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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,682 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,682
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 585
Gots: 684 | FT: 45
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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Photo of kjyost
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle acquired at Princeton Liquors in Maple Grove, MN. Poured fridge cold into a wine glass. 2011 bottle number 01262.

Pours a very hazy yellow with a decent white head that laces lightly. Nose is more to the saison side than the Brett in this bottle. Pepper, light brett notes that are more indistinguishable than merely "barnyard". Body is quite similar. Wheat, bread, pepper, a light buttery nature, barnyard. Finishes quite dry. Initially quite disappointed compared to some of the hype, though as time passed it grew on me to liking it. Sampled back to back with Elder Brett by Epic, and theirs was by far my favourite.

Photo of skipjack17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JVan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dbossman
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Somewhat hazy and yellow with a huge gushing head and decent lacing

S: There is some funk (and I should note that this is a 2011 vintage, so the Brett has had a year to do some work) like a cheesy funk with grassy grains and some faint citrus but man there is some funk; Saison-Brett with a year on it is a cheesy, funky, awesome-smelling beer

T: Dry and effervescent with more of that cheesy funk and plenty of wet hay, barnyard, musty goodness; man, this is good; on the finish, I was able to get past the funk and notice some grainy, breadiness, which balances things out a bit

F: Fairly creamy but a touch thin on the finish

O: Saison-Brett is an unbelievable, world-class beer; like I said, this has a year on it, and I can only imagine what another year or two would do to this

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of homebrew311
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Durty Nellies. Appearance is a clear gold with sticky white head, nice lacing left behind. Aroma starts with funky Brett up front, very up front and aromatic. This weaves with lemon and sourdough bread. Lots of complexity in the nose with layers of funk and Brett pairing nicely with the Saison features. Taste is well balanced and refreshing. Brief tartness paired with wheat and bread, finish is slightly sweet. One of the better saisons I have had. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Over, this beer is well worth seeking out, especially if you want a nice balanced example of a bretted Saison.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Jiatlas
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of lurpy1
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After an aggravating battle with the cork, split a bomber with the wife. The pour is a cloudy orange, a bit more vibrant than most saison. Big old head sits on top, even with a cautious pour. Good lacing too. Smell is a funky mix of grape, yeast, and cheese(?!). The taste isn't as overwhelmingly sour as I might have expected, but it's still got a tart, fruity zing. Picking up the black pepper as well. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

Everything is right with this beer. It's too expensive to drink on a regular basis, but it's the best saison I've had.

Photo of MathNut
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DrWalterWhite
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh-ish 2012 bottle. Batch 1.

A: A cloudy light orange pour with lots and lots of floaties. Huge bubbly white head takes up 75% of the glass. Fades very very slowly, leaving a constant finger of foam behind at all times. Spiderweb of thin lacing left behind.

S: Lots of lemon zest. Nice floral aspect. A little bit of pear along with a light bready malt. Just a touch of grass and some pepper.

T: Very peppery and earthy. Some lemon zest keeps it light. Grass and another hit of biting black pepper in the finish.

M: Medium bodied but feels light with the zesty flavors and higher carbonation.

O: A very peppery and earthy saison. Light and refreshing, feels much lighter than 8.5%. Pretty simple and tasty, great for a hot summer day.

Photo of Humulus85
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to this one. From a 750mL bottle into my Darkness snifter. 2012 vintage.

Pours a slightly hazed light gold. Crowning three finger egg shell white head. Great retention, decent lacing.

Farmhouse all the way. Floral and grassy, wet and funky, maybe some pale malt. Hints of lemon zest. Very little alcohol.

Damn that is tasty. Super complex. Surprisingly hoppy, with some citrus and tropical fruit as well as grass. Florally and funky, like a wet bouquet of flowers. Apples and pears. Definite Brett character, especially as it warms. Pale bready malts hold it together. Again, barely any perception of alcohol.

Solidly medium in body, creamy while dry and slightly bitter in the finish. Moderate effervescent carbonation livens it up. Very drinkable for the abv.

Overall this is a very good saison. Fresh, the hops lend a wonderful flavor layer, but age will definitely bring out the Brett and enhance the other yeast flavors. I reall need another bottle of this for the cellar. Recommended to any fan of saisons or Brett beers. Cheers!

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,682 ratings.