Saison De Lente | The Bruery

Saison De LenteSaison De Lente
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Saison De LenteSaison De Lente

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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Photo of meeekyh
4.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I found this beer today at one of my local LQs and figured I'd try it based on the many good things I have heard about The Bruery and the fact I generally enjoy a saison. Price was just under $12.

I opted to serve this beer in a Fin Du Monde glass which is basically a tulip. The bottle is a 750ml brown and has a semi-psychedelic pink and green label. The beer is a hazy light golden-yellow with a slight orange tint. The head is huge, white, and displays considerable staying-power and ample lacing.

I will point out that the first thing I noticed from this beer (after the label and distinct 'pop' upon prying the steel cap off) was the brettyness in the nose, not a bad thing but some dislike it so I will mention it up front. I suppose those people are not really likely to choose this beer on account of the label clearly noting the brettanomyces is in the beer. Apart from that there is apricot, bubblegum and a bit of black pepper, a neat combination of smells.

Taste, mmm I do love a good saison. There is this complexity in the light style that rivals most anything I have sampled, and this beer does not disappoint. There is sweetness, though just a little; tartness, but likewise sparing; just a bit of bitterness up front and then more so in the finish, both subtle {edit: I am not sure what I was doing before this review but upon second taste I have overstated the subtlety. If one has recently been to the dentist, maybe}. The combination comes off variously as citrus, biscuits, hints of anise and grass. This is a good saison in flavor and it carries off the ultra refreshing paradigm well.

As for the mouthfeel of this one, it is, in a word, perfect. This beer is dry all around, but not drying. It is on the medium bodied side of light but has a fullness to the mouthfeel brought by the high carbonation as it effervesces all over your palate.

Drinkability: great.

As far as I can tell this beer has hit every mark and then rubs your nose in it a little. It kicks ass. I would be glad to drink more, many more, and to share with my friends and loved ones.


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Photo of snpub540
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange hue that is pretty hazy. Light ring of off-white bubbles make up the head, but they do leave some very clingy lacing on the glass.

Smell is a mixture of a fruity, yeastiness and some floral hops. There is also a nice citrus mix goin on as well.

Taste was very crisp and refreshing. Bready and sweet up front with a nice earthiness, I'm guessing from the yeast. Citrus and floral hops made for a nice bitter and clean after taste. Also some spicy pepperiness in there as well.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied. The drinkability was great. Its perfect for the spring weather as it is crisp to drink on a warm day, but still has a little spice for you during the cold nights.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is excellent, this stuff is deep golden a bit foggy with yeast suspended, I can see shadows of my fingers on the other side of the glass. Head is fine bubbled pure effervescence, bright white egg shell colored head with fine intricate even Belgian styled lacing.

Aroma is very much a perfume like note with floral and herbal hops flowing. A touch of honey and biscuit malts with a wild brett mild funkiness going on in the background. Slight acidity comes with the barnyard, very grassy and spiced delicately. Tropical fruit some mango peach tea like notes coming through, complex brew for sure.

Flavors have a harsh bitterness between the brettanomyces, with herbal, citric, and earthy hops backing it up. Light biscuit malts have a grassiness that blend with phenols nicely juicy tropical fruits hints of mango and pineapple notes. An overall harsh quality is present I'm guessing it's the carbonation that seems a bit forced in most of the Bruery brews that I've tried. Horse blanket just works for the brett infused funk this beer brings, about right in alcohol for a saison style ale. Another complex Bruery offering, I'm becoming a fan of the past few brews I've sampled including Hottenroth and Mischief.

Mouthfeel has an strong sturdy effervescence that seems a bit forced at times, overall body leaves a bitter herbal dryness over the palate. Light to medium bodied, CO2 levels can be a bit overwhelming, the label says to leave behind the yeast sediment in the bottle. I can't help it, I wanna taste more funk.

Drinkability is complex invitingly flavorful and bitter, this is a perfect beer for the lenten season. It screams complexity and I may have to snag another bottle to go with some lamb on Easter Sunday, what a better way to complement family and friends feasting together.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden body, the sort of fluffy head you would expect from a good Saison.

Aromas of white pepper, flowers, and fresh herbs.

Delicate floral and spice flavors as well as white tea, peach, and a light rustic brett finish.

Saison de Lente is quite the Saison. Layered flavors and aromas, it is both restrained and powerful. This is a beer for Spring. A beer you could sip on for hours without ever fully understanding its depth. Subtle and suggestive, it dances around your tongue, leaving you yearning for more.

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Photo of hosehead83
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine goblet
Cloudy, golden-orange in color, with a big, billowy head of foam that hangs out for a while
Aroma-Perfumy,fruity and spicy notes
Taste-Muted fruitiness, orange zest,faint pepper, and an earthy, underlying hoppiness that seems to unbalance the flavor a bit.
Overall, a nice saison, but a bit unbalanced, not quite as refreshing as it could be, with a pronounced, earthy hop profile.

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Photo of wyattshotmaker
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into a tulip,nice hazy golden color with a nice persistent white head with decent lacing.get a bit of orange rind,hay,hint of vanilla,brett.

taste is kinda middle of the road to me.bit of brett funk to begin with,mild citrus ester,sort of floral/herbal stuff going on,mild bitterness,finishes dry.

mouth feel is pretty good,effervescent carbonation.not very refreshing.i feel like this is a toned down version of the saison most of the bruery's offerings,i think this is a one and done offering for me.pretty good,but not worth the money.

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Photo of farrago
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fills virtually half the glass with bone white loose, highly whipped up foam, doesn't dimple so much as crater in the middle, takes some time to get down to one finger or so, average streaks of soft lacing. Very hazy golden orange to yellow color, just about completely opaque, touch brighter around the rims. The nose has an unassuming fullness to it, keeps a discernible shape well rather than splash itself in there, relaxed orange and lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon spice, pinch of pepper, the yeastiness too is understated, simply stated peach, apricot, yellow apple fruit scents, beeswax,lingers unobtrusively for some time. In the mouth it's full-bodied, the carbonated foam helping to increase its palate coverage. On the dry side with a bitter bite in the lemon, white grapefruit citrus which perks up the yeasts and just cooked country bread elements. The spiciness persists, not as easy to parse out nevertheless collectively gives you a kick. Not an obvious malt derived flavors, brush of honey there. Some pressed flowers alongside the apricot, peach, apple flavors. You can definitely call it a "classy" beer, one best sipped slowly over good conversation than intently focused on.

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Photo of afausser
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a fluffy golden straw color that glows like the sun, with about an inch and a half of fast moving head with varied sizes of foam bubbles, starting out small and consistent at the bottom, medium sized about half an inch up, and quite foamy at the top of the glass. The head is incredibly persistent and well supplied by swirls of medium sized (though still on the small end of the scale) carbonation bubbles that are just about omnipresent throughout the glass. As it calms down the bubbles become more consistent. Hazy and slightly green tinged. Nice foamy webs of bubble bath lacing.

Smell: Very nice--slight sourness to it, like crisp green apples and a hint of cranberry acidity, as well as some hay, grass, dirt--slight barnyard and brett funk notes. Lemon peel, ginger, and a nicely done mix of sweet and tart notes. Herbs, wheat, and grass. Smells like spring--how appropriate.

Taste: The taste is slightly sweeter, maltier, and slightly more alcoholic--though this one isn't hot at all and the alcohol is very well hidden. Ginger and clove spice, alcohol, and a slight, barely there sourness are in this brew, as well as golden delicious apples. Finishes with wheat and slightly bitter hop notes. Might be interesting with a bit more funk here, but it's amazing as it is. I'd love to try the 100% brett version, as I think that's probably along the lines of what I'm imagining right now. If it hits your tongue the wrong way, though, the bitter finish and aftertaste can be a little too much.

Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel--carbonation is near perfect. The carbonation brings out some spicy notes, but the brew isn't hot at all--rather, the mouthfeel makes this one pop and the carbonation itself comes across as more of a wintergreen spice. Moderate bitter hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability: This brew is excellent! Well crafted and goes down smoothly. This is a perfect beer for this week (at least in my mind) since we've been having beautiful 60 degree weather in Charlottesville and this beer really seems fitting for the start of spring.

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Photo of vacax
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the source. Dark gold to orange with a full white head with plenty of retention and lacing. Aromas are grassy, spicy, earthy, wood pulp, and touch of farmhouse action. Flavor is spicy, strawlike, grassy, earthy. Some assertiveness in the hops here resulting in a very crisp almost Belgian pilsneresque version of an easy drinking saison. Feel is creamy and pleasantly tickling on the mouth. Nice saison with just a bit of funk and crisp European hops.

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Photo of NCSUdo
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle

A: Clear golden under a huge white head. Good lace and good retention (not surprising with the huge head).

S: A bit of brett and a nice floral fruity mix. Some hay and pear. Slightest hint of pepper. Very good.

T: Taste a bit spicy, bitterness is mild, not picking up a whole lot of funk, but some there, I think it gets slightly lost in the bitterness. Alcohol is apparent despite the low ABV. Some fruit.

M/D: Body is super light, high carbonation that holds up well. Drinkability is pretty good. I could see drinking this on a warm day, very light.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this in an oversized wine glass with dinner. A fluffy light white head formed and floated atop the beer for a short while before collapsing. The beer was a straw/gold color with some clarity at first (early in the bottle) as we tried to decant this. As we continued to support the bottle it became more hazy as the sediment was stirred up. Not much in the way of lacing. Just a touch.

Aroma was fantastic. White pepper, nice yeast tones, some rubber and light fruit.

Candied sugar, white pepper, bubble gum, some light citrus/lemon. While there is a touch of funk in the aroma, it's even lighter in the flavor. It's there, but very subtle. A rubber like bitterness lingers at the end.

Light and airy body, very refreshing.

Very nice beer and went very well with my dinner (seafood)

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, VA. Poured in to a cervoise.

Appearance: Never let it be said the Bruery doesn't know how to produce a good looking saison. 'Cause, if you said that, you'd be, well, wrong. This beer pours a brilliantly clear golden yellow with select flashes of darker, more vivid oranges. If the color were not attractive, the swirling, raging torrent of large effervescence inside certainly would be. Though the maelstrom of bubbles does die down fairly quickly, there's a nice stream maintained throughout, racing upwards towards the pure snow white head. Two fingers in height initially and a good finger-plus for ten, fifteen minutes after that, the rocky, dense crown leaves huge sticky clumps and shelves of

Aroma: Bright, crisp, and clean, without being too showy. Dry, simple malts - relatively nondescript, though occasionally with a flash of honey sweetness - provide the basis for a lot of spicy yeast overtones, green fruits, and a deep dusting of funky must.

Taste: Interesting and thoroughly Belgian. First off, this beer is fairly dry. Tons of pilsner malts and biscuity, simple, unroasted grain notes dance around over the husk of some consumed honey sweetness, but this dryness allows a lot to shine through. First, there's a very large herbal and grassy hop presence, incredibly springlike, that's very leafy, slightly spicy, like freshly mowed grass. The spice is musty, heavy, thick, but not muddled, and is not really identifiable to me beyond the obligatory clove (fainter here than in many places) and a generically spicy white pepper kinda way. This is obviously Brett, but it doesn't really come across as anything beyond "musty," but I guess that's ok - it's a young beer. It's also very phenolic without being medicinal, almost minty and cleansing in places. All this is accompanied by a mild hop bitterness and some faint, light fruit esters.

Mouthfeel: I expect my saisons to be bright, crisp, and large - which this one is - but this one's perhaps a little too large, or at least violently so. The end result is eruptive and uneven, not the large, light, cloudy evenness that you get out of a quality Belgian. As the carbonation calms down a little, it becomes more manageable, but it would be great if it could maintain this throughout.

Drinkability: I actually think I may prefer the Saison Rue to this one. It's a little more complex, more robust, and a better "process beer." This is still an excellent brew, though, and all the more drinkable at a measly 6.5% abv. I'd love to set one down for a few years - it's not going to get any dryer, but I certainly hope it'll get funkier.

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Photo of HopGoblin
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One year old Saison De Lente sampled. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large goblet. Appearance is clear and deep golden. Pleasing tart and spicy aroma with hints of lemon and ginger. The taste starts off a bit sour from the Brett but the evolves into a deeply layerd complex brew. Fruity flavors with bright citrus and hints of blueberries. The finish is long and pleasant. The mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy. Drinkability on this one is excellent. I could sit here all day on this glorious afternoon and keep filling my glass. This beer is certainly a winner from the folks at The Bruery.

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Photo of BeerGodz
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Bright golden color, slightly cloudy, fluffy pillow-like head with great lacing

Smell: Brett funk, lemon zest, cloves

Taste: Up Front: Lemon zest, apple, malt. Finish: brett funk, earthy

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Silky smooth, with a dry finish. Very refreshing!

Overall Impression: This is complex ale with delicate flavors that are really well balanced. It's classified as a Saison, but it's made in California AND they used some Brettanomyces yeast, so I am classifying it as American Wild Ale. Since the Brett Funk is present like some of the others I reviewed recently, I feel that it's a better fit. I am really falling in love with this style of beer. As is usually the case, the 750ml bottles are on pricey side, but well worth it IMNSHO!

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Photo of Xul
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy goldenrod topped by a rocky two finger white head. Body is very effervescent and head sticks around for quite a while, eventually giving way to spotty lacing.

S: Brett is strong up front...hints of lemon zest, peaches, a bit of green apple, and some herbs come through but the brett is almost overpowering.

T: Taste is more balanced than the nose, with a complex range of flavors, none of which are overly dominant. Barnyard funk, tart fruits, some biscuity/grainy malts, a bit of earthy hops. More on the funky side that tart or sour, but there's enough going on to keep it interesting.

M: Very smooth, medium carbonation that could probably be a tad higher but is by no means a detraction. Coats the tongue nicely.

D: The brett keeps it from being something I'd want to drink all night, but I could definitely do a bottle or two without getting sick of it.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival.

Pours a slightly hazy lemon-yellow color with a thin white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of musty and earthy hops with good amounts of funk from the brett. Also present and more prevalent as the beer warms are lemon peel and pear aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly sweet malt flavors up front are quickly tempered by leafy and musty hop influences. Midway through the sip the brett takes hold and brings things to a new funky level, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Fruit flavors lurk in the background throughout, light citrus and green apple.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and had a few more.

Overall this is what I like in a saison, although if taking this route I would like just a bit more brett. A very good beer and it hits almost exactly what it's trying to, well worth a shot.

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Photo of Onibubba
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dense rocky head atop a light orange body. Some rushing carbonation generated by the etching at the bottom of the glass. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is a bit of resiny citris. Not getting much of a saison funk aroma, more of a belgian IPA aroma. Reminds me of a toned down Houblin or Stone Cali. Taste is along those notes as well. The bitterness is more than I would like in a Saison, yet nowhere near what I would want in an IPA. Body is nice, if a bit thin. Drinkability would be better if the bitterness was toned down, and the funk more noticable. Not a bad beer, but not a favorite. I would really like to try a true to style Saison from these guys.

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant creation by this bruery. Funky, brett and barnyard aromas that grows on me Cloudy orange body with white patches. Giant foaming head. A good bitterness, a creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable. A touch of lactose felt, from its yeast. I like brett.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.93/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I drank this from a bomber into a tasting glass at EBF.

The beer pours a cloudy medium brown with a light tan head, not much retention or lacing.

The aroma is pretty light, mostly flowers with a sour finish.

The taste is similar with nice floral sourness but the finish is really bitter in a bad way and pretty much ruins the taste for me.

The feel is ok, medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, I like the thought but the execution is quite there yet.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear orange/golden color with a poofy white head. Head on this one gets tighter with a little swirl. Clings to the glass with fair lacing. Great balanced aroma. Nice cross between mild brett grassy, earthiness and The Bruery's house yeast, that I love. Tastes wonderful, crisp, fresh, earthy, grassy, with a nice hop note and fruitiness of the Bruery's yeast. Smooth and luxurious on the palate but not outstanding. Bottom line very drinkable. This was a good one I will revisit, probably when its a little warmer though.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with fizzy head that died slowly and left some lace. A strong spicy, earthy smell with a mix of some sweetness from caramel and/or sugary malt and hints of sweet fruit along with yeast, orange/citric, sour fruit and spice. A balanced beer that is smooth and has both a sweet and sour taste. Fruity, with berries or cherry or grape coming in for sweetness and some sour citric fruits as well as minor malts and a little prickleness from carbonation. Has a sharp, spicy backbite thanks to some peppery spices.

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Photo of JBogan
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a snow white one finger dome. Thin fingers of lacing remain in it's wake. A sharp looking brew which beckons me onward.

Brett is the name of the aroma. It dominates everything else to the point of the beer smelling somewhat dull. If you wait a bit you can pick out some flowery aromas as well as some soap. If you use your imagination there's even some citrus.

Taste is very similar to the aroma. Everything is dominated by the barnyard trait. It dulls the experience a bit in my opinion. Unlike every saison I've ever had this one is in no way tart or sour.

Mouthfeel is just about as good as it gets. Somewhat thick, with a good smoothness and fair amount of carbonation.

All in all I wasn't blown away by this beer. It's a style I really enjoy but this isn't one of the better examples.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sparkling honey gold with lemon peel highlights and a massive crown of mousse-like foam. The head is more ecru than ivory and develops a beautiful craggy rockiness as it melts. It's also sticky enough to lay down assorted squiggles of lace that become thick sheets and small chunks on subsequent pours.

Brettanomyces dominates the aroma, as it so often does whenever it's used. That isn't a bad thing, though, especially if you're a fan of wild ales. Lemon zestiness and a 'white' spiciness manage to get through as well, which adds to olfactory complexity. Warming opens things up in a major way.

Saison De Lente is exceptionally well-balanced beer in terms of sweet, bitter, spicy, tangy and funky. It also tastes authentically Belgian in a way that few The Bruery ales have so far. Both are major positives. It looks like these guys are finally started to realize some of their potential.

The flavor profile includes snappy pears, tart apples, lemon zest, cardamom, clove and an ideal amount of barnyard funk. It's almost time for this year's SDL to be released, so the fact that this one still has so much hop leafy bitterness is surprising. The finish is slightly tight, but it isn't crisp.

At long last... a beer from this brewery that is properly carbonated. And it only took 7 bottles to get there. Although it won't be mistaken for a world-class Belgian ale, the mouthfeel is solid. It's closer to medium than light and contains the ideal amount of energy.

Saison De Lente (Spring Saison) is my favorite The Bruery beer so far... hands down. It's a terrific Brettanomyces-accented farmhouse ale that can stand toe-to-toe with some of Belgium's best. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Schmaltzy
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottles from the Reserve Society initiation.

A- Poured a nice hazy straw color with 1-2 finger white pillowy head that left clumps of lace all over my glass.

S- Nice Saison smell with sour fruits and barnyard/hay smells, but definately more fruit with small amounts of barnyard funk.

T- Nice sour apple right away with some nice barnyard brett funk and a nice dry finish.

M- Light body with a nice ample fluffy carbonation.

D- Easy to drink saison that is a very nice light fruity, sour, barnyard beer.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into tulip on 1/4/10.

A - Poured a hazy golden body with lots of fluffy white piles of foam that retained quite well and deposited thick, sticky lace around the glass.

S - Initial aroma is reminiscent of slightly sour grapes, peaches and fruit skins combined with a mild musty earthiness and a hint of band-aid and medicinal herbs. Nose is predominantly fruity overall with minimal funk.

T - Fruity flavor up front with a hint of sour Brett in the middle, albeit very subtle. Finishes with a modest earthy, musty character and not a lot of bitterness at all.

M - Medium bodied with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Clean on the palate with a sweet, fruity finish and minimal sourness.

D - Really nice, lightly Bretted saison with a fruity character and minimal funk. Nice, subtle and quite drinkable.

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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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