ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 3/4/13. 750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a moderately hazy copper color. The head is a two finger white shade that intensely forms bubbles as it’s poured. It recedes fairly quick, and leaves spotty rings of lacing down the glass.
S: There’s a nice funky barnyard tone, and a lesser inhale of both citrus and apple peel. The citrusy qualities almost seem hop-derived; always a good thing in my book. Aromatically, it’s a little mild for my tastes, but nonetheless pleasant.
T: At first, citrus qualities hit the tongue are quite pleasant, before the funkiness starts to build up. The finish is a combination of citrusy/grassy hops, herbs, and barnyard flavors. I feel like the modicum of complexity it offers isn’t quite enough to inspire further sips out of interest. Generally, the flavors here are extremely nondescript, to a fault - and even worse is a note on the back end which is distinctly mineral-esque to the point of being metallic. It’s not bad, just insipid.
M: The feel starts off with a decent creaminess, before fading to a moderately dirty dryness on the finish and aftertaste. This dryness doesn’t fully last; a syrupy linger coats the palate - one that inhibits drinkability. It seems like the wet, creamy feel exasperates the strength of the already high carbonation to me. On the positive side, it certainly feels lively.
O: This one isn’t that great. I can see this one appealing to the masses - but the drinkability isn’t fantastic, and it doesn’t feature the requisite depth to make it interesting, either. At least this is one of The Bruery’s cheapest offerings...at $10/750ml. I’ve certainly had far more interesting 4/6 packs at the same price (and even far more interesting saisons, for that matter...can you say Tank 7?)
yourilevesque (312) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Magnifique saison que cette De Lente! Belle couleur dorée, mousseuse, savoureuse et aromatique à souhait, cette bière n’a rien à envier aux saisons belges traditionnelles! Tout est subtile dans cette bière dont les principales arômes sont douces, levurées «à la Belge», légèrement poivrées mais sans l’être de manière ni dominante ni sèche. Ce qui m’a frappé en premier dans cette bière est le côté mielleux de ce liquide légèrement sucré. Un petit miel de trèfle et de jeunes fleurs confère à cette bière une douceur des plus agréables! Une gorgée n’attend pas l’autre! Très effervescente, un brin poivrée, douce, longue en bouche, cette bière forme une apéro parfait par temps chaud et ensoleillé!
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma of saison yeast, lemon zest, wheat, hay, and coriander. Taste is powerful, somewhat tart taste, with lemons, citrus, grapefruit, wheat, and bready yeast. Very drinkable, no detection of alcohol. Nice summer beer. Will drink again, and recommend to others
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Blonde gold pour, very lively co2 brings out all the light sour fruity funk. Mildly tart as they say in description perfect summer beer.
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slight hazy gold with a white head. Head retention is good. Aroma of peaches, citrus, light spice and of course the sour tone. Taste of hop bitterness, grupa fruits, green grapes and light spice. Awesome on a hot day.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2981) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happy Easter~! Not too many Easter beers out there but I tracked one down:
The Bruery Saison de Lente 6.5%
A soft cloudy gold with a big soapy white head of foam. An aroma of orange blossoms, honey, soft spiciness and the lightest of funk. The taste is fruits, spice, earthy, honey, a metallic bitter brett quality & a dry finish. Quite an interesting easy drinking saison with a soft round mouthfeel.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely refreshing, crisp, clean, dry saison. Nothing particularly notable aside from the tendency to be a bit overcarbed. Still delish.
murran (336) - - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber body with a thick head. Supernice aroma with farmhouse tones. Well balanced taste with a nice touch of complex tones.
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Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Bright gold with a huge white head. Citrus and barnyard. Light fruit, caramel and funk.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is musty, yeast funk, mango, white grape, bread, sharp cheese. Taste is Belgian yeast, funk, peach, grape, light malt, biscuit, and light bitterness. Nice smooth palate, light-medium body.
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle says 12/18/13, unsure if that is born on or best by, nonetheless this is good stuff!
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to dim orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. There was barely any lacing anywhere on the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet refreshing lemon, slightly grassy and leading into a slight dry earthy citrus.
The taste was sweet and dry, a nice bitterness invades finely upon the surface of my tongue. There’s a nice bittersweet hoppy grapefruit aftertaste leading into a nice dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the saison style and for me.
Overall, I like this one alot and would definitely have again.