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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity fresh spicy hoppy brett aroma. Smooth fresh fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with some sour tart hints and hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty smooth yeasty hoppy brett finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pour: Cloudy, golden. Huge pillowy white head, long lasting. Wonderful complex aroma, with bananas, yeast, lemon, vanilla. Luxurious on the tongue, lively carbonation. Initially, a sweet, lightly sour taste. A long finish of hops. Very nice, would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle-2008 Batch 1. I have had this beer on numerous occasions over the past few years, but never rated it, so im rating it from my almost 2 yr old bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge froathy big-bubbled head and effervescent carbonation!. aromatics everywhere! WOW-this thing smells wonderful! Brett yeast, sweet citrus, mint, lemongrass, chamomille, and light woodsy note. When cold, things were not very good-astringent and harsh, but really opens up as it warms with notes of lemongrass, brett, sweet citrus, and pale malts. my only gripe is the malt profile here gets a little mushy flavored on the finish. Palate was much harsher cold-big carbonation tingle on the tongue but as it warmed, things got better-carbonation was not so harsh and the flavors opened up a bit more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a glowing, slightly hazy (due to an admittedly turbulent pour) gold with a large, fluffy cream colored head. Aroma is remarkably hoppy with super fresh, pulpy orange and resinous hops, a good shot of funky, earthy brett, mushrooms, some apple skins, and various florals. What a brilliant aroma. Flavor is nice and full with lively carbonation, lots of earthy brett, lightly sweet midway through, really not much for hops other than a pleasant light bitterness on the finish. What a freaking fantastic beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Draught from Avery’s inaugural Boulder Sour Ale Fest (amazing). Orange with little tan head. Aroma is flowers, a little acidic while flavor is flowery and boozy citrus. A clean mouthful smooth and nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Pours a straw color with a nice amount of white head to it. Has a nice brett, and spice smell going on. Had the typical saison spice taste to it. I didn’t really pick up much brett which really let me down on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
A: A great looking pour on this beer! The color is golden and pretty hazy with a huge, fluffy white head. S: An incredible amount of fruitiness to this beer (which I was not really expecting). A lot of pineapple, apples, and citrus which seems like an odd combination but works quite well together. There’s a mild spice and yeast component which at least lets you know the beer is a Saison. The brett seems to provide a touch of farmhouse character, but nothing overwhelming. T: Again, the sweet fruits really come through. The pineapple and citrus flavors are quite intense and work well with the yeasty, slighty spicy flavors and the dry, lightly bitter finish. Again, the Brett does not provide a lot in the way of "funk," but it does give a touch of wild character and it does help to dry out the beer. M: The beer is quite light and soft on the palate, like a Saison should be. The high carbonation help makes this a very refreshing beer. D: Easily the best Saison I’ve come across. I enjoyed that it was a bit more reserved on the pepper notes and had an increased level of fruit and dryness. A very solid beer and I’m glad I’ve got one of my own at home.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle 7569 of 13400. Tasted this side-by-side with the standard saison. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. The head was thick and pillowy with good retention and lacing. Attractive. Big fruit forward aroma with lots of orange zest, apricot, guava, and baking spices. Much livelier nose than the regular saison. A bit farm yard-ish. Medium bodied and sweeter than the regular saison with a touch of brett funk. Smoother mouth feel with a hint of warming alcohol and moderate carbonation. The sugars created a somewhat sticky mouth feel. The flavor was similar to the aroma with mixed fruits such as orange marmalade and apricot. There were also ginger and spice elements. Good stuff. Think I’ll get a few more bottles for aging purposes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
A clear golden beer with a huge expanding annoying head that took over the tulip. Literally there was no room for the beer, just foam. Everytime I poured this I could barely get any liquid. The aroma was grainy & slightly funky. The taste was a clean grainy taste with the Brett very present, some citrus & tasted like I was licking a piece of fabric in a factory(the Brett I guess).

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle, much thanks to my secret santa! Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a white head. Nose is big lemonhead brett with some cherry pie, candied hay & pepper. Flavor is lemon candy & cherry pie brett, long lasting hay malt with pepper & yeast coming out in the finish. Extremely light (its a good thing!) mouthfeel


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