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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,946 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1946
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%


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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dbossman

Nebraska

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Somewhat hazy and yellow with a huge gushing head and decent lacing

S: There is some funk (and I should note that this is a 2011 vintage, so the Brett has had a year to do some work) like a cheesy funk with grassy grains and some faint citrus but man there is some funk; Saison-Brett with a year on it is a cheesy, funky, awesome-smelling beer

T: Dry and effervescent with more of that cheesy funk and plenty of wet hay, barnyard, musty goodness; man, this is good; on the finish, I was able to get past the funk and notice some grainy, breadiness, which balances things out a bit

F: Fairly creamy but a touch thin on the finish

O: Saison-Brett is an unbelievable, world-class beer; like I said, this has a year on it, and I can only imagine what another year or two would do to this

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:41:07 | More by dbossman
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2012 Bottle Reviewed with Three Lions from a 750 Ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: big frothy bright white head over a sharp golden color sprouting carbonation.
Smell: lemon and other citrus with white and black pepper notes. Maybe a hi t of Cumin.
Taste: Extremely balanced. Less citrus in the taste. Pepper notes, earthy but not overly so. You get the flavor of the yeast here like a day old Challah bread. Lemon flavor is strong. Great taste. Top two of this style for me.
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ThreeLions

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with Hab11

2012 Vintage had in April 2014. I've had many of these over the years and I'm excited to see what one is like with a bit of age on it.

A: Poured into my Night Shift tulip a golden yellow color with a very, very big head which was slow to dissipate. Hab11's head disappeared almost immediately leaving light lacing on the glass; I'm still waiting for mine to settle down. Color is typical of the style; great carbonation.

S: Funky and floral at the same time. Nice barnyard funk going on but surprisingly a lot more citrus than I was expecting. Very nice lemon notes, possibly pepper in the background and more funk but lots of citrus. Very complex and intense nose. Glad I got an older one because it seems like one of the yeast strains is giving off a lot of citrus. I was hoping that Bruxellensis would be more dominant and drinking this would be like riding a horse but I'm excited about all the citrus notes. Going to give it a try.

T: Wow, it's like drinking a lemon drop. I think I prefer this beer young with lots more barnyard funk but this is exceptional. I'm quite surprised at what age has done to this beer. I wouldn't even know if was the same one if I didn't open and pour it myself. So much creamy, milky lemon like flavor. All lemon up front and then it subsides to reveal that typical barnyard funk I'm used to. I'm pretty amazed at this one really.

M: Creamy, frothy brew. This is awesome. What a beer.

O: So glad I picked this one up. Probably won't be able to sit on one again for long since I love this beer young with all of its horsey qualities but age has done wonders for this. Kudos to Boulevard for making a beer that is exceptional both young and old but that are such different beers to drink. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,946 ratings.