Grand Teton Brewers Series No. 2 - Brett Saison

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Grand Teton Brewing’s second release in their Brewers’ Series in bottles is a Dry Hopped Brett Saison aged in wine barrels. Starting with a Saison using traditional malts and hops, the brewers then pitched a simple yet complex strain of yeast: Brettanomyces Drei (Brett). After the beer fermented to a low gravity resulting in a crisp, clean and dry beer, Grand Teton brewers transferred it to wine barrels where it aged for nine months. A few weeks before packaging, a blend of hops at a rate of 5 pounds per wooden barrel was added. The live Brett in this beer, as well as the generous amounts of unique and flavorful hops, makes this a great beer to drink fresh. It may also be cellared to further develop for years to come.

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4.1
deyholla (12307) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours a hazy peachy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a great Brett note with grass, light citrus and s bit of light grains. Flavor has a great funky Brett note with earthy grains and some light flora and a hint of earthy fruit

4.1
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle. Light hazy gold pour with a smaller white head. Peach skins, Brett, funk - this is wonderful.

4
Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Clear light golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of brett, fruity and wheat. Flavors are fruity, peaches, brett and oak
Very good

4
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Oaky, floral nose. Flavors of dank straw with some vanilla. Tart finish.

4.2
Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 26, 2016
$15.99 for a Howler at Liquor Shed. This pours a clear gold with what started out as a 2 finger head of foam(vigorous pour); in quick smart time, the foam dissipated and now there’s just a ring around the glass. Complex smell here. dry white wine with that Saison aroma mixed with definitely noticeable Brett. Spicy with cloves and white pepper, hints of oak. Egads. Wine like flavour up front, dry and tart from the wild yeast, fruity..perhaps apricots with grapes, white pepper whilst the clove I smelled seem to be buried by the other flavours. Ooomp, there it is. I’m getting some oak notes as well. No complaints aboot any alcohol and why should I? Only 6.2% abv. So dry, so drinkable. A really slick and wet mouthfeel. The carbonation is on the very low side but I don’t want for more. I was super impressed with their American Sour; this impresses me almost to the same level. Marvelous.

4.4
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
11.2 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a medium head that reduces to a blanket and limited lace. Aroma is very lemony, juicy, lots of brett, dusty basement, old books, fantastic aroma. The taste is juicy, bretty basement funk, horse blanket, books, dust, lemony, dry hops. Grand Teton has evolved from an above average brewery to what i consider world class, this beer is really tasty!

4.1
jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Sample @ Northern Lights. Gold pour with a massive white head. Wonderfully nuanced nose. Loads of rustic barnyard aromas. Brett, wet wood, gentle marshmallow. Animal fur. Light honeyed citrus fruit accents. Similarly pleasing flavor. Lightly sweet growing to a very dry earthy finish. Well-rounded mouthfeel. Pillowy and easy drinking. Fantastic.

2.4
Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of lemon zest, sour apple, plastic, dirt. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very sour and rather dirty, unfortunately. Thin, fizzy, and unpleasant. A disappointing drain pour.

4.2
Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at Northern Lights courtesy of Chris, thanks! Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Nice white wine aroma with light sweat and subtle dust. Taste has tannins up front, more white wine, vanilla, dusty straw. Delicious.

3.9
zoucrew102 (2110) - - MAR 12, 2016
11.2oz bottle. Vinous sour aroma with notes of Brett funk, pear and citrus notes. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head with poor retention and lacing. Starts with sweet pear and white wine flavors. Finishes tart with a good amount of Brett funk with a good balance of citrus even it out. Surprisingly good sour saison.


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