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RATINGS: 762   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.


Fatehunter's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2011 Bomber Poured into a Brugse Zot glass. Two thick fingers of tan head. Dark brown, almost black color. Ripe fruit on the nose; almost overripe peach or nectarine. Balanced taste at first, moves to malty in the middle to end. There is something spicy at the very end, probably the peppercorns. But they come across very subtle. Starts soft on the mouth, moves to crisp and bubbly at the end. Overall good to go. Nothing weird, just a great drinking beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (541) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Roasted caramel malt aroma. Deep dark brown body. Thick fluffy off white head. Smokey roasted malt taste. Clean wet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Thanks Bill for sending. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown ranging close to black in color with a creamy close to off white colored slim foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing strings in and out along the glass. The smell had a light pepper spice over top of a smoky yeasty/slightly breadiness. The taste was pretty much the same with a slight added roasted nutty note to lead to a semi-sweet smoky and yet spicy aftertaste that’s very nice. There was a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a tolerable sessionability about it. The carbonation is so smooth and helps to lead to creamy palatable quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, I’d say that this was a very good dark saison. I’d definitely have it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1189) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Dark black. Thin head. Oily. Peppery. Sweet brown sugar. Somewhat woody. Thanks Casey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is peppery, spicy, roasty, taste is similar, fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2731) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
From the 12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish black with a Thick off white head. Dry Belgian yeast esters, spicy rye aroma. Smooth spicy malt body with peppery and clove notes in the taste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Terrible example of the style. Tasted more like a stout then anything else. Shame.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (194) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Thick rye flavor. 2011 bottle. Spice and sweetness are balanced. Enjoying the smoothness. Deep color. Says 6% but since it was a 2011 I think it has increased. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Browish pour with a small off-white head. Aroma of red apples and earthy toast. Flavor of yeasty fruits. Toasted grain and spice. Mellow sweet finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Pretty forgettable, but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (357) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours dark amber with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt and spice. Flavor similar to smell but with characteristics of an amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
I home brewed a dark bitter saison that this reminded me a whole lot of. Except this had some age on it, and it was crisp. So basically my home brew plus aged and mashed at a lower temp. Gonna nail it.


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