Brother Levonian Saison | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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90 Ratings
Brother Levonian SaisonBrother Levonian Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version wasn't bottled. For the Port Brewing version: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/5318/49726

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,121
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
90
pDev:
14.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a taster at the Miramar location in San Diego. Tart with a nice flavor.

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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap @ Aces & Ales

A – Very bright in the glass, pale yellow with a tall bright white head. Lacing left behind is solid and the retention is great throughout.

S – Nice for the style, yeasty notes for the most part, bright lemon, star anise and a nice grassy note.

T – Quite refreshing, lemongrass, citrus and banana notes, not much of a yeasty funk here.

M – Good balance here, some of the notes in the nose and taste may lead this one to be a bit thick. Overall a very nice mouthfeel, carbonation level cuts through the residual sweetness. Clean finish.

O – A nice refreshing Saison. Nice to find it on tap. Out of the bottle some of the sweeter and yeastier notes may dominate. A very good looking, and tasting beer here.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a thin 1/4" head.

Smell: spicines is up front, with some floral bitterness in the background.

Taste: graint malt, lemon zest, pepper, some other spiciness along with some earthiness. Bitterness is pretty noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and very dry dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: a decent saison that is quite dry and also has a bit more hop presence than other saisons.

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Brother Levonian Saison from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 90 ratings