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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,295 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,295
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 539
Gots: 587 | FT: 47
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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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KeefD

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow-ish orange color with a large white head that left some sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dry, grassy, some notes of lemon and only a very light brett funk. Taste is pretty much the same, brett notes are very subtle, lightly tart, a touch of lemon and leather, but man this thing is dry and really crisp and refreshing. A bit of fruit and citrusy hops in the background. Nothing really stands out in the flavor, everything is just very light and mellow. I suppose I was expecting more brett/lemon character, but it's bone dry and not overly complex. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, carbonation is also lower than expected. Maybe I was expecting way more brett character,maybe this just needs more time in the bottle, but I'm not overly impressed. It tastes good, but just not much flavor overall. I say hang on to these bottles for a year and see what happens.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 16:14:30 | More by KeefD
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calebroberts811

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super excited about this. Here it goes.

A - One of the prettiest beers I've ever seen. Bulging, rocky, tight white head with a good three fingers that lasted forever. Beautiful amber straw color with the perfectly appealing haze.

S - Enter the Brett. Funky, sour, biting pineapple with other tropical notes. Old wood and mustiness are forefront.

T - The dry-hopping makes for a very different saison experience and the slight bitterness compensates for the funkiness. But the compensation is complimentary and it becomes a simply delightful, clean, refreshing finish.

M - Tingly yet dense, refreshing yet substantial.

O - Bravo.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 16:30:41 | More by calebroberts811
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a PALM laser etched snifter... starts with a HUGE white head that disappears at a snails pace leaving behind a nice webbed lacing around the walls of the glass. Beer is golden in color mild activity

S- First wiff gives off a malty sweet aroma mixed with some light earthy notes and slight evidence of the brett. After some swirls of the snifter, the yeasty aroma overpowers all

T- Starts a bit tart and funky with a very obvious, but not obnoxious, hoppy bitterness. Finishes with the dry hopped flavor slightly intensifying along with growing earthy funk flavor

M- Very smooth, lightly carbonated with a light/medium body

O- Everything I had hoped from this one... good saison accompanied by a distinct brett characteristic. Anxious to let the others I have sit and mature

CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 02:55:26 | More by bbeane
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mdvatab

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Ommegang chalice.
2011 Batch "Best By: 3/2013"

Aroma: Clove-like spiciness, lemon, honeysuckle sweetness, and light, musky grapefruit.

Appearance: Thick 3+ finger white miringue-like rocky head, which leaves significant Belgian lace. One of the best heads of foam I've seen on a brew. Body is slightly-hazy golden yellow with high effervesence.

Flavor: Appropriately sweet, lemon peel, white pepper, light tartness. Orange-like floral character. Notable light earthy funk. Bitter, yet clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice, crisp effervesence, medium mouthfeel, and light peppery heat which appears and hangs on after effervesence subsides.

Overall: A complex, yet refreshing beer, which is especially great during the summer months. The carbonation and light acidity would make this one work extremely well with food. It's an excellent mix of light sweetness, bitterness, crisp CO2, peppery phenols, and a dry finish. I'll be interested in trying another bottle of this vintage after cellaring it for a couple of years!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 02:37:54 | More by mdvatab
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claspada

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 11166/13400 from the 2009-Batch 2 thanks to my new favorite trading partner hoppymcgee.
Pours a gorgeous honey yellow with ample carbonation that creates at glorious eggshell foam cap. Aromas begin with a combination of pale grain bready maltiness with some grass, lemon zest and a subtle amount of wet hay and musty funk. Not nearly as funky as I was expecting.
The tastes begin with light sourdough bread and lemon zest hoppiness are still going strong; with some lighter white pepper and light spicy clove. This is a great blend of light sweet malt which highlights the Belgian yeast Saison flavors. As it warms you get a little more of the earthy and grassy flavors. The finish is fuller/sweeter than I expected but still finishes on the dryer side; the higher ABV maybe to blame for the fuller/sweet flavors. Citrus flavors really open up and become apparent as this warms. Just like in the nose, this brew is not nearly as sour and Bretty as I was expecting which I enjoy because it highlights the dry hopping and nice malt bill of the brew. Plenty of carbonation on this guy as well.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It is equally as good as the Saison Valtour that I had the other day but not as Brett influenced as I was hoping for/expecting judging from the name. Two years haven't added much funk so I assume this guy can/should be saved for at least 3 more years, so if you have one, hide it from yourself and forget about this for a while if your looking for more funk. I think it just fine right now though, highly recommend, definitely 1 of the top 2 Saisons I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 23:47:10 | More by claspada
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orangish yellow colow with a thick slightly off-white foam head with really nice retention. There is ample amounts of lacing.

S: A decent amount of barnyard funk, with a small amount of wet hay. There is some tart cherry and granny smith apples as well. In the middle there is some nice malt character that comes through, mild white toast flavors. This tones down the tartness. On the back end, it is really dry with a hint of alcohol and some black pepper spice touching the back of the mouth and tongue.

M: Leaves a dry tart taste on the palate. A nice medium body with just enough carbonation.

O: This is a great Saison. Had a tasting of it while waiting in line for the Gratitude release and was happy to finally get my hands on another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 22:38:38 | More by IronCitySteve
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml bottle into the Boulevard signature glass for the style. Pours w/ a TON of carbonation! Huge amount of tiny little tightly compacted bubbles. White head for miles. The first glass was a almost clear while the last was hazy. Started off w/ a great golden straw color & eventually turning into a fabulous burnt orange w/ a bit of yellow around the lateral of the glass. The smell is of grapefruit, peppercorn, & yeast. A nice combo of several things coming together, namely the dry hopping!!!

Taste is very complex & one of my favorite beers. Grapefruit, peppery, earthy Brett character, lemon, & a nice bit of citrus hops. I love the fact that they not only hopped this well to start w/ but then also dry hopped this monster. Each glass was a pleasure to drink!

Overall, I can see why this is rated as an outstanding beer. The mouthfeel is light & the drinkability is extremely high. You'll feel the 8.5% ABV so be careful. But overall, this fits like a glove for the hot weather. My only criticism is, I think that Tank 7 (known for being the little brother of this bad boy) is actually my favorite. I'll wait to cellar the others for at least another 6 months to a year before trying. Maybe that'll change my mind. Either way, PROSIT!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 02:13:31 | More by HaysAmerica
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Unibroue tulip. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy yellow orange with two fingers of off-white head. Strong retention and lace, with vigorous carbonation.

S: Mellow tart aromas of green apples, backed by light fruit notes.

T: Wow. Leads with the tartness, but still allows the other saison notes to come through-- some creamy notes, light fruits, semi-dry biscuit. The flavor profile changes with each sip-- sometimes the tartness doesn't come up front, but waits until the middle or end. Some oak is apparent on the finish. About half way through the glass, the alcohol starts to poke through on the finish as well, but it does not get out of hand. Now the creamy fruits take another turn at the front. It's like a mood ring, constantly changing. Bubblegum gets a turn as well.

M: Extremely smooth mouthfeel, very creamy, utterly fantastic.

O: Oh yeah, this is a great beer. The smell is a bit timid, but the rest does not disappoint and the mouthfeel is really over the top. Worth seeking out. Pricey ($13/750 ml) but well worth it. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 20:57:04 | More by AmericanGothic
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bfields4

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

-2009 Vintage

Extremely effervescent. Tons of white head that leave a good lace. Pale golden clear body a bit of suspended sediment.

Lemon, black pepper, coriander, and even a slight hint of sour cherries. Tart apple and that brett smell round out an amazing aroma.

The taste does not disappoint. It returns with all the complexity and flavors in the smell a little more weighted to the sweet lemony cherry flavor. The barnyard funk is present, but very subdued from the younger versions. A kick of alcohol burn finishes it off nicely.

Just a phenomenal beer. I may be a boulevard homer, but this beer fresh is great.. this beer with some age on it is one of the most fantastic beers I have ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 00:50:45 | More by bfields4
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draheim

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle (batch 2009-1, bottle #01404) poured into my Hennepin glass. I've been saving this bottle for a while, but the 2011 batch is out now and I grabbed a bunch last week, so I can finally crack this one.

After I pop the cork, fluffy white foam slowly rises to the mouth of the bottle. This stuff is eager to get out.

First pour into the glass results in 80% head, bright white, rocky, creamy. Nice lacing. Lively carbonation erupts from the bottom of the glass. Color is golden, glowing, gorgeous.

Smell is yeast, fresh bread, a hint of funk.

This head just won't quit, and I'm dying for my first sip.

Finally, the head dies down enough to dive in. Taste is rich, full, delicious. Yeast, some floral, fruity notes - very dry finish.

As it warms a bit, the Brett starts coming through. More in the aroma than the taste, but there's that sour, dry, delicious essence that I've gotten from some of the sours I've tried. This is more subtle, but it's still unmistakably present.

I love this stuff. Quite simply, in a single bottle it's everything I love most about beer. I'm thinking maybe I'll need to get even more of the 2011s and stick them in the cellar for a year or three.

Outstanding, Boulevard!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 04:00:44 | More by draheim
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a darker yellow with hints of orange with a huge head that lingers and laces nicely.

Smells of cider with some funky under aroma...some spice comes through.

Tastes of sweet pear/apple with notes of pepper, the alcohol hits right in the middle, and the finish is sweet, slightly warm. It has a solid brett funk.

The mouthfeel is perfect for the style, dry, and highly drinkable.

This is a complex saison that is amazingly easy to drink. It is quite good, though, I think the brett character could use maybe 6+ months in the bottle to really develop and come together.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 23:18:37 | More by TenHornsProud
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TheSarge

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a La Chouffee tulip.

Pours quite nicely with mountains of light fluffy white head, and has a cloudy golden body.

Aroma is perfume like, with fruity notes of plum and grape. Kind of floral too.

There is a tartness to this brew as expected, kind of in a sour apple way, perhaps an un ripe green grape. The hops are very vivd too, with give it a slight lemony taste as well.

Lots of prickly carbonation, wetting to the palate, and the 8.5 ABV is hardly detectable. A great brew here!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 00:34:03 | More by TheSarge
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter
Batch # 2011-2
Bottle# 21684

A- Golden straw color, excellent carbonation, 3 finger white foamy head, splotchy lacing.
S- Amazing aroma, earthy notes, spice, apples, pears, slight barnyard aroma, brett is present but not overpowering, very refreshing.
T- Spice (pepper) barn yard, really tasty, apples, pears, lemon, really smooth and easy drinking, sweet malts as well, just a well-crafted beer.
M- Excellent carbonation, light/medium mouth feel, smooth and crisp.
O- I’ve wanted to try this for a while; this is an excellent beer, very tasty and refreshing, a perfect beer for this recent scorching weather here in MN. I’m going to have to go out a buy a couple more bottles before they sell out.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 06:33:21 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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DCon

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a 1 Pint, 9.4 Fluid Ounce Bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $11.99. Poured from the Corked/Caged Bottle into my Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has "This is bottle No 08470 -2011-" on the front and BATCH NUMBER/BEST BY DATE: 2011-1/03-2013.

Aroma- Has a strong tangerine/twist of lemon aroma with a bit of floral hop. Spice and hop are the dominant aromas here, no signs of sour aromas like in many Saisons I've had before.

Appearance- Pours a 4 finger, bubbly head with hazy, pale yellow color body. The head ALMOST overflows each time I pour and its very tough to know when to stop. Funny thing is that it never comes over the top of the glass. The retention is forever lasting, very frothy, and wants to stay around for the drink. Leaves tons of lace on the sides from the top to bottom.

Flavor- HUGE floral hops from the beginning. A nice tangerine/grapefruit taste all the way through and a peppery taste at the end that makes this beer special. Medium bitterness at the finish but the spiciness is the most interesting part (sweet, peppery, and indescribable).

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, HUGE carbonation, peppery on the tongue, and then can almost breathe this tangerine/grapefruit taste afterwards. Awesome!

Overall Impression- Would love to taste this beer after it ages! Such an interesting Saison, I can't say anything else but try it yourself. One of my top 10 favorite beers this year! Thanks for the recommendation Mark!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 23:00:36 | More by DCon
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle (2011) into a Kloster Andechs weizen glass.

Pours with a brassy, straw-golden hue with a slight haziness and lots of carbonation rising up to fuel a spittle-white cap of foam. Great retention and lacing. The aroma is rich with spicy Brettanomyces yeast at the forefront that complements Belgian malts, white grape rinds, and a grassy hop presence. Nutty, herbal, and slightly funky...me gusta.

The flavor hits the palate with spicy, herbal hop notes and a bready, Bretty follow-up. The Brett cuts through the grainy maltiness before clashing against a fruity, boozy finish of Granny Smith apple and lemon. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly despite the medium body; the finish crisp and carbonated. All in all, a fantastic saison and an even better use of Brettanomyces re-fermentation. A must-try for any beer geek.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 04:04:00 | More by wagenvolks
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lnashsig

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the Boulevard beers I have not had before, but Tank 7 is one of my favorite saisons, so I am really excited to try this.

Poured into my Duvel tulip, pours a clear yellow/orange color, with crazy head that rushes to the top of the glass. This beer has the most amazing retention I have seen in awhile- just cloudy, sticky white foam that leaves lacing all over the glass. Smell- tart peaches, cloves, some definite barnyard funk, pepper notes, lemon zest. taste- lemon, clove, pepper, this is a little bit heavier in taste than Tank 7. The bretty funk is present, but it plays a background role. There are some complexities to this that make it tough to fully describe.

Mouthfeel- this is my only knock of this bottle- I expected a richer carbonation and drier finish, that I did not get. Not sure if that is something inherent about Saison Brett or not, but I would have like a different mouthfeel.

Drinkability- for an 8.5% beer, the abv is totally masked. Overall, this is a beautiful Saison, but still not as good as Cellar Door in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 22:37:47 | More by lnashsig
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Funky, earthy aroma with a prominent brett character that compliments the earthy saison yeast very nicely. Hints of grass, straw and hay along with some zesty, peppery spice and crisp, light fruit, especially apple and pear.

Medium bodied and heavily carbonated at first with a funky, earthy brett flavor that adds dryness, complimenting the saison yeast characteristics. Nice bready yeast presence with hints of coriander and pepper along with some apple and pear. A nice amount of sweetness to counter the dry brett and grassy notes. Crisp, refreshing and very easy to drink. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 02:46:56 | More by corby112
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SummitVA

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle labeled 2009-4

A - We had set this bottle on the table to be opened shortly after a couple other beers. After the cork inched up at least an 1/8", we knew it was time to open. The bottle opened with a deafening pop and a gush of beer. We lost very little, but I broke a tulip in the process--sorry again, Mike!

Anyway, cloudy pale straw color. Glorious rocky white head and, obviously, ample carbonation.

S - Earthy funk and barnyard characteristics dominate, but there is still ample sweet pils, along with lemon and pepper yeast character.

T - Lemon and brett open onto sweet round malt. Hay and more "rustic" malt characteristics mid-palate. Crisp peppery finish with earthiness from the brett lingering in the aftertaste.

M - Like all great saisons, this seems both bone dry and full on the palate. Effervescent carbonation adds to the lightness.

O - Really happy I hung on to a couple bottles from 2009. This was absolutely outstanding. There isn't a better brett-finished saison out there. Cheers,

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:17:13 | More by SummitVA
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow straw color with a big fluffy white head. Lots of fruit int he nose; green apple, pear, apricot, and then florals and slight medicinal. Sweet fruit notes that then turn into the bretty floral flavors with some mild tartness. Light mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. Overall rather refreshing. The brett is there but doesn’t totally dominate the flavor and nose.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 12:43:51 | More by kbutler1
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jar2574

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap, a test batch for the 2011 edition. Can't wait for it to be introduced.

Great smell - peaches and barnyardy goodness. Good white head & retention. Moderate cloudiness. The lacing with this one was only OK, which is probably the only clear weakness I saw with this beer.

The taste is very nice. Crisp, with a slightly sour finish. Smooth, a good balance of malts and hops. Peaches and barnyard flavors dominate, as with the smell. On first impression the sourness in the aftertaste was a little surprising, but I got used to it 1/3 of the way into the beer. The smell could have been a touch more powerful - but that's because I enjoyed it so much.

So I'm really nitpicking here. It's a great beer and I'll grab many if I can find it when it's released.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 14:40:54 | More by jar2574
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is from batch 2009-2, i have had this a while but wanted to both wait till another summer and let the bugs work inside some more.

Looks great, good lacing after a thick head, slightly hazy lemony straw yellow body. It very well could be picture perfect.
I waited to let this warm up a bit and the brett came out alot more, but it still is an balanced, awesome. along with the hay like funk there is lemon grass and crushed pepper.
There is so many spice flavors packed inside, clean and dry, yeasty, and bretty. The fruits that come to mind are pear and apples, crisp and clean.

I am so glad i waited till summer to pop this. this is a beer for the end of a hot day, to bookend a good one.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 05:07:51 | More by ChadQuest
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a trace of white foamy head that has good retention. The aroma is flowery and fruity. The taste is mellow with fruity and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is nice and balanced, with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall a great saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 01:04:21 | More by csiewert
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zrab11

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice clear gold color with nice foamy head

S- Has a very clean smell to it. smells of orange peel and lemon. typical saison smell

T- Very clean and refreshing with a nice grassy citrus taste. ALso alittle sweeter than normal saisons i have tried almost alittle honey taste.

M- Light bodied with decent carbonation. Very nice feel in the mouth

D-Overall this is a great beer of this style. Still trying to get into this style more.As its very good and drinkable but sometimes lacks a ton of flavor for me. but overall would drink this again

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 03:28:49 | More by zrab11
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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Russian River 'tion' glass.

Pours quite cloudy and is pale yellow or straw in color. Massive white head with soapy bubbles that leaves the glass coated in lace. Sticks around the entire time. Smell is a little more subtle than I expected, but Brett is certainly there and adds a nice sour aroma along with traditional Saision elements. Flavor is nice, but again is a bit subdued. Brett prevalent, but not terribly sour or tart. A bit funky and very summer is flavor. Lots of carbonation and great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 15:21:52 | More by Lunch
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour yields a head of about 4 fingers of thick fluffy beautifulness. As it gives way I'm taken aback by the beautiful golden, straw yellow brew with some tight champagne carbonation.

Smells of apple skin, young pears, a slight funk, and a fresh fallen rain on a field of wild grass fill the nose. I'm getting excited. The head is still intense. With gorgeous lacing that looks like a painting of a true Belgian saison.

Taste: the initial reaction is a deep earthiness. Hello Brett! Hints of muted apples, lemon (grass)?, and a slight hop zest hit the palate as well. Nice carbonation. In all fairness the taste was underwhelming compared to the smell.

Huge ups to Joshvandy for trading with me for this bad boy!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 00:40:56 | More by Patrickbrusil
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,295 ratings.