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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,936 Ratings
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Ratings: 1936
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%


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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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Be still my heart. What a well done Brett'd saison.

Pours a cloudy yellow with a vigorous head.

Smells of floral hops, barnyard, and a hint of hop bitterness.

Flavor is outstanding, melding the typical saison dryness with the earthy, funky, sometimes vegalness of the brett'd saison. I found myself returning to the glass much quicker than I normally do.

Mouthfeel was good, but I feel a bit more carbonation could have amped this up.

Overall a spectacular offering from Boulevard. I'd drink this 5 days out of the week if it were available. Just a superbly done beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 20:31:26 | More by taylor714914
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Local Option.

I didn't expect to get this beer during this visit, but I'm not one to argue. It pours a partly-cloudy golden-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, cracked wheat, coriander, light black pepper, mild Brett, and a vague sense of banana peel in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, the Brett mixing with the wheat, citrus, and spices to form a very pleasant sweetness with a swirl of spices. A pall of Belgian-style yeast hangs in the air, intermingling cooperatively at times with everything else. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a drying finish. Overall, a damn fine saison, one that uses the Brett to an immense benefit, rather than overdoing it and turning things into a damn Brett-bomb. This is some tasty-ass shit right here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 21:46:04 | More by TMoney2591
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at CBS Scene at Patriot Place. 10 oz. pour into a snifter.

Appearance: Hazy golden orange with a small whitish head that fades slowly, with some nice lacing.

Smell: Very citrusy with lemon dominating followed by a grassy, grainy character and a bit of sweetness thrown in.

Taste: Crisp tartness with a bit of sweetness and some lemony notes. Very tasty with hints of wheat as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and extremely easy drinking. Absolutely no hit of alcohol and I'd never guess this one was 8.5%.

Overall: Very good, and even better than Tank 7. A great beer that I could drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 15:23:43 | More by Mikecap
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Bittercreek, Boise ID. Served in a large teku-style snifter.

A: Gold color with yeasty haze, bright white head with good retention and excellent lace.

S: Musty characters and lighter funk, pale malt and grains, hay, faint lemon, hints of juicy fruit , lemongrass.

T: There is a sweetness to the backbone of this beer, not sure if thats malt character or part of the Brett funk. Moderate lemongrass character, musty dust, pale malt, very little bitterness, hints of apple cider, dry finish with notes of spices and pepper.

MF: Good mouthfeel, light and creamy and fluffy (bottle-conditioned), dry finish, smooth.

O: A well-crafted offering, I believe that a year or two would change this beer considerably. On-tap, the Brett is a nice component.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 19:32:36 | More by Scotchboy
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My my. Poured only an 8th inch head but lasted well and stayed laced throughout. Body is a pretty clear gold with even a hint of green gold unless this bar's light is messing with me. Smells richly of malt with a little dried fruit and some tropical unamable funk. Taste is great, echoing the smell and also having hints of cola, pencil shavings, and melon rind. Lasts long on the palette. Nice job Boulevard, you did KC proud.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 20:44:10 | More by MoreThanWine
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ontap at McNellies Tulsa. 8.5oz served in a Boulevard Tulip.

A - Cloudy golden yellow with 2 fingers of white creamy foam. Draped lacing throughout the glass.

A - Brett fills the glass with musky cheese and dusty basement aroma. Bruised orchard peaches, pears, apricots, lemons, and faint spice.

T - Crisp lemon zest and various citrus flavors, very bright, apricots, peaches, pilsner malt, chalky yeast, musty basement yeast, mushrooms, fermented bananas, white pepper, mildly sweet, grassy hops lightly blanket over everything adding a nice layer of bitterness. Finishes extremely dry with some funky lemon in the background.

M - Creamy and crisp at different levels, moderate but soft carbonation.

So glad I found this on tap. Very earthy and funky with an incredible balance of crisp citrus and hops. Complex fruit and subtle malt in the middle. I love this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 20:30:36 | More by StaveHooks
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had Boulevard's Saison-Brett on tap at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA this past weekend. It being a pretty rare beer to see around in bottles, never mind on tap, I had to give it a try. I'm really getting into Saisons...almost as much as IPAs. Saison-Brett was served in a tulip glass.

Appearance (4/5): Saison-Brett pours a hazy, bright yellow color and is topped with a one-finger white, bubbly head of foam that recedes quickly, forming a ring of white. Saison-Brett is the picture of a typical Saison; it looks nice, but there isn't anything incredibly special about its appearance...it's aroma and taste, on the other hand...

Smell (4.5/5): Saison-Brett smells...well, VERY Brett-y. Funky, peppery, notes from the Brettanoymyces yeast stand out, overshadowing the standard Saison aromas of lemon, grass, wheat, and herbal hops. They aren't completely overshadowed, though, meaning this beer has a strong and complex nose to it. Very interesting. Makes me want to drink it big time!

Taste (4.5/5): I am immediately struck by this beer's similarity to both Green Flash's Rayon Vert and Orval. The Brettanomyces character is just so bold, and in a great way. Brett funk flavor gives way, as in the nose, to herbal, earthy hops (this Saison is dry-hopped), notes of lemon, wheat, and some biscuity malt. Though this is quite a big beer at 8.5% abv, you cannot taste a trace of alcohol flavor. Instead, the tongue is bathed in a soft funkiness that really never becomes sour and evolves as the beer warms. What an ode to strangely balanced yet weird flavor of Brettanomyces!

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): I love the mouthfeel on this beer. The secret, as with all things with this beer, is the Brett. The Brett lends a light prickliness to the feel of this medium bodied beer that is just excellent. The medium carbonation is a good match for this beer and allows it to achieve a smooth and creamy feel. The drinkability is relatively high; this beer goes down easy and never feels 'hot'.

Overall (4.5/5): Saison-Brett is an excellent beer. It has all the elements of a very good big (high abv.) Saison, but the addition of Brett as an integral ingredient puts it over the top and makes it one of the most memorable examples of the style that I have had. If you're curious what a beer with Brett in it tastes like and you're adventurous, you can't go wrong purchasing a glass or bottle of this next time you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 02:11:31 | More by hagbergl
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from the tap at the Royale, St. Louis, MO
Vintage: 2012

Pours a nice solid golden color with slightly hazy body. Nice orange hues on the edges and a white 0.5 inch head forms that is quite dense yet recedes fairly quickly to a nice mat.

Aroma is of spice and funk. Nice and barnyard with nice fruity esters. Chalky yeast aromas and sweetness permeate the beer and mix in with some nice bready grain notes and some slight pear juice notes as well. The funk notes play nice with a slight herbal and grassy hop note. Spices, cloves and peppercorn are present in the nose.

Taste starts off with some good malty background. Grain and bread notes mixed in with some fruity esters. The beer is dry but delicious. Nice funk and barnyard notes mixe in with the fruity esters and compliment the clove and spices very well. Nice coriander notes punctuate a grassy and slightly citrusy hop backed finish. Dry, crisp and clean. Best saison out there.

I love Blvd. yearly offering of this saison. Great brett notes mixed in with a refreshing and juicy saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 15:14:33 | More by JoEBoBpr
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Durty Nellies. Appearance is a clear gold with sticky white head, nice lacing left behind. Aroma starts with funky Brett up front, very up front and aromatic. This weaves with lemon and sourdough bread. Lots of complexity in the nose with layers of funk and Brett pairing nicely with the Saison features. Taste is well balanced and refreshing. Brief tartness paired with wheat and bread, finish is slightly sweet. One of the better saisons I have had. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Over, this beer is well worth seeking out, especially if you want a nice balanced example of a bretted Saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 20:57:06 | More by homebrew311
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this beer at the Belgian Beer Festival in Boston. Served out of a pitcher into a 2 ounce tasting glass.

A.off white head. gold orange body

D.grass.herb. fruit

t. Spice. Clove

M.light

D.great and drinkable. I would love to drink this again. Great beer for those who think Saison sucks.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2011 02:50:03 | More by jneiswender
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jar2574

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap, a test batch for the 2011 edition. Can't wait for it to be introduced.

Great smell - peaches and barnyardy goodness. Good white head & retention. Moderate cloudiness. The lacing with this one was only OK, which is probably the only clear weakness I saw with this beer.

The taste is very nice. Crisp, with a slightly sour finish. Smooth, a good balance of malts and hops. Peaches and barnyard flavors dominate, as with the smell. On first impression the sourness in the aftertaste was a little surprising, but I got used to it 1/3 of the way into the beer. The smell could have been a touch more powerful - but that's because I enjoyed it so much.

So I'm really nitpicking here. It's a great beer and I'll grab many if I can find it when it's released.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 14:40:54 | More by jar2574
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soultrain19

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First pour of the tasting. I had high hopes for this one and as it turns out, rightfully so.

It is a very light yellow billowing into a giant foamy head.

Greeted by the sour Brett aromas. (If you don't like horse blanket, you won't like this.) As one person noted, "Smells dirty like my sock drawer."

My taste buds were assaulted with the barnyard funk but held up with a enchanting light malty sweetness.

Highly carbonated giving it almost a champagne like feel. As it finished crisp and dry.

I definitely was impressed by this creation from Boulevard. I sure do hope to get a chance to try this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2009 15:51:56 | More by soultrain19
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap special at Cole's with a Boulevard brewer there. Pours a whitish shade of pale.And lace. A little spice in nose, active carbonation (better a few samples of it later). Smooth drinking, creamy. Absolutely smoother than can be expected . A mild bitterness. Had this bottled 3 1/3 years later and found it a showcase of brett taste, but also very boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2008 21:04:33 | More by Sammy
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Hab11

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 Bottle Reviewed with Three Lions from a 750 Ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: big frothy bright white head over a sharp golden color sprouting carbonation.
Smell: lemon and other citrus with white and black pepper notes. Maybe a hi t of Cumin.
Taste: Extremely balanced. Less citrus in the taste. Pepper notes, earthy but not overly so. You get the flavor of the yeast here like a day old Challah bread. Lemon flavor is strong. Great taste. Top two of this style for me.
Mouthfeel: Very creamy truly almost like a Scottish cream ale. However it's also light and not overdone.
Overall: Because of the 8.5 Abv I couldn't drink it all day...Or could I? Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 20:50:53 | More by Hab11
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ThreeLions

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with Hab11

2012 Vintage had in April 2014. I've had many of these over the years and I'm excited to see what one is like with a bit of age on it.

A: Poured into my Night Shift tulip a golden yellow color with a very, very big head which was slow to dissipate. Hab11's head disappeared almost immediately leaving light lacing on the glass; I'm still waiting for mine to settle down. Color is typical of the style; great carbonation.

S: Funky and floral at the same time. Nice barnyard funk going on but surprisingly a lot more citrus than I was expecting. Very nice lemon notes, possibly pepper in the background and more funk but lots of citrus. Very complex and intense nose. Glad I got an older one because it seems like one of the yeast strains is giving off a lot of citrus. I was hoping that Bruxellensis would be more dominant and drinking this would be like riding a horse but I'm excited about all the citrus notes. Going to give it a try.

T: Wow, it's like drinking a lemon drop. I think I prefer this beer young with lots more barnyard funk but this is exceptional. I'm quite surprised at what age has done to this beer. I wouldn't even know if was the same one if I didn't open and pour it myself. So much creamy, milky lemon like flavor. All lemon up front and then it subsides to reveal that typical barnyard funk I'm used to. I'm pretty amazed at this one really.

M: Creamy, frothy brew. This is awesome. What a beer.

O: So glad I picked this one up. Probably won't be able to sit on one again for long since I love this beer young with all of its horsey qualities but age has done wonders for this. Kudos to Boulevard for making a beer that is exceptional both young and old but that are such different beers to drink. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 20:48:56 | More by ThreeLions
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy golden. The head is massive. Big, foamy off white and impressive.
Smell: all kinds of things happening here. Earthy, grassy, lemony richness.
Taste: wow. All the flavors in the nose plus a nice, gentle sourness in the finish.
Overall: I go for the big stouts and barleys but I gotta say, this is something I could get used to. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 23:46:09 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from early 2013, cold and poured into glass.
Fairly clear and golden color, straw 3 inch head with small bubbles rushing from bottom of the glass
Smells of upfront funk, barnyard brett and a bit of citrus
Taste initial citrus leading to earthy tones and a heavy brett funkiness. one of the most funk brews i've had in a while
Feel is refreshing and semi dry with a crisp finish

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 19:21:38 | More by alaimoa
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TastefulNudity

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. Found sitting in a random bottle shop.

A: Golden orange (completely clear on the first pour, swirled for the second to make it hazy) with the biggest head I've seen on a beer. Super careful pouring still created a fluffy white head that's not going anywhere. Looks pretty good.

S: Funky. Wet sock (in a good way) giving way to apple, pear, pepper, and yeasty sweetness.

T: Take the advice of another reviewer a couple down from me. Let this warm up, and swirl the bottle (not too hard, it'll explode out the top of the bottle). At first I was underwhelmed with the beer because of the overpowering Brett. After swirling and warming, much more of the pear and apple come through with just the right amount of funk at the back end.

M: Sweet and prickly, typical Belgian dryness at the back of the mouth.

O: At first, between the giant head and the huge amount of funk, I wasn't impressed. Halfway through the bottle, this beer is exploding with flavor. I'd have to be in the mood for it, but I'd buy it again. Boulevard never lets me down.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 07:21:59 | More by TastefulNudity
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

1.56/5  rDev -63.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a nice clear blonde with some very, very mild haziness to it an enough carbonation to lift an F-18. The head is thick, white and frothy; in fact it might be what you’d expect angels to be floating on in heaven!
Grass, apples, mild tangerine, lemon zest and other earthy aromas come through.
Sharp and bitter, the hops come out as it hits the corners of your mouth. It’s sweet overall and very carbonated. Apple and pear flavors do come through in the background.
This is medium to light bodied.
Overall, this is an excellent beer and represents the style well in my opinion. If you think otherwise, then lend me your taste buds!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 05:22:09 | More by vickersspitfire
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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a cloudy golden, with a HUGE white head. We're talking five fingers of head alone. Lots of carbonation can be seen through the cloudiness.

S- predominantly lemon rind and lots of belgian farmhouse funk. Earthy, grassy, and overall funky.

T- certainly hoppier than most saisons, a definted lemon rind bitterness and taste, with a muted sweetness. Brett doesn't beat you over the head like it can in some beers, which is good, because I always pull the "Band-aid" side of the flavor from brett beers. It's seriously funky. Barnyard for days. Some apple skin and black pepper on the back end.

M- Carbonation is a little over the top. Surprisingly dry.

O- Well crafted, but I can't say it will replace Saison Dupont as my go-to.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 02:42:22 | More by JWU
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JayQue

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Top shelf saison. Yo have to let this one warm up a bit and give the bottle a good swirl before each pour. Given that, prepare for an excellent saison. Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. Hazy apple cider color with a huge, delicately bubbly white head that settles into a frothy head as the bubbles die down. Minimal lacing.

My initial pour provided a clear golden beer with minimal aroma. After a swirl, the yeast and funk were very apparent to go along with the citrus/lemony aroma and the hazy darker color.

Taste is marvelous. The yeast and funk are persistent but very gentle. They are expertly blended with a lemony/citrus flavor. The alcohol presence is minimal and there are no harsh flavors of any kind.

Mouthfeel is rich with the carbonation just right. No alcohol burn.

This is a fine Saison. There is nothing that blows you away but all the elements are there. You could sip on this one all night.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:46:02 | More by JayQue
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with tons of carbonation and even some yeast floaties. The eggshell-colored head is tall (three fingers high) and quite foamy in texture. While its texture is inconsistent, the lacing left behind is...well, it's inconsistent. Looks nice, though.

S: The funk here is subtle, and it's backed by some citrusy notes. As it sits in the glass, it develops a nice earthen tone, with some lesser qualities of black pepper and phenols. Some very timid sourness can also be caught. This aroma has some nice complexity, I must say.

T: Bready, spicy yeast hits the palate first. It's funkiness gradually builds on the palate, but never to the point of excess. The finish is nice and citrusy, with some underlying lemon notes. Complex, but in a soft, suggestive way: it never bludgeons the palate in any manner.

M: Indeed, this is a soft yet full brew - a bit too astringent though. Not like it matters, because this is dry, fizzy, and immensely drinkable. I really don't want this to end.

O: I love Tank 7 and I love this. If I have to nitpick (and I always have to, every single time) it's that the complexity is a bit concealed. Luckily, discovering all of its nuances is such an enjoyable experience. I'll definitely have to get more next year!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 03:31:17 | More by ThisWangsChung
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, pear, lemon zest, orange zest, apple, hay, floral, grass, pepper, light bread, light must, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity brett, earthy yeast, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, hay, grass, floral, light bread, light must, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pineapple, bright citrus, pepper, clove, bread, hay, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical brett flavors with fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt balance; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, smooth, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible saison! All around amazing balance and complexity of brett/yeast and moderate malt flavors; and super smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 06:09:28 | More by superspak
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n2185

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy layer with good lacing.

S: Belgian spices with candy sugar and a sweet, citrusy aroma. Some sweet hay and barnyard aromas follow with some mustiness as well.

T: Belgian spices here as well before a big kick of Brett funk with musty hay and oak flavors. The finish is slightly sweeter before a bitter, yeasty aftertaste.

M: light body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit watery feeling.

O: an enjoyable beer overall. I wish the flavor matched the nose's complexity and it had a bit more carbonation, but it's still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 23:43:29 | More by n2185
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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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