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RATINGS: 889   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2009
Eugene sent me this beer and I can’t thank him enough. I crave funky light beers like this (except *this* is 8.5%). Just over 6 months in the bottle for this I gather. I had to get a peek at this beer early. The yeast aroma here is very pungent, sharp, invitingly like clean cloth and hay. The flavor is tart, sourdough bread, becomes a little orange juicy as it warms. Conditioned fabulously - islands within islands of diminished foam. Beautiful to look at in the very settled pour - I received this a few weeks ago and it has been sitting perfectly still, at 53 deg F - bright gold, radiant! The only thing is that the flavor components are all raw, almost separable, a touch artificial. But here is really where I understand Eugene’s advice to wait, which I ignored (but understood immediately - you have to have one to age if you have the first one!).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge off white head that left some spotty lacing. Tons of Brett in the nose followed by some citrus and banana. Flavor was also very Brett influenced with some citrus and farmhouse funk. A great brew, but I’m realizing I like my Saisons with a little more spice to them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
bottle #07572, thanks to bman1113vr for saving me a drive, golden colored pour with strong foam, bretty lemon aroma, flavor is good balance of sweet and sour, honey, citrus, even handed finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
bottle 07572 thanks to Bman1113vr. Large bubbly head. Aroma of funk, yeast, bitterness. Taste is funk, bleu cheese, yeast, and orange peel. Nice dry mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Bottle via a trade with Soonah. #07572. Pours with a huge, foamy white head that leaves good lace over a clearish golden body. Aroma of brett, lemon, horse blanket, spice, and honey. Taste is sweetness, pepper, a nice earthy brett tone, brett phenols, honey. Very, very drinkable, I could drink this all day. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 Nose is mild citrus and yeast. Golden color with a lot of haze. Heavy carbonation, lots of tight beaded bubbles form a long lasting head. Taste is sweet, crisp, and smooth. Some mild citrus notes, and a tad bready. Full-bodied, but light and refreshing. Very delicate but robust... Excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
A very good bretty saison. Pours golden with thin white head. Very delicate fruity notes in this one, with just a mild taste of the brett funkiness. This beer is all about nuance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle 974 of 11950. Sweet aroma, some honey and beeswax, light apple, some orangepeel, and pollen and floral notes. Rich Bubbly head, golden yellow and opaque. Sweet and sour flavors, dry, delicate but assertive with a good duration. Honey and lemon and spices. Medium thick and creamy palate with a rich duration. Light but rich, strongly floral, very good. Excellent saison. Very interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2009
Great Saison. Best I’ve had yet. Aroma is incredibly earthy...hints of straw, grass and pine. Also present is a faint yeast aroma with some citrus. Flavor is packed with candied plums, yeast, sugared pineapple and mandarin orange. Also along for the ride is the Brett, although it was not too funky. Mouthfell is very carbonated and effervescent. Overall, everything was well in balance. The only downside is that when it gets warm, everything is out of balance and the flavor is not really that good, so drink it chilled, and if you are drinking the bottle by yourself, keep it in the fridge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Holdenn for picking this one up for me. #705 of 11950. Cloudy yellow with large fluffy white head. Aroma is funky, sweeter, dirty. Flavor is dirty sweeter, nice, grain, interesting, fruit. Medium body and light carbonation. Very tasty but need to sit on it.


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