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Black Shirt American Red Saison

Black Shirt American Red Saison
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 236   ABV: 7.88%
American Red Saison is an updated version of a rustic Belgian-style beer. Bright orange/tangerine aroma with a hint of pear and apricot that compliment

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Draft at the brewery with Paul, Larry, Pete, Frank and MRO. Pours a light amber body with thin white lace. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with notes of spice, wheat, clove and soft fruity malt. Bland but not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong yeast, floral, rye. Medium body, rye, clove, yeast, light dry finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8899) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Low and quickly disappearing white fluffy head. Clear yellow golden body. Mild spicy honey aroma and flavor with a fair hops bitterness, low carbonation, long dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1476) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
September 5th, 2014 - Black Shirt’s Saison supposedly builds off the principal red ale’s recipe, but veering to a lighter, grainier profile. I test this assumption with a taster of the stuff, which is colored much like its half-dozen or so siblings before me. The aroma on this one, however, is distinctly sweet, featuring cherry, strawberry and mango. The flavor is sweet too, but tempered. There’s a mild dose of strawberry, a lighter palate, and light carbonation. As saisons go, this is much sweeter than normal, but it doesn’t approach a fruit beer by any means - I like it, even if any sugars might blaspheme against the style, this beer performs as a light, quenching sip with some fruity lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
Can. Hazy amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pear, citrus, caramel, spices and grass. Flavor is fruity with notes of spices, herbs, caramel, citrus, pears and white pepper. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brwhyan (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
Really enjoyed this one. So much, in fact, that I purchased a six pack while I was at their brewery. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful taco truck outside and all of their reds are delicious, even the dark beers which I typically don’t enjoy. But this one was nice and smooth and flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12 oz can. Pretty cool label. Pours a hazy red with almost no head whatsoever. Definitely plenty of saison tendencies. Lots of red apple on the nose, some earthiness, maybe a hint of green apple. Prickly carbonation. Flavor is more red apple and a bit of funk. It’s aight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Draft. Opaque brick red with a short tan head. Estery / fruity in the way of peaches and apple, this character made stronger by the red delicious apple maltiness in the aroma. Highly toasted / burnt grain impression in the nose in unpleasant. Belgian yeast character is minimal. Sweet, candy-ish and goopy, medium-full body, acidic from yeast in sediment, which also gives it a doughy dirtiness. Better in terms of flavor balance than the Pale Rye, but the overburnt malt and raw yeastiness limit this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Can at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Sweetness, toasted, zesty, spicy, estery, bitterness, knækbrød, too sweet, caramel, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
From can poured into pint glass. This is why I love Saisons. You don't really know what your going to get. If you like hoppy Amber, this beer is for you ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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