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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle, extra thanks to tytoanderso. Aroma of brett, pineapple, tons of citrus, floral character. Flavor continues to be very citrusy with bretty notes that remain mostly centered on the pineapple rather than more intense funked up notes. Big bright citrus with some notes of grass, bread and grains. Dry and refreshing. Luscious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of funky barnyard notes, lots of citrus character, perfume and lots of floral notes. Flavor of mixed citrus, perfume, floral, bready malt, barnyard and light funky notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2009
750 mL bottle. Great aroma of grassy fields, flowers, tart apples. Orange pour with a sufficient white puffy head. Dry taste with a sweet tart like flavor with other fruits integrated such as apricot, pineapple, and musk melon. Very easy drinking beer. Very good. I’m still a bit partial to Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, but this comes in at a close second. Mindblowingly good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Drank a lot of this at GABF. grassy, spice, heather. hints of barn yard , off crisp texture and with light medium effervescence, aroma is full, YUM.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2009
750ml bottle: This one opened with a very loud "pop", but didn’t overflow at all. This one poured a hazy golden color. There was a large, fluffy head that leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is nicely balanced. Brett, pineapple, other fruits, earthy, some citrus, hint of spice. Interesting taste. The first thing that hits you is a bit of sourness, and then a little bitterness. Medium body. Earthiness, a little yeast, citrus among the other flavors. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This Wild Ale’s expansive effervescence propels the coniferous brettanomyces through the straw-like cereals, floral hops and pineapple subtleties for a world-class brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam garnishes the misty bright golden.
-The brettanomyces and hops team up for a wonderfully spicy, herbal display of harmony.
-There is no sign of the alcohol in this one.
-This is superbly executed and highly pleasurable.
-Fruitiness is reminiscent of pears and green apples at times.

Bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2009
750 ml. Hazy, deep golden body. Huge, white, frothy head, mostly lasting. The aroma is dominated by brett with its leathery/laquer smell along with some hints of barnyard and plastic band-aid There are notes of toasted grain, resin, lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture that turns velvety in the finish, lively carbonation. The brett and bitter resin are most noticable, but there is sweet citrus in the background. Boulevard’s regular saison is better — more complex, better balanced probably because none of the outstanding aromas and flavors have to compete with the brett. This is still pretty good, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Unclear yellow of color with a white foamy head. An aroma of spice and nice dry. A flavor of spice, hops and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
bottle from citywide. pours ahazy yellow with a big foamy white head. fruit mellon booze, clove, bananna, flower, perfume, and spice notes. sweet. too much perfume melon booze fruit. ok, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1962) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Tart citrus aroma with brett. Sweetish. Flavour is citrus hops again – not a lot of brett here though. Finish is dry with citrus and a bit of alcohol. 26-09-09.


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