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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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 ďBrettĒ character, if thatís what youíre after.


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4.2
   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (517) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). The "assertively dry hopped Tank 7, bottled with various wild yeasts. An American farmhouse saison which already was a perfect drinker, although I lacked the spices in there. Here there are more grassy notes, some dust too, making this a perfect quencher. A very smooth, sunny yellow, white foamed saison with lovely carbonation. I woudl love to compare this brett version with the Tank 7 mother brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (324) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2014 vintage aged in my "beer cellar". Huge carb and a gold color and a white head. Aroma is of cherry pie and spice. Flavor is very floral with a hint of white grape. This likely past its prime, but still an excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4930) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Clear pale golden appearance. Strong aroma of Brett and bready yeast. Strangely dry and boozy. Itís really bone dry with a lasting bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (708) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: yellowish, hazy, non-transparent. A: citrus, brett, farmyard, light sour, tangerine. T: malt, barnyard, brett, citrus, basement, bread, yeast, orange peels, light to medium body, lively carbonation, great Saison worth to try, sample @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival May 2016.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Hazy golden yellow. Sweet floral, honey, rich. Sourness, bit straightforward. But very summery. Like it. (At Libf 2016)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Brett, saison, refreshing, light bitter, ok.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1290) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1903) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2058) - 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


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