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RATINGS: 947   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 bottle 10581/11950 via psprings...3/22/09

hazy orange yellow with a monster soapy white head. lots of drippy lacing and pillowy patches stuck on the inside of the glass. this smells very dry...straw, lemon, cooked orange peel, savory yeast and stone-like minerals. the brett is far more noticeable in the flavor than in the aroma... cement and cinnamon play around with lemon, straw, yeast and dust with a mildly bitter finish. it’s not terribly complex but there is certainly nothing wrong with it... medium body. crisp and clean on the palate... very refreshing... 8/4/8/4/15/3.9

2008 bottle 24/11950 via dak on 1/12/2010 lots of bretty goodness in the nose (more so now than the in the flavor)mixed with honey, pale grain, lemon and minerals. add in some dried herbs and straw to the flavor to come up with the aroma... it doesn’t seem as complex as it was a year ago??? lux mouth feel is simultaneously crisp. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle shared at the Smoke from the Oak release. Pours a hazy gold with a light white cap which leaves ample lacing. Funky brett aroma backed with light citrus fruit. Body is thin to medium, with a light sour tang. Ends with a crisp long light bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Pros: Excellent appearance, gorgeous rocky head. Totally exotic and unique, with flavors and aromas of pineapple, tangerine, orange. Densely loaded with taste. Terrific mouth feel.

Cons: Not a single flaw in this seamlessly constructed effort.

A beautiful beer in every way.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks! Pours light yellow to orange with a light beige head. Smell is light bright, lemony and lightly funky. Taste is bright, funky, tart lemon and grassy hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty enjoyable, and better than the original, I’d say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tasted at GABF 2008. Cloudy orange pour with rocky head. Nose of funk, sour, grapefruit and grass. Flavor is the same with some mustiness and spice. Very nice mouthfeel. with a long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Sampled at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3 gathering. Bottle courtesy of psprings. Hazy apricot color pour with a creamy head. Funky sour fruit aroma and flavor. Light, refreshing and very dry. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (681) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours cloudy orange (with bits in) with a giant, rocky, quickly foamy head. Nose is grapefruit, lemongrass, hay, and sour cream. Flavor is very earthy and musty, with some citrus and allspice. Fairly dry. Clean, medium bodied palate. Long complex aftertaste. Very good indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
750ml bottle. thanks to matt for sending this one along....darker, more opaque light orange pour with an immense thick fluffy white head.... more vibrant and juicy pineapple and citrus accents even more so than the non-brett version..... just a lot more flavor to the saison brett with a bit more dry bitterness in the finish with some additional mustiness....i’m glad i have another bottle of this to see how the brett continues to add character to this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of barnyard, citrus, straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of barnyard funk, citrus, straw and light spice with a crisp dry funky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Sampled @ Hellbilly’s Hellraiser 3.0 thanks to psprings...THANKS PAUL!!! Meringue 1-inch head floats above a hazy golden orange body. Sticky lacing sticks defiantly to the inside of the glass. Aroma is yeast, orange zest, lemon, and feet. Horseblanket is undeniable in the flavor...this not as sour as expected but the funk is present. Fizzy mouthfeel...a little prickly on the tongue.


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