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RATINGS: 1034   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2011
750 mL bottle, cellared approx. 2 years. Pours bright yellow with a very foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, herbs and spices (especially ginger), a bit of hops and a bit of earthy yeastiness. Flavor is pretty close to the regular saison (as I recall), being light, fairly citrusy, a bit spicy, with a pronounced sweetness, and unfortunately very little brett influence. A good beer, as I really like the regular saison, but a disappointment on the brett front.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap - Lake Flying Saucer. 2009 vintage from the brewery rep himself. Thanks, Jeremiah! Hazy yellow pour with a decent amount of white head. Funky barnyard, lemon, herbal, and spicy hop aromas. Smells great! Flavors of brett, oak, and more herbal hops. Cant wait to pick up a bottle of this years batch!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottled, number 2599/13400 (batch 2009-2). Yellow-orange with loads of fine, sand-colored yeast particles suspended throughout. Bright-white head is medium in size yet mostly lasting. Orange zest aroma with some vanilla cookies, straw, mild earth and ginger. Straw and dried grass flavor up front, mild sourness and mild to moderate sweetness, again I pick up some candied ginger along with lemon peel and light black pepper. Nice, very pillowy mouthfeel and low, yet tingly carbonation. I expected some more funk from the Brett, so I have to admit I was a bit disappointed overall. Wish I would have tried this side by side with their regular saison as Im not quite sure how much effect the Brett had.

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 (10583) - 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 (15777) - , 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


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