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RATINGS: 752   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, 16.06.11 Oxon consumed at Haro campsite outside Frank (camper), La Rioja, Spain 29.06.11 listening to Richard & Linda Thompson & eating Squid Marvellous Pours dark brown with a light beige head, bit malty (don’t get the smokiness) with plenty of dark brown heavy sugars, a little bit of farmhouse character but to be honest I tend to get mostly dark sugars. Nice in the mouth but I think a bit too sweet for a saison, touch of earthiness maybe but to be honest could be ruined by the Crianza that I’m also getting stuck into. Nice beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Pours a rusted copper with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is oaky with a light pepper spiciness. Taste is not overly sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is smooth & creamy with medium to soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Clean dark copper with one finger of tan head. Lots of Belgian yeast in the nose, raw fruity character and kind of funky/off. Same in the favor, yeasty with some grainy notes. Dry palate and well carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
A little bit of everything in this one. Burnt wood, coffee, grass and funk. A bit of sour cherries thrown in. All over the map but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Nice lively brown type ale. Dark brown pour with a small head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is a little smoky. The only pepper I get is in the description.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
12oz bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Pours like most black saisons, but there’s a really earthy dry taste, some mineral, some rye, only a hint of spice. Pepper and raw yeast in the nose. A bit underdeveloped overall, and therefore just okay, but would like to see what age does.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle, shared by emacgee. Yeasty, light pepper, light roast, dark fruits- prune and date in particular, a little spicy from the pepper. Overall, pretty forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QuezXLV (401) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
I just finished a Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla, so this rating is probably screwed. Def a smooth beer and good hoppy flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at Ølbaren. Almost black - offwhite head. Herbal. Roasted. Coffee notes. Peppery. Crispy. Sparkling feeling. Clean. Light hoppy.  Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Pours pitch black with espresso head. Initial burst is piney hop aromas. Tast is spicy but also watery to an extent. Some slight cherry notes. Some caramel too.


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