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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,523 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,523
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 563
Gots: 649 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dpcahill14, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

paulcichonski, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

KHops79, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Zbrown2307, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

djsmith1174, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

HopDropTheElder, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

Enochase04, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev -6.8%

A: Weak head, light amber color
S: Hay, anise, clove, all spice, grape skin
M: Dry, light body, refreshing
T: Sour with hints of allspice, clove, anise; background note of hairspray and empty raisin box

Awesome beer!!

kellyej, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kruky, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

cuvtcuv, Sep 09, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4%

foody1975, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Kimbo1318, Sep 08, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -43.1%

smasol101, Sep 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

itrider, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Respirologist, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev -6.8%

2014 batch. Poured into tall snifter glass.

Appearance: Instant foamy white head while pouring. At least 4 inches thick which dissipated slowly to a quarter inch bubbly foam. Hay and light orange in color.

Smell: Hops dominate the smell. Thinking I should have waited before opening this to get more Brett funk going. Pick up tropical fruits and esters. Never thought I'd use this as a description: but smells kinda like a barn full of horses - not sure if that's what describes a saison or the Brett.

Taste: once again mostly hops - very bitter with some fruity tones. Not a lot of Brett funkiness as I hoped. The bitterness is instant and finishes through. The Brett is subtle, I think should have waited longer for it to shine through. The Saison itself is tasting excellent. It really is a unique combination of the hops and the Saison itself - not exactly balanced (not in a bad way). Picked up notes of yeast and that malty sweetness I recognize in saisons. A very subtle spiciness present.

Mouthfeel: maybe a bit gritty in a way; medium bodied, certainly not something that feels light.

Overall: anyone who has a 2014, I recommend giving it another half year or so. This is the first time I tried this and I instantly knew I should have waiting longer before opening this. Its good, but if you want solid Brett character, just wait a bit longer.

Benish, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

rfgetz, Sep 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -10.5%

Sound_Explorer, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

cfh64, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

FreeKansas, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

Not gonna reiterate what everyone else has said about this beer. My first taste reminded me of the smell of my laundry detergent. I'm a fan of Boulevard, but not this beer.

ArkansasTraveller, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jstout26, Sep 05, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

TheDudeAbides14, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

vutoq, Sep 04, 2014
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,523 ratings.