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RATINGS: 895   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle:   Pretty sure this is 2010 vintage.   Golden straw, very hazy and dirty, huge frothy/fizzy white head (appears infected to a degree), with fairly nice lacing.   Huge bretty character, funky, basement, barnish/blanket notes.   Tart and dry on the tongue.   However, it has seemed to lose most of its floral/sweet aspects.   I should have tried this last year.   Still has a great nose, but I think I let it sit for too long.   Airy on the tongue, almost too airy.   Certainly gained a lot of Brett character, but at the expense of the Saison.   Still rather enjoyable tho.



4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Aromas of stonefruit, barnyard funk, citrus. Hazy orange, lasting fluffy white head. Savory, funky, subtle spice, earthy. Light-medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (424) - - NOV 15, 2014
Tap at Groveland tap. Gold with white head and good lacing. Beautiful hop and spice aroma. Spicy and clean. Slightly sweet. Can taste the yeast, but more of the slightly bitter spice. Very good. Almost a spicier version of tank 7.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (1156) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared with Dropout 11.11.14. Hazy, pale yellow. Foamy white head and lacing. Superb aroma of Tokayer, mango, apricot and sweet dry fruits. Similar taste. Refreshing. High carbonation. An absolutely superb beer!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinVanBeer (112) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Big frothy, rocky head and a yellow pour. Very floral aroma with some dry cereal and sweet yeast. Also a little banana and clove. Smoothy carbonated and the alcohol comes through in a pleasant way. Very nice! The smokestack series limited release continues to be very impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morri (213) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
750ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Huge four finger frothy white head with excellent lacing. Hazy golden yellow body. Aroma is grapefruit, banana and yeast. Sweet on the tongue. Sour aftertaste from the wild yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2011 bottle that has been sitting in my cellar for a white. Massive white head on this. Hazy light amber in color. Head dissipates after a few minutes leaving some fluffy lacing. Nose is wet lemongrass with some herbal tea. Taste is light and slightly funky and lot fruity (peach?). Still a little bitterness from the hops. Very nice.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ejh8 (85) - - OCT 30, 2014
Grapefruity saison. Tangy and not so good. Nice color though looks good I a glass but it sucks otherwise. You like saisons then this might be for you. If not move on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (580) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Lys og uklar, med absurd høy skumføring. Lyst og fluffy skum. Aromaen er av gjær, sitrus og muligens banan. Smaken er tydelig sitrus, høy/gress og noe gjær. Mildt bitter, passe sur. Medium konsistens. Noe tørr.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (328) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy light golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and fruits. Taste has lots of citrus, nice balance with brett. light body and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillHick420 (430) - North Dakota, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Pours straw, with a white frothy head, with big tracing. Nose of banana, fruit. Aroma of fruit, mango, passion fruits, some floral hops/spruce detected. Belgian-like yeast aromas.


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