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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 you’ll enjoy this unique take on a traditional beer. Batch 24 - Released 8/2/12

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   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 isn’t for everyone. Medium bodied with a very good feel. It’s a little lighter than I’d like with nice flavors of mangoes, pears, and spices. An enjoyable saison. I would’ve liked a creamier feel personally. It’s a little thinner, but the nice dry finish was very welcome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1178) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2014
650ml bottle from Erzbierschof. This seasonal beer was brewed with many spices in it and you can smell and taste them well. I like how it’s balanced. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Beautiful appearance with an orange color, nice small bubbles and a good amount of white foam. Aroma is hoppy and yeasty, floral notes and a bit peppery. In the taste, the full spicy complexity comes through: ginger, aetheric pepper, slightly peppery finish. Foamy mouthfeel, light body as it should be for a Saison. Very good. But I can understand that it might be weird for some people.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
22oz bomber shared at a tasting. Unfiltered orange-tan. Steady white head. Not such and enticing aroma. Really nice carbonation, but has some odd infected high temp issues. Pink peppercorns are really easy going. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5284) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Rich for this one! Cloudy orange/amber with a huge off-white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is quite spicy with bread and citrus/orange peel. Taste isn’t much better and is also too spicy (not too peppery, just too weirdly spicy) with breadied malt, citrus and alcohol. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Warming finish (probably from both the alcohol and the spices). Lack of balance. Not easy to drink at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle at Tom?s. Lightly hazy gold pour with thick foamy white head. Aroma is really spicy, tons of floral pepper notes, perfumy. Taste is peppery, malty, strong yeasty character with something slightly vegetal. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Not bad but a bit overly aromatic, I got very quickly saturated with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Deep, yellow body with just a touch of haziness; super volatile, foamy white head on top. Aroma of bready yeast, generic spiciness, peppercorns, & a touch of heat... smells like chili peppers just a little bit. Muzzled, kind of messy. Taste is loaded with dry & clean saison yeast, bread, & some gummy clove notes. Peppercorns hammer hard mid-palate to add a bit of zest. Mint, yeast, & dry paper notes in the finish. A little strange, discombobulated. Okay & fun to try, but not something to seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, florals notes, orange peel, and peppercorns. It pours a mostly transparent gold with just a touch of haze. It has a large white head that fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with citrus and faint cotton candy. He finish has light-moderate floral notes, orange peel and peppercorns. It’s light bodied with lively (bordering on prickly) carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with lots of white head, almost over carbonated. Aroma is spice, yeast, pepper. Taste is light, spicey, a bit yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, Citrus, würzig. Geschmack würzig malzig, Citrus, minimal bitter, hefig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours very hazy gold with tons of white head. Took forever to pour. Aroma is grassy and citrus hops with saison yeast. Nice yeast profile with lots of interesting spice to it. Balanced well with the nice floral citrus hop profile. Really good.

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