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Sierra Nevada Wood Aged Brown Saison

Sierra Nevada Wood Aged Brown Saison
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.41%
Brown Saison aged in French Oak Syrah Barrels

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a fair brown color with a short off-white head and some spots of lacing. The nose has a good wine-barrel presence, but that’s followed up with light acidity, including a bit of acetic acid. As it warms, a bit more red wine vinegar. Same for the flavor. Underlying saison was fairly nice. Dry finish after a medium body. Not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Hazy brown pour. The aroma is very winey with lots of wood, sour notes, medium bodied, citrus. dark fruit (grape, cherry) lots wood and tannic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Low carbonation, deep amber to mahogany pour. Thin layer of foam. Bourbon nose moving to heavy golden raisins, super sweet grapes, and thick apples. The fiancee said it smelled like ice cider. Even moves to some sweet toffee and sweet cherries like Chinese Huangjiu or even types of fruity sake. Taste is clean, mild pepper, very little wine barrel character. Slight tannins and peppery Syrah in the finish. A bit too subtle to be picked out directly. Probably the most unique beer we had in the flight or 20 or so Sierra Nevada beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Small off-white head, clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour, some cherry, vinous, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, plum/cherry, some sour, vinous. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Churchkey for the tap takeover. Huge oaky vanilla with funky wheat grain and crisp herbals lead to hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Tannic finish. Yummy, and very very woody.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at churchkey. Nose is a lot of funk. Taste is also funky with strong vinegar profile. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On draft at Beer Revolution. It pours a cloudy brown color. The aroma is tannic with lots of wood, sour wine grapes, citrus peel, grape skin and light red wine vinegar. The flavor has more tannins with cherry, wood and a mildly tart grapey citric finish. Very vinous and tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13985) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Rated on Sour Sunday. Pours very dark brown with a 4 finger creamy/foamy beige head. Sour oak aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is oaky/sour/citric barnyard. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige head. Huge sweet wine, wood and oak. Medium bodied, loads of wine barrel. Sticky, chewy malt. Lots more wood. Toast, chewy wood, funky yeast. A bit one dimensional but still delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft at EBF. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Pepper clover tones with a vanilla accent. Bubble gum and candy sweetness dark furit with a mild vinous warming. Okay, but not as a saison.

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