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RATINGS: 873   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. 2011 vintage, Bottle #11107. Pours clear golden with floating impurities and a huge white soapy head that recedes slowly, leaving patchy lace. Aroma is awesomely bretty; smells lilke dusty old books, lemons, barnyard funk. Taste is sweet and finishes dry and bitter. Highly carbonated with a foamy mouthfeel. Smells better than it tastes, not that it tastes bad. It’s a good beer.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Herbicles69 (46) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with nice white head. Great Brett aroma. Taste is great clean with nice Brett aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Opens with a huge pop and gush. Pours hazy dark golden with a huge frothy head. Nose has yeast, spices, ripe fruits and some cereal. Taste is fairly bitter with peaches, yeast, white pepper and straw.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (455) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Hazy golden with a huge white head. Yeasty floral aroma. Crisp lemony grassy herbal. Bright and refreshing medium bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (431) - - AUG 5, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2008 vintage: Batch 1, bottle 01200 of 11950, shared by Chris. This bottle was a gusher! Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a lasting spongy white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is dominated by brett, with floral yeast, barnyard, and mild earthiness. Flavor is again brett upfront, Belgian yeast spicyness. Carbonation is active, and detracts slightly from the overall flavor. Medium bodied, tart funky finish. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
The golden colored body that was poured out of the 750 ml bomber, was cloudy. The bomber was capped with a cork, and wire cage, and the long pop, and the ample gun smoke were evidence of a good seal, and generous carbonation. The head that formed atop the pour was four fingers thick, and very stubborn. The smell was very rustic, ad the beer was clearly blessed with smells of wheat crackers, horse blanket, hay, orange peel, and white pepper. This is just exactly what I want a Saison to smell like.

The taste was dry, biscuit like, with an unmistakable presence of Brett. There was some bready sweetness, and a hint of pepper and lime juice in the finish. The combination of sweet, tart, spicy, and funky was very well done. The body was fluffy, light, and quenching, and the 8.5% ABV was very well hidden.

There are very few non Belgian beers that approach perfection for this style, but this one certainly does.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tuscany56 (3) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Tastes a little soapy, first time I've tried a Brett. Luv the saison, but keep the Brett. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. pours a cloudy yellow, with a massive white head that persists, leaving good lacing. Nose is wheat with a faint note of funk. Taste is typical saison with a slight sour note and a bit of funk on the finish. Delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (784) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On draft at Frisco’s. Poured hazy orange with splotches of white lace. Yeast, light citrus, pepper. Funky. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3751) - - JUL 24, 2014
2014 bottle. hazy glowing gold with a huge, whipped white head. pear, peach and green olive aroma. flavor has huge green olive brett phenolic notes with apple and pear-like fruity esters. a hint abv astringency. a mostly dry finish.


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