presario (4925) - 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. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2011 Vintage. Pours golden straw yellow with a large fluffy white head. Smells hoppy, earthy, funky, with a solid wheat malt backbone. Taste is malty sweetness, with a strong hoppy dryness with a nice funkiness underneath that will improve with age. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Saison-Brett (2011) finishes with some funk dryness. LazySl0th (3) - - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 This brew has a great spicy, brightness. Initial taste is of grapefruit and spice, then finishes with a dry saison funk. Awesome summer brew with a nice abv punch. This is Tank 7?s big brother. Hats off to Boulevard. firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
This is why Boulevard is one of the best breweries out there. Pours a nice, thinly colored yellow with a moderate head. Big earthy taste from the Brett followed with some pineapple and carries some staying power. At 7.7%, this could cause one to drink it all day long and not regret the hangover. Great interpretation of a Saison. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Gorgeous, slightly hazy amber/peachy color, 2- 3 fingers of frothy, lacy head. Amazing, complex aroma and flavor of pear, white grape, peach, graham cracker, pineapple, guava, horseblanket, barnyard funk, clove and coriander, earthy hops, and even a touch of banana.
Creamy body (for the style) with lots of mouth-coating goodness in the very lengthy, dry finish.
This one is about as wonderful as a saison gets.
mheltcel (2) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
Light color, unfiltered, absolutely delicious. It doesn’t have alot of flavor upon opening. However it finished with an amazing taste that was very easy on the palate. Bamaboy1975 (248) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours out a nice clear blonde with some very, very mild haziness to it an enough carbonation to lift an F-18. The head is thick, white and frothy; in fact it might be what you’d expect angels to be floating on in heaven!
Grass, apples, mild tangerine, lemon zest and other earthy aromas come through.
Sharp and bitter, the hops come out as it hits the corners of your mouth. It’s sweet overall and very carbonated. Apple and pear flavors do come through in the background.
This is medium to light bodied.
Overall, this is an excellent beer and represents the style well in my opinion. If you think otherwise, then lend me your taste buds!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rajendra82 (1109) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
The golden colored body that was poured out of the 750 ml bomber, was cloudy. The bomber was capped with a cork, and wire cage, and the long pop, and the ample gun smoke were evidence of a good seal, and generous carbonation. The head that formed atop the pour was four fingers thick, and very stubborn. The smell was very rustic, ad the beer was clearly blessed with smells of wheat crackers, horse blanket, hay, orange peel, and white pepper. This is just exactly what I want a Saison to smell like.
The taste was dry, biscuit like, with an unmistakable presence of Brett. There was some bready sweetness, and a hint of pepper and lime juice in the finish. The combination of sweet, tart, spicy, and funky was very well done. The body was fluffy, light, and quenching, and the 8.5% ABV was very well hidden.
There are very few non Belgian beers that approach perfection for this style, but this one certainly does.