Saison | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rio on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of blackie
3.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes taken awhile back, large chalice serving...

a: golden amber in color with a low, short lived white head

s: crisp light barley with a dose of sweeter, maybe caramel malt, a little herbal, a little spicy - pepper mostly, a little fruity, notes of honey and maybe sweet citrus, a decent sniff but nothing to make me think this will be any more than an average attempt at the style

m: carbonation on the medium-high end, body lighter but with sugary slickness at the end that's not exactly pleasant

t: crisp pale malts and a slight toasted sugar sweetness, caramel, hops bring a grassy flavor and a lightly crisp acid bite to the finish, some yeasty spice but nothing really distinct or pleasant - kind of metallic, some fruity esters

o: a little unrefined for the style, nothing off really, just generally plain and sweeter than I expect from the style, and not as nuanced

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Shagtastic for this bottle...

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with two full fingers of pure white head. The foam settles fairly quickly, leaving a ton of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is cracked wheat, lemon peel, fresh cut grass, mild clove, and some malt. This beer smells like a hybrid saison/hefe. I'm into it.

T: I get a lot of malty sweetness up front mixed with mild clove and banana. As it moves towards the middle, the carbonation and spice fades, making the beer sweeter. In the finish, all the flavors seem to fade at the same rate. It's moves off the palate quickly, with only a bit of lingering malt on the palate.

M: Light bodied beer. The carbonation is great, for a beer that has a few years on it. It's light and refreshing to start, a bit coating in the middle, and finishes smooth.

O: This is a decent beer, but I'm glad they decided to make Tank 7 their regular release, over this beer. I'm extremely happy to have tried this, but it far from my favorite Boulevard beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of FosterJM
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1692nd Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop snifter

Not sure what batch #
Thanks Vince for sharing at Steve's

App- A wonderful looking bright looking yellow with golden and peaches intermixed. A small capped 1/2" pure white headway there and stuck around for a bit. More stick than I thought. A bit of a clearer vs. hazy saison.

Smell- A good rep of the style. A nice mix of yeast and banana and wheats. A bit old in the nose. I'm pretty sure this was not a new bottle. A bit thick but used to that with Boulevard.

Taste- Being a Boulevard fanboy I was looking forward to this one and while it was a bit old, it still retained a lot of the saison flavors. Banana and small clove with a yeasty bread behind it. Balanced and not to cloying or bubblegum as well.

Mouth- A smaller medium body with a certain lightness. A lighter medium carbonation with residual yeast and wheat. Not really much of the spice remains.

Drink- Despite being an older bottle, this was flavorful and balanced. Glad I finally got to tick this one. Thanks vinny.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Batch S8317. I think this is last bottled batch from 3/2009?

Pours a slightly hazed orange copper with a thin white head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is old, but has some fruity orange, Belgian yeast, lemon rind, grass and straw. Flavor is a little musty and stale, but otherwise this is a nice fruity and doughy saison. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. Slight taste of cardboard in the finish. Over the hill at this point, but still drinkable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Boulevard Smokestack cervoise. Pours a clear medium golden cot with a nice white head. Plenty of sticky lacing and a nice cap.

Nose has some light grains and faint pepper. A bit oxidized, but still nice. Just a touch of very light fruit in the background. Flavor adds in some semi-sweet grains and light straw. Moderate bitterness and a very crisp body. Light spice through the finish.

Probably a bit muted compared to its prime, but still quite enjoyable and easy drinking.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.
Batch #S8228

A - Pours a murky medium orange with a three inch foamy off-white head with good retention.

S - Lemons, dulls spices, Belgian yeast.

T - Lemony, buttery, wheat, light yeast.

D - Great carbonation with a light body.

O - Pretty muted and lemony.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark shade of yellow. Almost golden, but not quite. Clear at first, but gets cloudy on subsequent pours. Forms a moderate to large bubbly white head that reduces down to a thin surface coating. Some decent lacing.

S: Some light pale malts, a little grassy hops, some lemon, and a touch of yeast.

T: Starts off with a good dose of pale malt. Light toast, bread, and biscuit. Then some apple notes, light yeasty spice, and a notes of peach and lemon. Rather spicy on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, but this one has more body than the typical saison. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: I enjoyed this beer. I found this one to have a bit more "meat" to it than the typical Saison while the yeasty qualities were toned down a bit. An enjoyable Saison.

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Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a rocky head with decent lacing.

S: spices with candy sugar up front followed by a lot of dry, funky barnyard aromas.

T: similar to the aroma, spices and sweet fruit up front with funky, barnyard flavoes following. The finish is dry and bready.

M: light body with medium-high carbonation, this beer is light, dry, and clean.

O: despite being a couple of years old, this beer is still tasty and quite enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow with some tiny floaties. Small head hangs on for a long time. Big flavor...some roughness...earthy, fruit rind, pepper...minimal malt and sweetness. At a tasting most tasters prefered this over the Brett, but I'm not convinced. The Brett varies each year and in the bottle vs on tap, and I've enjoyed much on tap at some of those crazy pre-GABF parties.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a nice white head. Lots of orange in the nose along with some vanilla. Slight vegetable. Medium mouthfeel. Malty, orange, wheat, f me where did the saison go?! Lots of caramel and orange. Slight hop note in the back end. It’s not bat but it suprises me that this is not more like a really saison.

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Photo of mothman
3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch s8254

Pours a white head leaves some nice rings. Color is golden orange.

Aroma: very malty and bready. Funky with a must. Has a lemon and orange citrus. Very sweet. Orange dream sickle.

Taste: very bready and malty. Tons of oranges. Not so funky. Musty. Some spices. It tastes old. Odd.

Overall, I think this is past it's prime. It tastes old and I don't like that. I do like the oranges however. Not to saison like.

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Saison from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 284 ratings