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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Mild sour apple aroma.Cloudy dark blond appearance.Mild sour, yeasty, spiced apple lemon zest flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled 750 ml. Reddish amber color. Large white foamy head. medium bodied. A tangy citrusy taste with a nice lingering aftertaste. Very similar to a hefeweizen. Pretty good summer beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Excellent malty aroma. Hazy reddish-brown colour with a lasting off-white head. The flavour is spicy malt with some harsh afternotes. I could wish for some carbonation here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2007
Dark amber unclear body, huge fast disappearing rocky head. Aroma of sweet malt, light caramel, chocolat, light alcohol, esters, herbs, fruits. Malty flavour, light bodied, more hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (260) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2002
First buckwheat for me. Copper red-orange-brown. Large frothy head subsides to leaving small veins of lace dribbling in retreat. Interesting aroma of hops, herbs and spice(vanilla?) also some familiar, but undetermined odors. Starts pretty sweet, turning mildly acidic. then finishing a touch bitter. No hops biting the tongue. Warming up, it has an off aftertaste that is not unpleasant yet isn’t that great. I think this would be a better balance ingredients if it had an ABV 7%+. I’ll try it again.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, colour between golden and light brown. Huge head, lasting quite a while. Toffee, malt attack, sour ending, overall a nice beer.

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