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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The French-speaking region of southern Belgium is the birthplace of saison, the love child of a centuries-old tradition of small rural "farmhouse" breweries, where native yeasts and time-honored recipes combined to produce some of the world’s most distinctive beers. As a tribute to this artisanal institution, we offer our own brisk, unruly Saison. Truly an artful balancing act, it is both rustic and subtle, robust yet effervescent, spicy and fruity.

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4.9
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours clear golden with a large, sudsy white head. Smells bready, yeasty, strong earthy tones, some hoppiness and a bit of malt. Tastes damn near perfect; earthy, bitter, fruity and sweet, a bit spicy. Light-bodied with a wet texture and active mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Saison finishes with a touch of funk.

3.9
Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
C&C 750 mL bottle, Batch S8228, from Woodman’s West Madison. Pours an amber color with a ton of visible carbonation. Large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, stone fruits and caramel. The taste is apricots, dates, other stone fruits, caramel, bread and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.4
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Might be an older bottle. Still poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller white head. Aroma was citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Aroma was lemon zest, pepper, and citrus. Tangy aftertaste. Still a good beer no matter how old it is.

3.5
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
750ml corked from Pick’s Liquors. Poured into a snifter. Batch 8109. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with lots of carbonation and not much head. Strong aroma of citrus, wheat and slight hop spice. Light sweet, light sour and light bitter. Has a slight hop spice and a nice citrus tang. Light bodied with a thin slick texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, its not too bad for a saison (which is not my favorite style). Probably the worst of the smokestack series, but still not that bad.

4
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2011
750 ml bottle from Woodman’s Madison, $3.99 Ar: Spicy flavors dominate the aroma, a bit of ginger and some orange zest. Ap: Very hazy golden orange pour with a big frothy head that sticks around quite a while. Great lace on this one as well. T: Lightly sweet with some mild cinnamon and ginger flavors. Very nice tart finish. P: Medium, slightly sticky body with very assertive carbonation. O: Excellent beer. Quite refreshing as well.

4.2
barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
750ml bottle from ericandersnavy, shared with jsprime. highly enjoyable dry, fruity, aged saison. wonderful afternoon beverage. thx eric!

3.8
madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle on deep clearance, since Boulevard has pulled out of WI - Pours clear amber with a nice fluffy off-white head. Smells lemony and fresh, surprising since this bottle’s been in the store forever. Light spice, firm malt, and a smooth yeastiness. Dry, spicy yeast on the first sip, transitioning into some tropical fruit, honey, and a grassy, warm finish. Velvety carbonation and a nice hefty body make this a nice one to drink. Probably should pick up some more bottles of this before it’s gone.

3.6
crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
It is nice and fruity with a hint of spice, a great American saison with a Belgian heart.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden color with some floaties and a medium sized off white head. The aroma was fruity citrus, herbal, slightly funky with hints of the farm in Asheville. The flavor was slightly fruity, floral, herbal, with some barnyard funk. This was a nice sessionable saison.

3.9
Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours yellow, lightly hazy with a clinging, white head. Lots of fruits in the aroma with spicy and floral notes. Flavor has good sweetness, some must, yeast, lemon and pepper. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Dry, sweet and lightly yeasty finish with lingering spices. Great stuff.


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