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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House for GABF week. The pour is a beautiful light golden color with a huge bright white head that has a lot of lacing power. Great Aroma. Brett dominates but there is also a fruity bready malt note, and a sweetness. The flavor brings more malt and more fruitiness. Brett is there with some funk that melds with a low but noticeable bitterness. Very drinkable and well made beer. Full bodied.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2186) - 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 (1737) - - 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 (188) - 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 (71) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark foggy golden color with a humongous pillowy gray colored head that falls to a light film and thick collar leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty spicy and malty. There isn’t the traditional yeasty malt, which I’m okay with, but this is not what I was expecting at all. It’s relatively disappointing. I was hoping for more funky Brett and sourness than they have here. The flavor is malty and standard for a saison. It’s Belgian malts and a little bit of yeast. There is almost Brett in the flavor. It’s a run of the mill saison. The mouth feel is a little heavy, but the carbonation is bright and there is a lingering malt and yeastiness with it that make it just okay. I am pretty disappointed in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1256) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, and Gus for our mini share extravaganza. Aroma is lovely, funk, barnyard, crisp, citrus, tart, nice. Appearance is golden amber, hazy, off white head. Taste is sweet, slight tart, dry, permanent marker harshness, spicy, not as funky as I want. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, a nice citrus and spice aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty weird, unlike any saison I’ve had. Good, but not as good as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2016
16/V/16 - sample @ Leuven Innovation - BB: n/a (2016-566) Thanks to the Belgian RB crew for sharing today’s beers!

Hazy blond beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a bit of lacing in the glass. Aroma: very soapy, floral, bit funky, more soap. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: floral, bit soapy, spicy touch, somewhat bitter, coriander. Aftertaste: rather bitter, dry, more soapy, bit floral. Not a fan of all that soap. Probably the mix of brett and hops?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (393) - - MAY 29, 2016
Some horse blanket, some sweet malts, some citrus zest. Taste is sweet malts, citrus, and straw. Not enough Brett.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (547) - 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 (326) - 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.


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