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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
50belair (2955) - 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 (35101) - 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 (4418) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Deep brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of rye, chocolate, light roastiness and yeast. Taste is of toast, yeast, dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, tan head. Nose is yeasty, fruity, bit of spices. Flavour is yeasty and fruity, spicy and candy sugar. Medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of burnt carmel, toffee, light fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, toffeelight coffee and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of yeast and roasted notes. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices, yeast and dark chocolate with roasted notes. Fruity and spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
In short: A fun earthy, fruity and peppery dark ale with a light rustic twist. Good beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed relatively fresh, 4 months after first bottle rating. Bottle from J2601, thanks a lot Jay
The look: Dark ruby-mahogany body topped by a medium beige head
In long: By the color I was expecting another Saison-by-name-only, but I was wrong. Nose shows a strong rustic yeast character, fresh black cherries, liquorice, more... Taste of burnt raisin pie, black pepper, root beer, liquorice, some barbecued red meat notes, earthy peat, some roast, rustic yeast. All that ends on a rather dry notes leaving an earthy peppery astringent after-taste. Clean non-belgian mouthfeel with the medium body and medium carbonation. In mouth the rustic yeast is buried under all those strong flavors and the beer doesn’t really taste like a Saison and only the dryness of the finish reminds us that we are drinking a Saison-ish beer. This is yet another Saison rating for me. But I’m starting to think that this ratebeer thing is a big waste of time. Ratebeer has more users than ever and the people with no jobs in USA is an all-time high. Coincidence?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3602) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Black of colour with a beige head. An aroma with roasted notes, spice and dark fruits. A flavour with dark fruits, roasted, spice and sweets. A very nice oily texture!


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