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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
75cl 2008 Batch 1 bottle ordered from St Louis. Big pop from the cork and a hazy golden-straw color including a large, firm, white head. Nice lacing. Big, busy aroma of banana, citrus sweet & sour, yeast, light hops and brett. Crisp, spicy flavor that mellows out in the middle with some barnyard notes and then finishes clean, dry and bretty! Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Spicy with substantial brett funk in both the nose and flavor. Easily the most carbonated brew I’ve ever had, I could not get the head under control to save my life. I gunned it once straight from the bottle out of frustration and the carbonation was so explosive I had trouble swallowing it. This is a truly outlandish brew, not the best saison I’ve had, but a very good one for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Hazy gold with a fluffy white head, lovely funky barnyard aroma, nice puckering taste with spice and a tinge of malt sweetness. Overall a very enjoyable brett beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2341) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
2009 bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are a great blend of funky brett, pilsner malts, kitchen herbs, and lemon rind. Extremely dry in the mouth, with some savory elements coming into play with the pre-existing lemony hop and funk notes. Some passing similarities to Orval, and an equal in terms of quality too. Well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 Golden orange color, funky citrus aroma, horse blanket. Great head retention, lovely silky pillow head. Lemon and grapefruit in the nose, amazingly drikable, bits of mango and other sweet fruits lying under the sour brett citrus. Almost perfect, really. Amazingly complex, balanced, and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2010
750ml bottle corked and caged. Batch 2008-1, bottle no. 11302/11950. Pours a hazy, golden body with a huge, meringue-ish white head. Clingy and eternally lasting. Funky, outdoorsy aroma with some tangy citrus and Belgian spice - light coriander and black pepper notes. Some lemon and bitter orange. Flavor has some dusty tartness with hints of honey coming from the malt. Some coriander comes through and more of the citrus - mainly lemon peel here. Nice malt presence up front with moderate bitterness and tartness. Refreshing, bone dry finish. Overall a super beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Pours clear gold with a huge, fluffy, cream white head that lasts forever, no doubt sustained largely due to its extremely high effervescence. Aroma is no doubt somewhat hampered by the head that refuses to die, but a nice bouquet opens up nonetheless, sharp bretty funk, big spice and floral notes, a touch of basement and the twang of fermenting leaves. Flavor is brett funk, sweet hay, wildflower floral notes, wet rocks, old birch wood, spice, pepper and basement. Palate is medium bodied, with a slick entry immediately turning dry, lighter feeling on the palate and has an odd, but awesome carbonation, light, sharp, yet somehow velvety at the same time. Great stuff, the aroma wrote a check that the flavor couldn’t quite cash though... This would probably still have a place in my celler all the time if it were available locally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Hazy yellow pour with a big, rocky, white head. The aroma is light lemon, funk, soft honey and wild flowers. The flavor is also very light with bright citrus notes, some brett funk, floral notes and lots of peppery phenols on the finish. Medium body with lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5614) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 Corked and caged 750 from kuphish - thanks! He says it’s the first bottling, so a little less than two years old (No 11302 of 11950). Hazy orange pour with a lacing, frothy white head - I’d say Orvallish but the bubbles are much bigger and sudsier. Smell is loaded with Brett! Funky bitter orange, very dry and crisp. Taste is super dry, with dusty malt and lots (!) of peppery spice. Not really funky, just really rounded, earthy, woody flavor with a touch of darkness. Body is medium-full. A big fan, and a great way to introduce someone to the intriguing character of Brett - strong and flavorful but not extreme or over-the-top.[2010.07.20: 3.8]

Another, corked and caged (L020415, best by 02-2017). Yup, almost exactly the same feelings as before, a touch more metallic this time, but huge pepper, orange, hay, very dry, very slightly warming. Wish there were more Brett character here, and a little more leather/cherry than hay, but that’s just me. A special commendation for extreme carbonation, very crisp and refreshing, alive! [2015.09.16: 4.0]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
Bottled, bought in Spokane, WA. Cloudy golden, lively head. Grassy hoppy nose with funky sweaty brett underneath. Medium dry with gentle mouthfeel and mildl sparkling carbonation. The Orvallish sweaty bitterorange funky brett character is strong, but it still retains balance. Finishes with evergrowing bitterness. Lovely!

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