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RATINGS: 901   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Pours a hazy bright golden with a big, pillowy white head. Dry slightly funky, leathery nose has a touch of pale malt and biscuity notes. Body is a little thin but has good, dry, earthy, oaky complexity toward a crisp, well-balanced and slightly citrusy finish. A pretty good saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Sampled at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival 12/8/07. Pours a cloudy straw with a thin, rocky, white head that diminishes. Citrus, bretty-fruity funk and candy sugar sweetness are all on the nose. Medium-bodied and lively with a dry finish. The flavor is of bright citrus, crisp brett funkiness and a light hop bite at the finish. I’m curious how old this batch is, as the brett didn’t seem to have taken complete hold over the flavor profile, yet. That’s not to say that this is a bad thing, but I was expecting a bit more sourness and funk in this one. Having tried Ommegeddon recently and enjoying it, I’d have to say that I like this one just slightly more. With a bit more time under its belt, I’d have to say that it would be the clear "winner" in a head-to-head.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
GABF 2007. Pours a somewhat hazy, pale gold color with a huge layer of billowy white head. Huge brett nose that’s saturated with papaya, pineapple, and other intriguing tropical fruit notes - my favorite of the brett aromatic complexities. A mild, farmhouse funk adds a bit of a mustiness in the background with some soft, milky wheat. Light bodied, heavily carbonated mouthfeel that has a nice, crisp feeling up front, but falls a bit flat and limp as it lingers. Wheaty, creamy malt flavors up front, complimented well by a touch of musty brett complexity. Dry finish, with a healthy dose of herbal hops in the final smack. Solid beer with tasty flavors and a fantastic nose; the palate seems to fall apart a little quickly, but still excellent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
From the keg at Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Bretty sour on the aromas, but not as much in the flavor. Still some earthy and decent saison flavors. Not too bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a large long-lasting white head. Aroma of barnyard, oak, florals, and lemon. Flavor of funky brett, herbs, and florals with an oak, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
2006 Vintage on tap @ Logan’s. Poured a very hazy light yellow color with a large white head. Big Bretty funky aroma. Yum. Citrusy, yeasty, Bretty, spiced flavor. Light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009
Date: October 10, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: opaque pale yellow, frothy white head, lots of speckled lace
Aroma: dry woody spicy aroma with a nice farmhouse funk
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of funky spicy character, lasting bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

Date: October 10, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: hazy pale yellow, huge white head
Aroma: big woody bret aroma with a nice array of spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: well balanced malt flavor with the dry brett character, nice spicyness adds character

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

Date: January 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: cloudy yellow. wispy white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a nice farmhouse funk
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicyness, lots of sweaty leather adds complexity

Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2008
Words: 2008-1
Aroma: aroma has dried out quite a bit with the funking taking more control, still a touch of sweetenss
Flavor: lots more fruity sweetness in the flavor, well balanced spicyness, light funk

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Sampled at GABF Pre-Party. 2006 version from a keg. Big frothy long lasting head (likely due to being agitated). Hazy onion skin color. Lightly funky aroma with hints of citrus and sour. Flavor is very enjoyable with light brett hints, lemon and other citrus. Creamy mouth feel, well carbonated and medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Re-rate: Fragrant, fresh hops dominate this one. Awesome beer when fresh. GABF ’07. Pours hazy yellow with a small, frothy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, cereal), average hops (citrus), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of apple and banana. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Cloudy straw color tall white well laced head. Real mellow dry aroma, tiny bit of funk. Nice well coated smooth palate. Delicate flavor, wheat, touch of bananna, a light white pepper, not much bret character but a very dry finish, mellow and nice. Good stuff.


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