-8 months. I like this better "fresh."

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 23:01:05 | More by TBoneJones
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

07-23-2014 21:48:25 | More by pathead
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cbradio

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-23-2014 17:41:56 | More by cbradio
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2014 14:40:21 | More by raleigh_blue
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JWhite91


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-23-2014 03:45:32 | More by JWhite91
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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,311 ratings.