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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,711
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 591
Gots: 689 | FT: 46
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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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!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Florida9
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A: Slightly cloudy light golden yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized bright white head that reduces down to a thick, stable surface coating. Light lacing.

S: Aroma of lemon, light spice, green apples, green grapes, and lots of white wine. There is just a touch of earthiness.

T: Rather flavorful blend of flavors. Lightly sweet with notes of grapes, white wine, and apples. Oddly, there is a a light bit of sweet vanilla in the mix as well. Earthy funkiness presents itself more as the beer warms. Mild black pepper on the finish.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel is slightly out of place for the style, but still works.

O: I like this beer, though the Brett is not nearly as pronounced as I was expecting it to be. Need to get another and let it sit to see where the Brett takes it.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Fucking impossible to open. Seriously, what a pain in the ass. Anyway, pours beautifully... hazy warm gold with tons of tiny beading and a fat healthy white head.

The nose is just as impressive - bright yeast, funky fresh, grassy hops, clove, lemon zest, lovely smelling beer.

Yum. The brett has taken a dominant role, thankfully. Clove and ester notes. Tasty.

Very easy drinking. A delight of a beer.

Photo of cavedave
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

A huge white head atop a mostly clear amber brew. The head has staying power, and leaves nice lace as it climbs down the glass.

Lemon and pepper start the aroma, but some citrus and hay, nice wine notes, light vinegar, and even lighter funky notes join in.

Wow what a taste, strong and bright, it starts with the lemon and pepper really cleanly, picks up some great dry graininess, hits up some righteous floral and other herbal and earthy flavors that really change and come to the fore as the beer warms. Nice dry end of sip.

Thickish mouthfeel, nice clean cling, excellent finish, sprightly carb., all combine to make this a masterpiece.

What a great beer to drink on a hot day. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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