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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Large head, brown, good lacing, mostly diminishing. Roasted pepper aroma Very smooth, light to medium body, slight pepper taste. Wow very enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pepe Nero is a brown-black ale with huge brown foam on top. The aroma has notes of stone fruit, plum wine, soft, toasted grain, alcohol and... chocolate? It’s pretty full bodied. It turns dry very quickly and vanishes upon the swallow, leaving the teeth a little chalky. Nice, dark, resiny tones mingle, staying fruity but never veering into sweetness. There’s a touch of phenol after the swallow. A tangy aftertaste follows. This is just a very tasty ale! I chugged it at room temperature after letting it sit in a glass for a few hours.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - MAR 16, 2014
March 9, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Very dark, opaque black with tan head. Nice lacing. Roasted malt, hints of raisins and plums in aroma. Lovely peppery flavour, very lively in the mouth and smooth. Quite nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Dionysus hooks it up! Dark brown pour, tan head. Molasses, rye, bread, and dusty yeast. Flavor is a remarkable blend of spice, yeast, light funk, bread. Good stuff...no great!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark brown with fluffy head and awesome lacing in my chalice. Roasted chocolate aroma and flavor with zingy Belgian yeast and some light fruit flavors. This sill works together for me. I loved it. Chalky thick mouthfeel. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This dark saison is incredible. A beautiful medley of yeast, smoked malt and spices that have a lovely finish and nose. A beautiful bottle design, and dark but transparent pour. An outstanding brew from Goose Island.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - JUN 7, 2010
toast, hay, roasty, herbs, leather, banana, earthy, smoke, red, brown, black, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Yummy - a dark dry saison with just a tiny bite at the end. Had this last season and was excited to see it back at the bar!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monk191 (775) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Great beer. first dark saison, wouldn’t have known if I disn’t see it on the bottle. Dark brown, with an almost fruity smell. Tastes of Smokey vanilla. One of our new favorites!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 4, 2012
THOUGHTS: One of the best black saisons I’ve tried. Roasty but still saison like. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark red that was nearly black in the glass with a large to huge, tan head that mostly but slowly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted malt and chocolate; light grassy hops; light to moderate peppery and dusty yeast; slight funky yeast and cherry; a little citrus; and spicy rye. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, light to mod acidic and slightly bitter. There was roasted malt, a little chocolate and sour coffee, grassy hops, citrus, peppery yeast, dusty yeast, spicy rye and a little more coffee. The medium body was sort of creamy and then dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and a light astringent finish.


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