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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,932 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1932
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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aerozeppl

New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ianslee for this in a trade a while back. Bottle 11689

A: Poured with one and a half fingers of white head. It had a hazy golden color with quite a bit of active carbonation.

S:Nice classic saison smell with tons of brett peaking through. Citrus with some light fruit thrown in as well.

T: Really nice. The brett is really pleasing in this beer. The brett works really well with the citrus and it has a nice balanced taste. I read some earlier reviews and they said the brett was not doing anything. It is working now.

M: Nice dry brett finish and body.

D: Super easy drinking. This was much better than their normal saison which is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 22:19:47 | More by aerozeppl
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes:

750ml single from Wilburs in Fort Collins, around $9. Bottle No. 4567/11925

A: Gentle pour yields about five fingers worth of towering white head, violently carbonated bright gold beer, great lacing and head retention, billowy white head.

S: Grainy, sour apples, fair amount of funk, slightly medicinal, little bit of barnyard in there as well. Sour green apples really dominate the smells on this beer though.

T: Sour apples, nice earthy hop bitterness mixed in with a sweet graininess, somewhat medicinal, with a few notes of bitter alcohol, really a complex beer with a lot of different flavors going on, not quite as funky as I had expected, but still a very nice tasting beer.

M: Thin, vigorously carbonated, extremely dry, with a little bit of alcohol warmth.

D: Easy enough to drink at 8.5%, almost deceptive, good beer, I hope they make this again. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 18:57:12 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle, big thanks to rlcnmeyer for the DLD hookup!

Huge pop, almost killed my buddy grub as the cork came out, I think it went into their neighbors yard. Pours a cloudy orange, almost a pineapple juice colour, loose white head forms, drops to a thick ring and leaves a ton of lace all over the glass. Smell is real neat, pineapple, very tropical, mangoes, hay, honey, really funk, some earthy sourness, fruit, barnyardy, really cool. Taste is good too, lots of pineapple up front, very tropical like the aroma, mango, hay and honey, grassy, barnyard funk and horse blanket, fruit, sharp and acidic. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with really high carbonation, it works with this one though. Kind of lemony and tart going down, probably the closest in flavour to an Orval I've ever had. This stuff is the dope! Thanks Randy!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 17:57:10 | More by Viggo
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle shared with rtratzlaff poured into two Brooklyn tulips a hazy orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma was a nice blend of sweet malt, spice and a hint of brett sourness. The taste was more well balanced with the brett funk blending nicely with the sweet malts and spice. The beer is medium bodied with its alcohol well hidden. This is a very unique and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 20:21:52 | More by atsprings
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tjthresh

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Power Plant Strong Ale Fest and many bottles there after. Hazy straw color with a white head. Lots of citrus and hay aromas, with subtle brett. Fruity. Lemony. The brett character is a perfect compliment for this style. Medium body with pleasant carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 14:24:20 | More by tjthresh
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up on my latest trip to CO.

750ml caged and corked bottle no. 4561 batch no. 2009-1

Huge pop when I opened it and I did lose an ounce or 2, dammit.

It pours a hazy golden yellow colour with a huge head of foam. I guess I didn't leave it in the fridge long enough(~1 hour) but I'm expecting big things since BA has rated it so highly. The foam is very billowy and looks to be long lasting. The lacing? There's plenty of it sticking to the side of my New Belgium goblet.

The amell is yeasty and full of the Brett presence...a very nice funky smell. Something I would *expect* from a brew that had Brett in its name. ;^) There's also a good note of some lemon zest that I enjoy when it comes to a good Saison.

The taste..ok....this is tasting mighty fine. Spicy, funky, yeasty, lemon zesty. My oh my. The taste is hitting my palate on all the right notes. I love the flavours I'm tasting and there's a nice fairly light sprinkling of some pepper to make things even more ineresting. The Brett isn't subtley done at all here and I literally want to jump up and say..Yes! Malt wise, I get a bit of an earthy flavour and that doesn't hurt one bit. To tell you the truth, if I was given this in a blind tasting, I'd swear it was brewed in Belgium. Isn't that the goal of every brewer in the US that brews a Belgian Style Ale? Boulevard did that in spades!

Medium mouthfeel with a spritzy level of carbonation, it finishes funky and pretty darned dry. That makes me want to take quicker sips than I want to and damn, it's *only* a 750ml bottle. Oh and head retention is superb.

Drinkability? Can you guess? Full flavoured, wonderfully flavoured, not inhibited by its 8.5% abv at all, this is another dangerously drinkable brew and a sheer joy to drink. A top notch Saison in my book and not even close to being an overrated brew. See some, get some!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 00:47:36 | More by Bitterbill
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viggo was nice enough to share this one. thanks eric!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled june 21/09.

the bottle opens with a serious pop and starts to foam over almost immediately. after a few minutes we manage to get both glasses poured. the beer is a hazy orange with a big very fluffy off-white head. tons of thick chunk lace surround the glass the whole way down. it's nearly a solid sheet of lace really.

aroma is funk-tastic. horse blanket and leather. lemon and orange peel. bit of tobacco leaf. coriander. light belgian spice. white bread and cracker. raw oak. earthy. tons of depth, more than i'm really capturing here. suffice it to say that this one smells incredible.

taste is great. leather and horse blanket. the characteristic brett funk. orange peel and light citrus. white bread. cracker. bit of grain. just a hint of caramel, but very little sweetness. hint of lemon. again, lots of depth here.

mouthfeel is great. fairly light body. bone dry finish. despite the explosive opening, the carbonation seems a bit more restrained than i was expecting, medium-high or so.

drinkability is great. excellent balance, hiding almost all of its alcohol. great mix of saison and lightly funky brett character. i love the regular saison from boulevard, and this just brings it up another notch. great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 23:20:04 | More by grub
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Sanford

Missouri

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

I have had this beer numerous times, and it is one of my favorites in the Smokestack series. The Bright gold-yellow body is covered by a thick, creamy head that was created with a not too agressive pour into a wine glass. The foam settles down to a 1/4 inch thick cap that remains until the end. In the nose I get wonderful fruity spicy and funky aromas. The beers flavors pretty much match its aromas, but with a hint of sweetness that help create balance. It also displays a really appealing fruity tartness. The finish is long, dry, tart, and a bit bitter. The mouthfeel is medium-full, but with active carbonation that kind of sets the flavors dancing around my mouth. Boulevard Saison-Brett is nicely drinkable, and as it warms, and the carbonation settles, it becomes more-so.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 01:53:09 | More by Sanford
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to hwwty4 for this corked and caged 750 mL bottle, number 5,998 of 11,925 for the 2009-1 Batch.

A: The saison leads off with a fluffy white head that resembles billowy clouds before slowly falling away. The ale's color is a yellow-brown melange of autumnal colors that is semi-translucent: I can see that something is on the other side of the glass but I can't see what it is.

S: The nose is peppery up front before taking a funky horseblanket turn. The dry hopping is evident with an herbal presence that mixes well with the brett.

T: The saison is very flavorful, delicious and sweet. The ale follows a predictable pattern, alternating between saison, brett and saison in each sip. The most notable aspect of the brett is how well it fits into the saison's structure. It's dirty feel draws a citric lemon out of the saison, pleasantly sweet. Candi sugars, coriander and pepper drive the flavor with anise adding a dash of licorice. After allowing the ale to sit in my mouth, grainy caramel malts revealed the malty side of the ale. Brett mingles with the saison in the finish.

M: The confluence of brett and saison and the resultant lemon citrus taste is the highlight of a very good beer. Cheers to Boulevard to making this one hit all the cylinders.

D: The higher alcohol content never rears its head. That plus that lemony citrus and bretty funk make me never want to put this glass down. A top-notch saison.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 20:48:51 | More by akorsak
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drseamus

New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light straw body with a massive pure white head and tons of carbonation. Some haze in there but it could the yeast.

S: Brett and malt. Good sweetness.

T: Straight up saison initially but the Brett barnyard comes in shortly after. Very sharp barnyard as it entered.

M: Medium body but definite Brett body.

D: Surprisingly balanced. Even saison and Brett.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 20:10:03 | More by drseamus
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Bright golden color with a slightly off-white, yellow-tinged head. Head is three fingers and is very bubbly. Excellent retetion and lacing.

S - Excellent mix of spicy, fruity, a hint of yeast, and a touch of Brett. The Brett really helps to accentuate the fruity and spicy notes. An excellent aroma for a saison.

T - Very tart initially with lots of fruit and spice. Lemon and white pepper come to mind. The tartness lasts throughout the drink and finishes with an interesting somewhat tart somewhat bitter finish. Not as dry as some saisons I have had befopre, but very good none the less.

M/D - Very well carbonated and lively in the mouth. Tartness balanced my the sweet and bitter fruit notes and spiciness blend into a very refreshing beer. Not a Brett bomb by any stretch, just clean and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 21:06:27 | More by ckeegan04
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d0ggnate

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to jtrockchalk for this one. I've tried this beer once before, but draft, not bottled, and am really excited to pop my own bottle of this midwest treasure.

A: Starts with a sharp pop of the cork. Poured a bright golden yellow color, and my glass is topped immediately with a ever expanding cloud-like head layer.
S: Sweet banana and citrus, nice "funk", and aromas similar to lemon grass. A very clean and distinct smell profile.
T: Wow! Great smooth farmhouse flavors with an unimaginably palatable complexity. Sweet and clean flavors and dry at the back end. Noticable lemon and earthy hay/dust.
M: Smooth and rich. Compared to other saisons, I find this one much more midline in the style. Deliciously clean body.
D: Outstanding beer. I would love to have a few of these to age over time and compare. Looks like I'll have to look for a few more.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 05:53:36 | More by d0ggnate
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Beaver13

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle - batch 2009-1 bottle 05590/11925. Pours a hazy deep dark yellow with a huge pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass

The aroma is some sweet fruity malts, funky yeast and brett.

The flavor is some sweet fruitiness and a big yeasty funk with some subdued brett. As it warms more fruits and brett come out. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with tons of sharp carbonation that mellows as it sits.

Overall, a nice funky saison with good brett and sweet fruits to complement it. It definitely improves a lot as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 06:37:17 | More by Beaver13
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the Epic 6.13 Tasting. I really hope I get a chance to try this again. Superb- might be the best example I have had of this style. From Notes.

Straw/gold with a huge off white head that was unstoppable, but eventually faded. I'm in an open field in the countryside and the wind is blowing aromas of dandelions, white pepper, moldy wild fruits, esters, some dead insect guts into my nose. The brett is very potent- and beautifully so. Peppery and spicy throughout with a great funk flavor that isn't to intense in any one way- It's Diverse and lets many different flavors shine. Very drinkable, the only comment I could make would maybe be to say that it has a slightly higher carbonation than would be appropriate. One of the surprises of the tasting to me. ISO?

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 02:54:58 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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ccrida

Oregon

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

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Boulevard's Saison - Brett is a hazy dark gold with a huge white head, very slow to subside, leaving heavy lace. The rocky, clingy settling of the foam was what finally bumped it to the upper echelon.

Smell is very good. The fruity, floral esters from their regular saison are clearly present, with a subtle yet unmistakable bite of musty brett. It's soft enough to add a more rustic vibe rather then overwhelm, like I find it often does. This bottle is batch 1 of 2009 (#01261 of 11925), and I purposely drank it asap so as to keep it from getting to musty.

Taste is also pretty good, much like I gathered from the label, this is a richer, dirty version of their saison. I prefer the saison. I love wild ales, but am not am not a big fan of pure brett beers. Still, the sweet esters and mineral pith are certainly there, as is herbal noble hop finish. Well done, I enjoyed the rustic version, although I'm glad I didn't age it to long.

Mouthfeel is really heavy on the creamy carbonation, a bit of crispness but not exactly sharp. The higher ABV is particularly drying, with a cottonmouth finish. This is the main improvement over their regular saison.

Drinkability is pretty good, but I'm not one to session brett beers. I'd rather pay less for their regular saison. Still, a well done example of a brett saison, Boulevard once again comes through with a very authentic offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 01:16:12 | More by ccrida
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: cloudy gold color, giant foamy head settles very slowly to 2 finger-thickness, thick lacing, lots of bubblies on the sides
s: lemon dominates the aromas along with the earthy brett and some floral hops
t: lemon and funk dominate taste with the earthy brett coming through almost too sharply at first but gets better as it warms, hints of spicy pepper and dry hops in there, finishes with an even clean keel
m: medium body, carbonated bomb throughout
d: i really enjoyed the mix and balance of this brew and it reminds me of a good bubbly wine

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 15:36:39 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

...drumb roll please...

Outstanding beer from Boulevard. Though solid, I didn't really think they had this beer in them.

The beer begins with a very heady pour. The glass housed 1/4 chalice of beer and 3/4 of foam. Loosely knit foamstance gives a froathy white spider-webbing over top of the hazy, deep-golden hue. Ample carbonation reveals much lacing. Inviting and mesmerizing.

Sharp and balanced aromas of lemons, pears, crabapples, pineapples, and lemongrass gives a lot of yeasty character. Nevermind the peppery phenols and wine-soaked cork vineousness. The aroma takes on a Duvel-like character, but with more fruitiness, hoppiness, and earthiness.

Flavors of aggressively attenuated pilsner malts bring a dry and evaporative malt flavor wihtout the breadiness that is usually associated with malts. In its place, theres the fruity esters that dominate upfront while white pepper, spicy and grassy hops, and alcohol flavors not only blanace the beer but add a ton of earthy and sharp flavors.

The dryness of the malts, ethynol of the alcohols, pepperiness from phenols, pineyness from hops all swirl together into a very dry and satisfying beer that never lays heavy on the tongue or becomes a burden to drink. Complex and flavorful dryness throughout. Finishes with a dry, lingering bitterness and lemony flavor.

This is an insanely complex and dry beer; much drier than most Saisons, but I like it this way. For such complexity the beer also comes across cleanly and pure- seems to be a controdiction of character: not so in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 03:47:19 | More by BEERchitect
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No. 01257

As the cage was being taken off the cork explodes out like a shotgun flying and bouncing off the ceiling while beer begins to go everywhere. Thanks to quick reaction time not much was lost but there was no real warning! Pours a hazy goldenrod with a billowing 4 fingers of foam. Carbonation city here and it needs to sit awhile to calm down. Aromas are super spicy and peppery with fresh farmhouse character and smooth malts. Hops are well placed with a great Brett kick in the nose. Citrus accents work in as well. Damn good aroma that completely entices.

First sip brings earthy, spicy crisp malts upfront with lemon zest accents. The brew gets peppery in the middle with lightly funky farmhouse and Brett yeast that are vibrant and tasty. Citrus melds in and the whole flavor sticks with you after each sip. This is a quality saison here and the addition of Brett kicks it up a notch while not becoming overpowering at any stage. Just an awesome brew here.

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel that could have been taken down a few notches. Otherwise it is smooth and warming. Really glad I had a chance to sample this one thanks to Dave and glad no one got hit by the cork :-)

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 15:50:21 | More by orbitalr0x
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champ103

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very cloudy golden/orange color. A large white head of over two fingers rises with excellent retention, and stays throughout. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Funky barnyard aromas that are amazing. Hay, grass, and some citrus fruits. Sweet biscuit malts as well. MMM, Bret.
T: Follows the nose. Funky barnyard with the typical hay and grass flavors. Lemon and orange citrus fruits. Dry crackers and biscuits. A good peppery spiciness comes through towards the end.
M/D: A full body that is incredibly creamy and rich. Low on the carbonation end for the style, though there is still a nice crisp felling in the mouth. So smooth and easy to drink. Something I can sip on all day.

Yep, this is one of the best IMO. I have had this several times now, and each one is a treat. Do not pass this by. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 04:34:47 | More by champ103
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle $12.50. Nice hazy yellow with a super active head that refuses to die down. Nice smell, bretty without being farm-like smells quite lemony. The flavor is a lot more lemon but not sour at all, mouthfeel was good and this beer was incredibly easy to drink. This may be the best Boulevard beer I have had thus far.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 03:06:51 | More by ArrogantB
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tpd975

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to SeaBass for this one.

A: Pours a light yellowish hue with a big pillowy white rocky head. Good lace.

S: Nice citric aromas with hints of tartness, and brett.

T: Nice white pepper up front, citrus, yeast, and brett. Lightly sour with hints of leather and spice.

M: On the lighter side, with snappy carbonation.

D: Not bad, not my favorite, but good.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 17:20:02 | More by tpd975
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BrewerB

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I forgot who sent me this brew but send a big thanks their way. Cheers!

A - Pours a hazy straw color with a massive, pillowy eggshell white head. Outstanding head retention.

S - Tart, sour cherries mingle with a rosy, floral aroma. Hints of lavender and a dash of bubblegum. Perfumy alcohol was more noticeable within a few minutes of pouring.

T - Tart, sour-like fruitiness. Very soft malt character provides a platform for citrusy fruits, lilac, and a moderate bitterness. Extremely dry finish.

M - Medium-light bodied, medium-high carbonation. Could be a bit more pricklier.

D - Wonderfully refreshing. This is one of the better beers I've consumed recently and I'd love another bottle next time this one's brewed. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 03:05:29 | More by BrewerB
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natasharai

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a large off white creamy frothy head that dissipates slowly leaving a little lacing on my glass, and has nice retention standing over 1 inch over the rim of my glass. The beer is a yellowish golden color with a nice cloudy haze to it.

Smell: Very nice floral smell, like a bouquet of flowers... lavender, lilacs, and rose. Some nice raspberry aroma, and a little tart.

Taste: Small floral hops, a peppery spice (very similar to white pepper), then some floral character to match the smell... lavender and rose. Light berry flavor and some tartness. A little alcohol flavor at the end and leaves mouth with a lightly sweet fresh taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium/heavy body, some tingle on the tongue, good amount of carbonation, small bubble carbonation, light oily film coating in mouth, leaves mouth refreshed.

Overall: Pretty good drinkability, really nice aroma and the flavors are similar but a bit less. I really like the tartness that is present from the brett, but would some like more of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 04:33:36 | More by natasharai
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't remember if I received this one from DbHog or brewczar, but grateful for the opportunity. Bottle number 1338 out of 11950 (2008 vintage) served in my Allagash tulip. Poured a pale orange-gold with a bright white head and webs of lacing. Clarity changes from fairly translucent to hazy over the course of the tasting. Nose is pretty mild - a little medicinal and some phenols. Taste follows nose - medicinal, minty and some citrus. Mouthfeel is light and lively and clean finishing. Really drinkable brew. Alcohol is well-hidden. A really solid farmhouse, but I was anticipating some funk and additional complexity given the brett.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 02:03:18 | More by Jwale73
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rye726

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pretty tasty stuff from Boulevard. Pours a hazy, glowing golden color. Thick, creamy head has excellent lacing and retention.

Well balanced nose has a subtle fruity funk presence. Under that is pineapple, apricot, peach, orange, bready malts, spicy alcohol, floral hops.

The taste is quite impressive as well. Big nutty malts, ripe tropical fruit, caramel candies, spicy alcohols, fresh hops, and a musty barnyard sourness.

Silky smooth body is delicately carbonated. Great stuff, right up there with the best in the world.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 05:34:55 | More by rye726
Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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