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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 (6300) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Foamy white head that quickly left a small ring and light lace. Fuller-bodied than expected for a Saison. Complex mix of earthy citrus flavors. Blood oranges. Passionfruit. Chanterelle mushrooms. Mandarin pips. Fruitifully wonderful! Wow, actually a really nice full blend for a Saison. Touch sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bright yellowish orange pour from draft at Temple Bar. Has the "diaper" aroma I usually get from Brett beers. Very good though. Yeast and fruits. Super refreshing on a hot day

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (74) - - JUL 21, 2015
A very effervescent pour of light gold with a dense tight bubbled white head that is quite persistent. The nose is amazing with the sweet Belgian Brett yeast and subtleties of citrus and spice. A subtle flavor of lemon on a rich, crisp palate finishes with a hint of spice and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 15, 2015
Not my favourite style. Had an aftertaste that limited the enjoyment. Person that shared it definitely liked it but I was not as big a fan. Not a beer that I would revisit; however, for people who like the style worth the experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a billowing white head. Cork shot out of the bottle during the opening and hit the ceiling. Aroma has a nice funkiness to it along with some herbal saison notes. Lively carbonation that just dances on the tongue. Flavor is excellent with an abundance of barnyard funk and horse blanket followed by a pleasant amount of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Very nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1003) - Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2015
On tap at JL Beers on July 4th -- Good looking Saison, golden with lots of pillowy foam. Aroma is sweet and bretty. That’s a good bretty-saison. Really best way to describe it is a Saison who’s sweetness was dried out by brett. yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared by the "King of Anchorage" at tasting in Jun ’15: Poured a jello yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is peppery and dirty funk. Taste was nice fruit and peppery funk.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (165) - - JUN 14, 2015
750 ml bottle. Lightly hazy golden color with a light fluffy white head. Citrus wheat aroma. Medium body carbonated mouth feel. Initial citrus with a a little funk at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
Bottle from "vinmonopolet", vintage 14, nice hoppy aroma, somewhat floral with a dry slightly sour finish. Color is light yellow...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2761) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is very floral, moderate lemon, some light tropical fruit and brett. Tastes like liquid flowers with light brett, lemon, and pepper. I think I’d like this much better with a couple years in the cellar to bring out the brett more


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