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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This entry is for the bottled version of Saison Noire (which contained brettanomyces). Ratings for the brewpub/draft version should go HERE

This Belgian-inspired dark saison has a rich, deep amber color and a wonderfully complex caramelized maltiness complimented by the funky, fruity and earthy character of our house saison yeast. Decadent but dry with some lingering funk and fruit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle, shared by hopscotch. Pours a translucent brown with a fuzzy brown head. Nose is nuts, spicy brett, lots of fruit and plums. Slightly roasty, sweet plums, light brett funkiness, spicy yeast. Very light in the mouth with a pleasant drying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2324) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel rusty orange with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, light caramel, toffee and sour fruity candy. Taste of dough bread, light tangy citrus, caramel, toffee, light pepper, sour fruit and yeast. Lot going on here.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2009
750ml via trade with Kramer, thanks buddy, shared with my girlfriend Cyn and my brother Evan. Pours rich orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet and rich and incredibly fragrant. Very very nice fruity floral nose. Taste is sweet, nutty and spicy, Gotta say I like the all the variety in flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by Bstill! Thanks! Pours a deep amber light woody brown with a nice frothy sticky head. Aroma is nutty dry earth, leather, mineral-slate -dirt, yeasty saison-like with a doughy nutty spice kick - cardamon like and peppery. Flavor has a light caramel sweetness, toffee, and lots of earthy notes, leather, light cheese and horse, with herbal hops and a mostly drying finish with a lingering spice and hop bitterness. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle pours dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet, and sour. Flavor follows and was more sweet than sour. Did finish with a tart dryness. Interesting brew and not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
25.4 oz bottle. Murky brown with a whipped up tannish head. Nose is dough and brown sugar with hints of lemon, cherry pit and cardamon. Medium light, a bit fizzy. Taste is malt, citrus peel and carrot; woody, peppery and slightly bitter. Simple with subtle complexities. I enjoyed this more with each glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
SpringsLicker’s Fish Fry. Sample from a bottle thanks to tronraner. Hazy red-orange with a white cover. Aroma of caramel, metallic steel, brown sugar. Taste is some light fruitiness, more caramel and a dry dusty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Slight hazed brown pour with a creamy off white head and lace. Brown sugar and caramel. A light metallic flavor, brown sugar, a medium dry finish, a light/medium bitter finish. A bit too foamy for my tastes but a damn solid offering. Just a tick from excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Sample from a 750ml bottle. Clear and careful pour yields a garnet colored body with light haze and a well-formed billowy white head.Pillowy, dirty, minerally yeast in the nose. Focus is bran/wheat/weizen bock yeast esters. Subtle and quiet, pleasant and understated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks man. Poured a clear, deep orange-brown color with a thick, dense off-white head that slowly faded and left some thick webby lacing. Lightly funky aroma with some light caramel, a bit of dry fruit (orange peel, soft lemon zest), a faint earthy spiciness, and some light brett. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft caramel that leads into a moderate bretty funkiness with some soft cobweb, a bit of hay, and some earthy spiciness that finished moderately dry with some light fruit (orange peel and soft peach skin). Moderate carbonation and full body. A nice, lively version of a dark saison. Drinkable and enjoyable.


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