Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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:
3,254
Reviews:
776
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
677
Gots:
870
For Trade:
59
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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this bottled and on tap and it is better bottled. The cork releases with a pop which gets louder as the beer ages releasing herbal and spicy hop aromas mingling with cidery, yeasty fruit aromas with a little barnyard funk that gets more pronounced as the beer ages. It pours a lively, hazy straw with a fizzy quickly dissipating, fluffy head. In older versions the head is more pillowy and persistent. Bread and biscuit malt flavors support and mellow the tart, citrusy funky, earthy saison yeast flavors. Mid-palate reveals some peach. The palate finishes dry and tart with a moderate hop accent. The Brettanomyces really shows up with a very finely bubbled, soft, moussey texture that becomes more luscious and alluring as the beer ages.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jtee
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 750ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 10 degrees Celsius into an oversized wine glass. Best by date: 16.01.2019

Look: Absolutely gorgeous. The beer pours a brilliant amber-gold with 8cm of dense, rocky, ivory head that settles into a thick cap within 6-ish minutes. Great lacing and overall persistent head. The level of clarity is mind-boggling considering the beer has been dry-hopped. Effervescent.

Smell: Strong and well-balanced. Beautiful and delicate nose with a complex yeast profile. Citrusy esters, floral, fruity, and earthy hops, with additional notes of peppery spice, musty cellar, and faint barnyard. Low intensity grainy malts.

Taste: Strong and balancing towards bitter following the aroma seamlessly. Complex, quite tart, and highly attenuated. Citrus fruit, peppery spice, earthy & spicy hops, and a layered yeast character. The finish is moderate in length, medium intensity, and leaning towards bitter. Damn delicious!

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Drying, prickly, and crisp with a restricted, smooth alcohol warming. Strong presence while occupying the palate, but once it's gone it leaves the mouth feeling refreshed and ready for another sip.

Overall: Mind-blowing. I feel stupid posting straight fives, but I don't know how a beer could get any better than this. It looks stunning, smells enticing as well as intriguing, tastes delicious with perfect mouthfeel, and it nails the style yet takes it to another level. High drinkability and well-hidden alcohol (full 750ml for myself with no probs). Every bit worth the high price. I should've bought more when I had the chance.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 3,254 ratings.
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