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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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1,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 1934
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%


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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zhokar

California

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml 2013

A - Large just off-white head with a straw tinge. Beer is a hazy golden yellow.

S - Fruity, citrus, white grapefruit, a bit earthy.

T - Hops and bitterness right off the bat. Lemon and grapefruit in the middle with some pepper and spices. The bretts kick in at the end with a bit of earthy flavor.

M - Crisp. Medium-Medium/High carbonation. Alcohol is completely masked.

O - Excellent beer overall. I've been on a saison crusade recently and this might be my favorite. It's right up there with Goose Island's Sofie.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 03:04:14 | More by zhokar
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MisterNic

Wyoming

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

A - Pours a hazy, straw yellow color with a huge head.

S - Smell is a bit funky, with a tart, citrusy, earthy aroma and just a hint of sourness.

T - On the front of the tongue I get some tartness. Middle of the mouth is bready/malty, earthy, and a little funky. It has a dry, hoppy finish.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, dry finish. A little alcohol burn in the back of the throat, but it doesn't detract from the beer at all.

O - Overall, this is an awesome beer. Very refreshing and nicely balanced. I wish I had a bottle to age and compare.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 20:24:31 | More by MisterNic
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing beer!
I poured this into a teku glass. The beer was a gold color with a huge fluffy white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Nice citrus aroma. Some perfume. A lot of barnyard aroma.

Lemon, spice, and funky taste. They combined really well together, and made the taste outstanding.

A crisp, refreshing, thoroughly enjoyable beer. I should have bought more than one.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 19:35:57 | More by lordofthewiens
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of Brett, barnyard, straw, combined with citrus notes. Pours a hazzy bright yellow with a foamy, mostly lasting, white head and minimal lacing. The taste is Saison crisp meets Brett funck. Citrus, funk, grain, and hints of sourness and pepper. Dry, crisp finish. Medium-light body with crisp carbonatin. Overall, this beer is a winner! Crisp and dry meld with funk to produce a very refreshing brew. Will drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 12:04:11 | More by jbaker67
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TBoneJones

Texas

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gargantuan white frothy head, slightly hazy golden body, ample carbonation.
Smells perfumy, barnyard funk is there, some herb/ basil, light spice. Very nice, refreshing scent and yet complex to the nose. I'm hoping this tastes as phenomenal as it now smells, as well as how I recall it tasting the first and only time I tried this a couple of years ago..
It certainly does. First sip recalls how flavorful this is, with the spice notes just right, hop very well-balanced in the mix. There's the unusual bubble-gum-like flavor (to some may be like apple) and finish that must be credited to the use of the brettanomyces. Bready malts, juicy, and then a drier end with some prickly feel upon the finish. Much going on here, and it's all right.
Creamy smooth mouth, medium carbonation, refreshing, complex. For me this is the best saison I've ever had. 5's across the board when I get this impression. Extra bottle to cellar a bit (not for much longer).

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 03:15:40 | More by TBoneJones
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Tired Hands oversize wine glass. Bottle from 2013, batch 3 (it looks like?) Best by 02-2015.

Appearance: A very mild pour produced copious amounts of billowing rocky, soapy, cream-colored head, larger than 3'', which lasted for quite some time. The beer is pure gold in color, and clear.

Smell: Smell is of bread, sweet malts, hay, nuts, brett, dough, and earth. A slight fruity quality is also present.

Taste: Taste is much the same, with sweet malts, brett, and earth taking the center stage. Like a bittersweet pile of leaves ... but in a good way? Flavor duration is average, with moderate sweetness and light sour/bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Body is light-medium, with a thin texture. Carbonation is lively, bordering on downright fizzy. Finish is both slightly sour and also sweet.

Overall: I liked the Logsdon version a bit more, due to the increased fruity / citrus character I found within it. The Brett character is certainly subtle, but takes precedence over the Saison qualities. Would try again, often.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 23:10:16 | More by ChrisKayler
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joe1510

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml
$12.49
Brown Derby,
Springfield MO

#10918 of 11950

The cork pulls free with a loud POP. A soft pour down the side of the glass produces a half glass full of bubbly white head that any Belgian offering would be proud of. This fizzy and crackling head sits atop a straw golden body with a mild haziness to it. The carbonation doesn't appear super active with only a few streams of large carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The head eventually crackles to a one finger cap and leaves sticky, chunky lacing down the glass. What a good looking brew!

Wow! The brett plays a great role in the nose of this beer. When I first poured this beer it was very perfumed. As it gets air the perfume transforms into wildflowers a little bit of clean horse and handfuls of tart tangerine and grapefruit. Pale malts keep the base of this beer simple and let the brett characteristics shine through in this newly bottled brew. The tartness in the nose reminds me of Sweet Tarts at times and wildflowers at others but the tangerine is unmistakable along with lemon drops. I'm on the fence here between a 4.5 and 5. The more my nose is in the glass the more it leans toward a 5.

This beer explodes on my tongue but just doesn't have the same vividness to earn the 5 that the nose did. I don't even know where to begin with this saison. There are all kinds of sweet and tart play over the tongue with the fruitiness being the main culprit. Tangerine, lemon drops, green apple skins and multi colored Sweet Tarts all bring sweetness and counteract it with their tartness. Candi sugar and faint sugar cookie like malts lay down the malty backbone. The funky brett isn't quite there yet but there are notes of wildflowers and the finish is on the verge of turning over. The swallow brings a solid hoppiness that I wasn't expecting and leans toward the herbal and grassy side of the spectrum. Those wildflowers come out more and more as this one warms.

The body is light and the carbonation a little high making for a frothy feel to the brew. The finish is slightly dry and leaves a little hoppy bitterness. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is the slightly high carbonation. Besides that we're good to go.

Drinkability is way up there. The fruitiness, tartness, and high carbonation all lend to this being a ridiculously easy drinker. One bottle is not enough. This one is disappearing far faster than I can even comprehend.

It's funny because this saison doesn't quite have the characteristics that most of the best ones do. The dryness isn't as Sahara-like as some of my favorites and the brett hasn't totally developed yet but this is one phenomenal beer. I really can't get enough of it. The dry hopping and clean tart tangerine notes put this one over the top.

Reviewed: 12/1/08

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:12:15 | More by joe1510
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Local Option.

I didn't expect to get this beer during this visit, but I'm not one to argue. It pours a partly-cloudy golden-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, cracked wheat, coriander, light black pepper, mild Brett, and a vague sense of banana peel in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, the Brett mixing with the wheat, citrus, and spices to form a very pleasant sweetness with a swirl of spices. A pall of Belgian-style yeast hangs in the air, intermingling cooperatively at times with everything else. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a drying finish. Overall, a damn fine saison, one that uses the Brett to an immense benefit, rather than overdoing it and turning things into a damn Brett-bomb. This is some tasty-ass shit right here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 21:46:04 | More by TMoney2591
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Helluva pop on the cork.

A: Opaque golden with a white half finger head that stays. Frothy lacing.

S: Citrus, featuring oranges, apricot, lemon and pineapple.

T: Tart, tangy, dry. Follows nose with pepper in the mix. Belgian yeast brings that fermentation into the fold. Smooth, lusty. Brett moves in for a lovely mix. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium with frothy carbonation.

O: Everything a saison should be with excellent brett undertones. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 17:38:14 | More by brewskifan55
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a clean golden yellow with lots of fluffy white head which dissipated very slowly and left behind a ton of lacing. smells of lemongrass, wheat, white pepper, a slight hint of jasmine/funk. oh my, what a wonderful treat - this has a ton of delicious brett yeast, with a nice bready backbone, subtle sweetness, a bit of a pepper flavor, but really - mainly jasmine/flower petals. this is a medium body beer with high carbonation which makes it feel nice and light, making it very easy to drink. the high abv is very well hidden.

this is pretty much, as advertised, a very bretty saison. i love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:11:49 | More by facundoCNB
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Pencible

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a clear (first half...cloudy in the second half) light gold with lots of fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like bitter lemon zest and grassy hops, with earthy horse blanket and unripe apricot and spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and unripe apricot, with some earthy horse blanket and spicy Belgian yeast, and a bit of dry biscuit and candi sugar. It had a clean and mellow tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of fine natural carbonation. Great slick body.
D: This was a great saison with perfect scent and very nice refreshing taste. The body was solid also, and the finish was smooth. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Built for aging, but also great fresh. This was an impressive brew, and a real treat to drink on a warm summer evening.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:19:39 | More by Pencible
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle.

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with a massive 4 fingers of white head with decent retention. Hurry up and fall stupid head, I wanna drink.

Smell. Sweet hay and grass, dry brett, some light spicy saison yeast and a nice apple/pear/pineapple fruitiness. Yum.

Taste. Dry brett and and lots of fruits, same type as the nose. Some spicy saison yeast, a bit of light grainy malt, and maybe a little bit of fresh wood. Alcohol?? Hmmm, dangerous.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium soft carbonation.

Overall. One of my favorite saisons (of the ones that are somewhat obtainable to me anyways). Always a treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 16:44:58 | More by Rutager
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Brewing_Rob

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice hazy straw yellow with an initial fluffy head that quickly reduces to an 1/8" lasting head.

Smell: Nice fruity aroma, not very funky yet.

Taste: Sweet malt, fruit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy

Overall: Better than Tank 7 but needs time for the brett to develop a little more funk for my taste. A good beer overall.

Serving type: growler

07-30-2013 02:44:02 | More by Brewing_Rob
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Generous egg white whipped merengue head that lasts throughout with straying lace. Cloudy yellow gold appearance with aggressive/rapid carbonation.

Smell green fruits, straw, slight funk and citrus.

Flavour has a lemon zest sensation with juz 'nuff sourness, Finishes off with a spicy, peppery taste. All layered well.

Mouthfeel is quenching with prickly carbonation on the tongue. Sourness and spice through the nose.

Quality brew and seems to be difficult to find. Well worth the money. Enjoyed this on a beautiful sunny summer day in the yard-like I'm sure it was meant to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:35:01 | More by joeseppy
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a Duvel glass.

A - A huge white head that lasts forever. Golden and very clear with a constant rise of bubbles.

S - Fruity and funky with a hint of banana and bubble gum.

T - Fruity and spicy with a hint of funk / horseblanket. Dry and crisp with a slight hop bitterness. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden.

M - Very light and airy.

O - A very interesting and complex beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 12:20:14 | More by GJ40
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle shipped from an online retailer just last week. Poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

When un-corked, a hearty pop and a little overflow, despite allowing to rest for a week in the fridge after shipping.

A. Big big head is the first thing I notice, but it isn't completely overboard. Frothy white, with big bubbles scattered throughout, the head is never ending and laces randomly, but very densely. It sits atop a nicely colored liquid of peachy straw color, with a moderate haze. After settling a while, some small light, dusty particles of yeast settle out. Not much of an effervescent bubbling.

S. Friendly sweetness meets the olfactory senses along with a little hay, some bready, some white grape and kiwi, and some prickly spicy quality, akin to coriander. Simple, but well layered.

T. Again, a light and embrace-able sweetness is first, followed by a little funky barnyard, hay, hearty bread, pear/white grape. A smooth finish brings just a little funky spiciness, again channeling coriander, or white pepper.

M. Soft at first, then prickly. Light bodied, but definitely textured enough to not be watery. Finishes strongly, with a little prickle to match the spice flavor. Although, there is just the slightest astringent tin like bite.

O. Very well done, very drinkable, soft and approachable flavors, not overly complex but subtly layered. Good enough that when I had a taste, I sought it out for another bottle (and another for cellaring!). Hard to say, but the carbonation issues I sense could possibly be blamed on shipping.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 02:50:10 | More by NuclearRich
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kojevergas

Texas

3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boy am I excited to try this. Currently #126 of the top 250. 2013. 8.5% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with straightforward no-nonsense label art and branded hood-and-wire cap over a cork acquired locally at a SoCal beer store and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are very high given its reputation as well as my high esteem for the brewery. Batch number/best by date: 2013-2/02-2015. Smokestack series.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured gently.

Yields a satisfying loud pop upon removal of the cork. No beer surges upwards thereafter

A: Pours almost entirely foam; between the loud pop of the cork and this result there are definite indications of overcarbonation. Head has a healthy four finger (out of a possible five in the tulip) width. Beige. Soft and fluffy looking. It appears refreshing as a result. Light rings of lacing cling to the side of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Retention is quite good for the highish ABV - about 10+ minutes. Outstanding.

Body colour is a cloudy dull orange-copper. Translucent but nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's not an ideal appearance for the style, nor is it unique or special - but no overt flaws are obvious.

Sm: Funky brettanomyces yeast with some accompanying biscuity yeast character. Clean malts. Straw/hay. Graininess, grassiness (mostly lemongrass). Bread dough. Light complementary floral hop character. It tickles my nose a bit; may induce sneezing. Dry pear fruit esters. A bit of crystal malt. Apple skin. Crackery malts. Light white pepper spice is a sign these brewers get the style.

No alcohol is detectable. A dry aroma of mild strength. Yeastiness is dominant, but I don't get much spice or clove from it; that said, the brett note does have depth. Pretty good for the style overall, but it lacks the complexity and subtlety observed in the aromas of the best beers in the style (i.e. Fantome, Dupont).

T: I get some pear and apple skin esters bouncing around beneath the clean cracker malt and lemongrass body. Doughy, bready, grainy, and grassy - with apt lemongrass flavours. White pepper and linked phenols. Pilsner malts. Orange lemon citrus tinges. Brettanomyces have depth here, exhibiting a light funkiness, some biscuity notes, and light spice - definitely the aforementioned white pepper but also a whisper of clove, nutmeg, and maybe allspice. Hopping is delightfully complementary with grassy hop character and floral hop character aided by hints of light fruit esters. The spicing in particularly is delightfully subtle - but not as much as the best beers in the style. Not getting much in the way of alcohol. Nicely balanced.

Flavour duration and intensity are typical of the style. No obvious off flavours are noticeable. Feels cohesive and nicely layered.

Mf: Dry up front but it gets wet by the end, ending on a refreshing note. Crisp, which complements the pear and apple skin fruit notes wonderfully. It does have an overcarbonated bite to it, but it's forgivable. Smooth throughout with enough coarseness to enable full delivery of all the diverse flavours from the body. Well executed overall, but there's room for improvement. Good presence on the palate. Good body.

Mouthfeel gets more supple and luscious as it warms, yielding a fuller feel superior flavour delivery.

Not oily, harsh, gushing, boozy, or hot.

Dr: Quite drinkable. Not the most complex or subtle saison out there, but quite nicely done for an American example of the style. Boulevard continues to have my attention. I don't know that this is one of the best 250 beers out there, but it's tasty brew I'd happily have again. I'll certainly have no trouble killing the bottle by myself. Hides its ABV nicely. Would be enjoyable and pleasant even for newcomers to the style.

B+

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 06:13:06 | More by kojevergas
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy yellow with an inch of white head, leaves good lacing.

S- Emphasis is on the yeastiness and brett, some fruit and earth, smells nice.

T- Lots of brett, which provides a lot of fruity flavors as well as some earthiness. Lots of yeast and some hay with just a tiny bit of spiciness.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and dry feel.

O- A very good Saison, highly drinkable and refreshing stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 00:49:21 | More by WillCarrera
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy gold with an ample 3/4" head that has good retention. No legs.

N: Tons of lemon zest, grapefruit, grass, straw, and some lavender. Oak, peppercorn, soap, and funk.

T: Very funky with a moderate bitterness and an underpinning of malt sweetness. Lots of firm farmhouse flavors here. Damn good.

M: Well carbonated and light.

O: This is a great representation of the style and worthy of its high ranking. Hits all parts of the tongue, and I would definitely buy more.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 15:47:32 | More by writerLJBerg
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - The head on this beer is huge, nice light golden color with a white head and good lacing

S - A nice appealing lemony tart aroma

T - Nice combination of tart and sweet a very well balanced beer

M - The mouth feel on this beer is just outstanding, light bodied and goes down very smooth

O - This is a great beer from Boulevard, the outstanding combination of flavor, mouth feel and aroma make this one spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:52:00 | More by Purp1eOne
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at CBS Scene at Patriot Place. 10 oz. pour into a snifter.

Appearance: Hazy golden orange with a small whitish head that fades slowly, with some nice lacing.

Smell: Very citrusy with lemon dominating followed by a grassy, grainy character and a bit of sweetness thrown in.

Taste: Crisp tartness with a bit of sweetness and some lemony notes. Very tasty with hints of wheat as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and extremely easy drinking. Absolutely no hit of alcohol and I'd never guess this one was 8.5%.

Overall: Very good, and even better than Tank 7. A great beer that I could drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 15:23:43 | More by Mikecap
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with an enormous white head with nice retention which leaves good lacing.

S - Tart and grainy, lemon and brett.

T - Tart up front with citrusy acididic fruity tones, pear, citrus, apple and brett funk

M - Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation

O - Another fantastic Boulevard beer, great flavors

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:36:29 | More by MacQ32
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larryi86

Delaware

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2013, poured into a snifter

A- A hazy golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Earthy, grassy, lemon rind, funky, some peppercorns.

T- Tasty, lemon, slight tartness, some nice earthiness, some what sweet pear, yeast, some funk, hint of peppercorns, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body, nice carbonation.

O- A great Saison, easy to drink, very enjoyable. Worth the price, definitely will pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 00:52:17 | More by larryi86
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL into tulip. all by myself. 2013 vintage, best by 03-02-2015.

A: slightly hazy. head is voluminous, the carb is vivacious. cant pour more than two inches without the foam becoming unmanageable. great retention and lacing.

S: a mild sweetness and a little bit of black pepper. a bit of barnyard, but just a touch. smells like a rustic saison without being aged a touch.

T: dry. very dry. the brett has taken hold but not fully. a little bit of barn flavor, but it is minor. would love to have another bottle of this that I could age for a few years. im sure the brett would really take hold and push this brew in another direction. however since I am reviewing what is in front of me.... a little bit of chewy grain. more and more wheat as it warms. more of tank 7 comes out as well. however the brett takes the base brew and dries it out to the point where the medium/full body turns very medium.

M: carb is rich as I expected. medium bodied.

D: really wish I aged this one a bit longer. however since I do not have this luxury I have to enjoy this brew in front of me, which is not hard to do. a very drinkable and refreshing saison. certainly grab some if you can. however with the price tag and limited nature of the brew I highly recommend a bottle of helios or another bretty saison that is more available. while tasty, I think the reserved nature of this brew helps bode high regards.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 03:45:15 | More by Jimmys
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Bottle Batch 3, Good through 2-2015

A great complex beer. Refreshing for an 8+ ABV. On my shopping list. Is Kansas City allowed to make such a good beer! I love it now, but would love to try a bottle after some cellaring.

A - Pours a light golden/straw color with a white billowy 3-finger head, .

S - Yeast, funk, tartness, grapefruit.

T - Slight bitter and sour, slight sweetness, lemon in the finish, light maltiness, complex.

MF - Well carbonated, creamy start with a crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

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