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

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RATINGS: 184   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b79turner (216) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2005
bottle. pours a very hazy honey golden orange with a rocky white headthat diminishes in size but does last, laces well. Great color! initial very big lemon, vinegar, buckwheat? champagne, yeasty (champagne yeast?) reminds me a little of Chimay bleu. very nice palate...lots of sediment though (not a bad thing, just dont drink it). Very unique...drunk best at cool-to warm as the flavors shift at diff. temperatures. Good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2002
I needed pliers to free the cork from this 750, but when I got it, it came out without a sound. It poured with a nice creamy head and deep chestnut color. The head recedes after a bit. Delicately carbonated with a wonderful mouthfeel. Aroma is earthy with a nice balance between fruity yeast, clean spicy hops and a malty caramel and molasses richness. Flavors of above plus fruit, dried and fresh, a healthy sweetness and a very full, pleasing finish, with a bit of mineral bite (iron?) and faint sourness. This stuff is superb. I don’t actually detect the buckwheat, but this is a winner. Almost has a barleywine character.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Strong smelling. Thin white head, goldenrod color. Nice laceing. Hints of citrus and sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Dark copper hazy pour. Spicy nose with a moderate head. Bit of a sour note on mouth, but decent complexity and overall not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2007
A golden ale with high CO2 and huge head. Good belgian aroma, but not particularly strong. Well balanced taste, but too weak finish. Does not fit with the commercial description.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Thick light tan head, dark red brown color. Malt and spice in the aroma. Clean taste of dark fruit, with molasses, smooth malt; there is some lingering sourness that cuts the sweetness nicely. Light to medium on the palate, very smooth. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmather (135) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Very nice easy drinking beer with lost of flavor. Kind of reminded me of a Duvel-light. Nice crisp, flowery aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Sweet, fruity, apply aroma. Rich grassy taste, great unfiltered mouthfeel. A truly and uniquely enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Aroma was moderate caramel with a floral hint, and soapy scent. Notes of apples and honey as well. Beautiful murky body with small particles of average density and dark brown in color. Large frothy light brown head with good lacing. Flavor was bittersweet, average duration. Taste of apples and malt. Medium body texture was oily and flat. Overall definatly something to buy age and drink.


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