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RATINGS: 916   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillHick420 (438) - North Dakota, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Pours straw, with a white frothy head, with big tracing. Nose of banana, fruit. Aroma of fruit, mango, passion fruits, some floral hops/spruce detected. Belgian-like yeast aromas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Gas station purchase. Pour. Is a hazy tan tangerine with a big the finger head. Aroma is killer. Fresh citrus, sour cherry, and yeasty funk. What a different flavor.wow. great belgian. Barn beer for sure. Earthy, hay, funk flavors that balance each other. This beer stands out for what it ia. Must be that brett Yeast...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1641) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Hazed brought gold after a bit of yeast disturbance; abundant, cascading foam, even with great care. Fresh meadow and cutting herbal nose, with softening stone fruit moments and a persistent lacquer of alcohol. White peppercorns, lavender, green banana also present. Minor phenols to round out a prototypical high booze brett aroma.

Blanched almonds provide a creamy, sweet flavor that balances the generally angular, funky disposition here. Bretty dry cherry and pineapple acid and gruyere like funk are always lingering. Alcohol character is slightly obese. Finishing flavors are soap-like, floral and medicinal driven. A fiery, acidic, wooden JP like impression is foundational here.

The careful pour initially yielded a mountainous rocky foam, and throughout, the palate seems to shift course several times perhaps owing to that issue. It is initially tense and thin, but with a bit of time and yeast pour livens with carbonation, zest, and depth; the final impression is somewhat washy and stretched out. The life drained more quickly from this than from the many stellar tap versions I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle to tulip Wheat, lemongrass, yeast, barnyard funk, daffodil. Pours a light clear amber with a voluminous white frothy head leaving loads of lacing and beer on my counter. Taste is pepper, grains, yeast, bubble gum, and green grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1536) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750 mL bottle from Tasty Beverage, Raleigh, NC (March 2013 bottle). HUGE foamy off-white head. Pours yellowish-orange. Aroma of lemon zest and hay. Taste features citrus, leather, Earth, and white pepper. Slightly bitter finish but not unpleasant. The brettanomyces does not add the expected sourness one might hope for but this is still a nicely done saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"yee-haw. Dry, funky brett aroma, hops, light spice. Flavor and feel awesome too. Barn, a little sweet and sour, crisp hop bite, super dry finish. Loved this beer!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2014 - Drank on 9/12/14. Pours hazy yellow with a HUGE head. It took me about 10 minutes to pour the bomber into two glasses because I had to keep letting the head subside. That said, the smell is like Tank 7 with a little band-aid barnyard funk. Taste is same. Mouthfeel is medium but creamy, coats the mouth. I got another bottle, will re-rate when I open it in a year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (840) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap @ Burgundian for Brettfest. Pours pale yellowish golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is dry lightly tart and sweet malt - amazing. Taste is clean dry light malt, a bit of residual tartness on the finish. Lingers quite dry. A nice twist on Tank 7 - much drier and with a pleasant but light tartness. Like Tank 7, big abv is well hidden. Liked this a bunch, am regretting passing up some bottles when I saw them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/16/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. 2013 release. Hazy straw yellow with 4-5 fingers of off-white head. Good lacing. Aromas of earthy notes, Brett, citrus. Tastes of subtle tart and tangy notes, citrus, earthy notes, Brett, funk, yeast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (949) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2013 vintage. 750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased a little over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($14.99). Bottle opens with a loud pop and a little bit of gushing. Pours a hazy yellow-amber hue with huge white head composed of what seems like quite large bubbles and good retention. AROMA of damp basement, honey-bready malts, tart lemon, floral hops, pepper and dry spice, with some additional funky brett on the end. FLAVOR of earthy-bready malts, light citrus, honeysuckle, green apple, a bit of bretty funk, and a nice peppery tang. Dry finish and the active carbonation adds to the experience. The rather high ABV (for the style) is completely concealed here. Great saison...I like that the brett is certainly present but restrained throughout. (879, 904)

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