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RATINGS: 759   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.


hfmejias' rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (872) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours Black, cola like, reddish highlights, tan foamy head, lots of lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and malts and spices. Taste is sweet, smokey roasted malts, fruits and spices very complex but very balanced, nice beer, nice sipper quite enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4121) - 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 (2710) - 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 (2289) - 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 (153) - 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 (5061) - 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 (353) - 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 (668) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mainuh_man (250) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Flavor and aroma changes a lot as it warms. When cold, lots of banana on the nose. As it warms, more malt comes through, especially molasses. Flavor is sweet with bready malt, molasses and citrusy yeast. Finishes with citrusy yeast and some hints of roasted malt. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Overall, interesting complexity to this. More like a dunkel Weiss, but complex malt.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (188) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle in FL. Pleasant light aroma. Hard to place flavors. Fruity but not tart. Not bitter. Proper carbonation. Intricate tasty beverage

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (813) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Very light smell, malty, carbonated, nothing unique behind the up front maltiness, decent


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