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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 723
Hads: 2,995
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 635
Gots: 814 | FT: 62
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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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7%
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. (357 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sending me this one!

2011 vintage. Bottle # 00959. Best by 3/2013.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a huge 3 inch fizzy off-white head that settles to a small cap. Random splotches of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour apples, spices, and the classic funky earthy brett smell. Taste is of grains, spices, yeast, and a subdued funky brett flavor. I was actually expecting this to be more sour and funky than it is. The aftertaste is of spices and yeast. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison with the brett addition, but I would like to try this one with a bit more sourness and funk! (710 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a half finger high head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett are present in the nose along with notes of lemony hops and peppery spices from the yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the yeast is somewhat stronger and on par with the brett, contributing earthiness and flavors of peppery spices, the latter of which linger into the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This does an excellent job at blending the brett with the underlying aromas and flavors of the base saison as you get added complexities from the funkiness but these aren't overpowering. This has a nice appearance and mouthfeel, it's almost like a champagne among the wild ales.

Note: 2015 vintage

Serving type: bottle (1,006 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw yellow with a very large amount of white head.

S: Lots of earthiness coming from the brett here, as well as some citrus and a few earthy hops.

T: Not much of the typical saison spice, the main focus here is definitely the earthiness of the brett. Perhaps the brett was let shine a little too much, as I didn't detect many of the other saison signatures.

M: Medium bodied with a good dose of carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable and very refreshing on a hot summer evening. (480 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is one of the best saisons ive ever had, really really really. it pours a dusty blonde color with a splendid white head that floats like a cloud. the nose is pretty farmy, yeasty, properly sour from the brett, and herbal. flavor is quite similar to the nose, but it comes in waves. theres a great malted wheat flavor underneath it all that you taste right at first, then comes the funky yeasts and the sour is in the finish. also a decidedly czech malt doughy flavor that carries on throughout. there is everything from black pepper to pickled lemons on my palate, and i cant get enough of this. the feel is also near perfect, smooth and thick, expansive in the mouth, but not at all filling or heavy. i could drink this everyday if i could afford it. it went magically with an aged goats gouda from holland, and i am dying to drink another bottle of this. its that good. (876 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  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) (1,116 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

...drumb roll please...

Outstanding beer from Boulevard. Though solid, I didn't really think they had this beer in them.

The beer begins with a very heady pour. The glass housed 1/4 chalice of beer and 3/4 of foam. Loosely knit foamstance gives a froathy white spider-webbing over top of the hazy, deep-golden hue. Ample carbonation reveals much lacing. Inviting and mesmerizing.

Sharp and balanced aromas of lemons, pears, crabapples, pineapples, and lemongrass gives a lot of yeasty character. Nevermind the peppery phenols and wine-soaked cork vineousness. The aroma takes on a Duvel-like character, but with more fruitiness, hoppiness, and earthiness.

Flavors of aggressively attenuated pilsner malts bring a dry and evaporative malt flavor wihtout the breadiness that is usually associated with malts. In its place, theres the fruity esters that dominate upfront while white pepper, spicy and grassy hops, and alcohol flavors not only blanace the beer but add a ton of earthy and sharp flavors.

The dryness of the malts, ethynol of the alcohols, pepperiness from phenols, pineyness from hops all swirl together into a very dry and satisfying beer that never lays heavy on the tongue or becomes a burden to drink. Complex and flavorful dryness throughout. Finishes with a dry, lingering bitterness and lemony flavor.

This is an insanely complex and dry beer; much drier than most Saisons, but I like it this way. For such complexity the beer also comes across cleanly and pure- seems to be a controdiction of character: not so in this beer. (1,550 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark yellow color ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some great lacing as well. Aroma of fruity ester with lightly sweet malt and some dry Brett notes. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some lightly sweet malt with fruity ester and a dry Brett finish. Body is quite full with perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol even though it is starting to feel like 8.9% after more then one glass. Well made though a tad too sweet for my taste. (493 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes scribbled on a piece of paper as I drank this with friends.

Appearance: Clear and golden with a huge frothy pure white head.

Smell: Dry and grainy, bit of zesty lemon, hay, subtle brett at this point, just a hint of barnyard.

Taste/mouthfeel: Soft grain flavor with restrained fruitiness beneath it. Earthy, subdued yet complex, light citrusy zing. Ultra-dry on the palate. Slight husky grain in the finish. Not much brett yet, but it may develop more with age. Regardless, this is a phenomenal American saison. (532 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle, the ultimate find from this venerable midwest border town brewery, now available way up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a mostly clear (I think), medium golden yellow colour, with a huge teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and generally creamy off-white head, which leaves, which leaves, well, it eventually leaves some full-on chunky 'lace' around the glass as it oh-so-lazily abates. Yay, bottle conditioning - this is like the supermodel of beers - looks fine, but good luck getting in there. Unfortunately, this turns out to be a spoon and sink affair for this reporter.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale and wheat malt, moderate earthy funk, underripe apple and pear, clover honey, white and black pepper dust, further untethered florals, a twinge of generic citrus flesh, and some mildly tart white wine booziness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, a sort of spicy wheatiness, amped-up funk of the bacterial infestation ilk (can you tell I'm near to finishing a home-made wine?), heady pome and citrus fruit frolicking amongst themselves, weirdly bitter and estery flowers, some separate edgy yeast, zippy mixed peppercorns, and that same over-attenuated Housewives of Pinot Grigio alcohol measure from the nostril stage.

The carbonation is so over the top that it's hard to really get into it here (ok, I will - I can't keep abreast of it, as its frothy fizziness just keeps coming and coming at me, long after the initial pour, to, as noted already, no one's benefit), the body a decent middleweight for the style, and sort of smooth, as the Brett isn't typically into that kind of ribaldry. It finishes off-dry, a certain graininess defiant in the face of the strongly lingering funk, fruit, hop, and booze acridity.

Despite all its sideshow lackings, overall, this is one big and beautiful Americanized version of the style - the Brett struts its stuff, sure, but everything else keeps things more or less between the ditches. Aggressive, yet giving, in all its farmhouse-fresh goodness, this one is - glad to finally see what all the fuss is about. (2,108 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Far and away the grand slam of my recent beer run in the Kansas City area... review from notes.

Hazy orange body, suspended particles of yeast, very effervescent. Sparkly, sticky suds that leave a ringed precipice of foam around the glass, and copious intricate lacing on the sides. Distinct Brett in the aroma, funky yeast and leather, wet stone, citrus zest. As the glass sits, it develops a fresh herb and floral nose.

Similar to an Orval-Duvel-Saison Dupont hybrid, with a pleasant soft citrus in the taste. Light spicy undercurrent, almost suggests cinnamon like Orval. Dry bread dough yeastiness from the Brett. Very full bodied, yet lightly tart and lemony with a dry finish. Long lingering aftertaste. Savory and quenching with boatloads of flavor, it would be a crowd pleaser at a springtime picnic. (812 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2008-1. Summer sunshine yellow with Champagnesque carbonation that created at least eight fingers of eggshell colored foam during a gentle pour. It will be several minutes before there's more beer than foam. The head develops a gentle rockiness as it melts and is starting to grace the glass with ribbons of lovely looking lace. Second, third and fourth pours result in Matterhorn-like mountains of stiff-sticky foam that pull the score up one notch.

The aroma is out of this world! Looks like combining the outstanding Boulevard Saison with Brettanomyces was a great idea. The combination of pale grains, wild grasses, lemon zest and an ideal amount of sourish horseblanket funk is so impressive that the ultimate score is an easy call.

Saison-Brett is at least as good as the beer it was based on... if not a little bit better. It has been quite a while since I bought Saison and I'm hoping that it isn't really retired. If Tank 7 is its replacement, then it has some pretty big shoes to fill. Anyway, back to this beauty.

Brettanomyces is wonderful stuff, but it doesn't work as well when it overpowers the rest of the ingredients. No such worries here. The tangy-earthy-funky quality of the yeast is simply one part (one very important part) of a kaleidoscopic flavor profile.

Sourdough bread and lemon zest are still going strong, as is white pepper and clove on the spicy side of things. These guys must have used a Belgian ale yeast strain as well. Sweet and bitter are roughly balanced and the ABV has to be a misprint. It tastes and feels like no more than 6.5%. Drinkability is through the roof.

The mouthfeel is the only (minor) chink in the armor of excellence. As was anticipated on cork extraction, the boisterousness of the beer has faded quickly. It's now on the lazy side and lacks the lightly creamy expansive quality of the best Belgians.

Saison-Brett is yet another masterful creation in the Smokestack Series from BBC. It looks like this will be at least a semi-regular release, which pleases me to no end. If you have any interest in saisons or wild ales, seek this one out. (2,110 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Sycamore.

A - Poured out a clear yellow. It was fairly fizzy with a small,white head.

S - It had a great funky/sour smell from the Bret.

T - The taste is an amazing blend of sweet grains and sour Bret. There was also a citus kick with some hop spicness.

M - It was sharp, crisp and fizzy on the tongue. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good saison. The Bret makes it very interesting and delicious. (426 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big thanks to beerbeagle for sending this bottle my way. I have long neglected the boulevard series without much reason as to why. This is my first foray into them. Served chilled around /degrees and poured into a wine glass, this one was consumed on 01/17/2009.

The pour was magnificent. Rich golden yellow in color with a huge billowing head of white that just came up over the top and reached a height of around three inches and would not settle down for anything. Amazing clarity here let you really get a good look at the carbonation bubbling up through the glass.

The aroma was essentially perfect here. Rich fruit notes, apricot and peach were leading the way here and really pushing the envelope. Light sour notes, some vingar, mostly light apple notes comign through with a delicate base of grain and light pepper like notes. Smooth, light, wonderful carbonation here as I take a sip I sit back and instantly relax. Smooth fruit flavors roll across the tongue, brett perfectly balanced here as to not overwhelm but to silently pucker the lips and let the real body of the beer do the talking. Easily a session Saison as the alcohol was nowhere to be at all and I enjoyed sip after delicate sip of this wonderful beer.

Overall this was a fantastic beer. It was subtle, wonderfully balanced and perfectly placed. I was not blown away as much as I was really impressed and respecting the wonderful creativity that was put into this one. If only more subtly created and well balanced beers like this were made, we would be in a much better place. (1,556 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Richard for opening this one over the weekend.

This review is from a Batch 2 bottle.

A: A great looking pour on this beer! The color is golden and pretty hazy with a huge, fluffy white head.

S: An incredible amount of fruitiness to this beer (which I was not really expecting). A lot of pineapple, apples, and citrus which seems like an odd combination but works quite well together. There's a mild spice and yeast component which at least lets you know the beer is a Saison. The brett seems to provide a touch of farmhouse character, but nothing overwhelming.

T: Again, the sweet fruits really come through. The pineapple and citrus flavors are quite intense and work well with the yeasty, slighty spicy flavors and the dry, lightly bitter finish. Again, the Brett does not provide a lot in the way of "funk," but it does give a touch of wild character and it does help to dry out the beer.

M: The beer is quite light and soft on the palate, like a Saison should be. The high carbonation help makes this a very refreshing beer.

D: Easily the best Saison I've come across. I enjoyed that it was a bit more reserved on the pepper notes and had an increased level of fruit and dryness. A very solid beer and I'm glad I've got one of my own at home. (1,262 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a light, straw-colored body flecked with fine particles and topped by a very large (seriously), white head.

Smell: Delicate malt base to support notes of honeysuckle blossoms, melon juice, citrus, and spice. The funkiness remains light, with lesser notes of well-maintained horseblankets, fresh leather, and only a teeny tiny drop of butyric acid.

Taste: Pilsner malts, light pale malts, and maybe even some soft white wheat garnished with a dusting of sweet table sugar. Fruity tastes of melon garnished with lemon zest. Light florals throughout. Restrained hop bitterness. The funkiness from the Brettanomyces, though pleasant, present, and appreciated, is fairly understated, providing refined tastes of top-shelf cobwebs and recently-cleaned basements. Very small pinch of pepper. Drying, fizzy finish with some lingering fruity hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Highly carbonated.

Drinkability: Give it a try! Boulevard's standard saison was all-well and fine, but the kind addition of Brett really helps it to sing. (1,050 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4.19/5  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. (883 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orangish golden color with over two fingers of white head that dissipates leaving a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Quite herbal and a bit like hay. Some hints of lemon in there too.

Taste: A bit acidic, but the dominant flavor is herbal, hay, and has a slight musty quality to it. There are some citrus notes with a very acidic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, champaign like carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: I wasn't impressed given the high expectations I had. I just assumed I would love this beer. The mix of flavors threw me off. I guess this goes to show why there is more than one beer, different strokes for different folks. (721 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. Didn’t catch the batch # but it’s from the most recent one.

Pours a quite effervescent golden straw color, with a couple fingers of bright-white head. This retains with a sudsy finger sized cap of froth that leaves back spotty lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of strong must, earth, and lemon, yep, the Brett is right out there in the nose. This mixes in with a fresh floral character and a touch of bitterness, with flavorful spice and sweet grains riding along the back.

The taste is funk, spice, zest, earth, and a smack of lemon tartness. There is a touch of juicier feeling orange in here as well, along with crisp wheat character towards the rear of the profile. There is a nice flow to the flavors here, with more assertive character integrating well with softer notes and keeping this interesting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crispness that dances around nicely in the mouth, being stronger on the tongue but then getting more smooth and silky on the edges. There is maybe just a smidge of alcohol here to the body (not bad at all for almost 9%) that draws out some of the earth and spicy flavors here.

I wasn’t quite as blown away as I thought that I might be from this but it certainly very good, with that Brett and base Saison being married together with a deft touch. Alcohol seems a little high for this to be hugely drinkable but I’d certainly never turn a glass of this down. (1,487 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml "Champagne" bottle with cork and cage. Batch #: 2008-1

The first pour is crystal clear gold. A three fingered head rises up in the glass, threatening to foam over, but never does.

The aroma is sweetish and yeasty with some grainy malt character, a bit of delicate yeasty (peppery) spiciness, and some mildly floral and grassy hops.

In the mouth it's decidedly medium bodied with a 'foamy' zest on the tongue due to a just-slightly-elevated median carbonation and very fine bubbles from natural bottle-conditioning.

The flavor offers a very nicely balanced, soft combination of sweetish malt and slightly tart yeast character. It's fruity, but not really all that more fruity than a regularly fermented ale; and the Brettanomyces character is restrained. It's just mildly mineralish and chalky, and certainly not overtly funky. It's very rounded! Some grassy and floral hops, and perhaps even some slightly herbal hops, appear in the finish; and it rounds out dry and leafy with a touch of yeasty chalkiness.

Stunningly focused and rounded, this is a really impressive Brett-laced saison. The Brett seems to just add to what's already there, rather than acting as the central focus. Well worth trying! (1,211 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta give a bunch of thanks to both COBeerBuff and TexasStout for sending me one of these.

Has a huge fizzy head that fades pretty quickly, forces a very slow pour, leaving a slight messy lacing. Under the Belgiany pillowy head is a hazy golden orange wheat honey colored.

The nose is mostly saison with a little funk. Light wheat and malts, little citrus and nice saison aroma, light peppery, a light sweet alsmost honey aroma. All that blends well with a nice light Brett aroma, some barnyard funk, a nice dry bready aroma, light citrus and orange peel.

Taste has a lot more Brett. Brett comes on strong, with some nice barnyard funk and little horsehair, some dry bready malts, tons of bubbles too making it very effervescent and airy. It has some saison flavor with nice wheat and malts, little sweetness and touh of warming booze. A nice slight bitterness, light lemon peel an orange citrus, slight acidity, and even slightly creamy. Touch of lingering funk at he end, but it finishes mostly clean with a little lingering sticky feel and booze warmth.

The body lighter with tons of bubbles and effervescent body.

It has a pretty good drinkability, all things considered. A little lingering sticky sweetness, little citrus and warming booze. Mostly dry finish, the crazy Brett funk is gone too.

Such an awesome beer done so well. (1,340 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #12605, Batch #2009-2 acquired from abrand, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wild Belgian yeast, some spices, light malts and touches of fruit and hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Brett yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and some spice. There's a complementary touch of sourness in the background creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a while. Although there are better in the style, this is a nice complex beer that is worth drinking for a while. (984 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to foofaa aka Dan for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled from a tulip out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle.

The beer nearly filled the glass with white foam but in minutes settles to a fluffy marshmallow top on the golden hazed liquied with tight bead and sticky lace. The smell is very nice with slight apple and tropical odors with some hop citrus accents and light sweet malt elements which bring out the brett qualities even more. I like the way the feel is highly carbonated if you hold it in your mouth but has a scrubbing effect also with nice tanginess and slight bitterness from the hops with dry, not too heavy on the finish.

This is a decent saision, it has many facets with some brett giving the tropcial fruit and subtle spice alongside some malt which is toasted but lightly sweet with some nice hop bitterness to keep it balanced and somehat spicy as the malt recedes and the carbonation settles you get a light yeast flavor in the dry finish. Overall this was a beer I have been wanting to try, Thanks Dan this was an unexpected treat. I like the drinkability I could have probably drank the whole bottle myself. If you are a fan of saison or brett I recommend this. (1,198 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to mhewes for going out of his way to get this for me.

Pours a clouded yellow gold with a white head. Nose is citrus and funky mostly. Very airy. Flavor is a high amount of citrus and a lot of funk. If you don't like the funk, don't step up to this one. It's not overdone, but there is enough of it. Feel has a full carbonation that lays on the softer aide. Liquid is typical. A good saison. I haven't had the regular version, but this one is working for me nicely. (479 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Scored this at Goebbels in Wichita, love that store...

Batch# 1, 2008, bottle # 11026 pours an slightly hazed, effervescent gold/bronze with a finger+ of fluffy eggshell colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Apples & dirt,

T: Apples, mushrooms, restrained funk, & grapefruit up front. The brett starts to assert itself as this warms, tartness, lemons & grapefruit, & a bit of honey sweetness from out of no where. Finishes tart with, apples, some lemony hops, white & black pepper & a bit of peach

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, balances well

Very good drinkability, pretty refreshing for the ABV, people looking for sour will feel that this falls short, but this worked for me (707 characters)

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.