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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Saison

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The French-speaking region of southern Belgium is the birthplace of saison, the love child of a centuries-old tradition of small rural "farmhouse" breweries, where native yeasts and time-honored recipes combined to produce some of the world’s most distinctive beers. As a tribute to this artisanal institution, we offer our own brisk, unruly Saison. Truly an artful balancing act, it is both rustic and subtle, robust yet effervescent, spicy and fruity.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (688) - USA - MAY 5, 2012
This was one of my favorite beers before i even realized a difference in micro brew and macro brew. i gravitated towards this one out of the original from day one. was very delicious and drinkable. if it was a brought back as 6 pacl i would buy a kegerator. i want to be next to this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, hay and wet outdoors. Flavour of Belgian yeast, dry apples / pears, hay, crackery malt, and slight sweetness. Not too full-bodied, but quite refreshing. Way inferior to Saison Brett.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
I hadn’t seen this beer in awhile, but I had no idea it was retired. I suppose the success of the Tank 7 might be responsible. A very decent saison, better than the brett, but not as good as Tank 7. Has the farmhouse funk and pungent sweetness, but not the tartness of its little cousin. Still, I’m gonna miss ya!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1919) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle to my Duvel glass. Pours golden clear with a white fluffy sudsy head that slowly fades to a thick film and shows lively carbonation. Aroma is mellow light fruity yeast and white pepper and crust. Taste is drying light apple and fruitiness with noticeable yeast and cracker with a spice like pepper and a little musty. Palate is thin and fizzy with a chalky and drying finish. Not a bad brew, but may be past its prime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopHead7 (28) - - FEB 28, 2012
Aroma is slightly floral and hay. Pours golden with a pretty frothy head. Very effervescent. Flavor has a bit of barnyard, grassy floral, and little bit of light fruit and spice. Slight funk on the finish. Enjoyed this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a nice white head. Lots of orange in the nose along with some vanilla. Slight vegetable. Medium mouthfeel. Malty, orange, wheat, f me where did the saison go?! Lots of caramel and orange. Slight hop note in the back end. It’s not bat but it suprises me that this is not more like a realy saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Pour is gold with a massive white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grassy/floral hops, fruity esters, hay, bread. Taste is lightly bitter, floral/grassy hops, light sweetness. Palate is dry, soft, oily, lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Vibrant straw, very strong carbonation, HUGE rocky white head, spotty lacing.   Carbonation on this beer is just silly, its super strong and constant.   Floral aroma, slightly barnish, a little bit of hay/straw.   Somewhat bright on the tongue, barnish aspects show up on the back end.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as floral as most examples, but decent enough.   Simple, yet true.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours clear golden with a large, sudsy white head. Smells bready, yeasty, strong earthy tones, some hoppiness and a bit of malt. Tastes damn near perfect; earthy, bitter, fruity and sweet, a bit spicy. Light-bodied with a wet texture and active mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Saison finishes with a touch of funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
C&C 750 mL bottle, Batch S8228, from Woodman’s West Madison. Pours an amber color with a ton of visible carbonation. Large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, stone fruits and caramel. The taste is apricots, dates, other stone fruits, caramel, bread and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite tasty.


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