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The Bruery Saison Tonnellerie

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Saison Tonnellerie is a new addition to our portfolio of Belgian-inspired saison ales and it could be argued that it is the most traditional as it was 100% fermented in oak barrels. This sophisticated beer has picked up a rustic character akin to the original beers of the Belgian countryside that would be brewed in the colder months of the year, when fermentation temperatures were more forgiving, and served to the farm staff to keep their thirst quenched all summer long. With Spring upon us, you are just in time to stock up on this new ale for the warmer months.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with white fizzy head. Oak, spice, vanilla, yeast, funk, tartness, and some light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Hazy yellow color. Medium foam collar. Aromas of Saison yeast, wood, fruity hops and grapes. Flavors of Saison yeast, fruits, white grapes, wood and sugar. Couleur jaune trouble. Moyen col de mousse. Arômes de levure de saison, bois, houblons fruités et raisins. Saveurs de levure de saison, fruits, raisins blancs, bois et sucre.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (154) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pour is a nice gold with a white head. Aroma is a little sweet with hints of lemon. Taste is a nice herb and spice with a lemon zest. Goes a little dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Thanks, Todd! Served in a Bruery tulip. Mild funk and a bit of backing phenolics. Mild grain and bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden color with a fluffy white head. Fruity aroma mixed with the belgian yeast esters. Nice lace as the head settles. Medium mouthfeel. Not as fruity as I would have expected given the nose but decent nonetheless. Some earthy tones. Easy drinking. Slight lingering bitterness in the end that I am not the biggest fan of.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
75cl bottle pours an opaque deep gold body the supports a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, grainy malts, modest yeasty spices and grounded in an earthy malt note. The taste pulses with yeasty spices and rounded out by sugary malt sweetness and a modest grainy malt note. In the background is a mild funkiness. Overall not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (151) - - APR 23, 2014
750ml bottle pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas of spice, funk, lemon, and earth. Flavor is tart and earthy. Nice sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2917) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Tap. Pours very hazy golden, large pillowy white head, feat lacing. Aroma is grass, pepper, funk, lemongrass. Flavor follows, dry, fruity, funky, Brett, light light sweet, a bit of zesty bitterness. Light body, high carbonation. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jntfan1978 (44) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, oaky and light fruit. Taste is oak, citrus, Belgian yeast, dry peppery notes, coriander

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a citrusy nose with hints of oak and spices. Flavor is similar to the nose with oak, Brett, lemon, and a bit of dunk. Very nice saison.


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