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RATINGS: 989   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 ďBrettĒ character, if thatís what youíre after.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes. A: Pours a hazy yellow color with tons of carbonation and even some yeast floaties. The eggshell-colored head is tall (three fingers high) and quite foamy in texture. While its texture is inconsistent, the lacing left behind is...well, itís inconsistent. Looks nice, though. S: The funk here is subtle, and itís backed by some citrusy notes. As it sits in the glass, it develops a nice earthen tone, with some lesser qualities of black pepper and phenols. Some very timid sourness can also be caught. This aroma has some nice complexity, I must say. T: Bready, spicy yeast hits the palate first. Itís funkiness gradually builds on the palate, but never to the point of excess. The finish is nice and citrusy, with some underlying lemon notes. Complex, but in a soft, suggestive way: it never bludgeons the palate in any manner M: Indeed, this is a soft yet full brew - a bit too astringent though. Not like it matters, because this is dry, fizzy, and immensely drinkable. I really donít want this to end. O: I love Tank 7 and I love this. If I have to nitpick (and I always have to, every single time) itís that the complexity is a bit concealed. Luckily, discovering all of its nuances is such an enjoyable experience. Iíll definitely have to get more next year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy yellow-orange, massive, off white meringue head. Aroma is very fresh, mint, barnyard, coriander, hay, notes of bubblegum. A nice spice up front on the tongue, pepper, Belgian yeastiness, lingering and breathy finish of spice, some white grape. Great version of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
750mL corked & caged Champagne bottle from Slowbeer. 2015 vintage Big white foam pours into the glass dying down into a dense cap atop a hazy orange body. Lovely aroma, totally not what I was expecting - toasty, biscuity, bran cereal sort of malts upfront, spicy peppery phenolics, subtle floral undertones, touch of hay & bruised pineapple Brett sort of character, hint of booze there too. Quite full bodied for a Saison, still drying, lingering finish, lively carbonation but well tempered. Very enjoyable malt character to it - husky cereals, bran, savoury cracker biscuit, touch of sweetness leading to notes of ripe pear, apricot & apple, finishing off with spicy white pepper, clove & hay bale notes. Moderate bitterness, touch of almost oaky and funky ovely ripe tropical fruit notes to finish on a warming finish. Very different from any Saison Iíve come across, maybe not as funky as expected - might be one to keep for that

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice brett woody funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2049) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2016
Straw yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is beautiful, with rose, faint lavender , bubble gum, and Brett. Taste is the same, with some pear into the finish. Thanks, Dan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2016
Pours gold with a large lasting head. Nose shows super funky Brett, big farmhouse and barnyard notes. Little else. Falvours include funk, green apple, straw, barnyard notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1023) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours pale, bit hazy. Head is massive and actually stays for quite a long and leaves beautiful lacings. Aroma is barnyard and earth, just a bit of horse blanket. Some autumn fruits under there as well. Taste is mildly sweet, funky bitterness coming out well. Really smooth overall, just perfect saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Amber with foamy white Lacy head; sweet yeasty aroma ; flava is grainy wheaty earthy and slight funk from sir Brett ; feels medium foamy full; finishes dry soft bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
An above average Brett saison that I'm glad seems to be readily available most places. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (1255) - CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky off-white head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: complex, earthy funk, citrus zest, straw, stone fruit, vinous. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, mild bitter, mild spice. (9/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry funky finish. (5/5) Like saisons? Like brett? You owe it to yourself to find and try this. Really nicely done, with a nigh-on perfect balance of dry nearly vinous saison and funky brett characters. Iíd love to try this after a couple of years of cellaring, to really give the brett time to get going, but itís really, really good with just under a year on it. (18/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7630) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
(Bottle) Golden colour with big, frothy, white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, malty spicy nose with tropical fruit, mango, citrus, hay, grass, spicy hops and lots of earthy brett yeast aromas. Malty, fruity spicy taste with notes of bread, citrus, orange peel, lemon, grass, mango, passion-fruit, funky yeast and a finish with a generous spicy/grassy bitterness and earthy yeast flavours. Almost full body, with a touch of sweetness. The combination of the fresh grassy, spicy hops and the fresh bretty yeast character makes this on extremely enjoyable. And the balance is great. Excellent beer!

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