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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes. A: Pours a hazy yellow color with tons of carbonation and even some yeast floaties. The eggshell-colored head is tall (three fingers high) and quite foamy in texture. While its texture is inconsistent, the lacing left behind is...well, it’s inconsistent. Looks nice, though. S: The funk here is subtle, and it’s backed by some citrusy notes. As it sits in the glass, it develops a nice earthen tone, with some lesser qualities of black pepper and phenols. Some very timid sourness can also be caught. This aroma has some nice complexity, I must say. T: Bready, spicy yeast hits the palate first. It’s funkiness gradually builds on the palate, but never to the point of excess. The finish is nice and citrusy, with some underlying lemon notes. Complex, but in a soft, suggestive way: it never bludgeons the palate in any manner M: Indeed, this is a soft yet full brew - a bit too astringent though. Not like it matters, because this is dry, fizzy, and immensely drinkable. I really don’t want this to end. O: I love Tank 7 and I love this. If I have to nitpick (and I always have to, every single time) it’s that the complexity is a bit concealed. Luckily, discovering all of its nuances is such an enjoyable experience. I’ll definitely have to get more next year!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (727) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
1 yr old Bottle pours with tons of carb and head, light yellow and fizzy. Aromas is funky grains and floral hops. Taste is light and crisp with a light tart and funky finish. nice beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (2832) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Une bouteille obtenue via un échange avec Tom10101. Merci! Batch 2013-03. Meilleure avant février 2015. Une robe magnifiquement blonde. Une mousse impressionnante qui ne meurt jamais. Une dentelle complètement déroulée. Un nez qui frise la perfection. Des agrumes, des ananas, des bretts, des parfums de lavande et des houblons orvalesques. Un goût chargé par des fruits juteux qui sont mangés par les microbes. Un soupir épicé et des saveurs de fleurs sauvages. Excellente attention pour mes papilles. Une bouche bellement crémeuse. Un beau corps athlétique et féminin. Une finale très longue et parfumée par les bretts et les houblons. Une solide expérience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmrmwel (757) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours light hazy golden, with a huge creamy head. Amazing crisp aroma of citrus peel, spices, oak and white wine barrels, with nice whiffs of flowers and clove. Full body with average carbonation. Flavour has a nice tartness with fruity yeast and brett, as well as a balanced bitterness from the hops. A mellow, yet lingering tart and astringent finish makes this a fabulous, easy drinking pleasure! Orval’s hoppy American cousin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
A hoppy grapefruit aroma and cloudy gold color with a good fizzy head. Tastes like tart fruit with a slight hop finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopwine (154) - Bend, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours light golden, moderate haze, abundant, dense bright white head. Aroma is brett funk, spice, light perfume sweetness, and faint citrus. Flavor is sharp funk and spice, followed by a sweet, floral white wine character, ending very dry, funky, and lightly bitter. It’s complex, dry, has the requisite effervescent mouthfeel, and has a tempered, but firm brett character. A definite contender for the best saison I’ve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (475) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Flaska från SB. Guldgul vätska med kraftigt högt skum. Dofter av stall, vått läder. Fräsh smak med inslag av citrus och örter. Eldig munkänsla. Medellång eftersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750ml bottle, shared with friends on a weekend away. Thanks, secret Santa! Pours hazy gold with huge white fluffy head - huge, fucking huge! Lasts forever, kind of a pain in the ass actually. Aroma is big and tropical - lemon, mango, a little funk -- Classic brett goodness. Very inviting. Taste: considering how dry this is, it starts pretty sweet with all the tropical goodness. No real mineral presence or earthiness -basically all brett tropical, and the funk is there but really quiet. Medium body, oily texture. Overall: pretty tasty, very approachable. Been on a saison kick lately and this doesn’t disappoint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a ridiculous amount of foam that fizzles down to a thin foamy white cap. The aroma is spicey, yeasty, coriander and lemon, candied orange, apple, perfume/flower, and hay. The flavour is spicey, zesty, lemon and orange, pepper in the finish. Solid, delicious, complex beyond my simple tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Funky and fruity aroma. Very balanced with funky and fruity aroma. Good carbonation. Great beer!


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