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

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RATINGS: 187   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Aroma is candy sweetness, a unique nuttiness and grainy malts. The flavor is fruit/berries, mild candy sweetness, mild stickiness and a tart/slightly sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1325) - SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
pours dark reddish brown with low light latte colored head Aromas of??? Cherries, perfume, wee bit stale, overall intense sweetness Taste is better than aromas. Cherries once again, low carbonation, low to medium bodied, low bitterness. Wee bit watery and quite abrupt ending.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
Clear dark brown beer, purple hue, white head. Aroma of caramel, cereal, sugar, candy and bubblegum. Sweet flavour, malty, grains, fresh sour touch. Sweet finish, light buckwheat touch.
Was expecting more pronounced buckwheat in aroma and flavour. It is quite drinkable though, albeit not really special imho.
(33cL bottle @ Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn)

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2012
28/X/12 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BBE: 2014 (2012-1206) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!

Clear purple brown beer, small aery off-white to beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: floral, spicy, some citrus, fruity, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: pretty sour start, some vinegar, sour red berries, pretty spicy, some honey. Aftertaste: red berries, sour, bit infected, honey, earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3587) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2012
250ml bottle. Clear reddish brown colour with average to huge, firm, frothy, moderately lacing, off-white head. Dry, sourish and fruity aroma, notes of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant. Taste is dry, sourish, decent fruit notes, a touch of leather.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (513) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
Une bière à pleurer !!! Une des plus jolies étiquettes de Belgique, et une des bières les plus nulles (en dehors des pils, bien entendu...) Je ne sais pas si le sarrasin méritait pareil gifle, mais vraiment c’est réussi … Pour ma part, j’aime autant fumer du bambou ou pisser dans un bocal, mais cette bière ne mérite même pas une mention dans la nomenclature belge. A pleurer un océan complet, tant la nullité est attristante. Pas d’odeur, pas de goût, pas d’équilibre, un vague amer qui vous flanque le mal de mer. Qu’a-t-on cherché dans cette bière ? J’ai beau chercher, je ne peux pas comprendre... Je crois qu’il faudrait 10 volumes d’encyclopédie pour m’expliquer l’intérêt de ce liquide. En bref, je suis catégorique, ceci n’est pas de la bière...c’est une connerie.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (5608) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Clear brown colour with a big biege head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, caramel, grain with a sour finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (1969) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2012
750ml bottle - pours dark ruby red with quickly diminishing beige head. Nose is malty (caramel and grain) and a bit spicy. It almost smells like port. Flavor is hoppy (herbs and resin), soggy wheat bread, toasty and a bit like dough with noticeable alcohol. Burpy. Taste is sweet becoming quickly bitter and a little sour. Aftertaste is apples or cherries. Don’t like the graininess. Texture is watery with a bit stickiness. Needs to be paired with fruity pies.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1089) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2012
Mahognyfärgad öl med ljusbrunt livligt skum. Doftar inte speciellt mycket. Någon alkoholsötma och antydning av kryddighet. Tråkigheten går igen i smaken. Inga fel, men inget kul.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Eh. Not a lot going for it; semisweet, bready, with a slight bit of toffee and fruit, maybe the faintest glimmerings of sourness on the finish? Could be the La Folie I drank last week still lingering. Looks good, smells dull, and pretty much underwhelms all around. Good thing it was free.


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