Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pour was pale yellow with massive gushing head. fairly clear minus the bottom.

faint pale malt. some bread and light spice

aside from the light pale body and spice, there was a very complimenting fruity undertone going on. lots of sweet tropical fruit. a hint of sweetness.

light at easy for 8.5%. mild carbonation

this really was good, drank way too fast

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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful glowing golden color with a monster white head. Retention is pretty amazing and eventually settles to about one finger of bone white foam.

S: A fantastic mix of musty wet hay and barn with some hints of mango, lemongrass, lemon pepper, faint spicy note and some pear. The brett is definitely present without overtaking everything else here. Really nice.

T: Everything in here just works. Opens with some wet hay, faint wheat, buttery smooth malt and a drawl of funk across the palate. Some grass and pepper hit near the finish and it ends on a dry, peppery hop note that lingers on the tongue. Faint lemon zest, underripe pear and just a touch of booze. Usually I'm not a fan of saisons with ABVs this high, but this is money.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2013, poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real great looker. Huge foaming and bubble bath soapy head that goes on forever, and never quits with big clumps in the head. Bleach white. Golden lemon body color , nearly clear, with a roaring middle column of fire in the center and slow pin head ones on the side. A nearly perfect looking brew.

Bouquet is incredibly fragrant. Floral notes, slight peppery brett. Sweet fruits of tropical and citrus, some candy like sweet taffy and peppermint. Peaches. A real impressive and diverse nose.

First sip is pure joy. Palate literally explodes with the multi-tude of flavors on the tongue. Calm and pepper brett with hints of tropical mango, peaches, and soft malts. Sweet finish with a chewy and slightly effervescent champagne like quality. Giant floral aromatics on the swallow with a great brett warmth and mild sharpness, finishing with sweet honey on the malt backbone.

This is an incredibly good saison, so glad I finally had a chance to try this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle no. 18773 (2011 Batch 2) to a Boulevard tulip. I reviewed 2011 Batch 1 back in 2011. This bottle was cellared for approximately 2 years.

A: Lemon yellow to amber in color with lots of sediment. Super foamy white head that dissipates to nearly nothing but clings to the glass.

S: Wet hay, apple, and alfalfa as before, but also much more of a floral tulip aroma. Less of a wet pile of hay, more of a green grassy pasture.

T: Malt, grass, coriander, pepper, Granny Smith apple, lots of Belgian sugars, and a more tart finish than before cellaring.

M: Medium-bodied, with a good measure of hops bitterness (as this is a dry-hopped Tank 7), a peppery burn from the 8.5% ABV and a dry finish.

O: A very good saison / farmhouse. Tart without a pucker factor. As the pour warms, it's very much pasture and apples. I think a horse would really love this and I do, too.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a short tulip.

Appearance- Huge rocky eggshell head, clear golden body. Decent lacing.

Aroma- Pleasant Brett (probably will grow as it ages), lavender, more flowers, very nice.

Flavor- Very pleasant funkiness. Orange fruity character. Some medicinal funkiness lingering on the finish. Very nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Big creamy carbonation, not sharp, light body, dry finish.

Overall- This is apparently based on Tank 7, and I think that it's a great counterpoint. Relevatory. This is what I like!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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