Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

3,227 Ratings

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage poured into a Lost Abbey teku.

A: Straw golden body topped with a massive pillowy head with amazing retention. Beautiful beer.

S: White wine and crisp pear dominate, with supporting notes of apple and citrus. Earthy brett funk becomes more apparent as it warms. As inviting as they come!

T: Tart and vinous notes upfront, almost champagne like. Bitter lemon rind and some mildly fruity brett character round out the flavor. A hint of bready wheat. Not quite as complex as the nose, but still delicious.

M: Highly effervescent and airy mouthfeel, with little to no indication of the moderately high ABV.

O: Fantastic example of a Bretted saison, could literally drink this every day. The extra time in the cellar definitely brought this one even more in my wheelhouse, love what the brett did since last fall.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 Vintage

To me this is almost as perfect as a Saison can get. It looks amazing in a tulip glass, the colour, the head. It hits you first on the nose with that beautiful sweet funky brett. Your first sip has a little bit of bite from the carbonation, almost like champagne. For me the real winning part of this beer is the taste and the mouthfeel. It has a little bit of a pepper kick which to me is my favorite part of a Saison. The mouthfeel starts off with a bit of sharp carbonation bite but then as you let the beer sit it smooths out so much. Silky, funky, and sweet. On the finish, you notice more of the hops and dryness. I love this one with about a yr on it, but it has always been amazing. Changing ownership hasn't done a thing in my opinion, aside from make it more available and maybe lower the price? Love it!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 2014 vintage batch 1 bottle into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Appearance is pale straw yellow and slightly cloudy, with a huge head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma is earthy, citrus peel, apple, and typical brettanomyces.

T-Taste is sweet biscuity malt with a definite earthy, citrus peel, apple flavor, and some fruity yeast.

M-Mouthfeel is light, highly carbonated, and very dry. Finishes with a crisp bitterness and earthiness.

O-Overall this was a great saison a must get.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 3,227 ratings.
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