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The Bruery Saison Tonnellerie

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Saison
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Saison Tonnellerie is a new addition to our portfolio of Belgian-inspired saison ales and it could be argued that it is the most traditional as it was 100% fermented in oak barrels. This sophisticated beer has picked up a rustic character akin to the original beers of the Belgian countryside that would be brewed in the colder months of the year, when fermentation temperatures were more forgiving, and served to the farm staff to keep their thirst quenched all summer long. With Spring upon us, you are just in time to stock up on this new ale for the warmer months.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a slight white head. Aroma is sweet, some hay. Flavor is great - slight sweetness, wheat crispness and a bit of typical saison spice and funk. Creamy mouthfeel on top of all that makes this a real winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and golden with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma features breadiness, a spicy Belgian phenol and loads of fruity citrus. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is a collection of malt and yeast-driven notes - tangy, spicy and grainy accompanied by a nice hint of lemon zest. There is a light, minerally bitterness in the finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6632) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA

Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty lemon, citrus and hints of oak. Taste is smooth, sweetish and oaky with hints of juicy fruits, zesty lemon and citrus. Finish is a bit stuffy with hints of yeast and oak. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8137) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub. Aroma is a bit tart with yeasty notes and mild grassy hops. Flavour is rather tart with grapefruit and yeasty notes & fruits in the background. Mouthdrying finish. Interesting but not exactly my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7742) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ The Bruery Tasting Room, Placentia, CA. Pours a bright golden colour with a nice thick head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, Saison yeast, white wine and wood. Flavour of crisp citrusy hops, floral notes, mild honey-like sweetness, white wine and Saison yeast. Medium bodied. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9531) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Tap @ The Bruery.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Yeast on the nose, herbs, lemon, wood and white wine. Yeasty, sweet toffee flavor, alcohol and some wood. Nice and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8551) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color, very bright with a medium white head. A little bit of a creeper. A big spicy banana esters nose with loads of citrus. Big citrus, hell even tropical, loads of spicy Belgian yeast, banana, lots of oak. Hints of funk and sourness, but just hints. Very damn good. Lots of cheese and oak. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy hay light golden color with a dry off white head. Aroma is dry, slight tartness, light citrus. Flavor allows the citrus to come out a bit more. Easily drinkable. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1921) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is rather fruity with quite a bit of over ripe stone fruit, red apples and pears. Light phenolic notes of peppercorn and grains of paradise. Medium light citrus notes with some orange and lemon-lime. Hints of bready grain notes. Moderate oak notes. Pours a slightly cloudy, yellow gold with a big, rocky, white head that exhibits good retention as it slowly recedes. High lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate graininess and white bread note. Flavor is rather fruity as well with a lot of stone fruit, pears and red apples. Medium light phenolic notes of peppercorns and lemongrass. Medium bitterness. Moderate citrus notes, orange and lemon-lime. Light oak and tannin notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice saison with a complimentary oak note and tons of yeast character. Lots of fruit and esters. Could use a touch more acidity to really brighten it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Very tasty rich (from oak) saison. Very drinkable, yummy. Above average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
75cl, as The Bruery Preservation Series: Saison Tonnellerie, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Bruce for bringing this over!, complex brew, spicy/fruity/woody and slightly bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew

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