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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 Corked and caged 750 from kuphish - thanks! He says its the first bottling, so a little less than two years old (No 11302 of 11950). Hazy orange pour with a lacing, frothy white head - Id say Orvallish but the bubbles are much bigger and sudsier. Smell is loaded with Brett! Funky bitter orange, very dry and crisp. Taste is super dry, with dusty malt and lots (!) of peppery spice. Not really funky, just really rounded, earthy, woody flavor with a touch of darkness. Body is medium-full. A big fan, and a great way to introduce someone to the intriguing character of Brett - strong and flavorful but not extreme or over-the-top.[2010.07.20: 3.8]

Another, corked and caged (L020415, best by 02-2017). Yup, almost exactly the same feelings as before, a touch more metallic this time, but huge pepper, orange, hay, very dry, very slightly warming. Wish there were more Brett character here, and a little more leather/cherry than hay, but thats just me. A special commendation for extreme carbonation, very crisp and refreshing, alive! [2015.09.16: 4.0]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24645) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
Bottled, bought in Spokane, WA. Cloudy golden, lively head. Grassy hoppy nose with funky sweaty brett underneath. Medium dry with gentle mouthfeel and mildl sparkling carbonation. The Orvallish sweaty bitterorange funky brett character is strong, but it still retains balance. Finishes with evergrowing bitterness. Lovely!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. The hype is lost on me, its a terrible base beer, the brett dosage was light and didnt ad much depth or funk, there was still a substantial amount of residual sweetness and it tastes like the brett was added well after it had been fermenting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1915) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle at Pauls saison tasting - hazy orange pour huge fluffy white head. arouma is amazing, funky and earthy. caramelly and tart rounded with some spiciness. mmm

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours big hazy yellow with big white fluffy head, plenty of carbonation. Aroma is nice and citrusy and fruity, with some lemon, pepper, citrus, and a bit of tart with the earth and bread of the malt. Taste up front is big lemon zest, pepper, tart and funk, with a nice earthy character that is refreshing and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Thanks a lot for this one Baker. 750 ml bottle from 2009 I have been wanting to try it for a while. Aroma is maybe some tart apple and maybe hints of cherry. Color is pale amber with minimal head. Taste is hay and apple with hints of the brett character but its more subdued than I expected. Palate is dry and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Batch: 2009-1 A: Bright, hazy golden-yellow-orange.. massive fluffy white head. super retention and pretty decent lacing. Inviting. S: Funky, indeed. The brett character is ever-present. Somewhat tart. Lightly yeasty. Nice floral-citrus hops. Peaches. T: Much like the nose, this is perhaps the most brett forward saison ive had to date. Not really farmhouse funky, but just kind of sour/tart funky. Clean, bright citrus flavors. Lightly spiced. Some pepper and something else I cant quite discern. M: Effervescent. A tad too much carbonation, perhaps (cork blew off when uncorking and scared the shit out of my cat). Crisp, hoppy finish. O: By the end of the bottle, the brett character simply overwhelmed(underwhelmed?) me. Very nice for a glass, but the refill did me in which is surprising considering my affinity for large bottles of saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (8484) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
6/26/10. Brought to the Tally Tasting 2010 by myself. Sour, almost sweaty smell. Mmmm. Nice tart but surprisingly smooth flavor. Mmm again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
750ml bottle into snifter. Pours straw yellow with beautiful white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is of pepper, hints of lemon, yeast, and a tad of brett. Mouth feel is very smooth, velvety, with moderate carbonation. Flavor is moderately sweet, peppery finish with slight brett on thepalate. Overall excellent saison however was expecting a tad bit more brett in this beer as the label suggests.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 5/30/2015: upped my rating a bit. this is a nice yeasty, light spice, slightly tart saison. the texture is fantastic. 7/2010: Bottle from brewforia.com. Murky yellow pour with a huge fluffy white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon and grass. Taste is bread, yeast, spices, tart, citrus, earthy, perfume and sweet. Definitely interesting. Smooth creamy palate with a sharp bite in the finish that eventually dries out.


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