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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,501 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,501
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 561
Gots: 642 | FT: 51
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very crisp and clear pale gold color. Very large, foamy, bubbly, effervescent, cloud-like, white head. Great retention with a very sticky lace.

S - Great lemon zest aroma along with a pale, wet wheat nose. There is a musty, farmhouse, brett aroma but it doesn't overpower like I thought it possibly would. It easily wafts out of the glass, but it doesn't kick you in the teeth. Spicy grass aromas with some clove and pepper along with lemongrass. Appetizing.

T - Very interesting flavors. Lots of grassy and herbal hops. They impart a nice spice that is countered by a sweet honey and wheat flavor. Bretty/farmhouse flavors come on mid sip and last to the end where they give way to the lemony zest. Opening up it has a bit of a bitter asprin flavor. Some cloves and pepper in the back throughout. Finishes with a sweet honey flavor that lingers and coats the mouth.

M - Medium body with above average prickly carbonation. Pretty bubbly with a slightly dry, sticky finish.

D - Much more sweet and less funky than I was expecting. Nice mix of flavors that really intrigues me and has me drinking more. Carbonation is a little strong but mouthfeel overall is nice. Alcohol very well hidden.

Notes: 2011 Batch 2 Bottle 12581. Interesting beer. There was no one thing that I really enjoyed, but overall it just kind of worked. A little on the sweet side with that honey (and slight wheat) sweetness especially on the finish. I wanted a bit more funk but there was enough there to satisfy me (I'm aging another and hopefully more funk comes out in that). Complex flavors that just work and have me wanting more.

FreshHawk, Jan 08, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 750 ml bottle. The “BEST BY DATE” on the back of the bottle is “03-2013.”

Appearance: Poured into a tulip. It produced a ton of dense, white head (WARNING: pour cautiously), which thinned and dissipated slowly. The color is cloudy straw yellow.

Smell: Lots of farmhouse mustiness, à la “Brett” (?), though it smells like there is a hair salon nearby. Lemon zest, tons of clove and grassy hop spice, and very sweet fruits (I am thinking tangerine, grapefruit, and mango). Everything blends together to create one funky aroma.

Taste: It tastes like a saison-IPA hybrid, and it is thankfully hoppy enough to lean more toward its IPA half. It is sweet, but it also has a balancing bitterness. The fruit flavors from the smell (tangerine, grapefruit, and, to a lesser degree, mango) come first, then it is mixed with the farmhouse yeast funkiness, and finally the grassy hops finish the sip with a does of bitterness. There is not a hint of alcohol despite the higher ABV.

Drinkability: I would drink a lot more saison if saison tasted like this. This is excellent.

TheQuietMan22, Jan 06, 2012
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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.