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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Saison-style ale with Peppercorns. It was twenty years ago today… Well, almost twenty years ago today, as we present to you the first of three special Anniversary Beers in celebration of our upcoming Twentieth Anniversary! It was April Fool’s Day, 1989, when Phil “Brewdaddy” Bannatyne first opened the doors to what would become one of the preeminent breweries in the country. Of course, true to the spirit of the day, it would be another month before the first house-made beers would be available on draft. Sgt. Pepper has been brewed with Pilsner, CaraVienne, and Rye malts, plus Magnum and Spalter hops. But the driving force behind this beer is the contribution from whole peppercorns! Black, Green, White, and Pink Peppercorns were added to the brewkettle, and they provide a noticeable fresh, herbal spiciness to the nose and through the palate. Pink pepper provides a high, floral character mostly as an aromatic, and Green pepper offers an herbal freshness with slight heat. White pepper contributes a subtle earthiness, and Black pepper engages the palate in a lingering, tingling warmth. All combine to accentuate the complexities of our Belgian yeast, and are balanced by crisp malt character with a hint of sweetness. OG: 1.054 (13.5*P) FG: 1.008 (2*P) ABV: 6.0%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6042) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours heavy gold, with a short, off-white head. Scent is Belgian yeast, funk.... Taste is yeasty, citrusy, with a very nice peppercorn heat and sting. Slightly flat, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottled. Cloud copper pour. Bright white head faded fast. Spicy yeast nose. Peppery. Lemony. Biscuity malt balanced with a citrusy finish. The peppercorn burn really comes through in the aftertaste and is quite long lasting. Medium mouthfeel. Could be a little more carbonated. Pretty enjoyable. The peppercorn was a little much but it grew on me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7695) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
650 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, some floral notes, grains and maybe some vegetables. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel malts, really strong pepper, floral notes and some hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a peppery malty finish. Really nice peppery notes, but the vegetable notes disturb here. It seems that the base beer is quite bland. Nice beer anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9296) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours golden color with no head. Aroma of corn, vegetables, grass and spices. Flavor of spices, fruits and pale malts. Some chili notes on the aftertaste. Starts quite boring leading to a surprisingly good finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8071) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’13
Aroma is stale and a bit odd with peppery spices and hints of apricot. Flavour has peppery spices, burning chili and some fruity notes in the background. Actually the burning spiciness is quite nice. Then again the beer underneath the spices is quite nothing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, pepper and some floral notes. Flavour is mild pepper with floral and some mild vegably notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Thanks drew. Hazed gold with white head. Light malt a little pepper. Light malt flavors with a stronmg pepper. Green spicy pepper. Spicy finish. Too much pepper. 7/4/6/3/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle at the office w/ coworkers. Pours a cloudy gold with thin off-white head, no lace. Aroma of hay, pepper, grass, rye, light citrus. Light body with the spice from the pepper very apparent. Sweet, fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle via ImstilltheGman! Pours an orange color, small head. Nose of black pepper, orange, spices and earth notes. Tastes is lots of black peppercorn, spices, earthy notes, light orange and malt back bone. I really like the black peppercorn taste. Medium body, good amount of carbonation. Overall: This is the second time I had this beer, this time was my own bottle paired with a nice steak dinner. Very enjoyable. Thanks GUY! In memory of TFC

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, pale malt, big black pepper. Tastes pale malty, intense and well carbonated, with hopcitrus, and a high level of black pepper flavor, which I enjoy immensely. Some in the Craft Ale House tasting room did not like this one, but it reminded me of the Furthermore black pepper beer, which I loved.

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