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

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RATINGS: 191   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1100) - 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 (8016) - 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 (2115) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear deep brown coloured with a small white head. Aromas of sugar, caramel and yeast. Flavours of dried fruit, semi roasted, caramel and cereal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Dark brown-red hints with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel. Taste is spicy, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel, a bit of fruit and a smooth wheat like body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
Clear brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and molasses, with notes of plums. Dry and spicy flavour with a touch of caramel. The The biscuit and cereal-like buckwheat flavour is there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
25cl bottle @ Biertempel, Brussels. Pours dark brown with a small head and lacings. Lots of yeast, wheat and dark fruits. Taste is a bid muddy and grainy. Medium bodied. OK

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2009
bottle, red/brown, small head, soft fruity, light, some sweetness, ok but nothing ’waw’

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2499) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
End of the year rate-a-thon. 750mL cork and wire poured into a large Duvel tulip. Cork pops with authority and pours with a humongous khaki colored head. It fades slowly and leaves a heck of a sticky lacing on the glass. Never fully fades and stays a cm or 2 thick, completely covering the surface. The body is a brown color with reddish tints. Aroma is a very airy Belgian yeastiness. Behind that is a liquid black bread aroma, which is earthy and slightly sweet. A dark cereal grain aspect makes up the flavor. Flavor dissipates quickly yet the carbonation is not as strong as expected. Easy drinking with a cereal, lightly sweet aftertaste. A cool beer, I guess the buckwheat comes through through the cereal aspect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
75cl bottle from Swann Avenue/Hyde Park Express (Tampa, FL). Pours a copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sorgum, wheat, toasted white bread, maple syrup, some notes of malt and honey. Flavor is malty with notes of wood, red grapes, wheat and yeast with some musty and slightly barnyard notes. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet finish.


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