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RATINGS: 858   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2009
750ml bottle: This one opened with a very loud "pop", but didn’t overflow at all. This one poured a hazy golden color. There was a large, fluffy head that leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is nicely balanced. Brett, pineapple, other fruits, earthy, some citrus, hint of spice. Interesting taste. The first thing that hits you is a bit of sourness, and then a little bitterness. Medium body. Earthiness, a little yeast, citrus among the other flavors. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This Wild Ale’s expansive effervescence propels the coniferous brettanomyces through the straw-like cereals, floral hops and pineapple subtleties for a world-class brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam garnishes the misty bright golden.
-The brettanomyces and hops team up for a wonderfully spicy, herbal display of harmony.
-There is no sign of the alcohol in this one.
-This is superbly executed and highly pleasurable.
-Fruitiness is reminiscent of pears and green apples at times.

Bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2009
750 ml. Hazy, deep golden body. Huge, white, frothy head, mostly lasting. The aroma is dominated by brett with its leathery/laquer smell along with some hints of barnyard and plastic band-aid There are notes of toasted grain, resin, lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture that turns velvety in the finish, lively carbonation. The brett and bitter resin are most noticable, but there is sweet citrus in the background. Boulevard’s regular saison is better — more complex, better balanced probably because none of the outstanding aromas and flavors have to compete with the brett. This is still pretty good, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Unclear yellow of color with a white foamy head. An aroma of spice and nice dry. A flavor of spice, hops and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
bottle from citywide. pours ahazy yellow with a big foamy white head. fruit mellon booze, clove, bananna, flower, perfume, and spice notes. sweet. too much perfume melon booze fruit. ok, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1938) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Tart citrus aroma with brett. Sweetish. Flavour is citrus hops again – not a lot of brett here though. Finish is dry with citrus and a bit of alcohol. 26-09-09.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Botle as shown. Pours a hazy yellow golden with a small creamy white head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is with a spicy hay and light hops with coriander. Medium mouthfeel with a crisp citrus hops with a refreshing bitter dry lingering finish. A very good saison from Boulevard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2009
750ml caged & corked bottle (Batch 2009-2, No. 05945) served in a tulip. Hazy golden orange pour with a two-finger thick head of creamy, off-white foam that lingered around. Chunky lace. The aroma had lemon, pale malt, strong coriander, oranges, grass, and some fruity/funky brett notes. The flavor had fresh citrus, wheat, crisp/bitter hops, spices, and a tart, bretty finish. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated. Nice, dry finish. Well done!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitizenZ (26) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
The rate and volume this beer produces head required about 20 minutes to fill my tulip, the towering cream head leaving heavy curtains, much less lacing along the edge. Smells like honey, spice, apricot or mold, similar to a hefeweizen, a deep cloudy amber. Nothing jumps out at first, a hint of bitterness from the hops perhaps, but then a profound dryness appears and casts a border around the sweet lemony notes backed up by a good yeast note. Lively is the right word for how this feels in the mouth, a smooth, uniform carbonation that doesn’t change from the moment you first take it in to the swallow. No real letdowns on the finish either, just good balance. Bottle #07356

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
13allison (5) - USA - OCT 10, 2009 does not count
750 ml bottle from Princeton’s. Pours with lots of light foamy head. Continues to bubble after pouring. Slightly citrus aroma with bitter undertones. Orange-hazy appearance. Funk flavor, slightly sour. Lasting strong finish.


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