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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,645
Reviews: 673
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 hooliganlife
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pour was pale yellow with massive gushing head. fairly clear minus the bottom.

faint pale malt. some bread and light spice

aside from the light pale body and spice, there was a very complimenting fruity undertone going on. lots of sweet tropical fruit. a hint of sweetness.

light at easy for 8.5%. mild carbonation

this really was good, drank way too fast

hooliganlife, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful glowing golden color with a monster white head. Retention is pretty amazing and eventually settles to about one finger of bone white foam.

S: A fantastic mix of musty wet hay and barn with some hints of mango, lemongrass, lemon pepper, faint spicy note and some pear. The brett is definitely present without overtaking everything else here. Really nice.

T: Everything in here just works. Opens with some wet hay, faint wheat, buttery smooth malt and a drawl of funk across the palate. Some grass and pepper hit near the finish and it ends on a dry, peppery hop note that lingers on the tongue. Faint lemon zest, underripe pear and just a touch of booze. Usually I'm not a fan of saisons with ABVs this high, but this is money.

notchucknorris, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

PatGreer, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2013, poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real great looker. Huge foaming and bubble bath soapy head that goes on forever, and never quits with big clumps in the head. Bleach white. Golden lemon body color , nearly clear, with a roaring middle column of fire in the center and slow pin head ones on the side. A nearly perfect looking brew.

Bouquet is incredibly fragrant. Floral notes, slight peppery brett. Sweet fruits of tropical and citrus, some candy like sweet taffy and peppermint. Peaches. A real impressive and diverse nose.

First sip is pure joy. Palate literally explodes with the multi-tude of flavors on the tongue. Calm and pepper brett with hints of tropical mango, peaches, and soft malts. Sweet finish with a chewy and slightly effervescent champagne like quality. Giant floral aromatics on the swallow with a great brett warmth and mild sharpness, finishing with sweet honey on the malt backbone.

This is an incredibly good saison, so glad I finally had a chance to try this beer.

smakawhat, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

gpblackgt, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Myst
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Myst, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Okisailor
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Okisailor, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Isotope
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Isotope, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
5/5  rDev +16.6%

J_Dub, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of TKjadore
5/5  rDev +16.6%

TKjadore, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Jordy777
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jordy777, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of tito42
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle no. 18773 (2011 Batch 2) to a Boulevard tulip. I reviewed 2011 Batch 1 back in 2011. This bottle was cellared for approximately 2 years.

A: Lemon yellow to amber in color with lots of sediment. Super foamy white head that dissipates to nearly nothing but clings to the glass.

S: Wet hay, apple, and alfalfa as before, but also much more of a floral tulip aroma. Less of a wet pile of hay, more of a green grassy pasture.

T: Malt, grass, coriander, pepper, Granny Smith apple, lots of Belgian sugars, and a more tart finish than before cellaring.

M: Medium-bodied, with a good measure of hops bitterness (as this is a dry-hopped Tank 7), a peppery burn from the 8.5% ABV and a dry finish.

O: A very good saison / farmhouse. Tart without a pucker factor. As the pour warms, it's very much pasture and apples. I think a horse would really love this and I do, too.

tito42, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of babayaga
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a short tulip.

Appearance- Huge rocky eggshell head, clear golden body. Decent lacing.

Aroma- Pleasant Brett (probably will grow as it ages), lavender, more flowers, very nice.

Flavor- Very pleasant funkiness. Orange fruity character. Some medicinal funkiness lingering on the finish. Very nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Big creamy carbonation, not sharp, light body, dry finish.

Overall- This is apparently based on Tank 7, and I think that it's a great counterpoint. Relevatory. This is what I like!

babayaga, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Atomicskis5
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Atomicskis5, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of nabit
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

nabit, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of beerist
2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

beerist, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cdwil, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kew, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

codynevels, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Paccamacca, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of rpstevens
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

rpstevens, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Honus1
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Honus1, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of dsterbed
4/5  rDev -6.8%

dsterbed, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

jvillefan, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of mmmaaattt
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mmmaaattt, Jun 29, 2013
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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