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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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March 15, 2012 a tornado tore through Dexter, missing the brewery, but not all of our neighbors. What could we do to help? Hmmm. We do know how to make beer. So make a beer is what we did. This beer. Teaming up with co-conspirators Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Schera’s and the Abu Nawas Beverage Company to create a collaborative beer like noneother.

A dark and smoky sour Saison full of rich aromatic coffee and the spicy heat of a secret Algerian spice blend. Proceeds go to the Dexter Relief Fund.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (122) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
On-tap at the AA cafe. Pours dark brown with a white frothy head. Nose is bitter coffee beans & a bit of malt along with some nice vegetable celery & floral hops. Taste is bitter, oily coffee, some dark malt, and young coffee bean that reminds me of arugula on the finish. Slightly bitter, but fairly balanced with a little funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2 year old bottle at Hopleaf! Pours unclear dark thick roasted chestnut black in colors with a creamy darker beige head. Aroma brings light sweet smokiness with roasted coffee and spice. The flavor brings roasted malts and spice that are overbearing and mute a lot of the coffee flavor on a refreshing bubbly body. The secret spice is hard to describe, ras al hanut (sp) perhaps?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax..Pour is dark brown with a odd brown head...Nose is funk, smoke,spices, coffee, roast...Taste is Chocolate, spice, funk, coffee, wet oak, dry, wet sock..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of light sweet tarts, sour lemon, cola, roast, chocolate, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange transparency when held to the light. It has a large beige head that has great retention and leaves behind a good amount of soapy lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light sour lemon. There is a hint of cola in the background. The finish has light roasted coffee and a hint of pepper. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, I wasn’t sure a coffee Saison would work, especially since I’m not a fan of the combination of roasty and sour, but this one worked pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, a little muddy, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Coffee nose, freshly ground, with a hint of chile peppers.   I guess that would be the Algerian spice blend.   Soft spices on the tongue, noticeable coffee, no heat when you think the spice will be bringing heat.   A little tart on the finish, with lingering coffee.   If you said Saison I would have never guessed as the spices seem to shine, that and the coffee.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Spiced finish, along with coffee.   Light tartness.   The spices make you think the beer will have some heat, but it does not.   Very interesting to say the least.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
bottle from Frederique from Abu Nawas. definately different. coffee, sour, funky. differnt but seemed to work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
One of the weirdest beers I’ve had. Crazy thick chunky head. Dark and toasty and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber at WTWBA - darker murky pour. Smokey slightly sour nose. Kind of a weird sour taste. Just okay for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
This one poured a light brown with a beige head. Aroma was coffee, funk and smoke. Flavor was similar, just a weird combo of funk and coffee and some burnt rubber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1858) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bomber from cheese shop des moines..color of rootbeer with good sized kacki head.. arona is super weird...sour grapeish with a touch of coffee.. taste is ....hell..its hard to figure out..mildly sour fruit and sone coffe..weird but ok in my book...wouldnt seek out tho

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Review from backlog, bottle tasted on 09/29/2012. Pours brown, thin off-white head, curtain of lacing. Aroma is mild tart malts and berries, fine roasted coffee grounds, smooth light milk chocolate. Taste is mild sour malts and tart dark fruits, light citrus, subtle roast and coffee comes through, mild bitter finish. Medium light palate. Interesting.

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