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RATINGS: 1003   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
A very good bretty saison. Pours golden with thin white head. Very delicate fruity notes in this one, with just a mild taste of the brett funkiness. This beer is all about nuance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle 974 of 11950. Sweet aroma, some honey and beeswax, light apple, some orangepeel, and pollen and floral notes. Rich Bubbly head, golden yellow and opaque. Sweet and sour flavors, dry, delicate but assertive with a good duration. Honey and lemon and spices. Medium thick and creamy palate with a rich duration. Light but rich, strongly floral, very good. Excellent saison. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2009
Great Saison. Best I’ve had yet. Aroma is incredibly earthy...hints of straw, grass and pine. Also present is a faint yeast aroma with some citrus. Flavor is packed with candied plums, yeast, sugared pineapple and mandarin orange. Also along for the ride is the Brett, although it was not too funky. Mouthfell is very carbonated and effervescent. Overall, everything was well in balance. The only downside is that when it gets warm, everything is out of balance and the flavor is not really that good, so drink it chilled, and if you are drinking the bottle by yourself, keep it in the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Holdenn for picking this one up for me. #705 of 11950. Cloudy yellow with large fluffy white head. Aroma is funky, sweeter, dirty. Flavor is dirty sweeter, nice, grain, interesting, fruit. Medium body and light carbonation. Very tasty but need to sit on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle 960. Poured cloudy gold, with a large white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, citrus, brett. Taste is light, yeasty, spiced, a little funky, and lightly bitter in the finish. Body is light and lively. Overall, a nice and funky saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
wonderful spice/brett aroma .. huge head, insane foam qualities .. amazing saison here, the brett is like the last piece of the puzzle, absolutely amazing stuff .. the nicest saison to date ... poured a light yellow .. i want to have this replace my water in my household ...

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9549) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2583) - 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.

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