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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


Abijen's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1552) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a dark reddish copper beer with a good frothy white head. Smells a little bit sour. Bit cheesy. Tastes a bit roasted. A little bit sour too. Not much carbo and a thin body. Watery sticky texture. Nice beer for in the sun.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (679) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tap pours a hazelnut brown with tall near khaki foam. A pleasant funky Belgian sour aroma. While the nose was great the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. Light all around, dark malts leave a roasted bitterness, the funky near Flanders red aroma never really shows much of any sourness. It’s enjoyable but overall a very mild Belgian brown ale with wheat.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
47574xeCD (391) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Poured a hazy brown unattractive beer, with cream head. Hints of malted milk biscuit, bitter finish otherise bland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1991) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Brown froty white head. Aroma fruity yeasty taste same decent sourness. Prickly carbonation. Decent stuff.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2380) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Pale brown, cloudy, big off-white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, sour. Body is medium, low carbonation, pretty foamy in the mouth. Taste is tangy biscuity malt, earthy, soft bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wines meet. Poured a hazy, cloudy brown body with a weak head. Sour notes from the start , fruity, yeasty and notes of dirty farmyards in both the aroma and taste. Not my sort of thing, but a fine example of a Saison.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5137) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
25.4oz bottle, Batch 920 Bottled 10-18-2011, so 3.25+ years ago. Nose is lightly sweet but quite tart with lactic, lots of floral and lightly lavender tones. Pours deep amber-ruby with a large rocky tan head. Taste is sweet and tart but not particularly sour, all kinds of dry Brett scratchiness, some earth and black pepper, old leafy greens that have faded; body thinned out significantly (actually quite dry from the attenuation perspective), need to get some wheat and oats into this jawn. Touch dust, hay, wood but not roast at all at this point,.not getting any "noir" character to distinguish this from a generic, accidentally soured saison. Will happily seek a fresh bottle, but for now this stands as a misstep from JP.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
big taste, medium head, cold - so nose was subdued. slightly spritzy, longish fhinish, sour--acidic, slightly murky--unfiltered, deep brown colour, excellent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10856) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Wines Convention, supplied by mR_fr0g many thanks. Hazy to cloudy amber with slight head. I had a sour sweetcorn note from this, if that is possible, some sourish fruit. A heavy beer for a saison in my eyes. Not really sure about it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2007) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy brown. Light, sour fruit. Taste is much the same. Too much fizz. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3770) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; cloudy brown pour with a big beige head, caramel, straw and coconut aroma, taste has light funk, brett, some dark malts, and some toast.


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