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RATINGS: 1033   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 that’s what you’re after.

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4.5
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Batch Number 2008-1 (Purchased October 2008). Bottle #750 purchased in Savoy, Illinois. Pours cloudy yellow-gold color with a huge head that takes a long time to dissipate. Aroma of yeast, sweetness, and floral. Lots of carbonation that lasts quite a while. Spicy aftertaste that is slightly bitter. Great mouthfeel and very easy to drink. The alcohol is hidden very well. I have a few more bottles of this that are being "cellared" right now. This is the 4th bottle of this that I have consumed and everyone of them has been great! I can’t wait to try the 2009 batch.

4.3
LilBeerDoctor (3959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Bottle shared at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of tropical fruits, yeast, and light spices. Very smooth and dry, easy drinking. I need to get more of this... 8/4/8/5/16 (4.1/5)

Update 11/3/09: Bottle thanks to a generous ratebeerian! Aroma is very fruity with lots of citrus and hops, some lemon grass, melon, and spices. Flavor of dry hops and the same fruity sweetness. Super awesome! 8/4/9/5/17 [4.3/5]

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jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle #07572 thanks to BMan1113VR. Cloudy gold in color with a very large off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, brett, and citrus. Taste is of brett, spices, herbs and lemon zest.

4.7
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
It helps when you are a fan of this style of beer and getting into beers with brett at the same time.. Believe it or not I bought a bottle of this in Downtown Salt lake City at the Bayou!! Smells of lovely fruit and spice with some spice on the nose. Pours A hazed blonde with some nice white head that was frothy!!! The Carbonation and Mouthfeel on this is maybe the best I have ever had on a beer. Fantastic balance and Crispness to it WOW!!! Brett, Sugar, Spice, earth, some hops and bot o honey.. These flavors really worked.. This is even more proof that this brewery is one of the best we have!

4.4
PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 Bottle: Generously given to me by beastiefan2k. Hazy yellow with a dense white head. Great aroma- horsey, leathery, farmhouse- just all bretty greatness. Fluffy feel- great dry/spicy flavor. Horsey, white peppery notes, dry phenolics. Dry, spicy, complex. Filled with rustic nuances. Lovely.

3.8
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2009
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. The aroma is of citrus hops, some alcohol, and a hint of brett. The taste is moderately hopped with some spices and grassy notes along with mild brett funkiness. It’s medium bodied and the alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Interesting beer.

4.8
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a very large foamy white head. Great lacing. Fantastic spicy citrus and brett aroma. Flavor is absolutely amazing. The brett really compliments the spicy saison flavor. Absolutely fantastic! If I could I would drink this everyday...

3.8
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a creamy yellow-green with a full head. The aroma is fresh and medical office-y Flavor is sweet, full, and creamy with a bitter floral aftertaste. refreshing and crisp.

4.3
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Big fluffy white head. Pours a cloudy golden color with some floating sediment. The aroma is citrus, resin, spice, and some dustiness. The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly tart with grapfruity hops, belgian fruity esters, spice, and brett funk. The carbonation is lively and it finishes with lightly bitter hops. This with the tartness keeps it quite drinkable. Overall: crisp, delicious, refreshing, and complex.

3.9
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Corked and baled 750. Pours pale amber with a lacy white head. Aroma and taste of lemon, grass, yeast and brett. Medium-light body, carbonation. Smooth, refreshing.


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