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


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4666) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (844) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (7135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2380) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1305) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle, pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Nice lacing. Very thin mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Nose is dough, bread, grain, very earthy. Taste is mostly the same. Not my favorite beer, but nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Ett mörkt syrligt och lite sött veteöl med toner av jordgubb och jäst. Inte så illa som det låter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2193) - USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2011 FIRST rating of anything from this brewery, and also my first buckwheat ale. I just loves buckwheat! Seriously, I cook it a lot, so I had high hopes for this Sara. Frothy brown pour. Yeasty, grainy, brown ale like aroma, with some malty sweetness to it. The taste is tangy and softly sweet, with a bit of poppy seed cake flavor. It is a touch thin and there might be a little wild yeast - very pleasant on a hot night. Interesting release.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (12180) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
Dezent hopfiger Malzantrunk mit metallerner Note. Im Mittelteil herber, dieser Ton kommt gleichzeitig mit einer eher langweiligen Gewürznote auf, die sehr bald wieder von der metallernen Hopfigkeit abgelöst wird. Dazu leicht scharf und irgendwie auch etwas malzig. Aromenmischmasch ohne Harmonie. Test vom 14.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,8,8,7,12,7 - 8,05

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