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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Saison.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2938) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle: 2012 cork. Black pour, slight dark brown around the edges. Quickly forming, chunky khaki foam with good retention. Creamy lacing. Aroma is very funky. Loaded with Brett. Tons of old, musty cotton, damp driftmood, mildew, cobweb, barnyard floor, wet hay. Wow. Hint of dark, roasted malt & a touch of black cherry. Taste is even more of a Brett bomb than the aroma. HUGE notes of damp & musty cotton, old moldy cellar floor, musk, & old hay. Slight hints of astringent cherry skin, maybe pineapple. Not really tart, but very moderately fruity. Dark malt is very faint, but lingers in the background. Super dry finish. Cotton-mouth dryness. Finishes like an old cotton blanket. Perhaps the brettanomyces have taken this one over a bit too much. Not bad, but very one-note. Super lofty, effervescent mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Interesting complexity for sure. More funky than a typical saison. Deep cola brown in color with thin off white head. Some roasted malts in flavor. Some lemon and must in flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is a bit winey/woody. A dry astringent grape aroma. Med + body. Flavor is winey/grapey with something suggesting a soap, some wood, definitely some earth. There’s some dark maltiness, and some tartness. To me this is something out of a red wine barrel, tho apparently it has never seen wood. Finishing dry, earthy/woody, red berry fruity, and something herbal? The back of the bottle exclaims mysterious. Got that right. I’m really liking the contrasting, mixed flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbotica (16) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Aroma - Limes, acrid malt Appearance - Very dark brown, big tan head that subsides quickly. Taste - Earthy, lightly acetic, roasty, lime-lactic sour, wet leaves, seriously. Palate - Creamy at first, but very dry in the finish. Pretty wild. Overall - I can’t believe how low the score is. This is really interesting. I’m a fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1365) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark amber pour. Aroma was cherry, funky, leather, apple. The taste was more bready and roasted malts, but still not very saison like. Very dry feel. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2606) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark mahogany with a big, long-lasting frothy head, fluffy strands of lace. Taste is totally sour ale in a dark package, almost to the point of being a gose. When I read "Farmhouse Ale" on the bottle, I wasn’t prepared for more than a straw or light golden color, and the brisk sweet lemon grass and wheat that goes with it. This isn’t it. Not bad in its own right, but it required an attitude adjustment, after which I felt it was a decent brew. Drink at your own risk.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Serge? sounds like a knock-off brand of washing detergent. and you know- its not far off in quality. carbonation is way fucked. messy taste. undrinkable.
i hate snowboards.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kraftster (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Brought back from New Orleans. 2012 cork. Poured into Spigleau tulip. Pours black. Clear but opaque. About a finger or two of a nice thick light toffee colored head. Aged funk smell, with a tartness most like sour apple. Funk is earthy. There's almost no malt in the nose except for perhaps giving the tart funk a bit of an oak smell, maybe leather. The yeast is present in the form of an overarching spice and very faint fruity esters. Initial flavor is the tart funk but the malt arrives very quickly. Very tasty malt flavor of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and some biscuit. The beer finishes with a great mix of the dominate flavors and just the right amount of hop bitterness. Finishes extremely crisply. This is like a bitter dark chocolate covered tart apple (Granny Smith). The malt flavor is what lingers on the tongue but the saison elements are evident in how dry it finishes, leaves you wanting another sip. Mouthfeel is perfect: nice carbonation, good light medium saison body, leaves the mouth feeling dry. Very good overall. Liked it more as it warned. Great call to pair it with a pot roast. Could easily spread a bottle across a hearty and earthy dinner through an apple pie or apple crisp dessert. Something with caramel would be pretty cool to play on the covered apple flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle… Pours a cloudy burnt-caramel with a mid-sized, off-white head. The nose is malty and fruity. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is tangy and roasty with a subtle cherry component. A bit bland overall. Finishes lightly bitter and fruity. Overall, a touch mundane. Nothing wrong. Technically great. Just falls short in flavor and body. Bob is a great brewer, but his stuff is too subtle for me. Not a bad thing. I’m into all things “extreme.” Saint Somewhere is the brewery for you if you’re into “almost.”


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