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RATINGS: 938   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitizenZ (26) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
The rate and volume this beer produces head required about 20 minutes to fill my tulip, the towering cream head leaving heavy curtains, much less lacing along the edge. Smells like honey, spice, apricot or mold, similar to a hefeweizen, a deep cloudy amber. Nothing jumps out at first, a hint of bitterness from the hops perhaps, but then a profound dryness appears and casts a border around the sweet lemony notes backed up by a good yeast note. Lively is the right word for how this feels in the mouth, a smooth, uniform carbonation that doesn’t change from the moment you first take it in to the swallow. No real letdowns on the finish either, just good balance. Bottle #07356

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On Tap at Bier:Thirty hazy deep golden. Funky spicy peppery and spritzy. Nce light beer, but not so light at 8.5 ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Brewers get off on Brettanomyces. They love the funkiness of this wild strain and its connection to Belgian beers. Yet, Brett is a tricky yeast. It needs expert guidance to be the earthy, funky wonder it is. It’s difficult to think of a more celebrated Brett-focused beer than Saison-Brett. Perhaps there isn’t one. Boulevard has a knack for making Saisons with big malt backbones and large doses of hops. It works brilliantly in this case. Saison-Brett showcases the subtle fruitiness of Brett in the aroma and, of course, the Funk with a capital F. While I still prefer the complexity of Tank 7, Saison-Brett is a fantastic member of the Smokestack family. Also, it’s essential for anyone who loves Brett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (721) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. A- Subtle funk, spices, citrus, earthy. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid,white head. T- Funky, sour, tart, subtle spice, citrus, earthy. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, tart finish. O- Had this quite fresh so the Brett was pretty relaxed and the funk wasn’t too overpowering yet. I loved the Tank 7 and even though this is supposed to be what seems most consider to be the bigger better version of that, I still like Tank 7 better. A very good saison, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Murky gold pour. 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. Less herbal than expected. No wrong notes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JockPhillips (20) - - MAY 18, 2015
750 ML bottle. 2015. Breath of soft funk. George Porter Jr. on a dash of acid. Light damp earth drying in the sun. Mild jetsam in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap@tophops,NYC. Golden color with a white lasting head. Aroma is quite sour with some funky elements. Also some citrus in aroma. Taste is a bit sour with very nice long aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, malt, herbs and grass. Interesting one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at B12 at the hotel Phillips hotel in Kansas City. Nice flowery boozy taste with a yeasty bready flavor. Taste is a nice sipper. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1561) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at the mayor in Fort Collins. Hazy gold with a light beige head. Funky and barnyard with light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (228) - - MAY 15, 2015
Entire glass of fizzy head on the first pour. 2nd pour, three finger foamy head over straw yellow beer and tons of carbonation; the head is growing out of the glass as it sits. Musty, dank aroma with obvious Brett and citrus notes are faint. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Hazy straw color with white head. Pungent sour Brett aroma. Taste has some lemon sweetness, herbal saison and grassiness. The predominant player is the sour funky gravies from the Brett.

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