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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the Brett character, if thats what youre after.

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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a medium cloudy honey gold with lots of carbonation. The head rises about 4 fingers of creamy off white head. There is very good retention and decent retention. The aroma is light but balanced. There is a nice earthiness to it, a light yeasty sourness to it. I really like the aroma. The taste is off from the aroma, I was hoping to get some nice sourness and there was none. It was more like just drinking a regular saison. Lots of earth and yeast with a light sour note at the end. The feel is pretty full, very tannic feeling afterwards. The drinkability is a little down just because its kind of boring to drink. Overall, this was ok, expecting a little more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Saison Brett pours a touch hazy, golden appearance with a fluffy, white head. It has a tangy, wild, somewhat spicy yeasty, lemon citrusy aroma and has a bretty, somewhat spicy, lemony tart flavor with a fairly spicy finish. Saison Brett is super refreshing and incredibly easy to drink, especially considering that its 8.5% alcohol by volume. I cant recommend this beer enough- truly a new American classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Fairly aged bottle, brett definitely has taken a big hold of the beer and its really, really funky. Lemon zest, orange peel, a bit of grassy qualities, a good and drinkable Saison that hides the ABV well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange. White head. Nose of tangerine rind, lemon zest, tart citrus, yeast and lemongrass. Taste of lightly tart tangerine, lemon zest, lemon grass and yeast. A lightly tart saison. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
(Trinity Saison Festival 4/17/10). Gold color with light cloudiness. Large white head. Strong brett aroma with light sourness. Strong brett/barnyard flavor., with light sweetness. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Good lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange/golden color with a big puffy white head. The nose is fresh and snappy with a zest of lemon and yeast, some light barnyard notes and a bit of hay. Ample pale malt and some fresh light noble hops. The flavor is balanced with funky lively mouthfeel and a bit of yeast. Finishes clean though and a nice citrusy tail. Very very good.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a tulip. Batch 2009-2, bottle #11281 of 13400. 4.5 A: First pour yields a clear golden straw color. Three fingers of frothy, yet creamy cream colored head. Pretty good retention and tons of lacing. 5.0 S: Quite fruity, even for a saison. Lots of yellow apples and wild red apples. Peaches too. Then comes the yeasty aspects with pepper, clove, and general yeastiness. Funk is the third aspect in the nose with mustiness, a touch of horseblanket, a touch of brett, and a small touch of acid. Really impressive. Complex as hell with everything blending together well. 4.0 T: Again, very complex but it doesnt mesh as well as in the nose. Straw and musky funk up front. Brett comes through much better though. Fruitiness again with emphasis on wild red apple and peach. Theres a touch of booziness in here as well. Peppery yeastiness. Sweet grainy malts. Hardly any bitterness. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Spritzy carbonation. Not as smooth as Id like because of the booziness. Still, no major flaws. 4.0 D: Good beer, very complex, just not my cup of tea (beer). I did enjoy it very much, and I have another bottle to age. Maybe itll become better for me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-31-2010 23:04:28

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2011
750ml bottle from beernbourbon (2009). Opened with a huge pop and started to creep up the neck. Pours a bright orange with a bit of sediment and a massive, foamy, pure white head. Aroma of musty barnyard, hay, citrus, wheat and light alcohol. The flavor is a pretty even mix of sweet malt, bitter hops and sour yeast, the alcohol is fairly well hidden but comes in at the end. Light to medium body with very active carbonation and a frothy mouth feel. This is an outstanding beer, I wish the brett came out more in the flavor though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertjm (876) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
(trade with someone, but I dont remember who anymore) 750ml bottle 1582/11950 Batch 2008-1 - The pop from opening the cork was HUGE! Frankly expected a big shower after that, but it didnt come out of the bottle. When pouring into the glass, was pretty much foam. Had to fill, wait, fill and wait again to get a full glass. Lots of lacing left on the side. Clear dark yellow body. No major aroma to speak of. Perhaps like a wet band-aid. Really shows up the large carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Light band aid flavor. Perhaps even a bit smoky as well. Very clean palate with virtually no after taste. Not bad, but not awesome neither.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Nice funky and citrus nose, lots of hay and cobwebs, some moldy grapefruit. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, light bitterness. Notes of citrus, hay and doughy malt, some honey and light cotton candy. Well done.


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