Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WankelEngine:
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip
A: Pours a hazy golden-straw color. There is a vibrant white head of 1.5 fingers which bubbles away fairly quickly.
S: The aroma is potent; I can smell it as I pour. Tart funk springs out of the glass, followed by some farmhouse flavors and a touch of lemon/sour apple and vinegar. Mild notes of pepper and pear. Wheat and wet hay round out the aroma.
T: Nearly no tartness, just funk. The farmhouse/saison flavor is enhanced by a strong, earthy undertone. Bready malt follows and leads into some spicy notes. Belgian yeast contributes its signature flavors: banana, cloves and some esters. The Brett funk increases both as the beer warms and as I savor my sips. Strong wet hay, wool, and horse blanket complement the earthy character nicely. Sour apple is present but subdued.
M: Moderate-high level of some sharp carbonation, but it works perfectly for the style. Medium bodied with a little bit of estery alcohol.
O: Fantastic. Not the sourest beer ever, so I'm glad I have another in the cellar. Everything comes together perfectly. Sour complements saison.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 01:42:57 | More by WankelEngine
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3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
2014 vintage into my lucky Tabasco mug.
Look is pleasing, I'm glad this is a Farmhouse with some character. Bubbly, cloudy but bright. Head is very fluffy and dominates the glass but has nice latticing as it dissipates.
Smell is funky, but not as funky as I had hoped it would be. But BLVD isn't normally in the business of being funky. Mouthfeel is nothing special, it's not oily and it's not chunky so it's okay in my book.
Taste like very pleasing, there's the funk I was looking for in the smell. Citrus, and that taste you get in your mouth when you hit the rural, manure-plastered parts of Minnesota, but in a good way. As you have probably noticed, the 8.5% ABV is deceptive, as I am not even through two glasses yet and this review has pretty much gone pear-shaped (shout out to Paul Allen, the voice of the MN Vikings on KFAN! Shout out to The Common Man Dan Cole and Tenna-B on The Common Man Progrum. Shout out to Boulevard Brewing Company, get on that Tech N9ne beer, and soon! McThulhu goin hard on the beer review tip, watch out!)
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:33:45 | More by McThulhu
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.