Saison De Lente | The Bruery

Saison De LenteSaison De Lente
BA SCORE
84.6%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 1,230 ratings
Saison De LenteSaison De Lente
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way.

The wild yeast in Saison de Lente will continue to dry it out over time, giving a slightly more mature character to vintage bottles. Perfect for warmer weather picnics and Spring celebrations.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,594
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,230
Liked:
1,040
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
9.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
125
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,230 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of Jacobob10
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle dated 12/17/13.

Deep gold/light amber color with a large white head. Big, sticky patches of lacing on the glass as this one went down.

This 3+ year old bottle hit with a big dose of rustic funk in the aroma, after which some floral and light citrus could be noted.

Tart and musty flavor. The Brett has probably had a little too long to run wild in the bottle and oxidation has begun to take its toll. Not bad, but I'm guessing very different from what it tasted like in its early life.

Bone dry in the finish. Easy to drink. A little too old, this probably hit its sweet spot around the 1-2 year mark. Still a tasty offering. Thanks to Muz for the bottle.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to dim orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. There was barely any lacing anywhere on the glass. The smell had a nice sweet refreshing lemon, slightly grassy and leading into a slight dry earthy citrus. The taste was sweet and dry, a nice bitterness invades finely upon the surface of my tongue. There’s a nice bittersweet hoppy grapefruit aftertaste leading into a nice dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the saison style and for me. Overall, I like this one alot and would definitely have again.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshBrews
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Driest saison that I've had. Not bad, different which is a good thing.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Roger Probst selected Shiner Bock as among the "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die."

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had that vibrant yellow haze like a German hefe, even more obscurity haze I'd venture to guess. Aroma was super floral.

Taste hit with some clean yeast phenols bringing lemon and light dry beechwood like grist. Lots of carbonation on this one. Clean drinking. Grassy, floral. Definitely hits those spring notes. Older bottles develop more earthiness. Maybe a smidge of pepper to it.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on from a 750ml bottle into a straight sided Collins glass.

Look is a hazy yellow orange with a thick frothy head.

Lots of funky wet blanket hay aroma.

Taste is grassy and light. Very dry thin. Excellent Easter drinker.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes over 2 years old:
Pours a hazy deep gold producing 3+ fingers of active but lasting, finely bubbled, creamy, off-white head that recedes into a moderate cap of long lasting foam that leaves blotchy webs of lace. Aroma is musty Brett, spice, lemon zest & sweet fruitiness of apple, peach & pear. Taste is a balance of sweetness & Brett yeast mustiness, apple, pear, white grape, spice & bitterness. This brew is sweet but tangy with a nice dry bitterness that intensifies from the finish into the aftertaste & lingers long. Mouthfeel is medium bodied,lively carbonation & dry. The first bottle I experienced & rated was over 2 years old. Thanks to Eric at 5 points bottle shop Athens, Georgia. Very nice.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redgoatman
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corson
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanflc
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The spring saison has a much more prominent malt foundation than the Rue & many others in the style. There is some lye aroma with notes of wheat germ & toasted rye. It also has some classic yeast aroma as well. Taste carries through the sweet malt mixed in with some dried fruit (apricot) and bready Belgian yeast. It is sudsy with a semi-bitter finish. It has definite saison notes but there is lots of golden German lager flavors flowing through this as well.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle states batch #1145, bottled on 12/19/2013. Nearly two years old at time of consumption.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tertullian007
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justin-m
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayPeso
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Golden haze orange in color with 3 finger white head and a column of streaming bubbels. Fades very slow and leaves behind a thick cap with heavy foam lacing.

S - Earthy hops and wet hay along with a light lemon or citrus aroma. The yeast is mellow and the funk and spice are minimal.

T - Has a nice lemony citrus flavor and is quite heavy on earthy hops. Mild spice with a Belgian yeast. Finishes with a touch or tart and bitter, but not much.

M - Light and crisp with nice carbonation and dry finish. Very refreshing.

O - Enjoyable Saison for a warm weather day.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
Beer rating: 84.6% out of 100 with 1,230 ratings
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