jbuskirk (605) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brewers get off on Brettanomyces. They love the funkiness of this wild strain and its connection to Belgian beers. Yet, Brett is a tricky yeast. It needs expert guidance to be the earthy, funky wonder it is. It’s difficult to think of a more celebrated Brett-focused beer than Saison-Brett. Perhaps there isn’t one. Boulevard has a knack for making Saisons with big malt backbones and large doses of hops. It works brilliantly in this case. Saison-Brett showcases the subtle fruitiness of Brett in the aroma and, of course, the Funk with a capital F. While I still prefer the complexity of Tank 7, Saison-Brett is a fantastic member of the Smokestack family. Also, it’s essential for anyone who loves Brett.
HuskerTan (748) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Subtle funk, spices, citrus, earthy.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid,white head.
T- Funky, sour, tart, subtle spice, citrus, earthy.
P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, tart finish.
O- Had this quite fresh so the Brett was pretty relaxed and the funk wasn’t too overpowering yet. I loved the Tank 7 and even though this is supposed to be what seems most consider to be the bigger better version of that, I still like Tank 7 better. A very good saison, but not my favorite.
NikkTwist (1969) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Eulogy. Murky gold pour. Foamy white head that quickly left a small ring and light lace. Fuller-bodied than expected for a Saison. Complex mix of earthy citrus flavors. Blood oranges. Passionfruit. Chanterelle mushrooms. Mandarin pips. Fruitifully wonderful! Wow, actually a really nice full blend for a Saison. Touch sour. Less herbal than expected. No wrong notes!
JockPhillips (20) - - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ML bottle. 2015. Breath of soft funk. George Porter Jr. on a dash of acid. Light damp earth drying in the sun. Mild jetsam in the mouth.
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@tophops,NYC. Golden color with a white lasting head. Aroma is quite sour with some funky elements. Also some citrus in aroma. Taste is a bit sour with very nice long aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, malt, herbs and grass. Interesting one.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at B12 at the hotel Phillips hotel in Kansas City. Nice flowery boozy taste with a yeasty bready flavor. Taste is a nice sipper. Very good
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the mayor in Fort Collins. Hazy gold with a light beige head. Funky and barnyard with light fruit.
BrewHaMeister (230) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Entire glass of fizzy head on the first pour. 2nd pour, three finger foamy head over straw yellow beer and tons of carbonation; the head is growing out of the glass as it sits. Musty, dank aroma with obvious Brett and citrus notes are faint. Not bad.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw color with white head. Pungent sour Brett aroma. Taste has some lemon sweetness, herbal saison and grassiness. The predominant player is the sour funky gravies from the Brett.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 cc from Whole Foods PM. Turbid golden-orange pour with frothy white head, Hopcitrus, yeasty champagney palate with more apricot and layered flavors as it warms, nice complexity and layered flavors.