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RATINGS: 924   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear golden with a huge frothy white head. Nose is spicy yeast with lots of Brett. Great barnyard notes with fruity esthers. In the mouth, it’s first fruity with peach and apricot followed by a long leathery Brett finish. Light bitterness at the end. Excellent Saison with lots of Brett notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (548) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Une mousse gigantesque voire nucléaire se forme lors du versement, celle-ci émanant d’un liquide blond et doré assez limpide permettant de bien voir les bulles très excitées s’activer. Le bouquet est beaucoup plus fruité que funky, les houblons légèrement résineux accomplissant une besogne exemplaire en dégageant des arômes d’agrumes alléchants. En bouche, cette impression fruitée est décuplée par la présence de céréales mielleuses. Je détecte de la cantaloup, du melon au miel et du citron, et le tout est supporté par un aspect sauvage discret. Un peu trop carbonatée, mais quelle bière spectaculaire tout de même.

4.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dodskenta (45) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2014. This is probably the best saison I’ve had so far, it’s simply outstanding, as all beer in the smokestack series are. The aroma is dominated by brett, super funky barnyard, quite a bit of hops aswell and bisquity malts. Flavour is really bretty and dry with floral fruity hop notes. It coats the mouth and leaves you lingering for more finishing off really dry with a hoppy bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (769) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Stupidly foamy. Took forever to get it from the bottle to the glass. But it was good, in a really funky kind of way. More funk than sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (872) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a golden color with huge white head. Aromas of funk, fruit, earthy. Full bodied a beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (229) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
The aroma has a great combination of yeast and bready malt; the yeast reminds me of that found in champagne. The taste is very faintly sour and sweet. The palate is both smooth and strong bodied. Excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (865) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bitter taste. Kept in a bottle from the brewery for a few months prior to drinking. Very bubbly!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (172) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 750 no. Written ’Saison-Brett 2014’. Heavily carbonated with a frothy head. Apples, flowers, some grass - smells more champagne than saison. Taste is definitely towards spontaneous fermentation: dry white wine, almost bitter wheaty taste. A total absence of caramel or malts altogether. Very, very interesting!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (611) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
On tap at Binny’s Lincoln Park tasting room. Pour slightly cloudy gold. Aroma is brett yeast. Initial flavor is muted west coast hops, which transforms into bright grain, then brett tartness, and finally a soft slightly bitter hop finish. Very complex for such a light mouthfeel. Very good and very interesting beer, a bit more interesting than good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainBoosh (44) - - 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


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