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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
Ranking:
#609
Reviews:
779
Ratings:
3,267
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Pencible
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a clear (first half...cloudy in the second half) light gold with lots of fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like bitter lemon zest and grassy hops, with earthy horse blanket and unripe apricot and spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and unripe apricot, with some earthy horse blanket and spicy Belgian yeast, and a bit of dry biscuit and candi sugar. It had a clean and mellow tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of fine natural carbonation. Great slick body.
D: This was a great saison with perfect scent and very nice refreshing taste. The body was solid also, and the finish was smooth. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Built for aging, but also great fresh. This was an impressive brew, and a real treat to drink on a warm summer evening.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle.

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with a massive 4 fingers of white head with decent retention. Hurry up and fall stupid head, I wanna drink.

Smell. Sweet hay and grass, dry brett, some light spicy saison yeast and a nice apple/pear/pineapple fruitiness. Yum.

Taste. Dry brett and and lots of fruits, same type as the nose. Some spicy saison yeast, a bit of light grainy malt, and maybe a little bit of fresh wood. Alcohol?? Hmmm, dangerous.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium soft carbonation.

Overall. One of my favorite saisons (of the ones that are somewhat obtainable to me anyways). Always a treat.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Star date 06/19/2015
bottle: 2012-02 best by 2014-02

She's got a really nice funk smell with a touch of grain a little fruitiness from the hops/yeast.

This is an all-star saison. One of my faves. Probably shouldn't let it get this old but it's still got a ton of character.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Brewing_Rob
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice hazy straw yellow with an initial fluffy head that quickly reduces to an 1/8" lasting head.

Smell: Nice fruity aroma, not very funky yet.

Taste: Sweet malt, fruit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy

Overall: Better than Tank 7 but needs time for the brett to develop a little more funk for my taste. A good beer overall.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of joeseppy
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Generous egg white whipped merengue head that lasts throughout with straying lace. Cloudy yellow gold appearance with aggressive/rapid carbonation.

Smell green fruits, straw, slight funk and citrus.

Flavour has a lemon zest sensation with juz 'nuff sourness, Finishes off with a spicy, peppery taste. All layered well.

Mouthfeel is quenching with prickly carbonation on the tongue. Sourness and spice through the nose.

Quality brew and seems to be difficult to find. Well worth the money. Enjoyed this on a beautiful sunny summer day in the yard-like I'm sure it was meant to be.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,267 ratings
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