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RATINGS: 882   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle (2011 vintage). White head, clear (light) golden color. Very nice, soft and rounded aroma. Like Orval, but fruitier and with some (more) pine. Taste is fruity (ripe, yellow fruit), flowers and bret of course. A bit more body and this would be a + 4.5. As an Orval-fan, I say this is a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2014 - Drank on 9/12/14. Pours hazy yellow with a HUGE head. It took me about 10 minutes to pour the bomber into two glasses because I had to keep letting the head subside. That said, the smell is like Tank 7 with a little band-aid barnyard funk. Taste is same. Mouthfeel is medium but creamy, coats the mouth. I got another bottle, will re-rate when I open it in a year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap @ Burgundian for Brettfest. Pours pale yellowish golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is dry lightly tart and sweet malt - amazing. Taste is clean dry light malt, a bit of residual tartness on the finish. Lingers quite dry. A nice twist on Tank 7 - much drier and with a pleasant but light tartness. Like Tank 7, big abv is well hidden. Liked this a bunch, am regretting passing up some bottles when I saw them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/16/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. 2013 release. Hazy straw yellow with 4-5 fingers of off-white head. Good lacing. Aromas of earthy notes, Brett, citrus. Tastes of subtle tart and tangy notes, citrus, earthy notes, Brett, funk, yeast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (909) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2013 vintage. 750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased a little over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($14.99). Bottle opens with a loud pop and a little bit of gushing. Pours a hazy yellow-amber hue with huge white head composed of what seems like quite large bubbles and good retention. AROMA of damp basement, honey-bready malts, tart lemon, floral hops, pepper and dry spice, with some additional funky brett on the end. FLAVOR of earthy-bready malts, light citrus, honeysuckle, green apple, a bit of bretty funk, and a nice peppery tang. Dry finish and the active carbonation adds to the experience. The rather high ABV (for the style) is completely concealed here. Great saison...I like that the brett is certainly present but restrained throughout. (879, 904)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1040) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft. Pours a pale golden with a decent sized eggshell head that settles and leaves a thick, intricate wall of lace. Nose involves that earthy, barnyardy brett funk along with a light touch of apple and zesty spice. Lightly sweet, fairly tart, and fairly bitter. Lighter bodied, active, somewhat oily, with a zesty yeasty dry finish. Really awesome to run into this on draft since I’ve always wanted to try it. Might just have to grab a bottle. Great example of the style with the brett twist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xenon (84) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2014
A world of difference from the Tank 7, which I found good but not great. This is something special that I enjoyed a lot. Head for days and lace that will never fade... Super thick. Murky but not sedimented. Having the dank with the saison yeast is something really special to me. I am not used to that dry hop character in a saison normally, but it fits so well with this beer. Definitely worth the hype. One of my new favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2014 vintage into a tulip. Pours a golden amber with tons of soapy white foam. Nose is earthy brett, grass, tropical fruits, and some floral hops. Very juicy and fruity smelling with the brett noticeable but tame. Taste is clean tropical fruits, grass, wheat and a little funk. Finishes dry with a lingering mineral water brett note. Incredibly well balanced and delicious. Not as complex as a Hill Farmstead saison, but this is seriously impressive and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at JL Beers, Grand Forks. A very soft, subtle and tasty saison. Fairly dry with a nice balance, bretts aren't overpowering. A fantastic saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (159) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Looks cloudy golden with a creamy white head finger that sticks around. Nose of sour lemons, hay malts, little rock candy. Whoa brett sour! Bitter sour with bread malts and some citrus, mild sweetness on the follow up.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Herbicles69 (53) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
It goes from a bitter IPA-type taste with an earthy linger on your palate. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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