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RATINGS: 994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s saison tasting - hazy orange pour huge fluffy white head. arouma is amazing, funky and earthy. caramelly and tart rounded with some spiciness. mmm

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours big hazy yellow with big white fluffy head, plenty of carbonation. Aroma is nice and citrusy and fruity, with some lemon, pepper, citrus, and a bit of tart with the earth and bread of the malt. Taste up front is big lemon zest, pepper, tart and funk, with a nice earthy character that is refreshing and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Thanks a lot for this one Baker. 750 ml bottle from 2009 I have been wanting to try it for a while. Aroma is maybe some tart apple and maybe hints of cherry. Color is pale amber with minimal head. Taste is hay and apple with hints of the brett character but it’s more subdued than I expected. Palate is dry and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Batch: 2009-1 A: Bright, hazy golden-yellow-orange.. massive fluffy white head. super retention and pretty decent lacing. Inviting. S: Funky, indeed. The brett character is ever-present. Somewhat tart. Lightly yeasty. Nice floral-citrus hops. Peaches. T: Much like the nose, this is perhaps the most brett forward saison i’ve had to date. Not really farmhouse funky, but just kind of sour/tart funky. Clean, bright citrus flavors. Lightly spiced. Some pepper and something else I can’t quite discern. M: Effervescent. A tad too much carbonation, perhaps (cork blew off when uncorking and scared the shit out of my cat). Crisp, hoppy finish. O: By the end of the bottle, the brett character simply overwhelmed(underwhelmed?) me. Very nice for a glass, but the refill did me in which is surprising considering my affinity for large bottles of saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7768) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
6/26/10. Brought to the Tally Tasting 2010 by myself. Sour, almost sweaty smell. Mmmm. Nice tart but surprisingly smooth flavor. Mmm again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
750ml bottle into snifter. Pours straw yellow with beautiful white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is of pepper, hints of lemon, yeast, and a tad of brett. Mouth feel is very smooth, velvety, with moderate carbonation. Flavor is moderately sweet, peppery finish with slight brett on thepalate. Overall excellent saison however was expecting a tad bit more brett in this beer as the label suggests.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4056) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 5/30/2015: upped my rating a bit. this is a nice yeasty, light spice, slightly tart saison. the texture is fantastic. 7/2010: Bottle from brewforia.com. Murky yellow pour with a huge fluffy white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon and grass. Taste is bread, yeast, spices, tart, citrus, earthy, perfume and sweet. Definitely interesting. Smooth creamy palate with a sharp bite in the finish that eventually dries out. Definitely one of the better saisons I’ve tried - but not sold on the style yet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Batch 2009-2, 750 mL bottle. Pours murky gold with a fuzzy two finger off white head into a tulip; head fades to lacing. Aroma of tangy Brett, bready malt, lemonpepper, fresh cut hay/farmhouse, bursting with tangerine goodness. Again, loads of Brett/tangerine tang in the flavor. It’s both refreshing and thirst-inspiring. Lemonpepper comes in the middle of the drink leaving a strong spiced flavor on the palate. A bready/hay aspect is present throughout adding some body. The finish is quite dry with a dash of honey. Medium bodied with a fuzzy mouthfeel and a medium level of carbonation. Nice and funky. Draws you in and doesn’t disappoint. Really nice stuff. Kudos Boulevard, it even hides the abv splendidly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes fantastiques de houblon herbacé et de brettanomycètes. Magnifique robe blonde dorée, légèrement trouble, énorme tête qui tient bien. Effervescence très active. En bouche, la bière présente une texture très crémeuse et veloutée. La levure épicée et le houblon herbacé sont parfaitement équilibrés par un malt mielleux bien rond, sans jamais devenir sucré. Finale assez douce et sèche, où l’alcool fait une petite apparition. Spectaculaire et parfaitement équilibrée !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6974) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2010
750ml bottle pours a hazy, straw yellow with a foamy, very active white head. Grassy aroma, floral, hay, lemon peel, spice, musty, earthy, flower petals. Flavor is sweet, floral, perfume, malts, grass, hay, light spice, coriander, like white pepper. Very earthy, like eating the tops of a carrot or the leaves of a strawberry plant. Medium bodied, chalky and very soft on the finish. Very nice. An easy drinker with nice complexity.


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