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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2008 Bottle - Pours a hazy golden with a large white head...enigma brew, half the folks that sampled it had no head at all, while other had big ones...also, from one sip to the next, the carbonation would come and go??...aroma was terrifically rustic, grainy, dirty, floral and spicy and a bit tart...flavour was similarly nice, not as funky as some would expect, but still a wonderful complementary sourness to this spicy brew...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2009
750ml bottle thanks to CaryTheDude who hooked me up with a beer i’ve been wanting for a long time. Bottle number 296/11925. Beautiful hazy golden color with huge white head that lingers on and on. Aroma of flowery hops, pale malt, and funk. Flavor of flowers, light herbal notes, yeast and funk. Some spice in there too. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, spicey finish with some hops. By far the best Saison i’ve ever had. So glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Hazy yellow with a huge white head. Sweet aroma with hoppy and malty notes. Flavour was malty with coriander, hops, yeasty and fruity notes. Finished mild bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1717) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Got a bottle of this at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Colour...goldenrod. Nose... spicy, yeasty. Palate... lot’s o’ carbonation, and you can tell the dry hop w/ its nice bite. Complex, yeasty and delightfully Bretty with a medium finish. Nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Batch Number 2008-1 (Purchased October 2008). Bottle #750 purchased in Savoy, Illinois. Pours cloudy yellow-gold color with a huge head that takes a long time to dissipate. Aroma of yeast, sweetness, and floral. Lots of carbonation that lasts quite a while. Spicy aftertaste that is slightly bitter. Great mouthfeel and very easy to drink. The alcohol is hidden very well. I have a few more bottles of this that are being "cellared" right now. This is the 4th bottle of this that I have consumed and everyone of them has been great! I can’t wait to try the 2009 batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Bottle shared at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of tropical fruits, yeast, and light spices. Very smooth and dry, easy drinking. I need to get more of this... 8/4/8/5/16 (4.1/5)

Update 11/3/09: Bottle thanks to a generous ratebeerian! Aroma is very fruity with lots of citrus and hops, some lemon grass, melon, and spices. Flavor of dry hops and the same fruity sweetness. Super awesome! 8/4/9/5/17 [4.3/5]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4568) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle #07572 thanks to BMan1113VR. Cloudy gold in color with a very large off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, brett, and citrus. Taste is of brett, spices, herbs and lemon zest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
It helps when you are a fan of this style of beer and getting into beers with brett at the same time.. Believe it or not I bought a bottle of this in Downtown Salt lake City at the Bayou!! Smells of lovely fruit and spice with some spice on the nose. Pours A hazed blonde with some nice white head that was frothy!!! The Carbonation and Mouthfeel on this is maybe the best I have ever had on a beer. Fantastic balance and Crispness to it WOW!!! Brett, Sugar, Spice, earth, some hops and bot o honey.. These flavors really worked.. This is even more proof that this brewery is one of the best we have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 Bottle: Generously given to me by beastiefan2k. Hazy yellow with a dense white head. Great aroma- horsey, leathery, farmhouse- just all bretty greatness. Fluffy feel- great dry/spicy flavor. Horsey, white peppery notes, dry phenolics. Dry, spicy, complex. Filled with rustic nuances. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2009
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. The aroma is of citrus hops, some alcohol, and a hint of brett. The taste is moderately hopped with some spices and grassy notes along with mild brett funkiness. It’s medium bodied and the alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Interesting beer.

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