Monday, May 5, 2014
Boulevard Brewing Company Saison-Brett
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company Saison-Brett – 2013.
From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a HUGE fluffy white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Belgian farmhouse yeast funk, lemon, apple, pear, grassy, earthy and peppery.
Taste: Bready malts, citrus, Belgian farmhouse yeast funk, apple, pear, spicy, clove, sweet and tart.
Overall: Hoppier than a typical Saison, Boulevard Brewing Company Saison-Brett is enjoyable. This 8.5% ABV Boulevard offering is a must try for fans of the style. Balanced, funky and incredibly drinkable!
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