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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,610
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 577
Gots: 669 | FT: 47
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 mlazzaro
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 750ml bottle. Served slightly chilled in a tulip.

Pour clear as can be light straw color. Frothy head that holds nicely. Very fine bubbles lace the glass. Cork made a decent sound, but appears to have average carbonation.

Smell is subtle, but distinctly Brett. More of a citrusy - floral brett aroma. Very bright and pleasant.

Subtle flavor profile as well. Really rolls on the tongue. Start mild and thin, and ends with a sharper bite from Ph and carbonation. I expected more of a sour note, but that isn't the beer's fault. Tartness is there, just way modest. 8.5%ABV is both respectable and very well hidden. Slight white wine character, but an impressively clean tasting fermentation.

Its a very refreshing beer. Not much too it. I'm sure it was a complex process to make, but the outcome comes off quite simple.

mlazzaro, Jun 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jjcote, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Josievan, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

thewimperoo, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mrbill57, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

djtomain, Jun 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

sgttibbs, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

asafarc2, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle of Saisson from my Asiatic connection at the liquor store the other day. In Kansas City, when Boulevard releases their Smokestack Series beers, they are typically hard to get ahold of, unless of course you have the Asiatic connection like me. Really looking forward to this offering, I like Tank 7 (their other Farmhouse Ale), and Smokestack rarely disappoints. Poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Bottle 7223, batch 2012-01.

Appearance – Pours out a straw yellow/slightly golden color with a big two finger head that leaves excellent lacing. Retention is moderate. Tons of swirling sediment in the glass, and some bubble action as well in there. Very impressive presentation with this beer.

Nose – Sweet but funky at the same time. You can smell the Brett essence, but at the same time you can pick up the floral hops, citrus, lemon, and some herbs. Really complex and good.

Taste – One excellent tasting brew! Yeasts and breads, with a nice accompaniment of the floral, citrus, tart hops in the middle and at the finish. Like the nose, quite complex, and the citrus and floral notes become more pronounced as the beer warms. May take more than one bottle to really pin this one down. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel – Thick, chewy, finishes with a nice kick. Excellent summertime offering.

Overall – This is one outstanding beer. Being a porter lover, I typically stay towards the darker end of the beer spectrum, but this brew is quite a hit to me. I wish I had a case of it right now, and if I knew where I could get one I would go buy it. Highly recommended. Boulevard puts this one out of the park, much like the rest of the Smokestack Series.

TheCondor, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 from the 2012 vintage... Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a hazy golden with a hint of amber. A gentle pour leavs me with a finger and a half of fluffy white head that dissapates nicley leaves very minimal spots of lacing.

S: a blend of light Belgian yeast and Brett over tropical citrus notes... a touch of sweetness to it.

T: much like the nose a blend of Belgian yeast and Brett funk, citrus notes a touch of caramel in there a well along with some floral notes. I'm just relived that the Belgian yeast is very wFell balanced here and not overly clovey or bannanay .... Everything works very well together here.

M: medium bodied with low medium carbonation, this brew is a little bit oily and slick.... Very very drinkable.

O: I'm not usually a fan of saisons but this one is pretty good. Very well balanced and drinkable with a nicley balanced yeast profile... And the Brett seems to just tie the whole package together nicley. Way better then stank 7.

PeterIngemi, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of jrenn
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the 750ml into a pint glass

Look: Really awesome Belgian type head. It's cloudy. Which is sort of refreshing to see in this style. Straw yellow.

Smell: Herbal, floral- jasmine maybe. Apricot, and dammit, maybe a little pineapple. Sweet and pleasant. Clear as a bell. Bright.

Taste: Pleasant belgian yeast upfront and a little fruit and flower underneath. Similar to what was described in the scent. Very clear citrus fruits. Apricot.

Mouth: Drinkable. Thicker than most saisons, but don't let that scare you. No more filling than an IPA. Still a perfect summer brew.

Overall: It is so encouraging to see this beer come back again. Boulevard is on a roll lately. As a Kansas Citian I'm embarrassed to admit I probably talk more shit on my hometown brewery than needed, but this shows where Bully's true heart is at. It is beers like this, the Rye on Rye and the Double Wide IPA that make me want to boast of KC's beer scene. It is an exceptional take on the trending, but nonetheless classic, saison style. The Brett, in my opinion, should respect the taste buds of regular fans of the Saisons (such as the DuPont), but I also found it pleased the palates of my APA drinking buds.

jrenn, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

mfgreene, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

fistfight, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

wizo, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

stevec32, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

bobv, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SalMineo, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

lalaloveyou, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

erlenmeyer, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

standardcherry, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

grannaniwa, Jun 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

JSchock7, Jun 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ant880, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,610 ratings.