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
Ratings:
3,254
Reviews:
776
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
677
Gots:
870
For Trade:
59
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2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into stemmed wine Mekong signature glass at Mekong in Richmond Virginia. Wow what a treat! Shared with Issac. Bottle 4100?
Nice golden color with big 2 inch head. Great hop and peppery saison aroma wth a hint of brett funk. Great amazing flavors of funky pils malt, hop, peppery yeast....really subtle but very flavorful and so well balanced. Perfectly dry and crisp.
Such a great brew!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous, slightly hazy amber/peachy color, 2- 3 fingers of frothy, lacy head. Amazing, complex aroma and flavor of pear, white grape, peach, graham cracker, pineapple, guava, horseblanket, barnyard funk, clove and coriander, earthy hops, and even a touch of banana.

Creamy body (for the style) with lots of mouth-coating goodness in the very lengthy, dry finish.

This one is about as wonderful as a saison gets.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with an enormous white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: tart and lively, tickles the nose, yeast, brett, grain

T: sour up front with fruity tones, pear, citrus, apple

M: medium with lively carbonation

O: the best Boulevard beer I've had, flavors are excellent

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of nawpnawp
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 2012 bottle (aged approx 1 year) into a tulip.

A - Pours a very golden yellow with a lot of head that sticks around for awhile until you take your first sip. Then, it dissipates quickly.

S - Sadly, I'm not getting as much of the funkiness as I expected with a year on it, but it still smells quite earthy and zesty.

T - The initial taste is dry followed by a hint of sweetness. The farmhouse feel is still very present, but I wish I had aged this even longer.

M - This leaves a very dry feel in the mouth. Almost like a dry wine, but it makes the drink very clean with little residual feeling.

I really want to like this since my craft beer taste was developed through years of Boulevard, but it still doesn't hit home. I keep thinking that more aging will make it better, but I'm not so sure anymore. I've still got two bottles of this, so I'll see how it fares in the next 2 years.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 3,254 ratings.
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