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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,641 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,641
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 577
Gots: 672 | FT: 44
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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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No. 1420 of 11950; Batch number 2008-1

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemon color with a blizzard of a head that retains like packed powder with clumps of foam sticking the the sides of the tulip glass

Smell: Grapefruit perfume, with undertones of green apple, lilacs, pear and hay, but the Brett, at this stage of the game, is underwhelming (re-visiting this beer, in May of 2010, shows that the grapefruit has faded and the Brett is becoming more prominent)

Taste: Sweet and floral, up front, with a biscuity base and a developing green apple sourness that is complemented by grapefruit tartness; after the swallow, the tart and sour flavors combine in a complex interweaving, but the sweetness up front never really dissipates; leathery undertones throughout (the tasting 15 months later displays far less sweetness, but a lovely dry, tart character)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation

Drinkability: A terrific Saison that will be interesting to follow as it ages and the Brett does its work; for my palate, it is drinking beautifully right now (as it is after some age, though in a very different way)

brentk56, Feb 04, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

AaronOp, Tuesday at 07:56 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

diablo14, Tuesday at 02:36 AM
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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

jessealmlie, Monday at 09:53 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

horsehockey, Sunday at 10:43 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +9.1%

Cdubs9, Saturday at 05:09 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jas45678, Saturday at 04:58 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Thedrizzle, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

einman, Nov 13, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

JC271, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

worussell3, Nov 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

Absolutely terrible, rancid tasting. 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.

sunshinedaydream, Nov 11, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -27.7%

Torey, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

cjmccahill, Nov 10, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

Alwhitmer3, Nov 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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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.

TryThemAllOnce, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

420Rick, Nov 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

RochefortChris, Nov 07, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -24.5%

Jprebs, Nov 07, 2014
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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,641 ratings.