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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 1 pint@VWPBF (bought from brewery)
Yellow color, small white head. Quite odd spicey aroma: cooked vegetables, hops. Light bodied. Light Belgian style yeastyness, quite weak palate. Nice pepper burn in the aftertaste, otherwise lacks substance. AR 6 AP 2 F 7 P 3 OV 12 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A Pale golden beer with floral citrus flavours followed by zesty spicy notes, spicy black pepper and vanilla with a very warming peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
26th July 2013
Almost clear gold beer with a decent white head. Palate is slightly soft and slightly dry. Sweetish malt, thin, with light lactose. Whisper of citrus. Pepper heat builds towards the finish and really hangs about. All right but could do with a stronger backbone to hold it all together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2931) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild lacing S: Peppercorn, Yeast T: Yeast, Peppercorn, Mild Citrus M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicey Overall, a really nice spicey saison with a great different taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Hefe und pfeffer im aroma, süsslich im antrunk, kaum bitter, etwas schal, nachklang pfeffrig scharf ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle, 65 cl. Hazy golden with a small off white head, quickly disappearing. Hay, phenollic yeatsy notes, herbs, peppercorns. Lovely malty sweetness mixing with a clear, spicy pepperpunch. Some bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured clear, lighter orange with a nice white head. The aroma picked up lots of peppercorns and lighter-skinned fruit/white peppery yeast.. light honey and bready support.. interesting stuff. The flavor found lots more peppercorn throughout, and it was fairly spicy.. quite a bit of floral character too.. too spicy to really be refreshing on the finish. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. just a bit too peppery for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle from unknown place. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of barnyard on the nose. A little bit of funk on the tongue. It’s solid but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 22, 2013
Botella de 650ml. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Color latón dorado y apariencia velada. Espuma blanca que deja una fina, pero persistente, capa. Aromas de levadura Belga, maltas de moderado tostado y especias con un sutil toque de Brett. Entrada suave y malteada pero chispeante con sabores de pimienta y especias que afloran. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderada. Paladar oleico y vivaz. Final y retrogusto picantes y prolongados. Compleja. 650ml bottle. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Golden brass color, veiled appearance. White froth leaves a thin but lasting layer on top. Belgian yeast, hints of bread, mildy toasted malts & spices as well as subtle Brett touch. Soft malty upfront & sparkling sensation. Increasing peppery & spiced flavors. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & funny palate. Long spicy finish & aftertaste. Complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with caterwaul and co. More hazy orange color. Bubbly off-white head. Leaves dots of lace. Soft, smooth kind of crisp stronger carbonation. Big peppercorn aroma, pretty nice. Some orange citrus. Spicy taste, light sweet. Nice peppery saison. Really tasty. Friends really enjoyed it.

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