Preservation Series: Saison Tonnellerie | The Bruery

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Preservation Series: Saison TonnelleriePreservation Series: Saison Tonnellerie
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Tonnellerie is a new addition to our portfolio of Belgian-inspired saison ales and it could be argued that it is the most traditional as it was 100% fermented in oak barrels.

This sophisticated beer has picked up a rustic character akin to the original beers of the Belgian countryside that would be brewed in the colder months of the year, when fermentation temperatures were more forgiving, and served to the farm staff to keep their thirst quenched all summer long. With Spring upon us, you are just in time to stock up on this new ale for the warmer months.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
38
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Kuges
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

3 year old bottle

A - Deep orange gold body with a light haze. Thick, bright white head pours two fingers high.

S - A perfect nose. Perfectly balanced, funky hay brett with soft apricot, tart nectarine, and silky oak.

T - A mirror of the nose. Outstanding balance and integration. Apricot, oak, nectarine, a soft barn door note, dry moss, and a touch of fresh almond flour.

M - Nice carbonation on a medium frame.

O - My idea of an ideal saison. Oaky, fruity, and rustic. Well balanced, bright, and complex.

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Photo of dar482
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The aroma hits of green apple, sweet biscuity malts, oak.

The flavor follows with those sweet biscuity malts, but surrounded by pineapple and lemon fruitiness. Then onto phenolic notes, and leaning towards a golden strong ale. The decent carbonation. The beer somewhat drinks higher than its ABV.

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3.19/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
2.8/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Maybe its just past its prime. Tastes watered down

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml into tulip. Bottled 3/19/2013.

A: Pours a clear deep golden with a large, thick, and fluffy off-white head that slowly faded into a thick and bubbly film.
S: Huge notes of golden fruits and spice mixed with musty oak barrel. I get sweet scents of golden apple juice, a ton of yeast, mild bubblegum, and a touch of lemon. Yeast and oak are musty and earthy.
T: Dry, crisp and mildly sweet flavors of sweet apple juice, crisp wheat, spicy yeast, musty oak, bubblegum, peppery spice, and a slight mineral quality in the aftertaste. Honey like sweetness in the finish, lingering spiciness in the aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, bubbly and tingly carbonation, semi-heavy mouthfeel, sweet and sticky.
O: On the sweeter side but nice complex spice and fruity flavor. Drank well but there are better.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 3/20/13.

Smells of earth, cheese, dung and stone fruits. Tastes slightly tart, earthy, musty, developed brett presence with a hint of oak. Some hints of citrus and stone fruit. Slightly watery, dry finish. Excellent mouthfeel with sparkling active carbonation. Quite nice although the brett is a little too much for my preference, especially in the nose. I think I would have preferred this with less age on it.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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Preservation Series: Saison Tonnellerie from The Bruery
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