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RATINGS: 152   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%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is full of pepper, earthy spice, some sharp, fruity esters and a bit of cereal. Flavor is black pepper, earth, floral and planty notes and lots of doughy yeast. Medium body with a velvety entry, leading to a slightly chalky, but still creamy finish with a light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation and noticeable black pepper heat that lingers and warms the throat and stomach a bit. Good, but not really much going on besides the pepper. I really wish I would have though ahead and bought a nice juicy ribeye to accompany the rest of this bottle. That seems to be the best use for pepper heavy beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark golden pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Pepper and malt aroma. Malty with big pepper notes. Spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...spicy pink peppercorns, wood aged aroma...rich textured mouthfeel, really well balanced heat..Pepper hits you in the back of the throat then fades...Ace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber .. big white head ... soft zezty peppery fruit nose ... juicy fruits .. soft oily orange ...long dry peppery fruits .. dry orange fruits ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light pepper, hot spice Taste is more pepper, pink peppercorns. light pepper burn at the end, but nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of pepper, apple, clove. Taste if black pepper, full on, caramel. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale amber, nose is peppery, sweet toffee, taste is dry, peppery, sweet, toffee, floral, esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has mushy malt, pepper, stone fruit, spice and mild lightly toasty malt. Only light, if any, saison/farmhouse notes. Very pepper heavy. It has a medium crisp biting body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with pepper, pepper and more pepper. There is some stone fruit and some smooth Belgian yeast (not saisony though). The finish unsurprisingly has lots of pepper qualities. I did enjoy this, but you have to be a fan of heavy pepper to really enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3701) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and spice(?). Taste is citrus, malt, floral, and a bit of peppercorn. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Cloudy yellow orange pour. Pepper, citrus, floral, soapy. Light body. Spicy and sharp carbonation. Spicy finish. Pretty nice

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Oct, 2013. JDW. Soft blandish malt with soap notes and some pepper (hah!) Some faint honey. And odd and unattractive beer.

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