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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Saison-Brett

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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Funky smell with barnyard, horse blanket and similar brett aromas. Also fruity and hoppy. Similar taste, high carbonation. I love the funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden color with a big white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, some spices, yeast, citric, brett and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild acidic, mild sweetness and a fresh bitterness. Average to rich carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, yeast, citric, brett, some spices and mild malty.
Overall impression: Balanced lovely ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Inbreak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3015) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
0.75l corked bottle. It quite immediately forms a huge, fluffy and really lacing bright white near everlasting head on top of a mildly clouded, or more blurry perhaps golden body that’s filled with lots of big unfiltered floaters. I just love that brett nose! There is something so special about it. It’s lemony fresh and woody with nuances of sales and farm. Some grass and hay with hints of gooseberries. Quite elegant and definitely inviting! It’s somewhat lively on the bubbles this and in the mouth it feels surprisingly thin and dare I say almost a bit thin and watery? It tastes nice, but not at all what I was hoping or expecting. Sad to say. That lovely brett touch is absolutely present here and it’s almost a little cellarish as well. Almost like the cork has infused a little bit with the content and made it a bit to wood and cork oriented. It’s almost a bit dusty and earthy in the mouth actually. Some green apples, fruity canned pineapple juices, sharp brett citrus fruits and a little bit of yeast is also found. By all means it’s a nice one and it actually just gets better and better the further down the bottle you get, but I guess my expectations were just a little bit to high on this. 16.01.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1204) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
Dust and brett dominate the aroma. Some hints of outhouse, attic and spices. Bonesuckinly dry with incredibly high drinkability! Oh saison, how much I love you..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow to orange hazy with a nice head, aroma of brett, olives, horse shit, funk, sweet and surprising, flavor is wheaty and funky with spices and sweetness, highly carbonated, medium to full bodied, nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Encore un beau cadeau de Patrick de la batch 2013-2 qui est meilleure avant le 02-2015. Un liquide jaune avec une mousse intense à la limite du gusher. Un nez de citron, de brett et de pelure de clémentine. Une bouche de citron, orvalesque avec des bretts. SUPERBE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (777) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
Gulbrun med noe segmenter, hvitt skum. Frukteddik, animalsk og humlelukt. Skuffende smak ut fra lukt. Humlebitter smak med søtlige stenfrukter. Litt lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tore_pettersen (191) - - MAR 8, 2014
Mørk gul, uklar med mye skum. Aroma av humle, syrlig frukt/eddik og epler. Smaken skuffer litt, noe tam - men forventningene var også høye. Bra med kullsyre, god fruktig ettersmak med litt bitterhet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (417) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
Gulorange farge med hvit luftig skum. Lukter humle og noe fruktig. Noe tam i smak, samtidig litt champagne feeling. ikke så bitter men noe fruktsødme i ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2013 vintage. Poured from a 750. Aroma is Brett funk and pepper. Flavors are Brett, cloves, pepper, and a bready note. Overall decent Brett saison, I prefer more Brett funk in these. The peppery notes kind of linger a little bit on the back of your tongue also.

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