Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2013 vintage, poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip.

Saison-Brett pours a bright, golden straw color, very cloudy with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A big, billowy white head rises out of the glass, nearly 3 fingers high, that has moderate retention and leaves some spotted lace behind. The aroma is clean, pale grain, bretty funk, fruity yeast, citrus with some light alcohol. Lots of bretty funk, pale grain, biscuit, lemon peel, lingering berry flavors with just a touch of alcohol. It's very straightforward, clean, simple and balanced, very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of lively carbonation, soft, creamy body that coats the mouth nicely, and finishes a little bristley.

Verdict: A nice American take on the Saison style, and a good use of brett. It's simple and straightforward, but refreshing and easy to drink and one I certainly enjoy each year. Definitely worth checking out for anyone who loves Belgian style beers or any beer with Brett.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

75cl C&C bottle from 2013 bottling; shared with Doug while we were brewing our Citra APA. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 9/9/2013. Review #203.

Looks like a typical saison, except it is über-carbonated. Pours a nice hazy darker straw-gold body with a massive >3cm white head that actually exceeded the capacity of the glass. We had to hold our glasses over the sink, and this is with gentle pours. That's the only real detractor from the overall experience. Otherwise this is a great-looking, very refreshing saison in terms of appearance. Great lacing on this.

Smells really, really great. Good bits of hay, earthiness (assuming from the Brett) and some lemon zest balanced out very well by light breadiness. That saison yeast does a nice job of adding the typical Belgian-style peppery spiciness to this saison. Smells really, really aromatic yet light and ephemeral. I like it!

Flavour on this is very similar to the nose. A nice bready malt sweetness is more than balanced out by the mild funkiness, lemon zest and some fruit skins (grape and apple). This tastes like what Grassroots Arctic Saison smelled like and should have tasted like. A good yeasty pepperiness finishes this flavour profile off. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is excessively creamy, but very welcome. Medium bodied, very, very well carbonated to the point where it's almost absurd. Finishes a bit dry and peppery, which is balanced out by the mild acidity on the palate. Very creamy and thick yet so refreshing.

I really enjoyed drinking this beer. It's a perfect hot summer brew-day beer.. it's like a lawnmower beer on steroids. I honestly think this will get even better after a year, as more of the Brett notes would be expected to come out, which would make this beer taste even more complex and interesting. Nice work, Boulevard. Glad I have one more bottle to see how it does in another year.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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