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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,753
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 602
Gots: 698 | FT: 48
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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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.

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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

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  rDev -6.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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