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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,756 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,756
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 603
Gots: 701 | FT: 47
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy honey color. Head is white and well fluffed. Head slowly reclines, but as is pops off, it leaves lots of mountainous silhouettes of lacing.

S-The funky-menthol-sweet candy-ness of Brett reigns supreme. Candy canes somehow. Eucalyptus. Tangy. The nose is intense and unique. Every sniff makes me recoil in a strange version of over-stimulated pleasure.

T-Plentiful amounts of citrus. As far as a Saison goes, this brew is a relative cornucopia of juicy fruits. The Brett is its own flavor, but aside from my boy Brett, there is little funk. Sweet, with a hint of herbal and grassed hops.

M-Surprisingly full bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit slick. Finishes like medicine.

O/D-Oh man, really wanted to like this more. Just one of those beers that I know is great,well made and delicious to some people...It flirted with awesomeness for a short time, but this one doesnt suit me all too well. The Brett is adds a great component, but this Saison is too fruity and not funky enough for me. $14 per 750ml.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (number 30225) into a tulip. 2012 bottle.

A-Pours a pale golden color with hints of orange. There is a substantial, shiny white head and a few streams of carbonation keep the head around.

S-Nice, funky, earthy, musty smell. Lots of brett. I also get some cantaloupe and lemon, and hints of straw. There is a yeasty undertone to it all.

T-The taste is slightly sweet and bready up front with a definite funk that you would expect after smelling the beer. Then things get slightly grassy, spicy, almost peppery on the mid-palate. The alcohol is not particularly strong, but you notice the clean, almost medicinal burn on the finish.

M-There is a pretty good amount of prickly carbonation...this is a lively beer. The finish is dry, almost bitter.

O-This beer kind of wore me out, which is not necessarily what I want from a saison. I enjoyed the first half-glass, but it was so brett-dominant that I got a little tired after a while. That being said, I really liked the smell, and would be willing to give it another shot.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright straw gold with thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing
S: Can smell the brett for sure, as well as the Saison, has a very “Belgian” aroma, slight fruity
T: Dry, crisp, lightly sour with a strong punch at the end
M: very crisp, very light carbonation and very fine bubbles
D: Drinkable, not quaffable. Is a nice one to enjoy, not one to down with dinner.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a De Struise chalice. 2011 bottle.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Sediment settles at the bottom of the glass and a huge head billows above. Settles slowly with inconsistent lacing.

Smell - Extremely bretty. Lightly fruity and grassy. Brett really dominates. Pale malt sweetness too.

Taste - Brett earthiness immediately. Phenolic esters round it out. Not a lot else besides that brett. The same light fruitiness, reminiscent of Tank 7, but the brett has cut it down by a fair bit. The finish has a surprising, but light, dose of hops.

Mouthfeel - It's a big saison, with a moderate amount of pale malt, but it never feels heavy. Highly carbonated, but it's appropriate.

Overall - It's quite nice, but the brett demolishes any intricacies that might have existed in this thing.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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