Saison De Lente | The Bruery

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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

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4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head and good lacing

S-grains, lemon, spices, yeast, slight funk and sourness

T-grainy malt, lemongrass, yeasty funk, pepper, light tartness, dry and moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-really enjoyed this Saison, think I actually may prefer it to their Saison Rue

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light amber colored beer, with maybe 2 finger's worth of fluffy white head on the top.

S: Very earthy, a hefty load of Belgian wheat, and cracked grain. There is a bit of spice and funk to the beer as well.

T: Earthy is the name of the game on this beer. The beer starts off with cereal grains and a nice grassiness. The middle of the beer is chocked full of yeast. The woody hops bring a nice bitterness at the end, and a lingering bitterness from both the yeast and the hops finishes the beer off.

M: Moderate body, moderate carbonation. not a whole lot remarkable in terms of the body.

O: The only complaint that I have for this beer is that i wish that there was a little more funk/spice to the flavor profile. That being said, the beer is a great balance of earthy/bitter/grainy flavors. It is drinkable and well worth the price.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison De Lente pours a golden-yellow color with some darker hints of amber towards the middle. It's translucent and shows a substantial haze, to be expected from an unfiltered farmhouse ale. The head is incredible; huge, foamy, and bone-white in color. It takes seemingly forever to recede and leaves some very nice, chunky lacing on its way down.

A very nice mixture of some lightly tart fruits and well-integrated Brett-funk collide in the aroma and completely take over the senses. Zesty lemon, apple skins, must, mildly sweaty barnyard, and the impression of wet, funky hay. Both funky and lightly tart with a mild, white pepper-ish spice in the finish. Refreshing to say the least, and reminiscent of Jolly Pumpkin's Bam Biere.

You get hit with a solid bitterness out of the gate, but it's far from being out of kilter. It works really well, and it's expected for the most part. The bitterness is met quickly with some lemon and lime-like tartness that starts settling the grand scheme into a more balanced medium. Some Belgian yeasty-spice starts creeping its way in slowly, too.

Plenty of Brett, plenty of funk; corky, horsey, and musty; full of life, with a good harmony between being tart, funky, and spicy all at once. The finish is pretty dry, and almost hints that the beer was made with rye or aged in oak barrels, though I don't believe either of those things are true here. Crisp, soft mouth feel with lively carbonation and a snappy, dry finish.

Super refreshing saison. As a whole, it did remind me of a "less tart" version of Jolly Pumpkin's Bam Biere. Something that would be great to have in the summer months and shows no signs of deterioration from the spring. I might be inclined to purchase this more often if the price tag wasn't so high.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
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