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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with a nice head. Very much aroma of malt and spices. Nice smooth flavour of malt, little sourness and little roastedness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2007
(Bottled, BBE 2009) Very dark red with a smallish, lasting and tanned head. Neutral aroma of black currants and some raspberry stones. Quite dry and acidic flavor with currants and some blueberry. Pretty foamy-carbonated, almost medium-bodied, but slightly thin palate. Almost like a fruit beer, but not very enjoyable. "The beer that can make you dream" … of better beers, maybe?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle. A red brown beer with a beige head. Dusty caramel malt, fruity and spicy aroma and taste, some brown sugar. Medium body with a sweet light thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and barnyard. Flavour of fruits, spices, yeast and liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Reddish coloured. Unclear. Light beige head. Light grape, sweetness and spice in the aroma. Notes of yeast. Flavour is spicy, grapish and sweet. Medium bodied. Nice spicy and yeasty end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet spicy - ginger being most dominant, but also a light touch of chili, before a dry finish sets in. Thanks madsberg for sharing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
Bottled. Very hazy reddish bron coloured. Very yeasty and earthy aroma. Sourish and rotten flavour. Very unpleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle 0,25l. Dark brown coloured. Hazy. A tanned fluffy head. Sourish aroma. Sourish fruity flavor with dark plums dominating. A bit thin bodied. A long sourish not-too-pleasant aftertaste. No bitterness. A lot of sediments in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10676) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol,sirup, apple. Flavour is alcohol,apple,sour, yeast, malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2006
Smells quite a bit of horse-blanket(Brettanomyces). Sour, fruity aroma. Very complex taste and aroma. Long lasting sour taste and hops in the finish, but not bitter tasting. Good dark belgian ale with a very interesting character.

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