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RATINGS: 173   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Very unique saison due to the spicies, that remain in the aftertaste for a long, long time (maybe too much). Proper aroma, riding the spicies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Smells of alot of pepper. An amount I would love on my food but not my beet. Looks golden yellow with almost no head.tastes a little grassy with s little but of pepper. Much less than the nose would indicate. Goes down smooth. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head crackles and recedes to nothing. Sweet caramel and peppercorn aromas. Soft with sweet rye and caramel upfront turning to a nicely spiced hot pepper finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Tap. Potent pepper punch, spicy hot pepper. Leaves a light burn on the throat. Black pepper, sea salt, ancho chiles, light dough. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1313) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy light golden color. Aroma is typical of a saison style ale. There’s yeast, hops, grain, and flowers. Flavor is full of peppercorns right up front with yeast, leather, spices, and grass. Leaves a spicey yeast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1749) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
A kinda flat looking hazy light copper brew. Little to no head at all. Spicy aroma. Flavor is sweet at first, followed by a complex arraw of peppery notes. Definately interesting. Not a "beginner" brew, that’s for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Light golden pour with minimal head. Faint aroma of black peppercorns. Again, this is a winner from CBC. Imagine a great Belgan Golden ale and layer in green, pink, and black peppercorns. It’s amazing. 8. Peper and Belgian Yeast sweetness linger long on the palate. 4. O: 18

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2012
22oz bottle. Batch 1 bottled Feb 2012. Pours a golden orange color with a small white foamy head. Nose is syrupy with fruit notes of apricots and honey. Palate is soft and friendly up front, light bite in the middle, then hard stinging and pepper blasts in the finish. A nice pepper heat coats the tongue, grabs it’s wallet and emptys it’s bank account. Flavors of light sweet fruit are consumed by some bready notes woven with pepper bites and light rye notes. This is intense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap @ Belgian Beer Fest 2011. Nose is lemon, herbal (thyme, rosemary), light white pepper. Flavor is lemon, thyme, light pepper, great pils character. Some yeast comes out in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pouring at session one of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white beige head. Very light peppercorn, spicy and green. Gentle pepper, musk and wheat. Warm peppercorns on the finish, spicy and very nice. Well balanced with the peppercorn flavor coming through clearly, but not dominating and throwing things out of balance.

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