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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A black rye saison that combines a roasted/smoky malt character in balance with a pepper spice from the yeast. Finishes dry with a refreshing level of carbonation.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2310) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown, cola colored body. Pillowy beige head. Aroma is smokey with notes of char, tobacco, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and tart. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of roast and char. Dry finish. I had this a twice, a couple of months apart. First round left me with the impression of a strange, overly smokey saison. Second time was an improvement. Seemed more balanced and more interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pepe nero @ pap 4/14/11 6.5/4/6/3/13 Dark brown small tannish head. A is slightly smoky, bananas, spice, moist/damp, malt, a touch sour, red grape juice. F shares the same with a weird sourness and too much malt sweetness. Straw notes and a dry herby at... A bit too sweet...odd . Crisp but a little sludgy sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
natejgood (416) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours dark brown with a very large belgium head. Aroma of sweet molasses and spice. Flavor is a bit boring. Very drinkable but not a lot of flavor. Not the best offering from Goose Island but by no means a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4642) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a thick, beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some roasted malts, and a hint of hops. A little light on the palate, but a nice roasted flavor that’s rare for this style of beer. A pretty interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2011
My first reaction was, "What the hell, I thought this was a saison." Pours dark brown with a dense creamy light brown head that seems to last forever while continuously building in my New Belgium globe glass. Aroma is hard to find in all that foam but I do get light spice, toasty malts, after it fades I get more tobacco and ripe dark fruits. The taste is excellent crisp and yet insanely rich and dense feeling in the mouth from the creamy carbonation. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3004) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2011
The aroma is chocolate, yeasty, peppery. The appearance is deep brown, tan head, like a stout. The flavor is chocolate, spicy. Medium in body. The finish is piney hops. Quite good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a white head. Hops and fruit esters on the nose. Bland hops, yeast, and ass flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear cola-black, thick pale tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is herbal, soapy, nice light roast and Belgian yeast notes; Flavours of tart berries, soft tar, very lovely "plug tobacco" flavours here as well. Soft, round, slightly soapy, always interesting: I enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is yeasty, roasted and slight peppery. Bitter, estery, phenolic and slight peppery. Dry peppery and yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Brownish in color, thin off white head, and clear. Fruits, plums, rye, yeast, and pepper in the smell. The taste is fruits, spice, pepper, more fruits, and yeast.


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