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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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 My favourite beer of 2009! Botlle from Bottleworks on Poperinges patio, on tap at Falling Rock and a keg at the Babblebelt pre-GABF party. 01946. And I thought the clean Saison was amazing! Maybe my best beer for 2009! Giant head on dark cloudy gold. Great funky hop nose. Reminds me of Orval....very.....very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Soonah. Bottle 08647. Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a monster head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is spicy with perfume, soap, citrus, lavender, thyme and funky brett. The flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma, there is loads of perfume in the flavor with an undercurrent of citrus, white fruits and herbs. The mouthfeel was silky smooth with lively carbonation. The finish was medium in duration and dry with lingering soapiness. Overall: This is an excellent Saison, the only fault I find is that it is just too over the top with perfume. At times I thought that I was taking a hit from my wifes Coco Channel cologne. But, thats a small complaint, this is still better than 99.5 percent of the Saisons out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2009
bottle thanks to thirdeye11 batch #06402. golden with a thick white head. nose is spicy musk with some dried earth. nice thickness with a spicy flavor and a hint of brett in the finish with dried pineapples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Immy at Immys Backyard Throwdown. Labeled 2008-1, Batch #09752 of 11950. Very turbid gold pour. Tall white head grows like a thunderstorm cloud. Aroma brings the funk! Strong Brett notes, perfume, flowers and fruit notes. Taste continues with more funky notes, dusty yeast, perfume, dried flowers, citrus notes, fruit and earth. Very bubbly and light mouthfeel. Ends with more Brett notes, funk, slight sourness, fruits, and dusty yeast. Very tasty stuff! Enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Appearance: Pours out a light, straw-colored body flecked with fine particles and topped by a very large (seriously), white head. Smell: Delicate malt base to support notes of honeysuckle blossoms, melon juice, citrus, and spice. The funkiness remains light, with lessers notes of well-maintained horseblankets, fresh leather, and only a teeny tiny drop of butyric acid. Taste: Pilsner malts, light pale malts, and maybe even some soft white wheat garnished with a dusting of sweet table sugar. Fruity tastes of melon garnished with lemon zest. Light florals throughout. Restrained hop bitterness. The funkiness from the Brettanomyces, though pleasant, present, and appreciated, is fairly understated, providing refined tastes of top-shelf cobwebs and recently-cleaned basements. Very small pinch of pepper. Drying, fizzy finish with some lingering fruity hints. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Highly carbonated. Drinkability: Give it a try! Boulevards standard saison was all-well and fine, but the kind addition of Brett really helps it to sing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 bottle shared at july BA tasting. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a white head. Nose is of citrus, funk, floral and perfume. Taste is same as nose. Mouthfeel is dry. Decent saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Sample thanks to corby. Pour is lighter golden with a fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, dry brett funk, and some yeast. Flavor is very drinkable and smooth. Dry finish and some nice fruit also. Nice brew overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at 2008 Sunfest. Very clear, clean light golden color with a bit of white head. nose: lemon peel. A multi-textured beer. Delicious flavors include citrus and grassy hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Original Rating (well, apparently not, but...) 7/19/2009: Shit, I just lost my rating. Heres a condensed version. Thanks dr. Bill. Pours hazed yellow, big lacey white head. Nose ball. Flavors mirror nose, dry, somewhat bretty, more tennisball. Good,refreshing stuff (3.9)



re-rate Bottle, sampled 5/20/2010...bottle from Sir Kevin Scott, the Frenchman: I think this has at least a good 6+ months on it, at least. Pours yellowish with too large of a head...must pour carefully! Nose is hay-like, spicy, with a spike of brett weaving throughout the olfactory sense waves...and yes, Todd, very good on the "Tennis Ball" characteristic...Flavors are clean, hay, straw, grass, a little spicy but fortunately not in a nasty banana-esque belgian-yeast kind of way. and YES! Todd...Tennis balls, it tastes a bit like huffing on a freshly opened can of tennis balls. BALLS! Gotta bump it a point...it was a very satisfying beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allstar (33) - , Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle #09752 of 11950 shared by Immy at Immys Backyard Throwdown. Pours a light yellow. First taste had a light fruit, slight bitter but smooth overall impression. It was one that I would have again.


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