Saison-Brett | Boulevard Brewing Co.

3,227 Ratings

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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Photo of dunklevice
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of superspak
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/22/2016. Pours lightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with insane retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Insane appearance. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, pear, lemon zest, orange zest, apple, hay, straw, floral, grass, peppercorn, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy/funky yeast, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, pear, lemon zest, orange zest, apple, peppercorn, clove, hay, straw, floral, grass, wheat, bread, light honey, musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Big peppery/spicy yeast and light herbal/floral hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus peel, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy/funky yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spicy yeast balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, prickly/foamy, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class Brett saison! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy/funky yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; super smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
Batch Number L012916-1
Best By Date 01-2018

This bottle has about 8-9 months on it. Enough time for the Brett to come out and show some muscle for sure.

First thing to note is the awesome appearance. Gold in color and hazy, but look at that head! What do you call it? Frothy? Rocky? Mountainous?! I don't know but I love it. Even with a slow pour the head was out of control and took a few minutes to die down.

The aroma is difficult for me to describe. The best I can come up with is earthy and funky. There is a faint lemon citrus quality to it that could be from the hops but it's hard to tell.

The flavor brings more earth and funk to the table. It's sharp and biting, yet incredibly drinkable. Finishes super dry with a lingering bitterness that stays with you even after the final sip.

This is a great beer and one that has been on my "wants" list for a long time. After 9 months in the bottle it's a total Brett showcase. Full of flavor and character yet light on the palate. The bottle was gone before I knew it. Cheers!

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Photo of _Adam_
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 batch, poured from a 750ml bottle into a Belgian tulip glass. Pours a VERY hazy, and radiant golden color, with a beautiful and stable fluffy off-white head that lingers and leaves beautiful lacing all along the sides of the glass as you drink. The smell is very earthy, a little funky, grassy, and a spot of citrus. The Brett is very detectable, but not as POW as I was expecting. The taste follows but much more pronounced. Very earthy with a grassy hop flavor, subtle sweetness in the middle and a dry, ever so slightly lemony and grassy finish that stays on the palate. Complex, funky, and balanced. Feel is fluffy and smooth. Overall, damn near perfect. Not exactly what i expected, but that's part of what makes it so enjoyable; the unpredictability of Brettanomyces.

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Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

The funk on this one is exceptional! In this alone, the beer is well worth seeking out. Cheers!

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

Photo of philbe311
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 Edition

L - A bit of a gusher after popping the cork... A massive (4+ fingers worth) delicate airy head comprised of big chunky bubbles... Stellar retention... The color is a slightly hazy yet vibrant mix of lemony yellow and light amber... Mostly still with just a few streaks of carbonation seen towards the top of the glass under close examination... The overall look regal and rather sophisticated...

S - The brett is at the forefront and provides a robust earthiness and slight funky appeal... This sits a top the base Saison like a warm blanket... The yeast and spice components come the nose next... Lemon zest... Wheaty... Each whiff reveals a slightly new nuance... Rich, warming and robust... Loaded with depth and complexity...

T - The palate is lead by a initial burst of lemon zest... This is quickly replaced by the brett character... Then then traditional Saison characteristics being to shine through... Spicy... Earthy... Cracked wheat... Similar to the nose, each sip reveals a slightly different perspective...

F - Much more pronounced carbonation bite than expected (based on the appearance)... Crisp... Medium bodied... Even and consistent...

O - I've wanted to try this one for quite some time and wasn't let down in anyway... It's a very good Saison with loads of additional depth and complexity added by the Brett... Looks good... Smells good... Tastes good... Feels good... It checks all the boxes, but falls ever so short of being truly exceptional and world class... As it is, this one is just a really really good Saison...

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Photo of Bartleby91
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a wonderful beer that I have been wanting to try for awhile. It certainly lived up to my expectations.
The appearance is a pretty goldenrod with a really nice haze. It poured with a really lively white head that was pillow like and creamy.
The aroma is barnyard funk and straw along with a big zesty note along with some earthy notes from the yeast.
The tastes are pretty similar with the zest and straw being most prominent. Has no trace of alcohol despite being 8.5%.
The palate is medium plus with a great zest that really lingers. Also the earthiness really sticks to the palate Has a nice chalkiness as well. Just lasts like crazy. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer. No alcohol presence and it is super drinkable. Would think it is closer to 6.5%.
Overall this is amazing and I would love to get another bottle to age for a couple of years. One of the best saisons I've had.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy golden color. Decent head with good lacing.

S: Citrus and a funky smell I can't place.

T: I'm new to saison so I'm having trouble with this. Lighter flavored than I expected. Pretty close to the nose. I get some citrus and funk. A little bit of malt and a mix of some other spices.

F: Refeshing. Dry finish and light carbonation.

O: New to saisons and I am having some palate overload with some new flavors. It's good but it's difficult to describe.

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Photo of TripleSun
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750m 2016 bottle

L - A hazed yellow color with a huge head. Had to watch myself during pouring otherwise would have gone all over the place.

S - I'm new to "brett beer" so I really didn't know what I was getting into except that it was a saison that was bottle-conditioned with a certain strain of bacteria. This type of beer is going to have to grow on me because currently I'm leaning towards dislike of the smell. Smells of cat piss, very funky but also had a tinge of lemon mixed in with the citrus nose.

T - Compared to the funky nose it was a lot easier to drink than I imagined. It was like a light saison with a bitter finish but was very citrusy mixed with slight funk.

F - Medium bodied, aged less than half a year on my bottle

I'm conflicted on this beer as of yet will need to explore more brett styles. Very intrigued though.

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a deep golden yellow with a large foamy white. The head dissapates leaving a tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is yeast, clove, white pepper and tons of barnyard funk.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Starts with some light sweet malts followed by pear, yeast, clove, corriander and barnyard funk. Finishes with some white pepper spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Super solid Saison. Very easy drinking with a great balance of flavors.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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