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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #27. ]
Clear light to medium yellow color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, coriander, fruity, lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100327]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry and citrusy. Sweet and fruity, towards a light phenolic note. Smooth fruity and light dry malty. Crisp citrusy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a lacing white head. Spicy, yeasty nose. Medium body, very dry and citrusy with quite some hops - a little fruity sweetness, Dryish and slightly astringent finish. 270310

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle #27 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices with flowery notes. Fruity flavour of spices, brett, hops and grass. Hoppy and spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours clear pale golden with a creamy white head and lacings. Dry and fruity nose and flavor. Brett and yeast with a solid amount of hops in the end. Medium bodied. Ends dry

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
#27 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Clear yellow - white head. Apples, soapy, flowery, light banana, wheaty, coriander, spicy, nice light hoppy, peppery, a bit simple.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of dustiness, pepper, clove, other herbs, lemon, and light diacetyl. Flavor of coriander, lemon, and peppery with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Small off-white head atop cloudy lemon body. Aroma is medium sweet, dusky, yeasty, lemon, apple. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, dusky/yeast, some lemon, pepper. Somewhat dry finish. Medium body, some duskiness. Impressive American saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours yellow, lightly hazy with a clinging, white head. Lots of fruits in the aroma with spicy and floral notes. Flavor has good sweetness, some must, yeast, lemon and pepper. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Dry, sweet and lightly yeasty finish with lingering spices. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Slightly hazy gold color with a 3-finger fluffy white head that perservered. Aroma of light funk, citrus, yeast/spice. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Very fresh citrus and light stone fruit flavors over a bit of sweet malt. Then the sweet goes away and there is astringent light funk. It also seems to have nice fruity hop. It really digs into the rear edges of the tongue. Nice touch on the upper front too. This thing is incredibly drinkable.


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