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RATINGS: 995   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 “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (1011) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy, burnt yellow with a small white head. The aroma is mostly Belgian saison yeast, with esters and spice. The brett character is pretty mellow, with a light funkiness. The flavor starts out sweet, but dries out with spice and yeast. Slightly tart on the finish, with Syrian Goldings maybe?, and a light brett character. Very soft carbonation as they probably account for aging. Wonderful blend of flavors and interesting on the palate as the dry / tart finish starts while its still sweet. Great beer, best saison I’ve ever had.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (517) - 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 (324) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4930) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Clear pale golden appearance. Strong aroma of Brett and bready yeast. Strangely dry and boozy. It’s really bone dry with a lasting bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (708) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: yellowish, hazy, non-transparent. A: citrus, brett, farmyard, light sour, tangerine. T: malt, barnyard, brett, citrus, basement, bread, yeast, orange peels, light to medium body, lively carbonation, great Saison worth to try, sample @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival May 2016.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Hazy golden yellow. Sweet floral, honey, rich. Sourness, bit straightforward. But very summery. Like it. (At Libf 2016)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Brett, saison, refreshing, light bitter, ok.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1290) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy yellow-orange, massive, off white meringue head. Aroma is very fresh, mint, barnyard, coriander, hay, notes of bubblegum. A nice spice up front on the tongue, pepper, Belgian yeastiness, lingering and breathy finish of spice, some white grape. Great version of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1905) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
750mL corked & caged Champagne bottle from Slowbeer. 2015 vintage Big white foam pours into the glass dying down into a dense cap atop a hazy orange body. Lovely aroma, totally not what I was expecting - toasty, biscuity, bran cereal sort of malts upfront, spicy peppery phenolics, subtle floral undertones, touch of hay & bruised pineapple Brett sort of character, hint of booze there too. Quite full bodied for a Saison, still drying, lingering finish, lively carbonation but well tempered. Very enjoyable malt character to it - husky cereals, bran, savoury cracker biscuit, touch of sweetness leading to notes of ripe pear, apricot & apple, finishing off with spicy white pepper, clove & hay bale notes. Moderate bitterness, touch of almost oaky and funky ovely ripe tropical fruit notes to finish on a warming finish. Very different from any Saison I’ve come across, maybe not as funky as expected - might be one to keep for that

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice brett woody funk.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2016
Straw yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is beautiful, with rose, faint lavender , bubble gum, and Brett. Taste is the same, with some pear into the finish. Thanks, Dan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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