Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Saison-BrettSaison-Brett
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:
3,227
Reviews:
765
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
673
Gots:
868
For Trade:
59
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,227 |  Reviews: 765
Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. These guys make some amazing beer. Really dry light body. Nice crisp carbonation. Subtle fruit and pepper flavor with a slight sweetness.

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Photo of tzinto
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw orange color with a large soapy head that rivals some of the best Belgians. It retains throughout.
The aroma features at first a touch of lemon tartness, followed by a pleasant floral aroma. There is also a significant helping of sweetness from the malts and peach like fruitiness.
This one is a real treat in the mouth. Interesting and complex. At the first sip one immediately notices the tartness from the brett. However, it is not overwhelming, really, only a touch. There truly is a lot more going on here than just sour. The malt presence is softly felt in the background. There is a dry fruitiness as was evident in the aroma. There is a touch of bitterness from the hops. Also, one thing that truly stands out for me is how peppery it feels in the mouth. Another thing that stands out is how dry the finish is. Overall, quite flavorful.
I would describe the body as medium. It is easy to drink and pairs well with just about any meal.
I think this might be truly one of the best and intense saison I've ever had. I hope to have it again.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npala86
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold/pale amber producing a huge, to the point of being difficult to pour, clumpy, finely bubbled, lasting, white head that leaves chunky blotches & rings of lace. Loads of carbonation bubbling up long after the pour. Aroma is wet hay, earthy & phenolic (Band-aide) Belgian yeast funk, tart citrus (lemon /lime?), hints of pineapple & pear, peppery spice, some egg whites, thin banana, thin cloves & mild resinous hops. Taste is Brett mustiness, Band-aide phenolic, earth, citrus & pine hops, carbonation heavy peppery bite, more intense fruitiness than the nose adding peach & melon to the previously mentioned fruits along with a little green apple & grapefruit in the finish. The aftertaste is earthy, phenolic & fruity with a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with high carbonation, lively in the mouth, peppery, prickly, astringent in the finish & lightly dry aftertaste. Similar to, but not quite as hoppy as, Green Flash Rayon Vert.

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Photo of rawfish
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerMe8
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bentar1987
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrobb6
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pale straw yellow and slightly cloudy. Aroma is earthy, horse blanket, typical brettanomyces. Taste is sweet biscuity malt with a definite earthy, horse blanket flavor, and some fruity yeast. Mouthfeel is light, highly carbonated, and very dry. Finishes wit

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Photo of NEOdrinker
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McStagger
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 01/2017. Picked this one up on the cheap due to expiration but wanted to try the "Brett-ier" take on it anyways. Poured into stemless wine glass.

A: Finger plus of rich slightly off white head. Lots of froth and carbonation that settles into a fairly thick cap of foam. Head reaches up and clings to the glass. Beer itself is murky light orange in color. Moderate carbonation and a lot of tiny particulants floating in suspension.

S: Getting a bit funky. Basement, earthy, slight horse blanket and/or straw manure mix. Underneath is a pop of citrus ala key lime and lemon. Malt peeks through in the third level. Lightly sweetened, slightly honeyed. Smells breddy good.

T: Big hit of Belgian up front. Bubblegum, citrus, slight grass. Earth asserts on the mid palate along with a sizeable hit of Washington Delicious red apple. Even at a year plus, the hops pick up on the finish, with a slightly astringent note transitioning the taste towards red apple skin, bubblegum and earthiness. Aftertaste is very much red apple.

M: Light on the tongue. Carbonation sits on the palate and scrubs for several seconds before diffusing into a slight astringency. Dry finish.

O: At ten bucks a bomber I could buy this all day. And I probably will.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeAM
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MMOSNN
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Dated 2016

L: Pours a hazy medium to light golden color. Off the charts ridiculous fluffy white head. Lasts forever with a mountain of lacing.

S: Fruity and yeasty... pear and apple... fresh cut hay and lemongrass.

T/F: Very complex and fruity... the Saison base is very apparent. Lots of pear, apple, and apricot... lemongrass and citrus zest, with a bit of a peppery/herbal flavor. Very carbonated... almost champagne like. Finish is very dry. Only a bit of funk from the brett... very subdued which is not a bad thing and it let's all of the flavors come to light.

O: Just a fantastic take on their 'tank7' Saison. The brett compliments the beer way better than I'd expected, and this was a great bomber to share. Strongly recommended.

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Saison-Brett from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 3,227 ratings.
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