Serve in Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted coffee, banana, and faint apple. Itís a dark brown with a minimal off-white head that fades to nothing. The flavor starts with chocolate and light roastiness. Thereís a hint of banana in the background. The finish has light apple and roast. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Dark ruby pour with medium tan head. Aroma smells like prunes, figs, plums. Flavor is smoky, peanut butter, almonds, bananas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Mmm BMC. Seeing "Goose Island (A-B InBev)" as the brewer brings a tear to my eye. Well not really - Iím not a crybaby, Iím a ticking champ - but itís a shame. This beer pours dark brown, or maybe light black, but either way itís a lot darker than many of this breweryís other beers (Bud Light, Bud Select 55, Budweiser Chelada, etc). Small tan head on top. Pepper and roast on the aroma, along with a very subtle level of saison funkt. The flavor is peppery roasty with toasted nuts and milk chocolate, as well as a slight saison aspect. Medium-bodied, maybe just a tad on the thin side, with average carbonation. A pretty solid beer overall, and great for BMC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5999) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Black pour with a tan film and ring. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of sour Belgian funk. Light funky flavor with a hint of sour and big lingering roast. A bit odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
A: The pour is dark brown in color with reddish hints to it and a fairly large off-white head. S: Not the most fragrant beer, but the aromas are mostly imparted by the yeast. Banana and hints of clove with a definite peppery quality. Touches of roasted malt and sweet wheat bread in the background. T: A fairly similar story on the palate. This beer is decently dry with tons of banana notes to go along with some of the other spices, and itís quite peppery as well. Somewhat roasty, but more earthy than anything. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation. O: I wouldnít have pegged this as a saison type of beer just from drinking it. Itís not bad, but fairly uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
The smell of this beer reminds me of GABF. Dark fruits, toasted walnut shells, and maybe some kale. Itís a weird one, but I like it. Nice mouthfeel. For a dark colored beer, itís pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1350) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Starts with a bit of a tart aroma, that changes to a roasted aroma quickly. Pours an opaque black, with a huge light tan head. Mild rye taste, with hints of smoke and roast. Slightly slick mouthfeel, with good level of carbonation. Very light on the palate, and very drinkable. Iíll be grabbing a couple of bottles of this to cellar and see what happens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A - Pours a fairly deep black color with a touch of brown around the edges with a finger-plus of off-white head slightly off-white head. The head has pretty good retention and laces nicely. S - Aroma is a blend of some toffee malts and some light sweet fruit (pears). A bit of yeast also in the background. T - Starts off with deep caramel malts and some peppery spices. Also a touch of light fruits and a bit of darker fruit flavor (plum). Through the middle some more sweet fruit flavors come through alongside some smoked tastes. Bit of yeast also. The finish is a mix of yeast, some smoky flavor, and some peppery spices that lingers a bit. M - Medium bodied with moderate-low amount of carbonation. A touch watery, but otherwise feels fairly smooth and a touch smoky and spicy. Fairly dry finish. D - Fairly drinkable. Taste is a bit different than most saisons with the smoky flavors. Otherwise, interesting and different and fairly tasty. Pretty decent balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Dark mahogany with good, foamy, tan head / Creamy, smooth, nose of roast barley, banana / Medium body, creamy and grassy, moderate acidity, with good balance and finish / Elegant, subdued, flavors of cocoa, plum, smoke, tobacco, and banana, with spicy rye finish / A smooth, easy drinker, with a tasty, mellow, flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2719) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours murky cola color with a small off-white head that doesnít last too long. Smells of rye, tropical fruit, light floral hopping, and just a touch of the peppery yeast from the description. Taste is light spice, rye, and a touch of floral hoppiness. Crisp and fresh, with a bit of sweetness, and a finish that has a clove spiciness throughout. Well-carbonated and smooth, I like this one.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 58 59 60  61  62 63 64 » 74

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50