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Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,754
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 602
Gots: 701 | 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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 04-13-2007

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
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Photo of portia99
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle received from Springdogg in a trade. Thanks Marc, really appreciate this one! Poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series goblet. Batch 2009-1, Bottle 5992 of 11925.

A - Pours a hazy, pale gold with the slightest hint of orange. A huge, wild, white, 4 finger plus head erupts from this one, even with a careful pour. Head lasts forever...takes at least 3-4 minutes to recede to a level where I can even consider taking a sip of this. Love a beer that you can overpour so the head reaches an inch over the top of the glass but still retains its shape and form without losing any over the sides.

S - The aroma on this beer is amazing. It's a really good thing that this beer smells so great, because it is really potent. You can smell this beer from across the room. There is a ton of complexity here - I get lots of spicyness - nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, almost pumpkin pie like in a way. Good amount of Brettanomyces funk, some sweet candy sugar, and agave nectar. Not getting much for hops, though not entirely sure - could be contributing to the spicy aromas. Wow - this is a really interesting (in a great way) beer.

T - Quite spicy in flavor too. Definite nutmeg and cinnamon, some black pepper. Lots of Brett character - gives some funk - horse blankety and bitter, a hint of sourness. Some touches of phenolics/higher alcohol are also present. This is quite a good saison. Flavor for me is really good, but doesn't quite live up to the expectations created by the aroma...perhaps the aroma is just so good, the flavor didn't stand a chance of matching it.

M - Tons of prickly carbonation. Gives a really full mouthfeel for the style. Spices and some fruitiness remain in the aftertaste forever - really great.

D - This beer is great on its own, but I really think it deserves to be paired with food, particularly a good selection of cheeses. With food, I think I could drink this all night. The 750ml bottle is not really hanging around very long though - it is going down very easily on its own. Really liking this - saisons are one of my favorite styles...this one really stands out as a great one.

Photo of JonasJonas
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011. Consumed 8-7-2011. Lots of hype with this beer. Outstanding ratings and reviews, which I always get excited about, but in the back of my head i wonder if all the reviews follow the initial good ones- not wanting to go against the crowd so to speak. Popped the cork, and a CRAZY huge head, just as expected. Smelled like tank7, perhaps even more pronounced barnyard aromas. Hay, dusty wood, that horse blanket thing, some tropical fruit from hops, and a faint balsamic tart smell - the brett. Tastes amazing. Refreshing. TONS of flavor. that tartness from the brett, the yeasty funk layers, and some earthy hops in the back. Mouth feel is great- not too carbonated, but a very bubbly drink. It really matched the hype. I hope the ones I tossed in the cellar will become more funky over time.

Photo of wolffman17
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison-Brett pours a bright golden-yellow with a huge pillowy white head (much like many of the other Smokestacks). Expected appearance for a quality made Belgian style beer.

In-your-face aroma. The brett imparts a fantastic earthiness while the sacch adds a load of floral and a bit of spicy pepper as well. Dry-hopping adds some tropical and citrus fruits to the complexity. Just a hint of alcohol is noticeable from time to time. Amazing, really, and quite intriguing.

Tastes much like the aroma. No obvious alcohol. I wish it was a tiny bit drier in the taste and mouthfeel, which I assume will gradually increase over time from the brett (this one is a batch 2009-2). But that aside, the depth of flavors and complexity make this pretty special. Nice level of medium carbonation.

Easy drinkin' here. A 750ml is not enough.

Can't say enough about Saison-Brett. The best American-made Saison...maybe the best American-made Belgian.

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best by 03-2013. Tasted 09-2011.

Pours a cloudy orange tinted yellow with a massive, chunky 4-finger white head. Reduces somewhat quickly but leaves a solid ring, lace still sticking near the top of the glass from the first pour. And tiny yeast sediment settles at the end of the brew.

The nose is intensely vineous, very white Burgundy-like with fruity fresh apple, lemon and Bartlett pear aromas. There's some elegant light tobacco as well as a good dose of that vaguely sour barnyardy funk. The hops are light and add a bit of grassy artichoke, while the layers and layers of yeast in this give it rich, spicy and floral aromas- rose, white pepper, nutmeg, coriander.

The medium-bodied palate has a frothy carbonation and an amazingly elegant delivery. Everything in this is dried out- the malt is like dried crackers, the flavor is rich with dry spice rack, the hoppiness is purely aromatic. The bitterness is just enough to balance and sit completely in the background, while the creamy-yeasty Brett funk coats everything like a blanket. More flavors of tobacco, citrus oil and dried grass. The beer finishes long, dry, citrussy and peppery.

I said it in my last Smokestack Series review, and I'll say it again. The SS is the best beer line-up in the entire world. This Saison is perfect in just about every way. Intriguing aromas/flavors. Remarkably elegant delivery. And Boulevard's ability to add any ingredient/process they want to the production of a beer and balance it seamlessly.

Edit: upon reviewing this beer I noticed that this was review number 420... snootch to the nootch

Photo of pmarlowe
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear pale color with champagne-like carbonation, three fingers of pillowy, forever-lasting head. Phenomenal retention and generous swaths of lace.

S: Clean wheaty/grainy character, green apple, pear, a little earthy. Smells phenomenal.

T: More grainy than the nose, a little citrus and apple, mild to moderate bretty funk, earth, and a little sweetish malt. Delicious. I think this doesn't quite come together as well as it should; it's just a touch short of being perfect.

M: A milk-like texture. Medium-light body and a milk-like texture, with medium carbonation.

O: Overall this is an exceptional beer, one of the best saisons I've tried. Easy drinking and great flavors.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2008-1. Summer sunshine yellow with Champagnesque carbonation that created at least eight fingers of eggshell colored foam during a gentle pour. It will be several minutes before there's more beer than foam. The head develops a gentle rockiness as it melts and is starting to grace the glass with ribbons of lovely looking lace. Second, third and fourth pours result in Matterhorn-like mountains of stiff-sticky foam that pull the score up one notch.

The aroma is out of this world! Looks like combining the outstanding Boulevard Saison with Brettanomyces was a great idea. The combination of pale grains, wild grasses, lemon zest and an ideal amount of sourish horseblanket funk is so impressive that the ultimate score is an easy call.

Saison-Brett is at least as good as the beer it was based on... if not a little bit better. It has been quite a while since I bought Saison and I'm hoping that it isn't really retired. If Tank 7 is its replacement, then it has some pretty big shoes to fill. Anyway, back to this beauty.

Brettanomyces is wonderful stuff, but it doesn't work as well when it overpowers the rest of the ingredients. No such worries here. The tangy-earthy-funky quality of the yeast is simply one part (one very important part) of a kaleidoscopic flavor profile.

Sourdough bread and lemon zest are still going strong, as is white pepper and clove on the spicy side of things. These guys must have used a Belgian ale yeast strain as well. Sweet and bitter are roughly balanced and the ABV has to be a misprint. It tastes and feels like no more than 6.5%. Drinkability is through the roof.

The mouthfeel is the only (minor) chink in the armor of excellence. As was anticipated on cork extraction, the boisterousness of the beer has faded quickly. It's now on the lazy side and lacks the lightly creamy expansive quality of the best Belgians.

Saison-Brett is yet another masterful creation in the Smokestack Series from BBC. It looks like this will be at least a semi-regular release, which pleases me to no end. If you have any interest in saisons or wild ales, seek this one out.

Photo of amanofbeer
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a killer beer, for starters, and it had better be for the price...

Chilled to about 40 degrees, estimated, and popped open, no over flow. In a snifter, about a 9 oz pour from the 750 ml bottle. It looks great. It pours a fairly clear gold for a bottle conditioned beer. the head is about 2 or 3 fingers at the first pour, and the lacing is smooth, not syrupy looking, and evenly distributed.

I was expecting a bit more, but it is good even if mild. The rich and bold Boulevard yeast smell is very present, and to a Smokestack Series lover, very inviting. The brett does not stand out in the smell so much. The alcohol is very present when you get the nose deep down inside the glass.

The Smokestack Series all have a very distinct and alluring flavor (from the yeast I would assume) that sits well on the palate. It is moderate and earthy. I would have liked a more distinct flavor from others in this series, but all the same, this yeast flavor works very well with the malt characteristics in this brew.

The gravity is perfect for a beer of this kind, with a medium body, and a pleasant warming in the throat. It feels in the mouth just like you would expect by looking at the lacing: not syrupy, but it remains on the palate.

Drinkability: Do I really only have 750 ml of this?! Bummer...I could drink more...but at 8.5 percent, 750 will be perfect.

Photo of DavidSomers
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bikerbish
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes on 7/4/10. Bottle number 5558 of 13400 produced. No bottling date that I could find. I picked this up in St. Louis in March and have been cellaring it since.

A: A big, pillowy head of 3 fingers results from a medium pour into my snifter. The color of this beer is a magnificent golden wheat. Truly a beautiful hue. The head is tightly packed and thick and takes its time to recede. Said head has a sparkly look to it and it leaves dots and c-shaped curves as the lacing pattern. The volatile carbonation bubbles are racing to get to the top of the glass.

S: An amazingly fresh blast of well-balanced malt, hops, and the Brett yeast is my first impression. Soft, nearly sweet clove and coriander smells blend with a healthy dose of earthy, grassy hops and the funky, wild, sour character of the the yeast. There is some pepperiness evident, as well. The resultant cohesive aroma is reminiscent of a freshly plucked Granny Smith apple.

T: Ooh, very nice. Following from the smell, the bland of components add up to produce a very satisfying beverage. At first sip, the spicy tartness (almost pepper-tart-cherry-like) attacks the sides of my palate, while the sweetness of the malts sits heavy on my tongue. The hops finish out the taste with an earthy drying of the palate, while the cascading spicy sweetness breaks over the dryness.

M: Exciting. When just opened and decently cold, the carbonation is aggressive and enticing, spreading the goodness of the beer to all buds on my palate. I would say this is medium bodied in general, but with a heavy tart and spice presence. The tartness of the Brett pushes this MF all the way to the right of the dial for me.

D: The more I drink good Saisons, the more I fall in love with them. If available to me regularly, I would certainly drink this a lot over time. The spicy, tart fruit, hop combo in this beer really floats my boat.

Photo of bonbright7
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As the cage was released, the cork hit the ceiling like a bullet, I knew this bottle was going to be entertaining. The volume of carbonation was immense as if we had been reviewing a great champagne and I thought wide brimmed champagne style glasses or flutes would have been proper for this remarkable ale.

The orange gold haze of the ale looked fine was it settled down after exhausting its millions of little bubbles to announce its debut. My first sense of the aroma was noted with spices and oranges as I met the first taste. It was amazing in its menu of flavors as the citrusy and spicy ale wasn't sour in the least to me.

Caught in the magic of the moment by this great ale, I noted the allure was highlighted by the ale not being sour, though a combination of tart and sweetness did prevail. Overall, a great bottle as a peer to the best in its style.

Photo of timotao
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHungus
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale bright orange color. The head is a huge three inches in height. It looks like a cloud on top of the beer. Retention is great with foam sticking all over the glass until long after the beer in gone. The aroma is of barnyard funk, wet wool, leather, oranges, sour apples, and the huge sour/tartness only bretta can provide. The aroma is very beautiful. It is so complex and so strong that I find myself losing myself in it. The taste is a bit mellower than the aroma. It has more the the saison characteristics (e.g. barnyard funk, leather, wet wool), and not as much of the bretta. It is still very nice, but it lacks to wow power the aroma has. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated which seems to get in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a very, very good beer. I truly hope I have another opportunity to drink it

Photo of nhindian
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Cantillon wine glass. Bottle generously provided as an extra by mizzouguy in the 'Hype Train BIF', thanks Joel!

2011 vintage, bottle #06631

A - The pour yields to a heavily carbonated brew, even a slow pour creates a rapidly rising pillow of foam. Being that the bane of saisons is a lack of carbonation, I am not disappointed in the level of carbonation in this. Just take it slow and steady while pouring. It finally settles to about 3 fingers worth of head, containing millions of minuscule bubbles and lasting pretty much the entirety of the glass due to the multiple streams of carbonation working together to sustain it. Despite the long lasting head, the lacing isn't very sticky, so there are haphazard clumps of foam sticking to the glass. Still pretty, however. The body is a sickly pale yellow, even lighter than a straw color, and is mostly clear.

S - The nose on this is quite pleasant, actually. I wasn't completely sure what to expect, but the Brett characteristics really accentuate and complement the saison base in this beer. At no point, however, did I feel the Brett dominated. It's incredibly balanced, and the Brett adds just the right amount of funk and tartness to make the already barnyard-ish qualities of a saison pop. You can still get the grass, lemon, and citrus of the base while getting that dank, somewhat stale barn and hay quality. Very interesting for sure.

T - The taste is an almost perfect translation from the nose. Almost immediately it begins with the more traditional saison flavors with the lemon and grass and even some pepper before entertaining some of the Brett influence. Moderate amount of funk and tartness, not really sour in the least, and even some nice malts. Overall pretty funky and very unique. The end leaves just a sliver of alcohol to prove that there really is some of the 8.50% showing through, and even some floral and pineapple notes from the hops.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately light with high carbonation. Almost a perfect mouthfeel right down to the bone dry finish that keeps you coming back for more.

D/O - Drinkability is high. This isn't the most sexy beer, but it's an interesting concept that has a near flawless execution. Although Brett beers and saisons aren't exactly near the top of my list of favorite styles, this is an excellently crafted beer that is worthy of praise. Solid and keeps me coming back for more. This is a beer that shows that craft beer can be considered in the same realm as wine and fine spirits.

Photo of zhokar
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of ThePeskyDingo
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a 750 ml bottle with my friend "mothman". We had 2 pours a piece.

Poured a generous 3 finger head, which slowly dissipated in 5 minutes or so. Had medium carbonation, with some yeast sediments. the second pour of this beer had much more sediments, which is expected.

I smell a crisp smell of orange peel and other citrus smells.

Tastes a bit like the smell, of orange peel along with other citrusy flavors, can taste the alcohol slightly.

Mouth feel is mild to medium carbonation and pretty smooth, very well rounded.

The drink is very easy. Pretty expensive, like most top end beers, But worth the money, at least once, if not more.

Photo of Lukafer
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well, I have traded this beer and I know it's in the top 100, but I have yet to taste it. So, here I go...

It pours a nice golden yellow, and the head is insane! By insane, I mean I poured into a pint glass, and half of the glass was head! So, after I let the head die down, I smell fruit and bananas and a little bit of clove, a lot of yeast and some sweetness, I love it! The taste is spicy, yeasty and citrusy, with some apples and a very little amount of funk, but it's delicious! The carbonation is too much, but if you age it I'm sure it will be okay. I could drink this all night long, good stuff!

Photo of GJ40
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of gford217
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL bottle, 2008 batch 1, courtesy of maximum12 poured into a tulip.

Massive pop when the cork opens up and no surprise when the pour generates a gigantic fluffy white head that goes absolutely nowhere. The body is a slightly hazy golden yellow and as bubbly as champagne.

The aroma is extremely refreshing and bright with lemon zest, Belgian yeast and some spices as well. The brett adds some complexity but doesn't dominate and it's still more citrusy than earthy.

The taste is even more refreshing but with a more prevalent brett presence. The initial taste is off lemon zest and hops with the Belgian yeast forming a solid barckbone before the finish brings the earthy funk to the forefront.

To say the mouthfeel is lively would be a massive understatement. Crazy amoiunt of carbonation, maybe too much though it doesn't take away from things.

This is definitely one of the better saisons I've ever tasted, extremely refreshing but also very complex. A home run from Boulevard.

Photo of Oskee
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TastefulNudity
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. Found sitting in a random bottle shop.

A: Golden orange (completely clear on the first pour, swirled for the second to make it hazy) with the biggest head I've seen on a beer. Super careful pouring still created a fluffy white head that's not going anywhere. Looks pretty good.

S: Funky. Wet sock (in a good way) giving way to apple, pear, pepper, and yeasty sweetness.

T: Take the advice of another reviewer a couple down from me. Let this warm up, and swirl the bottle (not too hard, it'll explode out the top of the bottle). At first I was underwhelmed with the beer because of the overpowering Brett. After swirling and warming, much more of the pear and apple come through with just the right amount of funk at the back end.

M: Sweet and prickly, typical Belgian dryness at the back of the mouth.

O: At first, between the giant head and the huge amount of funk, I wasn't impressed. Halfway through the bottle, this beer is exploding with flavor. I'd have to be in the mood for it, but I'd buy it again. Boulevard never lets me down.

Photo of Chaney
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presently, as of 9/2/11, this is the 2nd highest ranking Saison in the world (crowd cheers and curtain drops...)

Bottle No. 21818.

This is the 2011 version. My brother brought me two of them back from Missouri this last month. I'm drinking one of his.


OakedCanuck gave me one of these in one of my very first trades (Vintage 2009) that I will keep in my cellar till it turns more sour than the foulest Granny Smith apple. Thanks Colin!

Bottled: 2/2011; Best by 3/2013 (bullshit!).

After removing the cage, the cork came out with little to no effort.

A: Poured out of the bottle a straw color, but the brew that collected into my DuClaw Colosuss glass was an extremely murky light, peppery, orange color, with a mild off-white head that would sink Noah's ark.

S: I could smell this thing forever! Not too sour, but the Brett was a very nice topping to a nice showcase of farmhouse funk. Sour apple dominates, with a nice collection of NON-dark fruit.

T: The Brett was apparently very young. As a matter of fact, if I didn't know it was in there, I wouldn't have believed it. Still, an AMAZINGLY smooth saison, with just the right amount of earthiness to this brew. A bit rough around the edges you ask? You bet... but that is part of it's charm.

M: Damn near perfect in terms of carbonation. Fruity, but not sugary... or bleached out sugary in the least. I have to say, this one played the sweet/non-sweet game like a fiddle! The lacing was moderate.

O: I could honestly drink this one all day, but for the sour lover, they will have to age this baby for a L-O-N-G time! One would have to have a microscope to detect any Brett on this brew. Then again... this IS the 2011 version.

Photo of Riggo
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful honey-golden color with a lively brilliant-white head that falls to a collar and sticks around for a while. good lacing.

amazing, lively smell--floral and fruity. first thing that comes to mind is granny smith apple peels but it's mixed with a mineral quality and musty and acidic funkiness. grass, white pepper, oranges and lemons. probably much more that i can't put my finger on.

on palette it's bright, citric, and fruity followed by an earthy, funky, medicinal finish. notes of apple, pear, hops, honey and perhaps cherry medicine.

mouthfeel is simultaneously creamy smooth and tightly carbonated--an aggressive prickliness dances on the tongue. drinkability gains points from the bright, refreshing, zesty quality but the pretty aggressive funkiness cuts those numbers back a bit.

this seems funkier than the first couple of times i tried this beer. if i'm not mistaken the brett character grows stronger with age so that could explain it. the brett may be a tad aggressive but essentially a real game-changing product for this brewery. really exciting stuff coming out of kansas city.

Photo of Sweasty
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boulevard took their rock solid saison to a new level. Saison-Brett pours a hazy gold. With a gentle pour a voluminous bone white head forms. The head eventually settles to a 1/4 inch ring. Plenty of sticky slightly clumpy lace clings to the glass.

This saison packs plenty in the aroma. There's a solid funk that's clearly not been phoned in. Plenty of bretty funk hits first. Sour cherries hit the nose first. An overall sour fruitiness flows throughout. A fair bit of bretty horse blanket is present as well. A well defined floral quality rounds out the funk. A light bit of spice - black pepper - rounds out the nose.

The funk in the nose is slightly more subdued on the palate. Bretty qualities are at the forefront. A light tart cherry quality hits first. A solid floral quality is present as well. A solid and ever present light sourness flows throughout. A more solid black pepper spiciness is present as well. The finish is bone dry with a lingering floral cherry note.

Saison-Brett is light bodied with an effervescent, champagne like, carbonation.

This is one hell of a beer. The drinkability is off the chart. The 8.5% abv is non existent. The bretty funk adds a wonderful complexity to an already spectacular beer. I bow to Boulevard for creating another wonderful brew.

Photo of jamescain
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a St. Arnold’s tasting glass, thanks to texasclimber for sharing this one

Appearance: Very pale yellow, close to white, with a very fluffy white head about two inches high with apparent lively carbonation.

Aroma: An elegant mix of fruity aromas burst from my glass. There is not apparent brett funk, yet you can tell it is there if you know what you are looking for. The brett gives off more fruity aromas instead. There are tropical fruit notes and citrus mixed with the typical peppery yeasty notes.

Taste: Bready, yeastsy, peppery, citrusy and fruity, I’m not sure how many other adjectives I can use to describe the taste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean and refreshing. Very dry finish and high carbonation with a light body make this a definite easy drinking beer.

Overall: I was shocked with how much I enjoyed this beer. If you can find it I would highly recommend picking it up.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,754 ratings.