Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,288 | Reviews: 651 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by portia99:
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
More User Reviews:
4.64/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured a cloudy gold with minimal head. Caramel and dates move into flowers and pepper, with some cherry esters and a wiff of funk. Sweet with a mild tartness and some alcohol on the finish. Low hop bitterness and mild Goldings-type hop aroma. More complex and more Belgian than the Tank 7. The complexity imparted by the brett and whatever other bugs they threw in there make it a true saison.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 16:47:16 | More by Natureboy
4.36/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wonderful sasion.Light golden yellow in color. BIG head even when poured gently it's amazing. Great aroma. Light and fruity. Wonderful summer beer. Like it more than Tankhouse 7 which is a good beer. Definetly will have to go out by some more to keep stocked away for a later date.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:16:45 | More by mjwellman
District of Columbia
4.41/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
M: 4/5 - very high carbonation; effervesent; light body
O: 8/10 - classic light Spring/Summer saison that is the staple shelf hoppy American saison for me; unfortunately, I don't as much musky funky Brettanomyces character as I would like, which will probably develop over time because Brett was only added at bottling; also with a nice price tag ($13.99/bottle) for the DMV
TOTAL - 43/50
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:04:27 | More by MNishCT77
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,288 ratings.