Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Draught at Churchkey. Dark, cloudy walnut pour. Dark fruit but in a disappointing light manifestation, along with some bizarre grainy notes and bits of caramel and molasses. Ok, but eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
0.33l bottle. This is a clouded deep deep ruby red beer with a big and light fluffy quite off-white head that’s lacing down the glass. The aroma is eminently Belgian yeast. Also; it’s sweet with tons of candy, caramel and a nice alcoholboozy tone. It has a lively to aggressive carbonation level and a mild oily mouthfeel. The flavors are also packed with lots of candy sweetness, Belgian yeast and it ends with a warming Belgian ale finish - and aftertaste. Yeah, this suited me just fine for the mood I’m in right now, but perhaps it’s a bit rough around the edges if this is beer #1 in the evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, ruby red colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Toasty malty and berry fruity aroma, also slightly vinous with a tinge of cellar. Moderately sweet flavour, surprisingly medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly toasted malty and nutty taste with slightly vinous berry fruits; mildly sweet and sour fruity finish with notes of dark malts and shy traces of alcohol. Fine and rounded Ale. 09.X.11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10934) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (1006) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
-sweet, nutty and bitter, with noticeable ethyl alcohol mixed in there. Medium dark malts, mild chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9089) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8660) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13075) - 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.

   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.

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