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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Bottle. Pours a hazy, light golden with a billowing, quickly diminishing white head. Maybe a bit overcarbonated: I nearly lost an eye when the cork flew out of the bottle. Aroma is wonderful: lush, creamy, lemon, light malt, earthiness, some bret. Flavor is quite bitter from the hopping, but balanced with lots of mild bret, lemon and orange, light malt. Creamy, lush mouthfeel. Light, refreshing, and delicious. (June 2010) -- Just had it for the third time. It’s as delicious as ever. A world class beer. This time I was struck by the brett’s tropical fruit notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle shared at Dickinsonbeer’s Saison tasting. Pours golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Nice funky bretty aroma with a light tartness and some spicy notes. The flavor is funky bretty, with a light amount of tartness and some nice spicy notes, followed by a refreshingly dry finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8678) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
750 ml bottle (Batch Number 2009-2 / No 06005 of 13400) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Pours straw golden on color with a large fluffy white head. Sediment throughout the glass. The aroma shows only mild Brett character. It is earthy, funky, moderate lemon citrus, pale malts with hints of sweetness. The flavor opens with a touch of sweetness before becoming dry and funky. The Brett character is more noticeable than in the nose but could still use time to develop. Lemon citrus, horseblanket, various fruits, some bitterness and some alcohol round out the flavors. Medium bodied, ample carbonation. Well worth the try.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is funky, citrus, sweet, tart, and sour. Taste is too much. Twangy, harsh sweetness, some fruit, and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4233) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Hall’s. Hazy orange color with lots of sediment apparent. Lots of floaties if you may. Aroma of some fruit, light grain and tart notes. Taste is dry and easy. Bits of tart and grain. Fratto said "a big dry asshole", but as I’m not into big dry assholes, I’ll let him claim that. :) I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle, batch 2008-1. Hazy golden color with huge white foam that took a few minutes to settle. Nice bretty barnyard, earthy, dry hay aromas with mild lemon. Light frothy mouthfeel. Good earthy, bretty barnyard flavors with dry spices, dusty pale malts, crisp finish. Not as complex as I expected but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Exiled (26) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
750ml Bottle - Batch 2009-1 - Thanks to Mora2000 for sharing this bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a big white head. Smell is lemons, earthy hops, and some spices. Taste is lemons, spices, brett, and a slight hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, and medium carbonation. Overall im glad I finally got to try this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Cloudy gold with a short head which dissipates to a shear film. Bretty aroma, spicy, wet horse blanket. Vevety creamy body, lively carbonation. Light hops, some bitterness, straw and yeast. Nice one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (2333) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle - thanks jimmack for the generous share) Finger plus of a pure white foamy head; orangey-yellow color that was mostly clear. Very funky up front, but not totally barnyard; a little tart and fruity as well. Funky and hoppy at the same time; really strong flavors from both those aspects...gotta love the brett prominence in this. Bit earthy and grassy as well. Lighter body; very vibrant, bubbly carbonation. Could not get enough of this.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
750ml bottle no 05571 2009-1. Pour is light golden with a perfect, yes a perfect head. The head is creamy long lasting with lots and lacing. It has those champagne like bubbles and is simple beautiful; and yes pour this very carefully and very slowly. Smells slightly sweet with a little grass and a mild Brett smell. Feels lite as those delightful bubbles massage the tongue. Taste is a balance of sweet and bitter and just a hint of sour. Crewing brings our citrus, banana and bubble gum esters, and slight bitter sour cherries. This is not big anything, it is a wonderful balance. A great summer beer I hope I can find more.


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