Boulevard Saison Brett
From Boulevard Brewing – Our gold medal-winning Saison (Mondial de la Biere, Montreal, 2008) was the starting point for this limited edition ale. It was then dry hopped, followed by bottle conditioning 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.
Boulevard Brewing – Saison-Brett – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 8.5% abv. From trade on ratebeer.com.
Appearance: Poured a cloud, vibrant yellow gold with a sudsy white head.
Aroma: Light citrus and funk. The funk was like rain water and rust.
Taste: Spice, metal, and dry and fruity yeast.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and full.
Overall: Really good, well crafted, and would probably enjoy this in warmer months, with the beer slightly more chilled than I had it (65-70 degrees I think.)