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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,585 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,585
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 572
Gots: 668 | 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:
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 jALEson
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jALEson, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Pahn
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Batch 2011-2, best by 2013.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a 3 inch rocky white head that leaves walls of bubbly lacing. Pours clear gold, and leaves little subsequent lacing.

Smell: Very effervescent. Bretty tang, but not really musty or dirty. Lots of mineraly smells. Approaches fruity (peach).

Taste: I had to drink some of the head to avoid spilling the beer, and it tasted only of mild brettanomyces flavors.

The beer itself has an awesome and unexpected malt backbone, much more pronounced than in most saisons and pairing very well with the mild brett funk. Indistinct but noticeable hop flavor, with above average bitterness.

Nice balance; more traditional pale ale flavors than cologne-y saison flavors actually (though the latter are present). There's a great fruity element that tastes like strawberry and peach. Not the most complex saison or brett beer around, but well balanced and very palatable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. High side of moderate carbonation. Very dry.

Overall: This is a great beer to pair with food. It doesn't fully come together for me, and the mouthfeel is a little harsh, but I really love some of the flavors it delivers. Would drink again, but preferably when it's hot out and with a meal.

Pahn, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

RWNewhouse, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Big thanks to Lee for this one!

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a very large, foamy white head. Had to wait a few minutes to even attempt to drink any. Great retention and sizeable lacing down the sides.

S: Grassy with nice elements of fruity zest and some light spices, mostly pepper. The brett gives it a little funk, but not as much as I was expecting. I assume that as the beer ages, the funk comes out more.

T: Similar to the aroma, sweet fruit and citrus zest right away, mostly orange and lemon. The brett comes out a little bit, giving it a little bit of an earthy/barnyard flavor. The spices are on the light side.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation. Extremely smooth and easy drinking. No sign of the abv at all.

O: Really impressed with this beer, lived up to its reputation for sure. A beer I could drink everyday. Would love to see what happens to a bottle with a little bit of age on it.

mdaschaf, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Kahlerbock, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mcc1654, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
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MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

martyl1000, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jhighlandbrewing, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

beerdweeb, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ohtheguilt, Jan 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

MarshallMan, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CNOTEKC, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

MikeytotheB, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ipcolling, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

schoun, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

chcfan, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

klipper, Jan 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very crisp and clear pale gold color. Very large, foamy, bubbly, effervescent, cloud-like, white head. Great retention with a very sticky lace.

S - Great lemon zest aroma along with a pale, wet wheat nose. There is a musty, farmhouse, brett aroma but it doesn't overpower like I thought it possibly would. It easily wafts out of the glass, but it doesn't kick you in the teeth. Spicy grass aromas with some clove and pepper along with lemongrass. Appetizing.

T - Very interesting flavors. Lots of grassy and herbal hops. They impart a nice spice that is countered by a sweet honey and wheat flavor. Bretty/farmhouse flavors come on mid sip and last to the end where they give way to the lemony zest. Opening up it has a bit of a bitter asprin flavor. Some cloves and pepper in the back throughout. Finishes with a sweet honey flavor that lingers and coats the mouth.

M - Medium body with above average prickly carbonation. Pretty bubbly with a slightly dry, sticky finish.

D - Much more sweet and less funky than I was expecting. Nice mix of flavors that really intrigues me and has me drinking more. Carbonation is a little strong but mouthfeel overall is nice. Alcohol very well hidden.

Notes: 2011 Batch 2 Bottle 12581. Interesting beer. There was no one thing that I really enjoyed, but overall it just kind of worked. A little on the sweet side with that honey (and slight wheat) sweetness especially on the finish. I wanted a bit more funk but there was enough there to satisfy me (I'm aging another and hopefully more funk comes out in that). Complex flavors that just work and have me wanting more.

FreshHawk, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TippySelenoid, Jan 07, 2012
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,585 ratings.