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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
Cloudy brown, big off-white head. Coffee and nutty aroma, plus some black pepper. Light and crisp palate. Flavor is nutty and peppery, with some lightly sweet notes. Some cherry, fruity notes as it warms. Pretty tasty, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2011
[355ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Pours like a glass of Coca Cola, albeit without the carbonation. Pretty much totally flat. Aromas of Belgian yeast and clovey spice - not much pepper evident on the nose. Some rye notes on the palate. Thereís a herbal spiciness rather than a pepper kick, but it may not have been added in large amounts. To be honest I was expecting interesting stuff from this given the ingredients and the pour - but itís an average Belgian beer. Still above average of course, compared with other beers [11042011]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
on tap at the Saucer(LittleRock) pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roast with rye and thin maple notes. Flavor is roasty, dry, pine, wheat, fruity yeast and a spiced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown that allows no light to pass through with a thin-moderate tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left very little lace. Pleasant fruity aroma with some spice notes in the nose as well. The flavor is malty and fruity along with some mild spice. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
Dark pour. Aroma of malt and pepper. Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Pepper very prevalent on the taste but a little to much for my liking, but a fine beer otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Black with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are bready yeast and liquorice with coffee and burnt toast. Leather with oil and dark Winter berries. Flavours are blackberries with coffee, dark chocolate and herbal notes. Dark cherries with spritzy yeast. Likeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - APR 5, 2011
5 April 2011, bottle. Black rye saison certainly seems to give it an odd colour. ruby brown colour, clear, steady bubbles w/ slight lacing. nose is not a barnyard saison either. wet bread yeastiness w/ soft, dark fruity yeastiness. med body and fairly fizzy. nice taste! rich cherry cola, soft chocolate, MAYBE some pepperiness. actually, there is something spicy about it. I think this is a great beer. i have serious problems labeling it a saison, regardless of the "black rye" delimiter. this is more a black rye strong belgian ale than a saison of any kind. but itís a nice one!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
12oz bottle from Archers. Pours brown with a medium, tan head. Aroma is fruity with hints of yeast and spices. Flavor is sweet and fruity with sugary, peppery, and malty notes and some nuts, rye, yeast, and caramel as well. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Easy drinking this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a thinnish beige head. Light showing through the edges. Nose shows the spice of the rye, roasted malts, interesting Belgian yeast, and chocolate. Similar taste. A bit thin. Interesting, but not blowing me away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2011
draft - Pours near black with a lasting light tan one finger head. The aroma is of roast malt, chocolate, and spicy yeast. The flavor is of roast malt, chocolate, yeast and spice. Itís medium bodied and lively on the palate. Interesting.


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