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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,288 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.7%

12-22-2011 20:31:58 | More by Marc33
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aint_it_strange

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.7%

05-07-2012 23:15:08 | More by aint_it_strange
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

1.56/5  rDev -63.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 05:48:33 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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RAC81


1.75/5  rDev -59.3%

07-20-2014 15:52:51 | More by RAC81
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Fiore757


2/5  rDev -53.5%

06-05-2013 01:09:49 | More by Fiore757
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ryanw111182

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -53.5%

03-02-2012 01:32:31 | More by ryanw111182
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LSMroz

Illinois

2/5  rDev -53.5%

07-17-2013 19:59:27 | More by LSMroz
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Bier4all

Florida

2/5  rDev -53.5%

06-15-2014 17:12:09 | More by Bier4all
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djjolt

Kansas

2/5  rDev -53.5%

06-27-2014 22:36:02 | More by djjolt
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Jules11788

California

2.25/5  rDev -47.7%

09-22-2013 02:30:14 | More by Jules11788
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scarnold8

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -47.7%

01-19-2013 15:26:43 | More by scarnold8
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -47.7%

05-23-2014 23:35:50 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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jgbiggs

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

03-06-2013 17:30:51 | More by jgbiggs
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JDM44

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

09-25-2013 14:14:47 | More by JDM44
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beerist

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

06-30-2013 22:28:54 | More by beerist
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

2.63/5  rDev -38.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 22:34:28 | More by jpmclaug
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dvmin98

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -36%

09-02-2013 03:36:48 | More by dvmin98
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DrunkAl

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-11-2014 22:30:54 | More by DrunkAl
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-12-2013 16:44:37 | More by Gotti311
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Dirty25

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -36%

01-26-2013 03:36:19 | More by Dirty25
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elliott1184

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -36%

05-17-2014 03:25:19 | More by elliott1184
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gory4d

New York

2.95/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is supposed to be a saison? Not quite.

Pours orange with a massive white head that thins to a white cap, lots of lacing. The smell is cruddy brett, apricot, wet sand. The taste is lots of brett and not much more: ripe horse meat, old peaches, some dirt. It's thick and then it's chewy and then it's pasty. It's the last thing I'd want to drink after a hard day in the fields.

This is just another American brett beer. As such, it's fine. As a saison, it's lousy. Boulevard's Tank 7 is a much better example.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 04:05:37 | More by gory4d
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mhenson42

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.2%

07-13-2014 03:14:19 | More by mhenson42
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caradford86

Maryland

3/5  rDev -30.2%

07-14-2013 21:22:32 | More by caradford86
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VernonBaxter

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.2%

08-20-2013 06:33:42 | More by VernonBaxter
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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,288 ratings.