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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy cedar - wood, peppery. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peppery, wood, cedar, pale malt, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131122]

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Light orange and hazy with a thin white head. Faint Belgian yeast aroma. A nice crisp spicules to the beer as the pepper and rye work together. Nice bitterness too from the hops. Not a lot of complexity from the Belgian yeast after the first scent but there is a lot going on with the pepper, with the heat seeming to build with each sip. A really nice beer that makes me wonder why peppercorn aren't a more common adjunct. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Mile High Denver. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a fluffy khaki head. Heavy peppercorn, sweet orange citrusy, a touch yeasty aroma. Spritzy/champagne, white wine, banana, orange citrusy, heavy black pepper flavor. Not horrible but Jesus, the peppercorn is way too much for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmsulliv (166) - - DEC 19, 2013
Sweet tasting saison but with a great pepper kick at the end, deep gold with some sweet malt and saison yeast aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle (Jun 2013 bottling). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of ginger, coriander, pepper, bubble gum / cotton candy. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, moderately burning. I’d hoped this would have been more saison than a novelty beer, but it’s definitely the latter. The aroma is over-spicy and while not unpleasant, certainly kind of silly. The flavor balance is ok but a little bland...most of the finishing sensation is the piperine throat burn and while I like that in foods, I don’t in beers. So yeah...overall just a curious novelty beer, not something I’d ever buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
First bottling, Feb, 2012 Pours a hazy gold on amber with a broken sheet of light cream foam. Smells of peppercorn right out the gate, nice sweet malts with biscuit and grain tones. Esters from the belgian yeast add nice accents along the nose. Flavor has some initially sweet, wheaty character, then the peppercorns come through in an almost spicy nuance. The yeast comes through with a bit of a coriander and seeds of paradise tone. Nice dry belgian yeast comes through. Medium on heavy bodied with a lighter carb and wet finish. Nice beer overall, don’t know that I’d buy twice, maybe once the weather warms a bit. Serving type: bottle 05-03-2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, pepper, light fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pepper, light yeast and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
A well done pepper beer, not too much farmhouse character. Grows on me. Very drinkable and refreshing. Thanks Jason.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a lightly unclear golden colored body and a dense, off-white head of moderate size. The aroma is very peppery, in a nice way, followed by a generic fruityness and some maltyness. Woody, piney and lightly peachy. The flavor too is very peppery, probably too much, but I like it. Wood, pine cones and peaches, and a little malty sweetness in the back. Full to medium bodied, dry and quite effervescent, finishing with a pepper burn and flavor. Some bitterness too. Ok, so I like black pepper in my light beers, but this might be a tad much. 131122

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3140) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit. Spicy flavour of pepper, with notes of malt, hops, and fruit. Very spicy afteraste. A siæent killer, but an agreeable one.


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