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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Hazy medium red / amber color with a good off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel and some sweet and spices. Flavor is heavy sweet with a average duration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
33 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours deep brown with an amber hue and lacing light brown head. Solid malty and slight dried fruity aroma. Favour is sweet with a light note of brett and apple. Solid dark caramel malt base beneath. Finish is slight acidic brett lingering between the malt notes. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29828) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, amber coloured beer with a decent head. Unpleasant earthy, fusty nose. Taste mainly of cork and mildew. This bottle was definitely off. Pity. Needs a rerate sometime. 080102

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21497) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Deep ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is sour fruits, then also some milder sweet fruits, and slight notes of herbs. Flavour is mainly spices and sour fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Bottled, 1995 vintage. Mahogany colour. Fruity and lightly vinous with loads of caramel. Sweet, mild, rounded and butterscotchy with notes of almond. Good, but not very complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2002
Dark amber beer, poor head. Nice malt aroma, sweet light liquorice. Rich body, malty, well balanced by bitterness; very light corky taste; a nice aftertaste of roasted malt, and some liquorice. Final pretty strong, not too much aromatic.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle at home ... brown thin head ... WAY over fizzy ... light fruity roast nose ... spicy toffee maltys ... some cherry ... not up to much

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Cloudy brown/amber with thin beige head. Good red fruity malt. Some sourness on end. Decent.


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