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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,425 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,425
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 552
Gots: 618 | FT: 49
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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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 01:06:27 | More by FievelGoesWest
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BDeibs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

12-29-2011 20:40:55 | More by BDeibs
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-29-2011 00:53:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to BlueOkie for this bottle.

Batch 2011-2, Best by: 3-2013
Bottle no: 13817

Shared with the wife, review from late July. Paired it with some aged Gouda and sharp white cheddar.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip with a super tall, rocky, thick yet airy head of 4 fingers. Excellent clarity on this golden brew. Tons of visible bubbles rising hurriedly off the laser etching. Nice speckled remnants of beady lacing.

S - Really funky and musty right off the bat, similar to rotted old oak. The saison aspect fully comes into play when you start getting notes of sage along with nice spicy earthy hops. The dry hopping was quite noticeable, but also quite unique and ultimately a positive addition to the beer.

T - This is loaded with hop flavor for a saison. Earthy flavors of dried leaves are there. Bitter hoppiness, and not as funky as some saisons can be. I expected a little more tartness or bite than you get, but perhaps this changes with time as the hops fade. This aspect does increase slightly as the beer warmed up though. The aftertaste is very doughy. Also, once the carbonation died down somewhat this turned out to be a very clean and crisp beer.

M - Prickly carbonation throughout the first half or more of the bottle. I found it almost offensive at first, though soon enough it fizzles out nicely. Warm but never outright hot. Moderately dry.

O - This wound up being a wonderful and refreshing summer beer. Especially after working for hours in the 90 degree heat earlier in the day. Delightful in many ways, Saison Brett reminded me of Dogfish Head Zeno - both are more of a crisp and clean style of saison than the more funky/harsh saisons out there.

12-28-2011 08:08:18 | More by Spider889
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oddapt

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2011 00:15:47 | More by oddapt
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MrHirschybar

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-27-2011 23:31:28 | More by MrHirschybar
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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-26-2011 22:17:47 | More by Grebdioz
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3%

Batch 2011-02 poured into my Duvel tulip.

A-Pours out a hazy but radiant,sunburst orange/yellow body that supports three full,dense and towering inches of creamy,pristinely white foam.Excellent retention and chunky,gummy ribbons of lacing were also on display.Really attractive.

S-Flowery with moderate funk on the nose.Jasmine,lemon,lavender,wet earth,stale bread,drying grass and honeycomb.

T-Honey-sweetened lemon,sourdough,slight chalkiness,grassy hops,aspirin,baked pear,lavender and some slight herbal notes similar to mild sage.

M-Light/medium bodied with a great balance of fruity sweetness,mineral earthiness,bready yeast and perfect carbonation.The Brett was felt and appreciated here.

O-Really pleased to finally try this after inexplicably passing on it on numerous occasions.Not my favorite style but this beer was exceptional.

12-26-2011 18:33:31 | More by StlHopHead77
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

12-26-2011 04:51:32 | More by TexAggie011
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match1112

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%

hazy straw yellow body with a giant fluffy white head that stands three fingers tall for a good ten minutes. as the head recedes it leaves ring after ring of thick sticky lacing.

s: sweet, woodsy, spice, funk, yeast and fruit.

t: really sweet with a funky woody body supported by hops, spice and bready flavors.

m: full body with great carbonation. mostly sweet till the dry finish.

o: my only complaint is that this is really sweet. i could barley finish my glass, as it was really filling.

12-26-2011 01:32:06 | More by match1112
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-26-2011 01:30:33 | More by whartontallboy
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2011 00:04:44 | More by FarmerTed
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gbbass16

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-24-2011 17:40:43 | More by gbbass16
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-23-2011 20:46:43 | More by Gonzoillini
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-23-2011 00:22:42 | More by CelticAleMan
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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.7%

12-22-2011 20:31:58 | More by Marc33
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mattafett

Iowa

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-21-2011 04:20:56 | More by mattafett
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theminutemen

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-21-2011 03:39:41 | More by theminutemen
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KevSal

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-19-2011 07:00:47 | More by KevSal
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BigD44

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-18-2011 19:13:46 | More by BigD44
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

12-18-2011 15:56:58 | More by acurtis
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Docer

Washington

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%

Appearance: (4.5)
- Beautiful beer. Cloudy straw yellow and glowing farmhouse orange hue. Huge multiple inches of frothy bubble head bursting above the rim of the glass rather quickly. Settles with large lace made of large bubble outlines, huge frothy ring and a light fluffy thin blanket.

Smell: (4.5)
- Lovely woody tart sour. Bready lightly sweetened grain. Very floral in quality as well. Zesty lemon peel, clove, spice, peppery yeast. Super refreshing and great sour aroma. Very good.

Taste: (4.0)
- Refreshing lemon zest, grassy herbal, and floral hops are really present as well.. all melded superbly with a lightly sweet bready grain. Lovely dry brett character, and a spicy lager-like hop flare. This is super good. Little spicy, clove, earthy woody hoppy goodness.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Bubbly well carbonated brew. Dry from the bitter hops and brett character. This beer was done very well. Light body, yet chewy, and crisp. Refreshingly light and thirst quenching.. yet dry that it makes one want to keep drinking it.

Overall: (4.5)
- Quality. This is a damn fine beer. Well made, and all the flavors are melded perfectly. I love this style of beer, and I feel this is very true to what it should be. Between something like this, and the winners from Block 15 Brewing and the like... I am in heaven. Wish the price wasn't so high, but that doesn't affect my judging.

12-18-2011 05:45:43 | More by Docer
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2011 03:41:10 | More by mcintire78
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rpaul2012

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-16-2011 03:27:44 | More by rpaul2012
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-15-2011 15:43:43 | More by DrDogbeer
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,425 ratings.