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Brewed by Partizan
Style: Saison
London, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, full sized light brown head. Smell d taste malts, dark malts, lightly metallic, hops, bitter hops, bitter, slightly roasty. Well balanced, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
330ml bottle, pours black with a bubbly white head, aroma is roasty, chocolate, cherry, with spicy saiaon yeast working through to a rounded gentle bitter finish. Light bodied, lively carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, pours black with a big beige head and a dusty, faintly lemony nose. roasty treacle with hints of coffee, spicy yeast and peppery hops, delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8157) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Short: A properly executed black saison focusing on dark bread

Origin: Bottle Size: 330ml Glass: Tired Hands oversized stemware Price: Gift Date: 1/9/14
Long: Thank you Leighton for this one! A clear, deep cola pour generates a mega, rocky coffee beige foam. Excellent formation and retention. Nose is dusty, farmy, cocoa powder, deep pumpernickel bread, torched sugar, really fresh dark bread, vanilla. Taste is bitter, dark bread, unsweetened cocoa powder. Quite the dusty mouthfeel with higher aeration as expected for style but feeling a bit too chalky. Still, a well done black saison which is asking for trouble.
Flaws: Overly chalky mouthfeel
Skill Level: High, proficiency at difficult styles

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (330) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a Teku. Bottled on 07-10-2013. Pours a dark brown colour, no light passing through, with a huge and persistently fluffy dark beige head. Great lacing retention. Looks pitch black in the glass. Less roasted/chocolaty aroma than I was expecting, with the earthy and spicey presence still dominating. Saison yeast notes, a bit of liquorice and just a hint of smoke/ash. Much more roasted in the mouth, with some vanilla and dark chocolate qualities. A bit of hops resin and pine needles as well. Glorious texture, with a velvety and luscious mouthfeel. Quite dry, medium body and lively carbonation. Damn fine!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with nutty dark chocolate and blackberry. Yeasty with light cheesy funk. Hints of marzipan with woody wine barrel. Some pink grapefruit. Flavours are blackberry with hints of cherry. Roasted, dry coffee with vinous aspects. Woody with lemony yeast and a fruity bitterness and an arid, pithy dry finish. Perhaps a little thin bodied and fizzy but still good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle - pours near black with a medium tan head. Roasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel, fruity, yeasty, slight hoppy, pretty sweet, with a medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6472) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 07/10/2013. BB 07/01/2014. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Black colour with a small greyish brown head. Mild roasted malt, liquorice, yeast, berries and dry grain in the aroma. The flavour is dry liquorice, yeast, mild hoppy bitterness, roasted malt and dry graininess. This Black Saison is very strange style as there’s not much Saison in this beer. I’m missing the delicacy of the Saison.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2053) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has dark berries in chocolate, some sourness, bit ashy. Flavour starts with roasted and turna bit rusty. Nothing saison like in this. Ashy and acidic. Bit thinnish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle at Desverger. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.


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