Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml corked & caged bottle into a Corsendonk tulip. The first bottle of beer over 16oz I've legally purchased in the state of Alabama. Free the Hops!
A: Hazy lemon yellow in color, with huge white soapy head. Sticks around to a thin finger top, with very nice lacing down the glass. Beautiful beer with all the carbonation bubbles rolling up.
S: Funky all over. Lemon, pepper, yeasty, odd spices, a light bready sweetness. Not overly potent, but definitely complex.
T: Super spicey. Pepper, lemony zest, tangy orange peel, and a big burst of brett on the finish. Even some light fruitier notes throughout. Complexity here is deep, but it doesn't get sweet with honey like some efforts at the style.
M: Carbonated. Really refreshing and dry on the palette. The pepperiness of it really hits you in the gums and on the top of the mouth throughout.
D: It's a fantastic Saison above all else. This bottle is fresh, so the Brett isn't overpowering but more of a strong accent note on the finish. Really impressive. Boulevard's smokestack series is one of the most underrated and continuously impressive groups of brews in the country.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2012 00:51:47 | More by ncfranklin
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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 2,234 ratings.