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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 111   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...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5532) - 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 (4459) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dragonfly1 (482) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On Tap- Chef Paul’s with Jude. 8 oz tulip glass, very dark brown with cream head. No discernible aroma. Body is surprisingly thin. Taste is sweet- not syrupy but rather like granulated sugar. Some sour / tartness in the middle and finish. Average, nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naztyclown (2) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
Aroma; fruits, malt.. Flavours; Same Good malty taste. Doesnt last too long .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RuneStumo (2143) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
03.03.2007. 0,25l Bottle. This beer has a changing alcohol content. The bottle I rated in 2007 had a alcohol content of 6% abv, and is therefor not "the same" as rated here??

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - DEC 22, 2010
Pours amber brown with rocky tan head. Sweet aroma, malty, vanilla and fruits notes, some dough also. Good bitter taste balanced with medium sweetness, some malt and again the dry fruits. Round flavour. Medium/full body, soft carbonation, light bitter sweet after taste. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft at Braserie Beck, recommendation of staff. Very nice example of a dark and spiced ale, decent hops and spice. second best beer of the night.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
A very airy head on top of a amber beer. Aroma; Good fruitynes, some malt.. Not very much aromas at all really... Flavours; Same as aromas, starts with a good malty profil, but then... Nothing. Summary; The good thing about this beer is the carbonation. Thats pretty much all I can say. Its not bad, its just not there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2010
Pours a deep brown-red body with a medium-lasting off-white top. Smell is mild raisins with hints of yeast and grapes. Taste is typically Belgian: lots of candy sugar on a rather bubbly palate, with some boozy notes - this is a warming Christmas brew for sure. Rather simple in composition, at least when compared to many of its fellow seasonals. Some metallic tones - probably from the fermentation process rather than a bad batch of malts - come along mid-palate, growing stronger towards the end. As I don’t really like that at all, I will let the rating suffer for it. Otherwise, Noël de Silenrieux a pretty straight and forward Belgian Xmas ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - FEB 3, 2010
Splendida ale natalizia con sentori fruttati, di frutti rossi ma anche di mela, Elena suggerisce "uga merella" (uva fragola) e non ha torto, sia al naso che in bocca; deliziosa, la birra adatta per concludere una bellissima serata.


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