Saison De Lente

750 mL capped bottle.
Recent addition to The Bruery line-up in GA.
Pour is a resplendent, butterscotch yellow with a creamy looking white head that looks dense.
The nose has some light Brett that does not really manifest itself in the tastes which suits me just fine! In fact, I’m happy that it does not come into the picture too much in terms of the palate. the nose is further enhanced with some serious Belgian yest character. VERY nice.
The mouthfeel is a VERY strong part of this beer. Deep and creamy in its nature, it manages to pull off the look that the head suggests.
The tastes are all about a very light touch, and the Brett is so reserved that I would go as far as to say that this drinks much more like a Belgian Pale and less like the Saison that it claims to be. Not a great deal of funk here at all, but some light grapefruit and plenty of yeasty character. There’s also light lemon and some classic white pepper on the tongue too.
If you are looking for a Brett infused beer, forget it. This drinks like a slightly hopped Belgian Pale, perhaps even putting a single toe into the Belgian IPA pool. Either way it is subtle and enormously drinkable. A classy beer that transcends a lot of nonsense and gets right down to quality and drinkability in a couple of easy steps.

03/11/2010
Brewery:
The Bruery
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.65
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