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RATINGS: 937   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2009
The holy grail of boulevards. This stuff is truly elixir of the gods. A nice fruity, light saison. Nice brett flavor as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Great bottle. Love the design. Pours a hazy, light honey amber with - no joke - the largest head I’ve ever seen on a beer. A side pour resulted in a three-inch monster of a head - thick and pillowy - and it’s still there. Really nice, mellow aroma - citrus (lemon and mandarin), some other, fleshier fruits (a bit of peach, maybe), spices, some yeast and just a bit of funk. Refreshing flavor - a bit of lime, even, which offsets a good amount of citrus / herbal hops, white pepper, and lots of fruity esters. It’s really bright, but doesn’t have as lively of a mouthfeel as I thought it would given the head (which I appreciated). Really nice brew, especially on a gorgeous sunny day like today.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4328) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle 07572 thanks to Bman1113vr. The smell is spices, fruits, brett, yeast, and funky. The look is cloudy, golden in color, and has a decent white head. The taste is malts, tart, funk, fruits, and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a tall and lively shaving foam style head leaving laces. Dry and citrusy Brett aroma. Medium body, dry Brett accents and some sweet fruits. Dry finish. Explosive - the cork shot out by itself once the wire was removed! 010509

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2009
750 ml bottle shared at one of Hellbilly’s tastings - Pours a hazy light golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor is mostly esters and spice. There is a light amount of sourness to this beer. A nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14266) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
#08 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Soapy (orval hoppy), yeasty, brett, sharpness, sweetness, toasted notes, white sugar, elderflowery notes, peppery, spicy, barnyard. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Should have pine tar. But still, there’s a band aid aroma over light tropical citrus. Bright gold and a fluffy white head. Strong singular brett character, light and summery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (428) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours light golden with a massive soapy white head. The head releases an enticing aroma of sweet citrus and brett earthiness. Taste- brett plays a big role in this brew- very very dry, some alcohol heat, and lots of barnyard. Leather, rope, spice. There is still some fruity sweetness from the malt. Reminds me a lot like Jolly Pumpkin product. Mouthfeel is spritzy from the high carbonation. Drinkability is good, but my only complaint is the booziness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Shared at DLD. Body is golden brown with a nice white head. Aroma is very citrusy, with a bit of spice in the back end. Light, crisp body--refreshing. Plenty of carbonation--normally throws me off--but it works well here. The flavor is light lemon/citrus flavors with bready yeast notes and some very light black pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11089) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
#8 at papsø blind tasting cloudy yellow, large fluffy white head. aroma is citrussy, fresh, fruits, grows less acid over time. flavor is strange belgian blonde like, more sweet, very hoppy. flowery. flavor surprised me as aroma was quite different than flavor.


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