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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Saison-Brett

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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainBoosh (37) - - DEC 23, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow with massive thick persistent white head. Aroma is cut hay, earthy, floral. Taste is floral, hoppy, slightly sour, a little sweet finish. Bubbly, effervescent mouthfeel. Overall good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (189) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
750ml bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Golden hue, hazy clarity with super fizzy bright white head, Excellent lacing. This one was super carbonated from the time I opened it until the end. The most head I have had in years. Lemon zest, plastic, grapes, floral (roses), sour and spice aromas. Light bitter citrus lemon and floral tastes up front with a medium citrus (mostly lemon maybe some grapefruit hints) on the finish. Lively fizzy carbonation on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Enormous bang as I ease the cork out, but no gushing. Vast offwhite head over hazy yellow body with fast carbonation. Strong resiny funky aroma with meaty herbal freshly cut wood notes. Dry-sweet spicy herbal resiny taste with freshly cut wood, old cheese, and barnyard notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, strongly fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish barnyard and cheese and resin aftertaste with herbal wooden spicy notes. Lovely! Full of flavour and highly drinkable. I find the dregs round off the beer, making it sweeter and more palatable. (0.75l bottle, from the wine monopoly at Triaden, Lørenskog.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (348) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours hazy golden with large white head out of bottle. Aroma of wild yeast and floral hops. Flavor similar to aroma but with a smooth spice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (563) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 12 2014) Pours hazy medium gold with a huge white frothy head and lots of lace. Aroma has earthy moderately funky Brett, floral and herbal hops (Amarillo I guess), bit of orange oil, touch of white wine too, wildflower honey sweetness, and a strange almost ammonia-like undertone when warm that is probably a funny funk note and doesn’t really distract. Flavour sweetish at first, orange juice, pale malt, florals, touch mineral, drying, Brett is mildly funky and earthy, touch smoky? Finish quite dry, not very bitter, dusty yeast, herbal/floral with a touch of orange oil. Medium body with super soft effervescent carb. Not super funky for a Brett saison and still has some bright new world hops, but the balance with a little sweet malt makes for a pretty complex beer that is interesting while being really easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2281) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle share. Bottle dated: best by 02-2016 This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow to orange color with a foamy yet bubbly head that quickly died off. Barely any lacing clung. The smell was pure sweet freshly cut grass with a pure lemongrass and lemon peel. The taste followed the nose in a super sweet refreshing and sticky way. Light refreshing lemon aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a really good sessionability about it. Overall, super great saison. Well done and we’ll worthy of having it with its respected food.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL - 2013 vintage) Cloudy gold with a ton of white foam. Dry spice and lots of yeast in the aroma. Didn’t catch much from the Brett. Flavor is dry and champagne-like with a lot of grass and hop notes. A bit too dry but not really sour. Still decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonsen (729) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet i vika. Klar, mørk gylden farge, moderat karnonert med en kremet hvit skumtopp. Smaker aprikos, mango, vanilje, eik,nellik, krydder og gjær. Noe bitter ettersmak. Denne er utrolig god. Fruktig og funky

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
November 8, 2014. Bottle at VilleValla Pub, 2013 vintage. Dark golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is overripe sweet fruity, apricots, mango, banana, spices and light funky. Taste is medium sweet malty and fruity, light bitter, spicy and funky. Smooth creamy body with light to average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (277) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color and massive white head. Perfectly funky aroma. Notes of stone fruit, vanilla, peach, mango, white pepper, hay. Dry and highly carbonated but smooth mouth feel. Flavors of vanilla, Oak, peach, hay, Brett. Moderately tart and really dry finish with lingering white pepper and orange zest.


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