1165. Saison - Brett

1165. Saison - Brett

This was another beer that I picked up at Spec's. Win and I split it on Tuesday night.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Co.
Alcohol: 8.50%
Serving: Bottle, 750 mL
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

This Saison pours a cloudy straw-golden, and is topped by an enormous, vigorous, fluffy, off-white head, which fades leaving copious lace. The aroma has notes of bananas, pepper, and Brettanomyces.

A clean, neutral graininess upfront moves into a sweet center with notes of banana and citrus. The finish is pretty sweet, but is cut by a mild bitterness, and earthy Brett flavors. This beer is light-bodied and highly carbonated.

I like Saisons with a touch of wild character, but this one was a tad too sweet.