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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,228 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 542
Gots: 574 | FT: 42
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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bkonk10

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

05-22-2013 01:59:19 | More by bkonk10
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Busker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16%

05-21-2013 18:03:52 | More by Busker
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2013 04:46:37 | More by CosmoHopHead
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johntfox

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-21-2013 01:01:53 | More by johntfox
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PHKrames

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2013 16:44:00 | More by PHKrames
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SightinColor

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 23:27:19 | More by SightinColor
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-18-2013 22:16:21 | More by jono0101
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011, consumed a few nights ago.

A- Looks great, golden with some haze, but that is to be expected with dry hopping, frothy white head with some nice lacing on the glass

S- Surprised but I can still pick out some hop aroma in here in addition to obvious brett notes of funk, which seems to blend with the hop aroma and is reminiscent of pineapple juice kept in a barn? Best I can come up with, crazy how the hops and brett are mingling though

T- More of the same, honestly did not expect to pick out much of the hops still, but they are definitely there. I have had an '09 that had 3 years on it and it was too much; no hops at all and brett was very one noted of just this farmhouse funk. This is much better, 2 years seems to be the limit to being able to still have some hop quality

M- prickly fresh carbonation, makes for a quick sipper

O- Great beer, if you have some '11 Saison-Brett laying around, open and consume. I've had this beer with more age on it and it does absolutely nothing for it. Looking forward to opening the '12 I have in the coming to days to see what I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 23:27:31 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-17-2013 13:38:18 | More by cnbrown313
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Blashawright

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-16-2013 22:33:57 | More by Blashawright
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-16-2013 13:17:39 | More by justforrazors
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acc88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-16-2013 07:12:44 | More by acc88
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Lledd

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-16-2013 03:57:34 | More by Lledd
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-16-2013 02:46:22 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage

L: Bright gold, fairly clear, with a huge soapy white head. Carbonation causes little particles to swirl around like yeast flocks in a glass fermenter. Incredible lacing.

A: Big, funky brett notes, very fresh and earthy, as well as some fruity alcohol and zesty citrus hop notes with spicy and herbal complexities. Subtle breadiness from malt and yeast.

T/M: Soft bitterness upfront that roles into a blend of earthy brettanomyces and zesty citrus, herbal, slightly spicy hop flavor. Fruity yeast notes and a dry, bready, pilsnery malt backbone round this one out, combining to give an apple like character. The mouthfeel is thin with a slick texture, and the finish is bone-dry. The high abv is incredibly well masked.

Overall, an amazing Saison. Not just a great showcase of what brettanomyces can do, but an incredible balance and blend of ingredients by the brewer. The complexity is incredible, and all the flavors perform perfectly. I can not recommend this one enough, about the best Saison most states have the honor of receiving.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:09:46 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2013 00:54:17 | More by Roger85
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-14-2013 00:46:43 | More by TheRuss9585
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barflybastard

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-12-2013 23:34:38 | More by barflybastard
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-12-2013 12:38:16 | More by SFACRKnight
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-10-2013 15:28:56 | More by twenty5
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

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

Bottled 2012
Bottle #5650
Best by February 2014

Pours a golden color with a large bubbly white head, big bubbles, fades fast but actually takes awhile because of the amount of head, only the smallest bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell has a nice funky aroma, hop presence has been muted with the Brett character taking more of a leading role, touch of light fruit and candied sugar.

Taste starts out with a light citrus flavor and builds upon a layer of funk, neither of which is overpowering but nicely balanced, candied sugar adds a touch of sweetness, hop presence is non-existent, carbonation is very light, active and explode in the mouth much like a champagne, finishes slightly dry, alcohol is very well hidden, I would think this closer to a 5% beer except I'm starting to feel it on an empty stomach.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 21:01:00 | More by deltatauhobbit
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-08-2013 20:15:27 | More by caguiar
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-07-2013 23:44:00 | More by cadaugherty
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-07-2013 21:05:42 | More by dalepryor
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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16%

05-07-2013 20:30:18 | More by Thishops4u
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.