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:
#655
Reviews:
782
Ratings:
3,282
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter

A - Absolutely beautiful golden orange with a massive 3-4 finger white head. Unbelievable retention and lacing.

S - Barnyard funk, brett, citrus notes such as lemon zest, as well as some floral notes.

T - Very similar to the nose. Brett makes a huge appearance in this beer (as the name would suggest), as well as phenomenal dry hopped citrus qualities that are to die for. A superb representation of the style.

M - Like most of the smokestack series this one has quite a lot of carbonation. Smooth and refreshing and finishes nice and dry.

O - This is the best saison I've had. Boulevard smokestack series have never done me wrong and this one is my favorite offering out of them all! I really ought to age one of these bad boys for a year or two next time I see it on the shelves.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #: 2012-1
Best By Date: 02-2014

A: Beautiful hazy, bright golden-yellow with a seriously massive, bright white, foamy, sudsy, soapy, lumpy head that slowly fades into plenty of lace and retention. One of the best heads I've ever seen.

S: Huge aromas of yeast and Brett. Barny, grassy, almost vinegary. Earth, hay, fresh air. A faint hint of booze when it warms up.

T: Everything in the nose is in the flavor, albeit a bit more booze is detected. Seriously yeasty and Bretty beer here. A little too "hot" for me which is strange. Too much (still not a lot relatively speaking) alcohol is discernible to justify a high score here. Without that this beer is near perfect.

M: Very pleasant feel with the proper body and carbonation you'd expect from the style. Heavy Brett character adds a nice component to it. Not as cloying or chalky as most Saisons tend to be.

O: A phenomenal beer in itself but an even better Saison. This makes me realize that the excitement about Brett is warranted because it can make a beer very special. I'm glad I sat on this for a while because the yeast seemed to really enhance the flavor profile. Delicious stuff.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 3+ fingers of quickly effervescing head that quickly falls to a thin cap

S: Plenty of barnyard and funk going on up front. Get some light fruits and earthiness underneath. Wheaty malts also come through

T: Nice and funky to start off, with a good deal of barnyard and earthiness. Fruitiness is on the lighter side, along with the wheatiness. Finishes with a hint of alcohol and more tart barnyard

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: An amazing Brett saison with just the right amount of funk to go with the barnyard nature of the style. Definitely Brett focused, and easy to drink. Get some

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,282 ratings