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Saison De Lente | The Bruery

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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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Ratings: 1,230 |  Reviews: 499
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2.71/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Yet another underwhelming, overrated beer from the Bruery. Hazy coppery-yellow color, with a delicate puff of fluffy white head. Aroma of pale malts, light citrus, and crisp, herby hops. Light taste of thin, pale malts, herbs, grass and flowers, light lemon zest, musty, hints of overripe melons. A good amount of complexity going on, but still pretty watery and not very flavorful. Light-medium mouthfeel and fairly drinkable, but not really anything special. Aka a typical Bruery offering. I'm really starting to think they water down their beer...and obviously over-inflate their prices.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain, lemon, citrus zest, spices, yeast, and some slight funky flavors from the Brett. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison that is tasty and easy to drink.

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

Poured into a tulip from a 750 ml. bottle.

A: Brilliant golden hue with just a slight haze. Thick, frothy white head protrudes from the top of the glass, and takes a few minutes to settle. Not even a hard pour. Sticky lacing coats the side of the glass.

S: Some lemongrass notes, along with sweet malty notes at first, then yeast kicks in with peppery, funky aromas. Very pleasing on the nose.

T: Lemongrass and hints of green apple mingle with earthy, floral hop notes, pepper, and a wallop of bretty funk. Finish is dry and peppery, but very clean and balanced.

Notes: This is the first offering I have ever had from The Bruery and I'm thoroughly impressed! Moderate in body, yet with a very soft mouthfeel. Drinkability is impeccable! I will be seeking out more of this brewery's offerings in the near future.

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3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: straw to gold. 90 % clear with only minimal cloudiness. Pours a huge pillowy 4 finger head. Super carbed.

S: lemon, spice, funk, citrus hops and feet. Oddly fake mashed potatoes from sixflags great adventure.

T: bitter and sourness from brett. Its definitely funky. Brett funk is so different. This is my first non lacto sour beer.

M: cleansing to the pallet, carbonation scrubs well. Easy to take another sip. On the drier side.

O: Its going to take time to get used to brett. Its such a different taste. You can only describe it as funk and you really only attribute the flavor to the brett. Cool but not something I can easily get into like sweeter lambics.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 750ml Bottle.
Super high carbonation. Hazy straw color. Mountainous dense head that holds nicely. Smells excellent. I get a rose and bright citrus aroma. Punchy aromatics from high carbonation. Not as sour as I imagined w/ an almost three year old bottle. Mild flavors similar to smell, flowers- citrus fruits- black pepper, and a tart acidic finish. Really dry and thin bodied. Mouthfeel like champagne. Found it more palatable after letting it sit. With the carbonation subdued and temperature warmed it tasted batter for me. Good beer, want to try a newer one.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly cloudy gold with a billowing beige head which left rich sticky lacing in it's wake.

Bright aroma of tropical fruit along with notes of spicy herbs and flowers. Also noted a hint of cracker.

Taste of tropical fruits, yeast, lemon zest and cracker.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison from The Bruery. It is the my first of their beers. If they're all like this, then I'm in for a treat.

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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,230 ratings
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