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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Continuing our theme of Saisons brewed with peppercorns, Poivre du Sichuan is brewed with Szechuan peppercorns, coriander, pink peppercorns, ginger and ornage peal. Fermented using a French Saison yeast, the result is a blend of citrus and floral notes with a unique kick from the Szechuan peppercorns. We hope youíll enjoy this unique take on a traditional beer. Batch 24 - Released 8/2/12


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus, floral, ginger, red peppercorn and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice citrus flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectation where exceeded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5202) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a semi-opaque burnt-orange with sticky off-white lacing. Smells of oranges, peppercorn, other spices, and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1005) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
800th review! Bottle purchased at West Lakeview awhile back while in Chicago. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a ton of foamy head. Has a floral scent and a very distinct flowery-yet-spiced taste. Very light on the tongue and crisp. The pepper comes through more in the finish. Very good beer, I loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours semi cloudy gold with big white fluffy head. Nose/taste of peppercorn, yeast, citrus, florals, lemon and orange zest, coriander and ginger root. Finishes dry peppercorn/ginger root and spicy hops. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Batch 40:Pours a clean gold with no head, nose is of grass and spice. I must have gotten a bad bottle as there was no carbonation at all, other than that it was a great beer. I liked how the spices were scaled back on this beer a bit. It was more balanced than previous similar incarnations. Add carbonation to this bottle and it would have been a grand slam.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Batch 24 bomber. A big nose with complex spices that range from black pepper to ginger. A medium bodied beer that drives notes of ginger, white pepper, and the big Sichuan pepper that picks up mid palate through the long finish. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a huge white head. Beautiful nose, lovely yeast, spicy pepper, and even the ginger makes an appearance. This smells awesome. Medium bodied, spicy pepper up front, nice black pepper, spicy yeast. Moves to a lingering black pepper feel on the finish, another faint touch of ginger. This is lovely. Well done guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz bottle served in a Southern Tier imperial glass. Batch #24 A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with a slow dissolving two finger height of white foam. It settles down to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Definite yeasty notes up front with some mild must and fruity esters. The faintest hints of peppers are there on the finish of each sniff and it leaves a nice, fresh smell in the nose. Not overpowering in the least bit. Light cracker malts, but the yeast and pepper dominate the show. T: Sichuan pepper upfront in the flesh state. The middle definitely gives way to the bready yeast, slight must and fruity esters. Mild sweetness in the middle as well from the malts, but the taste quickly leaves the palate which is sort of a let down. I was hoping for some aspect of the flavor, be it the peppers or the yeast, to stick around a little longer. As the beer warms more of the spiciness comes out and does linger around a little longer. M: Light to medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation level. The finish is rather light and slightly watery. Easily drinkable. O: I enjoyed the Poivre Rose more as I felt it was a beer with peppercorns as opposed to beer and peppers. I felt the taste was slightly disjointed and the yeast fought the sichuan peppers the whole way. It was still an easily drinkable saison, though, and Iím definitely excited for more to come in the Poivre series as I love the experimentation. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-05-2012

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
poured from bottle into a tulip, Pours a hazy gold color with a very foamy head. Really good and complex aromas of spices, florals, pears, and mangoes. Very nice depth to it, though I think that the smell isnít for everyone. Medium bodied with a very good feel. Itís a little lighter than Iíd like with nice flavors of mangoes, pears, and spices. An enjoyable saison. I wouldíve liked a creamier feel personally. Itís a little thinner, but the nice dry finish was very welcome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle from Chicago. Aroma is super spicy, and pours pretty foamy. I really get the Sichuan ppcs, also the pink ppcs and the ginger. A nice spiced Saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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