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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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...


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7903) - 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 (12277) - 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 (2757) - 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 (2936) - 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 (6731) - 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 (14477) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11517) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
clear amber, smooth white head. spicy aroma, faint malts. very faint dark fruits. flavor is fruity, malty, nice dark fruity belgian flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8222) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at work. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, spice and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4813) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
(750ml bottle) Piecjased at Cook Street Liquor Store in Victoria, BC. Deep brown appearance. Great red wine and vanilla tones. Earthy, leathery. Mild alcohol and smooth. Some root vegetable aroma like parsnips with a lactic backing. Very interesting and good.


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