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


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

kryon's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2016) - Hässelby, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1213) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015

250ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s kiosk during Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015 in Central.

Deep Cola blackish-brown colour with a crust of yeast sediments; Half finger head with soapy light beige foam which fades in 45 seconds; Very good sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Quite fragrant and tart aroma of malt, with strong yoghurt, vinegar, very light caramel, vanilla, light plum, Cola, sugar, alcohol, fairly strong Bel yeast, lemon and sharp grass; Close to light sweet taste of malt, with caramel, light tartness, hint of vinegar, strong carbo, molasses notes, light alcohol, fairly strong Bel yeast, thin lime and very light bitter grassy hops; Medium body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a Dubbel being spiked with buckwheat with that signature yoghurty light sour taste. Otherwise maltyness is moderate to light, typical light weight dark fruit ester, light caramel, light sweetness to balance the buckwheat tartness. Strongly carboed Cola, low hop to round. Interesting… Hoppiness is lemon and sharp grass in nose. Light lime and thin grass in taste. Bitterness is typical Dubbel-ish very low-fi for an abrupt, very light astringent sour and sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste. Slightly tart and quite easy to mouth.

Comments: I have no way to tell whether this “Sara” is a brune or blonde as the label doesn’t state explicitly (its black crown cap may be a hint?) so the moment of truth comes when it was popped. Unlike the Pils-like “Cuvée des Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure”, the sour tartness induced by buckwheat seems to mix well with its Dubbel base and taste. Still a little thin on malty body and palate, otherwise this is an exotic and quite a decent break from mainstream beer style. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1241) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
25 cl. bottle @ the bungalow in Vencimont, bought @ Delhaize, Beauraing. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Yeasty caramel aroma. Sweet, slightly metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (525) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Belle robe brune, belle mousse. Nez qui allie des notes de malt torréfié à de la farine fraîche, sur un fond d’épices. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, une certaine ampleur et plus de longueur et de complexité que la blonde. Une bière agréable et équilibrée

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (260) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
Donkerbruin bier met snelzakkende schuimkraag. Zurig in de mond met kruidige neus. Niet mijn topper...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (302) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Bière brune que je pourrais qualifier de "Porter de sarrasin" présentant un corps noire translucide et clairsemé avec un beau col blanc très aérien et fort abondant au versage. Le nez est soyeux, rond aux senteurs de malts torréfiés avec une pointe surette. En bouche, la gorgée, très aqueuse, offre un maltage fort torréfié épicé, soyeux et aigre-doux à l’attaque; et puis arrive une sensation lactée qui laisse le palais et la langue fort gras. En même temps, c’est très peu amère. En finale je reste avec un goût vague de pain d’épices et un grain cacaoté sur la langue. Chouette bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
Almost a sour beer, like a lambic. Apple nose, sour, spicy taste with hints of cinnamon. Not really wat I was looking for but a little bit interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Sweet dark fruit nose, floral and sugary, with light spice. Dark brown, 1cm dark tan head, and thick slowly slipping lace. Thin initial flavors, some delicate fruit, lots of sugar, fades into a light dry finish. Medium body. Okay. Interesting aroma (buckwheat?). Some deceptive and gentle flavors. Quite filling, too, even after half a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1391) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle at rouge cloitrein Brussels. Excellent dark beer brewed from spelt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from tderoeck - bedankt! - Dark brown colour. Aroma of toasty grains and red fruit sweetness. Flavour of red fruits that initially quite sweet but finishes with a sharper tang.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cocktus (35) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Dark brown. I little metallic side note on taste and aroma. Spicy, sour and medium hopped.

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