shigadeyo (3570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch Number 2009-2 / No 06005 of 13400
3/10/2010: Boulevard Saison-Brett... Aroma: Pungent citrusy hops; fruity yeast; hint of mint; only a slight Brett twist. Appearance: Cork shot out with no problem; pours out into glassful of puffy off-white foam; settles down to reveal a sediment-filled golden-colored liquid; torrents of carbonation. Flavor: Moderately sweet; nice citrusy, sharp bitterness; slightly metallic quickly moving to a slight syrup sweetness; interesting fruit nuances (peach, plum, citrus peel); heafty alcohol that works well with the other flavors (still seems much higher than 8.5%). Palate: Medium-body; good level of carbonation. Overall: Very nice beer; very good overall.
1 pint .94 fluid ounce corked and caged bottle (8.5% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #370 for this beer.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a hazy orange color with large white head. The beer was a mini-gusher. The aroma is strong brett with some citrus. The flavor is yeast, brett, citrus hops and a medium hop bitterness. High carbonation and medium, soft mouthfeel. A very nice beer that is a great example of what brettanomyces tastes like in a beer.
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Gomer’s Liquors in Lee’s Summit, MO. Pours a golden color with a big white head. Aroma is funky, as expected. Amazing bready flavor, get some citrus in there too, My fave saison.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 750ml, corked & caged bottle, from argonaut liquors in denver. batch #2 of 2009, bottle #1049/134000. opens with a massive cork pop and pours a clear, straw-gold, with a huge, rocky, bright white head that lasts for eternity. aroma is excellent with big fruity notes of lemon zest, pineapple, tart apricot, and orange peel backed by big, bretty funk, dry cedar, barnyard, and hints of white pepper, coriander, and sweet, belgian yeast with a touch of old perfume. honestly, if there was ever a "belgian-ipa" nose, this would be it! flavor is great as well with the funky, dry, brett notes taking over initially but slowly transitioning to tart citrus and pear fruit notes with a wave of belgian spices and finishing with bitter, dry, dusty hops. palate is medium bodied and beautifully carbonated with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and no trace of alcohol. overall, absolutely the best saison i’ve tasted and should be the benchmark for all of the "belgian-ipa" hybrids out there. bravo.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml caged and corked bottle.
Appearance: Straw yellow and cloudy with a huge 3 finger foam head.
Smell: Loads of brett, green grapes, lemon zest, and a nice perfume.
Taste: Nice amount of green grape acidity in the beginning that opens up to a pale malt and load of brett. Not very dry, tart, or puckering.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a touch of chewiness and good carbonation.
Drinkability: Only the abv keeps it from scoring higher in this department.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2009
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks stowehop for knocking off one of my wants! It pours golden yellow/orange with a towering, frothy head. Beautiful aroma of oranges, spices, heavy brett influence with leather and horseblanket. This smells really dry, yeasty and funky. The flavor is very funky and spicy. Lots of horseblanket and leather, some orange rind and spices lead to a very dry, hoppy finish. I’m not sure how old this bottle is, but the Brett has really taken over. To be honest, there is something slightly off. Mild hints of bandaid and burnt plastic, but I only noticed it toward the end of the bottle. It could have been the funk destroying my palate for all I know. This was just short of excellence IMO.
ilovedarkbeer (2676) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Angrypirate06. Pours and orangey golden color with a big pillowy white head. Nose is faint pineapple, fresh air and clover patch. Taste is similar with downy, brett, and spice. Very well balanced with a medium length finish. Solid beer.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a hazy golden cream white head. Aroma of brett, cirus,light grass, and some spice. Tast was more of the aroma. Lots of bubbles on the tounge.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2. Bottle from milljam. Golden colored and pours with a thick fluffy head. Fruity aroma of pears, apple, citrus, flowers, fresh cut grass, yeast and a light spice note. The same flavors for the most part. Refreshing. The alcohol doesn’t show. I had the Tank 7 not too long ago and this really does taste like that with an added funky element. More drinkable and refined too. The hops are still here but not quite as assertive as Tank 7. I get a nice citrusy melon flavor that comes out more as it warms and it mixes nicely with the brett character and hops. In many ways this beer is the best of both worlds. Enough alcohol and big flavors to satisfy the Imperial lovers while still being elegant, clean and refreshing. Probably needless to say but I enjoyed this one.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #7456. Hazy orange body, puffy off-white head. Herbal bitter nose with light tartness and lemongrass. Bitter body with hints of pineapple and wood, again slightly tart, but mostly herbal and spicy. Puffy, creamy body. Very good.