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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle #08720 of 11925:
Hazy golden coloured body with a very very thick tan head that actually shows nicely over the beer - it’s all microfoam. Aroma of pepper, hay, yeast, wheat, candy and even a bit of lavendar. Medium-bodied; Assertive fennel and anise flavours tucked in with wild yeast, cloves, spice and a good maltiness. Aftertaste shows a lot of spicey character with some alcohol very noticeable and a good balance of sweetness and spices. Overall, a good and potent saison - perhaps a bit too spicey for me, but good characteristics are noticeable in this one! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased earlier today at Broadway Wine Merchants in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 31-August-2009.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2009
750ml Bottle #08576...From BFC. Thanks Jake. Nice pop off the cork.. Monster fluffy head that took a minute to settle. Straw/Orange color. Good aroma of yeast, lemon, spices, light grass, with a slight tartness to it. Nice spicey taste, a little lemon and a slight tartness that isnt overdone at all. Light in texture, easy drinking. Overall a solid saison, thanks Jake for the hook-up!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF tasting 2009 ... light hazy yellow ... big bubbly head ... yeasty lemon nose ... light barnyard ... light lemon ... light hop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2009
750ml bottle 1468/11950 (Wine and Cheese Place-St. Louis)-Pours a hazy yellow with a husge white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, brett, and grains. Taste of the same with the spices and brett coming through a lot more in the middle of the mouthfull. This medium bodied brew is very well balanced and done very well. Great brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange color. Smell is spice and some funk. Flavor is mostly spice with some subtle funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy, earthy funkiness, lemon zest. Flavor is spicy, malty, earthy funky brett, touch of honey and grassy. Great farmhouse ale. I’d love to have a few more bottles of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle shared by GodOfThunder @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours hazy straw color with white ehad. Lots of brett in the aroma. Spicy and bretty flavor with yeast and some tart lemon. Light body with effervescent carbonation. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle at the legend of chriso’s pre GBBF09 tasting. Alround rating: Massive carbonation, spicey and yeasty, touch of lemon, dusty unclean mouthfeel. Not hot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Sweet lemon peel, lemonade and sweet malts on the nose. Pours cloudy yellow gold with no head. Spicy yeasty flavors, cinnamon, clove, sweet malts, funky brett, farmy, slightly tart, greay brett complexity with classic farmhouse qualities. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
2006 / 2007 Bottle, thanks to EDA. Gold pour with some white head. Dry grain aroma, some corn, light sweetness, herbal yeast. Not much overall of the brett, a little bit of tart lemony flavor. Flavor is the same as the aroma; and it didn’t really come together for me. Too herbal, not as sweet.


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