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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (307) - Camp Hill, 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2876) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32161) - 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.

4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11163) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and hops. Fruity flavour of spices, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peppery and light yeasty. Smooth. Light apiced and herbal. Peppery and medium dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours hazy reddish orange with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy pepper, floral, pear and earthy. Taste is spicy with moderate bitterness and just a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with a lingering spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5140) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at The Festival. Light haze, pale gold pour with white head. Fruity aroma, lots of pepper, some pear notes. Peppery flavor, more fruity pear notes, a bit of an odd mix of fruit and spice. Not bad per se, but not my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
traviskurowski (27) - - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. VERY unique flavor--four whole peppercorns combine in the brewing process to make a peppery noise & almost cayenne-like aftertaste. Nice, drinkable, complex Saison. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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