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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,483 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,483
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 558
Gots: 638 | 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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

smithjl10, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

jwelsh, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

nathanjohnson, Dec 01, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

gwguest, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jfstilling, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

Been looking for this forever. Finally stumbled across a stash, and stocked up.

Appearance- A nice light gold color, a little cloudy. A huge, thick, frothy white head. Very thick, meringue like. Tons of lacing, very nice. Hard to look much better. It takes forever to settle.

Smell- A really good balance. There is some nice, floral hops. But then it gets down and funky. Lemon zest, followed by that earthy sweetness. Really does smell like horse blanket, at least a little. The funk is hardly overwhelming, but meshes very nicely.

Taste- Spicy and peppery, with some of that lemon zest. The funk comes through in the finish, but is not overly potent. Grainy, with some nice spice. A little grassy. Very nice. Light and refreshing, but not boring. A lot of good stuff going on. Lemon can be a little much.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation, light and crisp. Very nice.

Overall- As good as advertised. Just an ecxceptionally well done saison. A real treat, and I can't wait to see how the Brett develops over time. Not sure what I'd improve. Only complaint is it might be a touch lemony, but that is truly picking nits. A world class beer.

callmescraps, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Saison-Brett pours a hazy, glowing gold with a pillowy white head that leaves a thin trail of white lacing all the way down the sides of the glass.

S: Very complex, with aromas of lactic yeast, oak, grass, lemon, and lime presenting a series of delicate contrasts on the nose. The aromas present on the nose squarely indicate that Boulevard was intent on taking on some of the classic Belgian farmhouse ales (Saison Dupont, etc.) with this beer.

T: There is a great deal of initial continuity between the sensations this beer displays on the nose and on the palate, as notes of lemon, lime, grass, oak, and lactic yeast are immediately noticeable. These flavors are, however, joined by traces of fresh hay, kumquat, and fresh bread before a long finish that emphasizes the tart citrus, grass, and lactic, sour yeast flavors that this beer so brilliantly displays.

M: Medium bodied, dry, and firm. Carbonation is crisp and spritzy, imparting a feeling reminiscent of champagne. As complex as this ale is, it is still extremely drinkable and quenching.

O: This is easily the best American saison I've had, easily rivaling some of the Belgian classics. Boulevard's Smokestack Series of big beers has yet to let me down.

mrfrancis, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

gawnphishin, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cosmonick, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Twal, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

bradner, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

DearthVader, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jips, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

sideshowe, Nov 23, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

2011 Vintage. Pours a very yellowish-golden color...probably the most yellow-colored beer I've ever had. Large white head that goes down slowly. Scent is somewhat tart with a lovely barnyard funk aroma. Nice lemon aroma as well. A bit spicy also. Taste is initially lemony with nice yeast flavors. Then I get some awesome funky flavors with hoppiness and pepper. Lovely dry finish with some nice spice and hop tingle. Mouthfeel is dry and spicy, medium bodied. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer was fantastic. So glad I got to finally have it. Thanks Bruce!

DovaliHops, Nov 23, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

poured from a 750mL into a snifter

A: golden orange, thick creamy head. lots of effervescent champagne-like bubbles.

S: citrusy, orange peel. a little bready and peppery.

T: first thing that struck me was the lack of any real tartness. i was expecting to pucker some, but the sourness is just not there for me. that said, the taste is still great for a saison. spicy and peppery. much like the smell, get hints of of orange and lemon.

M: creamy, perfect carbonation. perhaps the most impressive trait of the beer.

O: great beer, but i didnt get the sourness i expected from the brett.

PhatAtUT, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mjaggers, Nov 22, 2011
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,483 ratings.