Saison D'Brett
Funkwerks

Saison D'BrettSaison D'Brett
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From:
Funkwerks
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 12.21%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
42
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 08, 2021
Added:
Mar 10, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
Saison d’Brett is a batch of our Flagship Saison aged in our 800 gallon foudre. The oak from the foudre complements the fruit and spice flavors from the saison yeast as well as the funkiness contributed by the addition of brettanomyces yeast.

Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, subtle spices, and just a hint of oak.

Pairs well with dramatic entrances.
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Rated: 3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Best by 1/22/19, had 1/31/19. I’ve done worse.

Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a two inch plus foamy head with great retention and thick foamy lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast, pineapple, malt, black pepper, some wheat, spices- coriander, for one, a little funk and Brett, light stone fruit, light oak. Similar flavors- pineapple, malt, spices- again, coriander, oak- more as it warms, less yeast than the aroma, light Brett and funk, light wheat, a hint of vanilla. Has a light hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, a good light to medium body. Not over carbonated, but feels a little fizzy.

Nicely balanced between the base, hops and Brett, although overall there’s not much Brett or funk. Has a bigger hop presence than expected, but it’s a good result. Drinks easy, very enjoyable, worth a purchase.
Feb 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled funky with caramel and spices. Sweet caramel with a funky bite.
Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 16, 2018
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a light yellow/orange with an overwhelming amount of white head that takes seemingly forever to recede. Aroma is decidedly funky. Flavor is lemony and spicy. Feel is champagne like dry. Overall not my thing. Glad I didn't pay for it.
Oct 30, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that consistently left a short head covering the surface after it died down.
S: Light aromas of funk are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Brett funk along with strong notes of oak from the barrel aging and slight hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer did a good job with incorporating the Brett as you could still taste the underlying saison.

Serving type: bottle
Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by TH28 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle. 1/29/19 best by date. Appearance: Golden and mostly clear, with a low lying white head. No lacing.
Aroma: Light orange and pineapple fruitiness dominated by a grassy, hay funky brett aroma
Taste: Light, citrus sweet maltiness with hints of orange and tangerine. Leans fruit forward, but transitions into a light grass and hay funkiness. Moderately high bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a high carbonation
Finish: leaves a dry finish in the tongue, with a sweet citrus and hay aftertaste
Overall: Really well done saison with brettanomyces. Has a citrus forward overall profile with a moderate touch of funky brett character. It would be interesting to see how this fruit vs funk balance shifts as the beer ages, but the current balance is close to perfect.
Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 750ml bottle with a best by date of 1.14.19

L - blond with no clarity, 1 full finger of head

S - Belgian yeast, candy sugar,

T - spicy, Belgian candy sugar, tasty! Funky and brettomycyes present

F - well carbonated, dry finish

O - a fantastic Saison
Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Serving: Bottle


A:
Pours a clear brass color with three cream-colored fingers of lasting styrofoam head. Good retention; strings of lacing. (4.25)

S:
Pez and funkiness, lemon, sage, general earthiness, cinammon. (4.5)

T:
Big spicy/fruity flavor. Citrus tea, white pepper, lemon grass. (4.25)

M:
Mediumish body with active carbonation and a funky finish. (4.25)

O:
Really complex sweetish, spicedish, beer.
This is a beauty of a beer in the glass, with a thick, solid head. The aroma is something else. Really complex with rustic spiciness and some citrus as well. The flavor is also a lot of the same herbal, incensey notes with a dollop of lemon and orange. This is a beck of a beer. Complex as could be, yet very drinkable, stiff but you'd never know it. I'd definitely have this one again. (4.25)
Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by dsshuck from Delaware

May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Best by 2019.01.22.
A: Pours a nice clear yellow with 1-2 inch bubbly white head with decent retention.
S: Tropical fruit and spicy yeast. Guava, soft mango, tangerine, soft toasted oak, white pepper, lime, and hints of passion fruit and vanilla.
T: A burst of tropical fruit (guava, lime, mango, and passion fruit) quickly followed by soft oak and vanilla with hints of sour fruit and spicy (white pepper) yeast. With warming, ginger and almond notes emerge.
M: Medium body. Moderately viscous. Tropical fruit sweetness, peppery yeast, and softening oak and vanilla. Lacking the crisp bite of a typical saison (more soft and rounded).
D: A nicely constructed brew with an interesting twist thanks to the foudre-aging. Refreshing with good sessionability.
May 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bright golden body with large white fluffy head; ok lacing.

Flavors are bright and fruity, sweet malts, and very very low acidity. Very smooth mouthfeel.

This beer is godlike.
Apr 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 15, 2018
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Starts off as a clear sunshine orange with a fizzy white head, becomes increasingly hazy towards the end of the bottle. The nose has hay and barnyard funk, tropical fruit like papaya, mango, and peppery spice, all perfectly balanced and blended, yet distinct. The flavor continues along this path, the juicy fruit taking on a sweet, candied quality while on the whole it remains dry. A faint crackers-and-cheese taste is added, as well as a warm vanilla flavor. As balanced, juicy, spicy, funky, and all-around delicious as it is, the feel is the most intriguing part. Silky smooth barely touches on it; its divine. There's hardly any carbonation, and yet it isn't flat. It's a little syrupy, but not sticky, full bodied but not heavy. Silky smooth and fluid.
Wonderful. It's firmly a spicy, funky saison, but was able to add enhanced fruitiness as well as mild wood notes. Hands down the best saison I've ever had, and amongst the best brews of any kind. This beer is magic.
Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Apr 05, 2018
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 42 ratings