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


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
This is like a Belgian strong ale without as much of the typical Belgian spiciness. I approve. The aroma and flavor is marked by an appley sweetness, but yields to a sort of tart bite at the finish. Some smokeyness abides amongst the fruit as well. Cloudy amber color with a thick, even, tan head. I should add that this bottle was a gift from my roommate and his girlfriend on my birthday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
Ouch...An amber, bronze, fecal matter nightmare with just a faint cling of head and a ton of green/grey sediment. I usually don’t mind a bit of sediment, but this one was just aweful.
At least it doesn’t smell as bad as it looks! Like buckwheat pancakes with a splash of port, some peatyness and it smelled dusty like in an old library.
Smooth and creamy, like most Beers brewed with buckwheat, it had a yeasty, spicy finish, cloves perhaps.

   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2006
25 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 2006. Very dark amber with a copper shine; a bit cloudy, enormous off-white head. Harsh, spicy aroma containing overdried biscuits with fruit, some nuts and a strong metallic note. Light grainy, sweetish taste with a good orangey-sourish-metallic touch and a very burnt background. Sticky body, dry mouthfeel with a burnt bitter aftertaste. Quite edgy and pretty much out of balance, I’d say.

   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 (286) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b79turner (242) - 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.

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