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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, pepper, caramel and butterscotch. Malty and caramelly flavor with pepper and herb character before a sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty peppery aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with peppery caramel hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Spicy, peppery, fruity, nice malty, ok bitterness, chili/pepper bite, black peppery, light sweet notes, toasted, light bretty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Rye based saison Hazy copper with big creamy white head that fades to about 1 finger. strong rye nose and toasted malts + grassy hops, peppery throughout grainy texture. Malty semi sweet middle. Light body. Dry Bitter finish very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
66cl bottle split with my cousins. Bottled on 01-31-2013. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme donne directement ce bouquet très agréable de poivre. Ce dernier se retrouve en dominance sans pour cela enlever au caractère de la bière. Pointe houblonnée laissant qcq notes de citron, malt léger. Palais est finement épicé qui se fait ressentir après chaque gorgée et persiste en toute fin de bouche. Cela donne un ajout léger de chaleur épicée assez agréable. Malts au caractère pâle pour un houblon qui reste noble aux dimensions belges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of malt, some hops and definitely spicy pepper - interesting. Mainly a lightly hopped ale with pepper added in the flavor. The pepper comes through even more in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Sample from 650 ml bottle. Clear, golden colour with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with spices, pepper, yeasts, plums and sweet exotic fruits. Herbal hops and faint bretts. Taste is light sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finishes dry with spices, yeasts and sweet fruits. Some Pepper again in the far finish. Nice spiced up saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2013
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of matl, hops, brettanomyces, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, pepper, caramel, and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 A beer that burns! Pours a pale gold without much of a head. The peppercorns are obviously the main attraction here, they dominate the aroma and the flavor. It’s a cumulative effect that you can really feel by the end of the bottle. The base beer behind the spices is quite pleasant, with a light but not watery mouthfeel. About $6 for a 22 oz bottle from CBC in Kendall Square.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11333) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma: Herbs, pepper, sweetness, spice. Flavour: Sweetness, pepper, spice, fruits, yeast. Medium bodied. Ends peppery and sweet.

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