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RATINGS: 1009   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 (836) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1400) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is Brett funk, citrus, spicy yeast, and barnyard/hay smells. Flavor is spicy yeast, Brett funk, and citrus. Has a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Pours hazy blonde with a fine white head. Nose is a nice blend of tart apple, white wine and a touch of floral hops on top of a Belgian pale malt. Flavor shows off those brettanomyces in a balanced manner. Finish is sticky and smooth. A rare saison thatís funky without taking it to a sour level. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2016
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Light sour aroma. Hazy medium golden amber, white head that drops to a full cover, stripes of lace. Taste is caramel malt resting in full carbonation, turning sour more than bitter in the end. Doesnít match the Saison profile, but who cares - itís really good, so who cares.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (626) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Funky barnyard going on here in a good way on the nose....some licorice. Taste is complex, dark fruit, some pepper spiciness also, but still effervescent and refreshing. Really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Urbanhermit (21) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Opened 8-9-16. Letting it warm up and air out is helping. Overall I'm pretty inexperienced with brett beers. If I can get past the rubber note I'll enjoy this more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Bomber from Matt. Thanks! Itís a lovely beer. Velvety creamy, citrus flavors with a subtle brett character. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2262) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Almost a bit watery. Nice Brett nose. Flavor is hop and sweetness of honey and light Brett. Tangy and balanced. A nice Brett beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1914) - - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with large white head. Aroma and taste are floral, spices, biscuit, and some brett.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
I expected sour notes out of this, given the "brett" part of its name, but this tastes much more like a bitter saison than it does a mix of two styles. Even I never should have expected the crossover flavor, I'm still left disappointed in that bitter finish. It starts relatively sweet and it's pretty to look at, but I'm not crazy about the floral scent and end taste. Not a bad beer, but not one I'd drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (72) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Holy head on the pour. Prob not using the right glass but very impressive. It tastes like a base Tank 7 but not as thick and cloudy. An earthy tone seems accurate. A bit funky but not in a bad way. New to the style, dont have alot to compare it to but definately unique.


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