Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3,243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that's what you're after.

38 IBU

Added by Crosling on 04-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,243
Reviews:
769
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
675
Gots:
871
For Trade:
59
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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why this is rated higher than Tank 7; this is a perfectly enjoyable saison but it didn't make my eyes pop open like Tank 7, Dupont or Sofie did. That said I was glad to see it on tap at a local watering hole and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brendanjames
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cruzgator
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess I should have waited before opening, to allow more aging...
Boulevard is one of my favourite breweries, so much so, that even the $19/750mL price tag didn't scare me away. I couldn't wait to pop this bad boy open (the 2017 version).
The floral tones are strong in this one, balanced nicely with some of the fruit found in Tank 7, on which this is based. Only Tank 7 is better.
With a strong, well retained head, funky nose and boozy taste that almost kicks into gueuze territory, this is lovely beer. But again, not as good as Tank 7 and with a really hefty price tag to boot. Of course it isn't worth $19, except as a one off. Or perhaps I should have waited before opening, to allow more aging...

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mtn
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2+ year old bomber sitting in my fridge whose time had finally come, into a Sweetgrass tulip. This is extremely good and well made. The Brett is more fruity than farmyardy funky, so it is a little less wild than I was expecting, but the integration with the Tank 7 base is perfect and everything works together, superbly. It has compelling floral and orchard fruit notes on the nose, with some good bubblegum yeast notes, as well. On the tongue, nicely layered with all sorts of development of flavors over the course of the mouthful and great integration. Very dry on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden, carbonation is on the high side, body is substantial but not at all heavy. Excellent use of the Brett.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyTwins
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayAre46
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BNarc
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saison Brett 2016 certainly ratnks up there with one of the loudest Uncorkings. Pours a hazy gold color with enormous foamy white head. Aroma: floral hops. Taste: bittersweet, grapefruit, pineapple, fruity, grain & a hint of funk. No alcohol flavor but a touch of heat & plenty of carbonation tingle produce an interesting effect.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 3,243 ratings.
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