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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,732 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,732
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 598
Gots: 695 | FT: 48
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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pour is a golden yellow, that creates a massive amount of head (2-3 fingers worth).. Extremely carbonated and the lacing is absolutely massive.

S: the funkiness reminds me of an old shed. high citrus lemon notes, a massive amount of funkiness, some sour notes, light yeast, and spices all are intermingled very nicely.

T: this one is very peppery and funky. Yeast, lemon zest, bready notes, are all present as well and and there is a slight bitterness of hops. I also pick up on some slight banana and a touch of cloves.

M: this one is light to medium bodied, goes down rather quickly, leaves a slight bitterness on the tonuge.

O: haven’t had a saison in quite some time, but decided to give this style another shot. This one is actually quite nice and I find it light enough to thoroughly enjoy on this hot day. The complexity in the nose isn’t all that big in my opinion, but I find a massive amount of complexity in the taste. I find this one extremely well balanced and think that the drinkability is actually quite high.

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4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 bottle.

A: nice light golden color. Couple of fingers head with little retention. The amount of yeast makes up for the lack of head retention/lacing. Soooo much yeast, it is beautiful.
S: Super funky smell. Smells kind of like a dank basement in a good way.
T: taste is everthing I could hope for. Nice citusy taste with lots of musky funkiness. A bit of bitterness too.
M: nice and crisp like as a saison will be. A bit dry with some creaminess from the yeast
O: Pretty much what I was ecpecting. Just funky saison heaven.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ontap at McNellies Tulsa. 8.5oz served in a Boulevard Tulip.

A - Cloudy golden yellow with 2 fingers of white creamy foam. Draped lacing throughout the glass.

A - Brett fills the glass with musky cheese and dusty basement aroma. Bruised orchard peaches, pears, apricots, lemons, and faint spice.

T - Crisp lemon zest and various citrus flavors, very bright, apricots, peaches, pilsner malt, chalky yeast, musty basement yeast, mushrooms, fermented bananas, white pepper, mildly sweet, grassy hops lightly blanket over everything adding a nice layer of bitterness. Finishes extremely dry with some funky lemon in the background.

M - Creamy and crisp at different levels, moderate but soft carbonation.

So glad I found this on tap. Very earthy and funky with an incredible balance of crisp citrus and hops. Complex fruit and subtle malt in the middle. I love this beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle into a Corsendonk tulip. The first bottle of beer over 16oz I've legally purchased in the state of Alabama. Free the Hops!

A: Hazy lemon yellow in color, with huge white soapy head. Sticks around to a thin finger top, with very nice lacing down the glass. Beautiful beer with all the carbonation bubbles rolling up.

S: Funky all over. Lemon, pepper, yeasty, odd spices, a light bready sweetness. Not overly potent, but definitely complex.

T: Super spicey. Pepper, lemony zest, tangy orange peel, and a big burst of brett on the finish. Even some light fruitier notes throughout. Complexity here is deep, but it doesn't get sweet with honey like some efforts at the style.

M: Carbonated. Really refreshing and dry on the palette. The pepperiness of it really hits you in the gums and on the top of the mouth throughout.

D: It's a fantastic Saison above all else. This bottle is fresh, so the Brett isn't overpowering but more of a strong accent note on the finish. Really impressive. Boulevard's smokestack series is one of the most underrated and continuously impressive groups of brews in the country.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,732 ratings.