Friday, July 7, 2017

Beer Review: Boulevard Saison-Brett

Boulevard Brewing in my opinion, is quite simply the most exciting Kosher-certified Brewery. The reason being, that aside from a core lineup of great beers, they have some extraordinary limited releases that are almost always kosher. For that I am grateful to the Va'ad of KC, for continuing to make sure that great Kosher Beer reaches us.
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The beer I will be reviewing today is called Saison-Brett. It is released once a year, usually in May, and is available in cork & caged .750 ml bottles. Saison is a loose term for a Belgian Farmhouse Ale, which they would drink after the harvest on the farm. Therefore it is an easy drinking beer, but may be a bit higher in alcohol. Brett is short for Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality, which is added along with other yeasts to the bottle, making it a bottle conditioned beer. The alcohol content is 8.5% ABV.
The vintage I drank is 2015, & I cellared it for about a year after purchase.

It appears a slightly hazy blonde in the glass,with a huge white foam head, that leaves plenty of lacing. There is a sweet grainy bready aroma, some floral notes, along with pineapple. The taste is similar to the nose, with plenty of funkiness as well, which is complimented by the dry bubbly mouthfeel of the Brett. The feel is medium-bodied, dry and effervescent, with a tight bubbly sesnsation. Overall a great Saison, further enhanced by the Brett character.


*Saison-Brett is under the supervision of the Va'ad of KC*



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