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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Apperance is a reddish orange with a large head. The aroma is sour cherries and some earthy scents. The flavor reminds me of a Flemish sour ale with some sour cherries, musk, and spices present in the flavor. The mouthfeel is a little thin but it has a very good taste. It was an enjoyable first date with Sara, I wonder if she will call later?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2004
Bottled, thanks Bov!
Cloudy ammber with brief, cloudy head. Orangey aroma. Dusty, dry and fruity. Medium bodied with soft, rounded mouthfeel and notes of red berries. Discrete but complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3891) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2004
Well Sara is a lively lass, well carbonated and topped by a thick, flowing prodigiously locked tan head. Copper in color with perhaps a light haze to it. A solid grainy, grassy aroma, along with a bit of interesting spicy character is found in the nose. As I explore the aroma a bit more I detect a nuttiness and some fruity notes, with banana and peach predominant. Sara has a lightly sweet taste up front and finishes with a bit of astringency. There is a certain mustiness here and a certain spiciness as well. This beer has a certain something to it that I can't quite place (it is a note in the aftertaste that is just different). If not for this note, this would be a pretty straight forward beer. This beer does need a little bit something more to balance out the up front sweetness. Overall, I do like this, it could just use a bit more complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1097) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Nice depth of flavor when compared to the Silenrieux Joseph. Appetizing dark amber, cloudy. Full bodied, slightly sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Corked and caged bottle. It had a large sized ivory head that was foamy with fine-medium sized bubbles that completely diminished. The body was slightly carbonated and hazy with a mahogany hue. The nose was malty, sweet, spicy, some banana and clove notes as well as alcohol. The flavor of this beer was a little sour, malty, caramel and some clove. The mouthfeel was smooth and this beer's lacing was sparse. Worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 10, 2004
This corked and caged bottle poured a very large head of mostly lasting light brown colored foamy bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was very hazy so as to be semi-opaque and dark brown colored with no hope of seeing any carbonation. The aroma is very nice and full of caramel and brown malts with a mild vinuous note. The mouth feel is semi-dry tingly and smooth with a lingering brown beer finish. The flavor contains notes of brown malts caramel clove and other mild spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 9, 2004
750 ml. big ole brown Belgian bottle. Corked and caged bottle. Date on cork was unreadable, maybe it wasn't a date at all, but it looked like it. Anyway, it poured out a deep, clear amber color, with a huge white head. It slowly slid back to a more-than-generous lacing along the side of the glass, and on top of the beer. Aromas are of bananas mostly, with some definite cloves in the background. Some cotton candy, and strong maltiness make up the remainder of the aromas. Some slight spiceiness as well. Corriander, lemon peel, and some phenolic characteristics in the taste. Not quite Band-Aid, but not far off either. Lemony aftertaste makes for an interesting contrast in flavors. Not too bad for a buckwheat beer, in my humble opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3254) - 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 (6299) - 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.


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