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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Specialty Grain
Silenrieux, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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SARA has a dark red-brown color, is well hopped, and spicy at the same time. It has a hearty exclusive special taste with sour undertones, accentuated by a very rich aroma, which both come from the buckwheat.

DISCLAIMER: this is the brown, organic (biologique) version of Sara. Note that all versions of Sara are organic, also if it isn’t mentioned on the bottle.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
This deep amber beer was pleasant but I seem to have missed the buckwheat somewhere. Other than that it was a beer that offered some complexity and substance. Not overly hoppy, it relies on it's malt chacteristics for its aroma and flavor. Quite drinkable and worth trying for something a little different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pours with a generous white, fluffy head with lots of lacing. Light golden, hazy appearance. Aroma has elements of bananas, flowers and cloves. Smooth mouthfeel, soft and silky. Flavor - some banana and cloves. A bit spiciness to top it off. A good way to top off 2003 and welcome in 2004.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Very nice easy drinking beer with lost of flavor. Kind of reminded me of a Duvel-light. Nice crisp, flowery aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Copper color; head was frothy and "Cottony"; nose was clean but slightly metallic. Interesting sweetness. Very nice. Definitely exhibits the nuttiness expected from a buckwheat ale. Malty, peaty, smoky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Dark copper with a thin head. Sour barnyard and bready malt aroma, reminiscent of a saison. Interesting cookie dough bready malt flavor with a dry buckwheat finish. Flowery clover taste and good complexity make this a very under-rated beer, that is as long as you get a good bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Mild sour apple aroma.Cloudy dark blond appearance.Mild sour, yeasty, spiced apple lemon zest flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2003
Dark blond to light amber coloured beer. Slightly cloudy with a medium off white head. Strong malty aroma with molasses and caramel. Strong roasted, woody taste with a bitter finish. A hint of vannila is noticeable in the aroma when the beer warms up. A different beer with a strong taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2003
I used a corkcrew and some elbow grease to get this baby open. It's kind of rough and undisciplined- lots of strange flavors and combinations. Tastes like buckwheat, that's for sure. Not as good as I'd hoped.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2003
Faily solidly constructed. Nice sunset color with a lot of sticky white foam. Sarts out a bit too carbonated (as stated by others) Mildly tart guezesque (is that a word?) nose with lemon and a little barnyard with an undertone of vannila. Mouthfeel is too sharp from the carbonation at first but settles into a sweet malty/honeied charactor. Moderatly herbal with notes of wood, doughy yeast, dust, and cream.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
overly carbonated, no aroma, truly forgettable


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