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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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L’emploi de sarrasin comme farine de base de sa fabrication fait de cette bière une exclusivité. D’une robe brune et chaleureuse, la Sara, bière double fermentation haute, refermentée sur lie en bouteille, comblera les connaisseurs les plus aguerris. Une bière unique et de prestige qu’il faut découvrir.
This beer has changed ABV erratically during the years of production. Started at 7.5%, subsequently 6%, it stands actually (2009) at 9%. Only the brewery knows whether it will stay at this level, since they never bothered to signal differences, and always considered it to be the same beer...


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle 330ml vintage 2009 @ home
Pours cloudy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, raisin and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a boozy fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (632) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
-sweet, nutty and bitter, with noticeable ethyl alcohol mixed in there. Medium dark malts, mild chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2011
Bouteille anno 2009, 33cl. Ambrée, col épais ocre. Une bière qui offre un nez hivernal et forestier avec qcq épices, sapin, fruits noirs. En bouche, cette bière est un vrai délice. Malt léger avec de fines notes d’épices et de sapin. Caramel avec ce fini qui rappelle une forêt. Qcq touche de fruits noirs; figue, cassis. Une légère amertume avec une levure qui reste présente. Une bière qui est très fraîche en bouche, affiche une fine touche épicée et où tous les ingrédients trouvent leur place.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. High fluffy long lasting off-white head. Clear dark amber body. Beautiful. Weak aroma of malt caramel raisin and alcohol. Cocoa caramel flavor, pretty sweet, little hops bitterness, low carbonation, long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden by the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Hazy brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, caramel, raisin/grape, some anise. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, orange, some candi sugar, caramel. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Sugary toffee nose, light cinnamon, some dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, mounds of raisins, slight astringency, some spice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber, brown color, nice offwhite head. Very carbonated, aroma of pears, a bit too sweet taste for my liking, also missing some maltiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2188) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Medium brown, small head, little lacing. Tastes of roasted caramel and malt. Finish has a touch of cloves mixed with other spices. Not particularly memorable, not particularly big (for high abv).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6231) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that really sticks around. Nice spicy, molassesy, christmas fruitcakey nose. Creamy medium body, fairly close to still. All those spicy fruitcake notes come back on the mid-palate...cloves, molasses, maybe cinnamon. Mild sweet brown bread finish. Great little holiday celebrator.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Sweetness, honey notes, fruity, berries, rubber, spicy, cola, caramel, dried fruits, light yeasty, light phenols.


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