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RATINGS: 883   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Sampled at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3.0 tasting. Fermented fruit and grain aroma. Yellow body with white head. Dry grainy flavor with some fruits in background and a spicey bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle shared by psprings at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3.0 tasting. Pours a hazy gold with a bubbly white head. The nose is lemon zest, light funk and spicy yeast. The taste is sour citrus, yeast, barnyard funk and light spice with a nice dry finish. Light prickly body. Good stuff – thanks Paul!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Thank you SoLan! Looks lovely. glowing with a killer, filigreed white head. A fascinating aroma includes melon skins, fruit pulps, lemon rind, and nice stuff like that. The body is juicier in comparison, and has a nice sweetness for balance. Flavors include orange, kumquat, starfruit. Lots of fruits that are both sweet and acidic. A healthy, refreshing, lively, enjoyable, flavorful saison. 8-5-8-4-14 Re-rate 2011. Not the nicest color, a bright yellow like pee. This aroma is one of the CLEANEST Brett aromas in beerdom. Undiluted, unadulterated, pure dry, woody and characterful bug. So superbly dry and astringent with citrus peel, kumquat skin, and pith. Great Brett finish. One of the best Brett beers in America.9-3-9-4-17

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Who doesn’t love the Brett yeast? This is a light saison with a funky nose (not funky in a bad way, of course) -- the taste doesn’t disappoint. It’s a medal-winning brett you could drink all night long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Pours hazy golden yellow, tart, citrus, spice, funky, soapy, litle hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Thanks to Mreusch for this, my highest rated Saison. Foggy bright golden pour with a finger thick white head. The nose is unmistakably Brett and moderately sweet citrus as is the flavor. Slightly full mouthfeel with some liveliness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks to whoever shared this bottle at the Sexual Chocolate grand taste! Cloudy gold pour fluffy white head and thick spotty lace. Lemon and spice on the nose. Dank musty flavor with notable hints of grassy hops. Dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
2008; 750mL bottle #05049/11950, via trade with beastiefan2k. I originally had this at BCTC 2007, and I’m happy to have the chance to try it again. Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a huge rocky off-white head. Beautiful musty, barnyardy bretty aroma, with highlights of citrus and light spice. Palate is very dry, with wheat, brett, white pepper and mild spice. I’m a huge fan of bretty farmhouse ales, and this does not disappoint!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Hazy golden in color with a very large, long lasting pillowy white head. Great aroma: tart citrus, pepper, moderate funk, musty basement. Taste has tart citrus/orange and lemon rind, some peppery saison spice, moderately funky and tart with horseblanket- overall nice and dry with active carbonation and a light hop bitterness in the finish. Perfect amount of brett character in this beer. Excellent, thanks alot Ethan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
A beer more in balance than overpowered by sourness, this Saison has a nice hop and ester spiciness, is slightly creamy, and sour with a bitter finish. Hints of pears, apples, bannana, with notes of wheat, grass and a very citrus, noticabley orange, character to it. Very smooth and refreshing.

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