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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

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2,755 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,755
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 602
Gots: 701 | 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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 04-13-2007

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
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Ratings: 2,755 | Reviews: 688
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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1.68/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

20012 vintage sampled January 2014

Aroma- lemon, apricot, melon, hey, lightly phenolic, - all very pleasant and mild

Appearance- very pretty crystal clear deep gold with thick cap of rocky merangue head and sheets of lace. Would look awesome if not for the tons of floaters. Its like drinking a snow globe.

Taste- Frankly rather unpleasant. Dry and grainy phantom of what was once pils malt I'm sure. light notes of hey,citrus, and vanilla but man you really gotta get past the mouthfeel problems to notice. Not very bitter. Bone dry.

Mouthfeel- Hugely problematic. Medium-light bodied with palate-ripping astringency followed by searing alcohol heat. Effervescence not helping. When I try to hold this beer in my mouth to evaluate it, I feel like I am taking the Listorene challenge.

Overall- had big expectations of this beer but this is some angry angry brett. I have no idea why this needed to be an 8.5 percent beer but the alcohol is way over the top, solvent, and ruinous. Wouldn't even say it is sharp or acidic or really even very sour. It has none of the classic brett characters except a few notes I picked up in aroma. Undrinkable. I love Bouevard, Tank 7, and sour saisons but this is not good. Maybe I kept it too long, but it is vintage-dated and says "best by 2-2014". If others are having positive experiences with this beer than I suppose it is intended to be enjoyed fresh.

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

Looking at the good reviews that this beer gets, and being a fan of sours, it seems that I must have got a bad bottle.

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2.25/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.28/5  rDev -46.9%

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2.32/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.44/5  rDev -43.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

The other reviews had me optimistic about this... maybe it's a one-off, but to be honest - this beer was horrible. Something like transmission fluid with smelly socks kind of describes it. Purchased at Bev-Mo in champagne style bottle. Very expensive, very poor. Bummed. I have always enjoyed Boulevard's brews... until now.

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2.71/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by khiasmus at a recent tasting. Poured into a tulip

Hazy orange-yellow color with a formidable white head, smells like belgian yeast mingling with some lemony notes and a bit of funk. Definitely has more belgian yeast qualities in the flavor, some banana, lemony notes and a bit more funk. Medium body with a good bit of carbonation. Not too drinkable to me personally. I was expecting it to be a bit more sour and the brett to be more pronounced. Anyhow I could see why some would love this but it isn't my cup of tea.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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