Brew Review: The Bruery Saison De Lente

by Kelli H. on April 2, 2013

Beer: The Bruery Saison De Lente
Date: 3-30-13
Location: Orange County, CA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Price: $9.95
IBU: 35

Aroma: Belgian sweet yeast

Appearance: Golden, hazy unfiltered, nice head retention

Body & Texture: Light to full bodied. Sour up front from the Brettanomyces character. Fresh grass, fruit, and herbs were what came to mind while it was sitting in my mouth.

Aftertaste: Sweet with a little hop characteristic going on.

Overall Impression:
This was a well balanced Saison and a good example of the style. It was very drinkable, but somewhat sour, which is normal for a beer fermented with Brett. I could definitely taste that typical Brett characteristic; I usually describe it as a Belgian flavor or aroma. While I’m still just learning about Saison’s and developing a palate for them, I have to say that between Tank 7 & Saison De Lente, I definitely prefer Tank 7. If you’re a Saison lover, then I’m sure you’ll like this beer, but I think I’ll continue to buy Tank 7 over Saison De Lente. As my beer warmed, I found I wanted to drink it less and less.

If you’ve had either, please let me know what you think! Since I’m just starting to develop a taste for them, I wouldn’t be surprised if my opinion of these beers were to change in the next 6 months to a year. As for now, I’m having a lot of fun trying new saisons when I get the chance.

Saison De Lente is definitely a great bottle to bring to an Easter get together since the label is so pretty, with it’s light pastel colors.

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Val April 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I’m instantly thirsty!

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sonia the mexigarian April 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I think I may have had that one. it did taste pretty bitter. it was okay cold, but I didn’t like it as it warmed up. perhaps I should try Tank 7 🙂

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Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers April 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Ahhhhh! Tank 7 is pretty much my fav beer right now. Love it!

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Emily April 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

Ohh, a saison! I haven’t had one of those in quite a while. We’ve been sticking to the cheap beer on sale these days. Meh.

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Benjamin April 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Glad you enjoyed Saison De Lente…even if not as much as the beer from our friends in Kansas City 🙂

Thanks for sharing.

-Benjamin @ TheBruery

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