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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,691 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,691
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 584
Gots: 685 | FT: 46
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Sudsy white billowy foam with a about half a two finger head. Bubbles stick to the glass in nice globs. The body is a dark straw, with a subtle a slight orange hue. Super billowy

S: Hints of oak, coriander, slight white wine - perhaps a bit of grapefruit or other citrus notes. A bit of medicinal "funk" almost like an antiseptic smell - not bad.

T: Funky, in all the right ways, subtle hop characteristic lends the bitter notes that play with the funk. Those wine notes are really starting to come to the forefront.

M: Light, beer lingers on the palate.

O: The dry hopping makes this beer, I really especially enjoyed how the piney hops mingled with the fruit tones from the brett. Must get!

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

batch 2012-2. took a bit of time to pour an almost full glass - 4 finger plus off-white frothy & tight bubble head, with soap-like clumps of lacing. hazy straw color w. suspended yeast. smell is tart apple skin and white pepper. taste is a bit restrained - definitely has room for more funk. taste is smooth, crisp pepper spice, w. bit of a green apple/citrus, w. woody/earthy quality. finishes wicked dry.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.