Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
4.53/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Thorpe429 for providing this in trade. 2011 Vintage Bottle # 09353
A light/fluffy aggressive head builds in my glass and tops a bright brass/golden colored beer with excellent clarity and a decent amount of escaping carbonation.
Oh the Brett it’s there center stage in the aroma. Some sharp spice tones, black pepper, a sense of Sweettarts. Some floral and herbal notes.
I am shocked at how herbaceous this beer is. Floral, perfume, spice, light lemon. Really complex. A subtle soft sweetness lies just beneath all the herbal notes. Lemon peel just pokes out now and again. The brett provides depth, but there isn’t a harsh “funk” Not cedar, but perhaps pencil shavings, some honeydew melon. I continue to be shocked by the floral nature of this. Once it warms a bit the pale malt flavors peak out from beneath all the other happenings. Yet another layer.
The body and feel is very delicate. The complexity of this beer is a perfect match for the light nature/structure of the beer itself. The softness here is very intruiging.
Well, after several sips, it’s clear why this beer is so highly praised. It’s fun to drink as you continue to discover all the nuances. I find that I could continue to list things I taste and smell in the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 22:58:55 | More by Reagan1984
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