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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,486 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,486
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 559
Gots: 637 | FT: 50
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%

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
Photo of PhatAtUT
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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

LadyOfMuchBeer, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

brandoman63, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

PEIhop, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

captainwerd, Nov 19, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Gatordaddy, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Brueghel, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

jtrockchalk, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

kckclassic, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of DelMontiac
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%

I popped the cork on this 2011 release (forgot to save the number) at a friend's new house to beer bless the home. We drank Saison-Brett in imperial pint glasses since the other glassware was packed away somewhere.

Brett poured a beautiful slightly hazed golden-orange color producing a massive white head of assorted bubble sizes which was a bit hard to tame. Lace was there, but not really pronounced.

Lemons, oranges, apples, and earthiness of grains and straw are the dominant aromas. That brett really making itself evident. Maybe a hint of ETOH in the nose.

Big notes of citrus fruits shine bright while an earthy, grainy, buttery side anchors everything together. ETOH lies beneath, but it's there.

A very sprite-like assertive feel. Finish is dry and crisp.

A great saison and much like Tank 7 on which it is based. Probably a great one to age in your cellar. I just didn't have the patience to cellar one.

DelMontiac, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Desaparecido, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

LSUPT, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

timtim, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photekut, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a very clear golden color with three fingers if fluffy white head. Retention and lacing are both top notch.

S: Quite fruity and funky. I get strong grapefruit and lemon zest along with lots of funky Brettanomyces. A bit of wheat rounds out the aromas. Once a bit of yeast is poured into the beer, it helps balance the slightly dry smelling beer.

T: The funk really comes out here - musty, barnyard, with a tangy flavor reminiscent of club soda. A nice fruitiness comes through as well - grapefruit and lemon zest. Once some yeast is in the beer, it adds a bit of a chalky flavor that works nicely with the beer.

M: Cery light with very high carbonation.

O: A very nice Saison - dry, funky, and fruity. I could use a bit more character, but this is a great Saison.

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,486 ratings.