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:
#622
Reviews:
781
Ratings:
3,273
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2013, poured into a snifter

A- A hazy golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Earthy, grassy, lemon rind, funky, some peppercorns.

T- Tasty, lemon, slight tartness, some nice earthiness, some what sweet pear, yeast, some funk, hint of peppercorns, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body, nice carbonation.

O- A great Saison, easy to drink, very enjoyable. Worth the price, definitely will pick this up again.

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

750mL into tulip. all by myself. 2013 vintage, best by 03-02-2015.

A: slightly hazy. head is voluminous, the carb is vivacious. cant pour more than two inches without the foam becoming unmanageable. great retention and lacing.

S: a mild sweetness and a little bit of black pepper. a bit of barnyard, but just a touch. smells like a rustic saison without being aged a touch.

T: dry. very dry. the brett has taken hold but not fully. a little bit of barn flavor, but it is minor. would love to have another bottle of this that I could age for a few years. im sure the brett would really take hold and push this brew in another direction. however since I am reviewing what is in front of me.... a little bit of chewy grain. more and more wheat as it warms. more of tank 7 comes out as well. however the brett takes the base brew and dries it out to the point where the medium/full body turns very medium.

M: carb is rich as I expected. medium bodied.

D: really wish I aged this one a bit longer. however since I do not have this luxury I have to enjoy this brew in front of me, which is not hard to do. a very drinkable and refreshing saison. certainly grab some if you can. however with the price tag and limited nature of the brew I highly recommend a bottle of helios or another bretty saison that is more available. while tasty, I think the reserved nature of this brew helps bode high regards.

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2013 Bottle Batch 3, Good through 2-2015

A great complex beer. Refreshing for an 8+ ABV. On my shopping list. Is Kansas City allowed to make such a good beer! I love it now, but would love to try a bottle after some cellaring.

A - Pours a light golden/straw color with a white billowy 3-finger head, .

S - Yeast, funk, tartness, grapefruit.

T - Slight bitter and sour, slight sweetness, lemon in the finish, light maltiness, complex.

MF - Well carbonated, creamy start with a crisp finish.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,273 ratings
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