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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours with a very tall pale white head that clings to the sides of the glass. Golden straw color with a slight haze from yeast in the bottle. Not as dry as I would like in a saison but with a light spicy character that finishes quite nice. Hop bitterness is light with little in the aroma. Spicy tones with some oxidation in the aroma. The oxidation does not come though so much in the flavor. Over all a very nice beer to enjoy with a freind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Hazy reddish orange, fine off white foam. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Taste is slightly bitter throughout, with some citrus fruit and spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5834) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Aroma is Brett/yeast, spices and fruit. The flavor is Brett, spices, bread/citrus, fruit and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

Batch #58317

1/12/2011: Boulevard Saison... Aroma: Lemon zest; yeasty; grapefruit peel. Appearance: Cloudy deep color color; frothy beige head; large puffy lacing. Flavor: Spicy and yeast; lots of wheat; slight residual sweetness. Palate: Medium-bodied; good carbonation for the style. Overall: Nice saison!

750 mL corked and caged bottle (6.2 ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #376 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy pale with a thin white head that settled to a ring. Aromas of pears, yeast and light citrus hints. The flavor found yeast, earthiness, and light citrus. Light to medium body and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2010 bottle. Almost like a gateway Saison. Good but more like a Saison light. Light on funk in all respects. Nice light mouthfeel with fairly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Obviously, this has been aged a while. From the bottle after being uncorked there was a sour tone, which had me worried. After being in the tulip for a while it opened up to more tart fruit aromas, even pear. Nice brown amber color with a head that surprised me. Good clean and crisp palate with carbonation that didn’t seem to have diminished much. Not much sour but more tartness with yeast flavors. This was well blended and held up. Look forward to the Brett version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Boulevard Smokestack cervoise. Pours a clear medium golden cot with a nice white head. Plenty of sticky lacing and a nice cap. Nose has some light grains and faint pepper. A bit oxidized, but still nice. Just a touch of very light fruit in the background. Flavor adds in some semi-sweet grains and light straw. Moderate bitterness and a very crisp body. Light spice through the finish. Probably a bit muted compared to its prime, but still quite enjoyable and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours cloudy golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of lemongrass, yeast, orange zest, spicy malt, light citrus and coriander. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Pulled out of the cellar. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of lemon, earthy notes, a little yeast and some interesting peppery spice notes. The taste was a little dry with lemons, pepper, wood tones, some earth and a nice carbonation. Very good Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, 2008 bottle. Hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of lemon, yeast, bready malts, some fruit and grass, fruit including some pear and peach notes. Taste is a mix of fruit, lemon, yeast, some grass and biscuit, hints of zesty and slightly funky finish, very dry on the palate.

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