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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Latin for sleep deprived Somnus is a saison brewed w/ a variety of specialty malt and aged on 9 pounds of Colombian Magdalena coffee supplied and roasted by Alabaster!


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
6 oz. Tap. Not a phony - the real thing here boys. If Starbucks brewed beer, it would taste like this. A Java-Expresso rush. Tastes or roast, coffee, and some spices. The coffee taste permeates this beer. Homerun.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4666-20120817] Tap. Used medium coffee grounds and roasted cocoa powder aroma. Murky, sludgy brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy soured coffee grounds and roasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting I’m also detecting a little sludge, which is off-putting. (7/3/6/3/14-) 3.3
(Called "Koffiebier" @ brewpub, Williamsport, PA)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Murky brown, thin head. Nose is belgian yeast, roast, rich malt, coffee, dark honey, overripe fruit. Flavor is coffee up front giving way to a rich malty saison, notes of bock, alcohol. Finish kind of ruins it - yeast & malt combine for an overripe fruit/banana thing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
2012-08-17. Murky dark brown body with a small beige head. 3 A whole lot of coffee and coffee grounds in the flavour, very muted malt base if you look hard past the coffee. Similar aroma is dominated by coffee and coffee grounds. Average plus bodied palate is lightly carbonated. One dimensional, I expected to find coffee grounds in the bottom of the glass after. On tap at Bullfrog as Koffiebier on the table, and Somnus Viduata on their website, Williamsport

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted coffee dominated aromas with some lighter vanilla and yeast like tones. Flavor also is roasted malt, coffee forward, hints of sweet malt, vanilla, and yeasts. Saison?

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
justinjetton (1) - - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Love the coffee overtones. Not too overbearing. Has a nice sweetness that nicely accents the coffee tastes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Bullfrog last weekend. Reviewed from notes. Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a thin light tan head and not much in the way of retention or lacing. The nose brings forward quite a bit of coffee plus some odd Belgian yeast character. It sounded like it could be an interesting combination, but the coffee overpowers the saison yeast rather than complement it, so the finished product ends up being more like a coffee beer that has some strange Belgian character to it. Flavor is a bit more odd. Body is medium with decent carbonation. A bit strange in the finish as well. Overall, I just wasn’t a big fan of this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, lots of coffee
Overall: an interesting concept but not a good marriage of flavors
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
growler fill from bullfrog - Burnt copper colored pour, aroma is coffee roast, with light barnyard notes and cheese. Yeasty notes with chocolate and coffee. Dark toasty malts. Smooth bodied with some fruity notes. Earthy with light tart note and more funk on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pint at the brewpub. Hot summer afternoon on the way back to NY and this was delicious! Taste of coffee in a murky light brown saison. Little touch of vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Alright, coffee saison. It really works, light saison strain. Good coffee roasted flavors. Bitter long finish with some coffee


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