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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,288 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,288
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 538
Gots: 584 | 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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portia99

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle received from Springdogg in a trade. Thanks Marc, really appreciate this one! Poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series goblet. Batch 2009-1, Bottle 5992 of 11925.

A - Pours a hazy, pale gold with the slightest hint of orange. A huge, wild, white, 4 finger plus head erupts from this one, even with a careful pour. Head lasts forever...takes at least 3-4 minutes to recede to a level where I can even consider taking a sip of this. Love a beer that you can overpour so the head reaches an inch over the top of the glass but still retains its shape and form without losing any over the sides.

S - The aroma on this beer is amazing. It's a really good thing that this beer smells so great, because it is really potent. You can smell this beer from across the room. There is a ton of complexity here - I get lots of spicyness - nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, almost pumpkin pie like in a way. Good amount of Brettanomyces funk, some sweet candy sugar, and agave nectar. Not getting much for hops, though not entirely sure - could be contributing to the spicy aromas. Wow - this is a really interesting (in a great way) beer.

T - Quite spicy in flavor too. Definite nutmeg and cinnamon, some black pepper. Lots of Brett character - gives some funk - horse blankety and bitter, a hint of sourness. Some touches of phenolics/higher alcohol are also present. This is quite a good saison. Flavor for me is really good, but doesn't quite live up to the expectations created by the aroma...perhaps the aroma is just so good, the flavor didn't stand a chance of matching it.

M - Tons of prickly carbonation. Gives a really full mouthfeel for the style. Spices and some fruitiness remain in the aftertaste forever - really great.

D - This beer is great on its own, but I really think it deserves to be paired with food, particularly a good selection of cheeses. With food, I think I could drink this all night. The 750ml bottle is not really hanging around very long though - it is going down very easily on its own. Really liking this - saisons are one of my favorite styles...this one really stands out as a great one.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 23:59:13 | More by portia99
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750 mL bottled purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in Dupont Circle NW D.C., unknown brewing/bottling date but 2014 vintage (Batch #/BBD - SB14058-02-2016); drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - pale yellow-to-golden coloration; impressively clear for a beer that is "assertively dry hopped;" pours from the bottle with huge frothy white head that barely settled down during drinking; tight, small white bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass

S: 11/12 - lots of Amarillo on the nose - grapefruit, tangerine and lemon/lime; some peppery/spicy Belgian yeast and ripe/musty pineapple from Brett; pils malt and wheat with some alcohol notes to boot

T: 16/20 - low hop bitterness but really bright, refreshing citrus flavors immediately hit on first sip and continue to develop on the palate; as the flavor profile expands; the Belgian pils and yeast rear up - peppery, estery and coriander that evolves into a mild barnyard funk profile; mild alcohol flavors clean up to finish exceptionally dry and refreshing

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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