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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,315 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,315
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 538
Gots: 597 | 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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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to the mighty Eric for bringing this long-time want over. I love a good season, and I love Brett.

Slightly hazy yellow pour with a multiple finger rocky white head that laced nicely. Bright citrus aroma mixing with light leather, cider and brett funk. What really surprises me about this one is that the brett character is more understated than I expected. While it comes as a bit of a shock, its an excedingly pleasant one because this is an incredibly drinkable and balanced beer. There's a really cool citrus character mixing in with straw and dry funk. Like I said really balanced without having anything too incredible or complex going on. Heavy body doesn't betray the alcohol, and the carbonation bulks things up nicely.

Not the world beater the ratings led me to believe, but its still a damn good beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 02:14:35 | More by bobsy
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hopsbreath

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third time having this beer. Figure its about time I reviewed it. Thanks to zimmerbloke for the bottle. This one is batch #2 from 2009.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip, the huge voluminous head I expect on this beers filled 80% of the glass. I love the look of the froth on this thing. Its sugar cube white and has the big rocky body of freshly proofed bread yeast. It takes several pours until I get half a glass of the crystal clear pale yellow liquid and was happy enough to take a seat on the couch. Clumps of the sticky foam stick around the inside of the tulip. It doesn't get any better than this. 5/5

S: Lemon, daffodils, and earthy funk are all there in spades. Promises of great things to come are made. 4.5/5

T: There's the bright citrus that was in the nose, the floral aspect isn't as strong, but oh the brett! The little bit of funk and dirt that it lends is there and a great nuance but I wish it was a little stronger and more up front. Luckily I've got a 2009 batch #1 I'm going to sit on for a little while longer and let the wild yeast open up some more. Its also still a little sweet at this point for my taste. Hopefully some more time in the bottle will dry it out more. Don't get me wrong, its still a good beer, but I think this'll be a GREAT beer with another year or so in the bottle and hit my own personal sweet spot. 3.5/5

M: Crisp, clean, and well carbed. Damn good. 4/5

D: I like this beer a lot. Its something I really enjoy with food but can still chill with a glass of it. Like I've already mentioned, this is only getting better. 4/5

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 18:26:39 | More by hopsbreath
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treyrab

California

3.1/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this beer poured generously by a freezing cold soul outside in March at the Rosso e Marrone release at Captain Lawrence. First time trying this beer, thus I was rather excited.

A: The cork pops off (no - flies off) with force with some minor creepage out the neck. The beer was cold, probably 35F, otherwise I suspect more would have gushed out. Pours a hazy marigold yellow with a HUGE white head.

S: Smell is plain, mainly with soft Brett and pepper. Not very complex. Some wet hay, grass, pepper, and Brett.

T: Nothing too sexy here. Dry as hell with the Brett, pepper, and grass.

M: Overcarbonation would be an understatement. Way too much carbonation - almost champagne-like. The kind of carbonation that gets stuck in your throat when you try to chug a cold can of soda too fast.

Overall, a decent beer. I wouldn't seek it out again as I have had many better Brett infused Saisons/Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 13:06:07 | More by treyrab
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hawks10

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown bottle - Corked & Caged - Batch 2009-2 - Bottle #07085/13400 - Poured into my Boulevard Brewing Co. chalice...

Pours a golden apple juice color with tons, actually an almost uncontrollable amount of frothy white head which takes forever to dissipate, leaving chunks of lacing behind...

Nice! Brett is very apparent in the nose, the first thing I notice. Much stronger presence than the bottle I had about 8 months ago, good sign! Earthy with hints of southern Wisconsin countryside in summer, sightly funky. Spicing is low (which is good) and there are some slight, sweet fruit aromas in the background. Complex and very nice, perfect Saison aroma in my eyes!

Herbal and dry to start. The brett is quite strong compared to the last time I tried this. A bit of spice and quite dry. Slight twist of fruit hits very quick on the lips at first but fades fast, leaving the earthy hops and brett to dry out, slightly spice and bitter the beer. Yeast and a bit of pepper all with an underlying funkiness. Loads of complexity but all ends up dry...

Medium bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation. Spicy and dry with a lingering bitterness, a bit of alcohol heat shows up after a while...

This beer has really improved since I first tried it almost a year ago...the Brett was understated when the beer was young, but now it comes out full force in aroma (excellent) and flavor (a bit too much)...would have liked a bit less bitterness and dryness in the finish, otherwise, fantastic beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 03:09:18 | More by hawks10
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kenito799

New York

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, batch numbered, 3 years of age. Rare tasting.
When the cork popped the foam threatened to escape but just barely did not. It's alive!
Golden clear brew with active carbonation, massive white foamy, rocky head forms and lingers endlessly. Lacing everywhere. It is beautiful.
Aroma is brguilingly floral, orange blossom comes to mind. Tangy orange peel as well, hints of spices, clove. Definite barnyard funk but restrained.
The mouthfeel is crisp, light and tangy, with a softness. The funkiness is gorgeously apparent at the first sip, tart, with a wonderful range of tangy floral flavors changing in the mouth. The finish is long with an aggressive bitterness, citrus pith.
Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 14:53:19 | More by kenito799
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, bottle 8481 shared by Chico1985.

A- Hazy golden hue with a massive, super foaming head that has big retention. Creamy cloud leaves a big pile of thick lace.

S- A great characterization of Brettanomyces. Nice and funky farm feel. Fruity as well, as expected. Some citrus, a bit of spice. Almost like a lambic funk feel. Straw.

T- A bit more traditional. The Brett is certainly here and funky but not as influential as in the aroma. A good amount of citrus zest and yeast spice comes through from the regular yeast. A pretty big amount of fruit. Hops are sneaky but there.

MF- Ultra foamy Bretty feel foaming up immediately. Very high carbonation on a light body. Some residual bitterness and warmth.

DB- Kind of has a fruity, non-sour Geueze feel if you can imagine that. A good addition to what was already a solid beer. I wish the funk was in the flavor more but it was still complex and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 03:29:18 | More by cbutova
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #8481/11925 from batch 2009-1. Received in a trade from Exiled.

Foam monster! Pours orange with huge foamy white head, takes multiple pours to just get a few ounces of beer. Eventually calms down and settles at about a finger leaving good lacing.

Pure brett in the nose. This would be a good example if someone asked what brett smells like, hand them of a glass of this. Sugary sweet, funky, musty fruits.

Taste overall consists of light fruit, funk, barnyard. Once it warms more flavors come out through the pure brettiness. Apricot, peaches and lemons come to mind. Earthy/herbal hops. Bready and biscuity notes. Small hints of vanilla and apples. Pretty complex.

Uber-carbonated, foams up in the mouth big time, kinda killed some potential here. A bit of alcohol shows through as it warms.

A good representation of the use of brett without it being a sour bomb. Mouthfeel needs some work but a nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 18:46:55 | More by Chico1985
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psiweaver

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cracked this open a few nights ago and poured it into my Hair of the Dog glass.

this beer pours with a very fluffy and white head great rich yellow color. Fanstastic funky smell while still being nice and floral and spicy on the saison front.

Very tasty beer with great saison flavors and little funk sourness with the brett addition, i could drink this all the time very easy to drink with a smooth mouthfeel.

Highly enjoyed this bottle and will definitely be picking up 6 or so bottles to cellar highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 04:42:20 | More by psiweaver
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winegourmet76

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle.

Color is somewhat cloudy, head is pretty thin but lacing is good.

On the nose, lemongrass and coriander, not much else. I can tell this is going to be good...

Ahhhh, the taste. Very aromatic, a lot of depth for the body and the Brett gives it that little bit of funk on the finish that leaves you wanting more. There is sort of a bubblegum flavor woven in there too.

For drinkability, I could drink several of these!

I am not usually a big Saison fan but this is an amazing brew that I wish I had regular access to. Well done Boulevard!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 03:53:59 | More by winegourmet76
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Kromes

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a hazy gold color with a huge dense head that just sits on the beer and doesn't move. The carbonation in this beer is incredible, it looks like the beer is alive.

S: You can really smell the Brett coming off of this beer. The horse blanket, funky, woody, fruity, cork aroma. There is also a nice hop touch to the aroma.

T: The initial taste is a touch acerbic, tart and fruity, the brett flavor isn't as strong as I would have expected. It shows up in the beginning and then fades as the traditional saison flavors kick in. There is also an alcohol flavor and warmth. The finish is somewhat hoppy and dry.

M: Nice high carbonation that adds to the peppery alcohol.

D: I really like this beer....it's too bad that it is a limited release. Very tasty and easy drinking beer. Definitely recommend picking this one up.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 19:25:40 | More by Kromes
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Lazerlobe

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 Bottle

A: Vibrant orange body, white creamy head, sticky lacing

S: Christmas tree, Belgian spice and yeast esters

T: Sweet hay, hard peach, light brett, herbal hop notes, Belgian spice rack and white pepper

M: Great carbonation and dry finish are refreshing on the palate.

D: Even though it is late fall, I'm enjoying this as much as I would mid summer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 02:44:13 | More by Lazerlobe
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #12605, Batch #2009-2 acquired from abrand, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wild Belgian yeast, some spices, light malts and touches of fruit and hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Brett yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and some spice. There's a complementary touch of sourness in the background creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a while. Although there are better in the style, this is a nice complex beer that is worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:48:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jmoore50

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

White Whale BIF Thanks Hophead101!
Bottle # 03434 of 11925 Batch 2009-1

Cork and caged bottle produces a very foamy and carbonated beer. It is a beautiful light golden color with a very rocky, thick, white head. It leaves a beautiful lacing around the glass, very thick. A beautiful beer all around.

It smells like Brett, a really dry must smell that is something that I have learned to love. It smells like a farm, or more accurately a farmhouse. Some wet hay, fresh cut grass, and lemon rind.

It is incredibly over carbonated, and it effects the taste at first. It has a very strong funky Brett character that is one of the most upfront characters. It has a presence of light biscuit malts and cracker, very good. This is an older bottle and the Brett is really starting to take over. Delicious.

It is overly carbonated probably due to the strain of Brett still producing carbonation, and I would guess that giving a bottle of this enough time it would eventually explode and kill all of your children.

I could drink a lot of this and at 8.5% that is a bit dangerous. A very good beer that I am very pleased to try.

J

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 22:40:28 | More by Jmoore50
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BigBlacke

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into my Levitation tulip. Pours a light caramel color with a 1.5 inch rocky head which dissipates very slowly leaving a profound sticky lace. Smell is of herbal, and earthly yeastiness. Brett with a capital B! Taste is of earthy spice, grass, and faint citrus. Saison Brett has a very carbonated stinging sensation. Almost like a fine champagne. For 8.5% abv, I could drink a ton of this stuff. Great saison made with passion. Love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 19:21:52 | More by BigBlacke
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle obtained from unknown source, sorry. Corked & caged, Batch 2009-2, Bottle 06888 of 13400.

Poured into a Harpoon tulip, formed a 3 1/2" of eggshell froth over a scant 3/4" of clear golden brew. Head falls oh-so slowly, leaving plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is vividly of earthy sweet pale malts and florals.

Taste continues the nose's sweetness, with a soft fruitiness in the middle, and closes with a lightly bitter earthiness. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, and drinkability is nice, but limited by the amount of time it takes for the head to fall. Reasonably controlled brew for a brett.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 00:21:48 | More by ppoitras
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Gusher. Huge Foamy head with lots of lacing left, nice hazy golden color. Once it died down, it looks good.

S: Sour berries with some sweetness, lemons, obvious brett notes.

T: Sweet up front, with the familiar brett flavor following with citrus, confection, and then a somewhat abrupt finish, nice and dry. Nice saison yeast and malt base, very refined and beautiful.

M: Spritsy, light and nice. Best part of the beer.

D: Good beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it again, as there are plenty of beers in this style these days that are excellent.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 20:26:31 | More by Dreadnaught33
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into a cervoise. Bottle # 7475 of 13400. Batch 2009-2.
A: Opens with a loud pop and starting bubbling out of the bottle. Pours a clear lemon-orange with immense carbonation producing a massive 4 inch bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing. My only knock here is the excessive carbonation.
S: Lemon, grass, soft citrus notes, mild funk, restrained pepper-spice, soft mineral, with a sweet and sour note in the background. Absolutely wonderful!
T: Unfortunately, doesn't quite live up to the aroma. Still a nice barnyard funk, lemon-citrus, and dry hops. Taste, honestly, is a tad watery.
M: I don't think I've commented on the feel of a beer's head before, but here goes...super soft, silky, airy foam. The head has an ethereal, other-worldly feel...tremendous. The beer itself is of light-medium body. Soft and clean feel. Hint of dry hop and brett sour bite.
D: Definitely a quality brew and one you should seek out now, but I have to say it's not one I'd label as exceptional. Perhaps it's my fault and my expectations were too high. Anyway...great, great brew from an outstanding brewery. Keep it going Boulevard! By the by, the ABV is extraordinarily well hidden...drinks like half of what it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:56:38 | More by mwilbur
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No. 07971. Poured into a tulip. The cork came out on it's own into my hand waiting to catch it, followed by gushing beer. What landed into the glasses was a lot of foam. Almost all foam. Once settled, the lacing was thick and stuck to the sides of the glass. Nice hazy light, golden color. Once the chaos stopped; this was a good looking beer.

Smells like sweet lemon, and a bit of funky must. The latter is not too overpowering; very subtle. This is a nice smelling beer.

The taste is sweet up front, with a bit of hop zest on the side. A hint of golden delicious-like apples is noticed in the followthrough.

Nice mouthfeel and highly drinkable. Body is light. Maybe a little sweeter than preferred, but otherwise glad to have this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:16:53 | More by andrewinski1
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andy for cracking this one. First off this one was ready to pop! The cork was creeping up on this one and Andy didn't even have to touch it with a giant popped and this one shot up in the air. Poured into a tulip. This is a golden honey color with a giant rocky white head. Looks pretty good! Smell that funk! the nose is a big whiff of floral brett, bready aroma and a slightly floral hop aroma. Not bad at all. The brett in the flavor is present but not at all over the top. It adds just enough funk to compliment the slightly peppery and buttery flavor that finishes with a nice bitter hop finish. This is really great. The mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is what I would expect. This is very drinkable, a very light well done saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:02:50 | More by Bendurgin
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle (2009 batch 1), courtesy of Tr4nc3d, shared at tasting; poured into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: The first pour offers a crystal clear amber body with a voluminous two-inch head of soft, frothy white foam. Great retention and delicate lacing. Fantastic. Later pours introduce some haze and particulates, but this is still a great looking Saison.

S: Crisp, clean, herbal, funky, tart Brett. Nothing but Brett, but it's incredible the depth and complexity the yeast character contains. Wow.

T: Opens with some lightly malty sweetness that quickly give way to a tapestry of tart, funky, grassy, fruity, herbal, awesome Brett. Clean, dry, sparkling, slightly hoppy finish. Truly delicious.

M: I can't really tell what the body is like, since it explodes into a luscious cataract of soft, delicate carbonation. I'm a fan, but it's unquestionably overcarbonated.

D: 8.5%? Really? I could drink this regularly, in large amounts.

Notes: What a great beer. I wish I had another bottle so that I could taste this side by side with aged Orval and New Glarus R&D Golden Ale. It would be an epic battle of dry, refreshing, Bretty awesomeness. This was by far the best of the three Boulevard Saisons.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 23:15:13 | More by woosterbill
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to sirpsycho for this one in an IP trade. Poured from a 750 ml. bottle numbered 09864 of 11925 from Batch 2009-1 into a Duvel tulip...

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellowish color with a 4 finger forthy slightly off white head that has incredible retention. Carbonation is skyrocketing towarss the top of the beer. Really great looking presentation.

S - Great nose. Standard saison aromas are there; bready, yeast and some slight citrus notes. But the addition of a solif Brett punch really brings this nose to a new level. Light pepper is present as well along with some great wheat notes and malt.

T - GREAT Brett flavor coming out front on this one with the barnyard funk I would hope for. Some nice floral hops make an appearance on the front as well. There's nice wheat and malt flavors come right behind that bringing on a really nice saison feel and taste.

M - Nice, light, airy feel but still a medium bodied beer. Solid carbonation makes it quite evervescent. Slightly dry finish as well.

D - Very easy drinking beer even with the amount of carbonation. Goes down smoothly and I really wish I had some more. Will have to look for multiples of this one again soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:21:10 | More by KAP1356
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billab914

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch number 2009-1 poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. Despite pouring gently the entire glass was all foam at first. It took some waiting between several pours before I got enough in the glass. once it settled down It was hazy golden/yellow color with a huge, foamy and thick white head. it excellent head retention and left some of the thickest lacing on the glass I've ever seen.

The aroma has a bright citrus flavor coming through along with a bready, spicy, yeast flavor. A little bit of a tart fruity flavor comes through as well. A pleasant aroma for the style overall.

The taste starts off with some lemony citrus and some yeasty spices. About midway through the Brett character really starts coming through and lasts right through the finish. it gives it more of a tart, earthy, dry flavor to it that really enhances the complexity. It also has kind of a tart apple or pear like fruitiness to it as well. Very nice flavors, I really liked the Brett and how well it integrated into the beer instead of dominating it.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and carbonation is high. Drinkability is excellent, it really had a great range of really good flavors to it that all worked together nicely. I was particularly impressed with the Brett and how it added so much to the beer but managed to really compliment everything instead of dominating it does in so many Brett added beers. Excellent beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 19:06:00 | More by billab914
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from Dunt via Support Your Team BIG so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Batch 2009-2 Bottle 10807 of 13400
Poured in to my Portsmouth tulip

A: This beer pours a nice hazy gold color with a ridiculous 4 finger of off white, fluffy head. Head retains extremely well and leaves big chucks of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is a big dose of brett, flowery hops, loaded with wheat notes and hints of light malt.

T: Taste starts quite a bit of flowery hop notes - far more prominent when the beer is colder but evens out nicely as the beer warms. A nice sour brett funk comes through quick and sharp but then lends over to a mild wheat, pale malt flavoring that finishes this beer out.

M: Medium body, light to medium carbonation, oily resin feel with a dry yet sticky finish.

D: Goes down easily, mild nice, nice representation of style. This is a great beer to sit with for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 02:17:48 | More by Jayli
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta give a bunch of thanks to both COBeerBuff and TexasStout for sending me one of these.

Has a huge fizzy head that fades pretty quickly, forces a very slow pour, leaving a slight messy lacing. Under the Belgiany pillowy head is a hazy golden orange wheat honey colored.

The nose is mostly saison with a little funk. Light wheat and malts, little citrus and nice saison aroma, light peppery, a light sweet alsmost honey aroma. All that blends well with a nice light Brett aroma, some barnyard funk, a nice dry bready aroma, light citrus and orange peel.

Taste has a lot more Brett. Brett comes on strong, with some nice barnyard funk and little horsehair, some dry bready malts, tons of bubbles too making it very effervescent and airy. It has some saison flavor with nice wheat and malts, little sweetness and touh of warming booze. A nice slight bitterness, light lemon peel an orange citrus, slight acidity, and even slightly creamy. Touch of lingering funk at he end, but it finishes mostly clean with a little lingering sticky feel and booze warmth.

The body lighter with tons of bubbles and effervescent body.

It has a pretty good drinkability, all things considered. A little lingering sticky sweetness, little citrus and warming booze. Mostly dry finish, the crazy Brett funk is gone too.

Such an awesome beer done so well.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 22:35:47 | More by jlindros
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OakedCanuck

Washington

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into Trois Pistoles goblet.
Batch #2009-1. No. 08063 of 11925. From notes.

A - Very fluffy, white, pillow head that formed a plateau in the middle. 2 fingers with good retention and excellent lacing. Pale yellow to golden.

S - Citric zing, yeast, 'outside' smell. Tart fruits, pepper, some flowers.

T - Bretty yeast at the forefront. Lemon, orange, some lime zest. Minor spicy peppercorn and some biscuit.

M - High carbonation. Tart/dry/crisp. Extremely well-balanced.

D - Easy drinker with the alcohol very well hidden. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

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