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RATINGS: 726   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.


kseecs16's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a red hued clear slightly effervescent brown with a full creamy light tan head. Aroma is mildly sour and fruit sweet with a rich roasty malt. Nicely balanced flavor with some tart bitterness, a dry roasty body and a light sourness. Lively biting carbonation with a medium body. Nice.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Tastes like dry raisin, swet roasted malt, and some nice black peppercorn. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light raisin, roasted malt, and a little sweetness, and a little pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with frothy beige head. Aroma is bready malts, light wheat, Belgian yeast esters, light grassiness, faint chocolate, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malt base, light roast, some chocolate, some dark fruit esters, and light hops; dry finish with some Belgian yeast sweetness lingering. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2842) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme. Dark Brown with huge tan head. Aroma is Brown sugar, cherry, bread, smoke. Taste the same. Sweet, tart. Huge carbonation, medium body. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (159) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a deep burgundy / black with a thick beige head. Certainly an interesting mix of smoke, pepper, dark cherries and roasted malts with a creamy texture. Really thought I would enjoy this more. Will try again when Iím feeling a bit more depressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (861) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of peppers, faint smoke, earthy funk and burnt caramel. Medium body with a slight warming alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Beer #1500 (2012 bottle). An AB-InBev product. Thanks to Rob and Ally for sharing this! Aroma: More smokey than expected, almost peat-like in some way; roast never tends toward coffee. Pepper is hanging around, creeping around the edges; ointment. Appearance: Dark garnet brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Smokey, peppery, still canít shake that peat note. Pepper ever present, but not powerful. Ointment more apparent toward finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Definitely an interesting approach to a Saison. Not sure if I enjoyed it that much, however.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2011 bottle. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of black pepper and dark fruits with notes of yeast. Flavor is spicy rye with dark fruit and some funk. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Deep brown in colour with a thin but long lasting beige head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of pepper, light spice, dark fruits, yeast and bread. The flavour is of chocolate, rye bread, malty, yeasty with some citrus tang, fruit. Lightly yeasty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and yeasty, good malt bite. A pretty nice dark saison, love the rye in this.

765ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Bottled on May 28, 2013.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from Ashley. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is fruit, sour, and spices. Taste is the same but super toasty. Grape, raisin finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2014
From the 2013 bottle dated 21/MAR/13. Gorgeous dark brown to near black pour with long lasting soft tan head. The aroma has some nice dark malts, yeast, light spice, and sour notes to it. Bold body. The taste is sweet and sour actually with the sour notes not too tart and not too off-putting.


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