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

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RATINGS: 188   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750 mL bottle. Amber pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of stale malt and ginger. Sour taste of malt, thin mouthfeel. Very disappointed given the price and style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of earthiness, carmel, cola, buckwheat and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, buckwheat, light cola and light earthiness with a smooth earthy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2009
Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeasty (green apples) and slightly acidic (appleish again.) Flavour is fruity, yeasty, slightly acidic and wheaty. Body is fizzy and rather light. Drinkable but..

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. This beer is a little too sour for me. Sour heads might appreciate it. Smells nice and nice flavor. Just doesn’t taste right.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing off white head. Spicy aroma of coriander and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, coriander and chocolate with notes of spices and metal. Spicy finish. A bit watery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1045) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich brown with a ruby hue. Aroma is nutty, hoppy, somewhat fruity. Body is full and rich. Flavors range from light fall fruits, to somewhat of a dry wheat yeastiness, a slight citrus bite, and a sweet malty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1576) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
Arome and appearance don’t blow me away, but the flavor is very full wand sweet with a little bitterness to it. Had a 25cl bottle and the beer looks brown, so I’m guessing it’s this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Overly sweet sugarbomb. Tastes like sugary buckwheat cereal. A little sourness in the nose and flavor, it tastes like brown sugar water. Not much carbonation, pours brown, smells of must.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (7887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2009
Very thick-set, cream coloured head, irregular, over chestnut-cola coloured beer. Very outspoken coriander nose, soupy, sweet malt and colouring. Citrus, and lots of sugar, even melasses, but ending sweet. All the time "enriched" by the evil seeds, of course. Just ast the blonde, very fizzy, overcarbonized. Despite this, there’s an oily slickness, leaving a film on the tongue. Certainly not Silenrieux’ best try. One would believe Du Bocq.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2004 Total Score: 3
Slight gushing to huge, beige head; foxy-amber beer, all clear. Adstringency in the nose; glue, solvent, plywood and straw. Maybe some dark candi sugar. Quite smoked taste at the onset, dark malts, and - I guess - buckwheat indeed. Unfortunately, the solvent aroma's are back retronasal, if less. Slight acidity and adstringency. Quite well bodied, nevertheless. The solvent is a brewing fault, IMO. Sad, because the beer behind it seems to deserve better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
33cl bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges. Pours dark brown, coca-cola like. Aroma is spicy, sarasin, malt and banana. Some hop. Taste is like aroma. Carbonation is quite fizzy. It has the feeling of a saison.


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