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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
A Mes rate: Bottle from Twickenham Beer Fest. Wheaty and malty. Very prickly in the palate. Some chocolate. The buckwheat makes it interesting but this is no show stopper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6935) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
Beige collar on unusual pinkish haze. Thick and yeasty. Nose of who knows what? Earth, apple peel, pepper, banana, definite wood. Ripe and estery. Liquorice in the mouth finishing quite bitterly, but preceded by heady apple-like fruit, and smoky/antiseptic coughsweet honey I’m not too keen on. Tasty-ish but not without flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. Rich brown beer with a big tan head. Grainy, earthy, spicy, yeasty aroma with a bit of fruit. Caramel, yeasty flavor with cocoa and spice. Lingering caramel and spice. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Courtesy of Keifdog. Pours rosie copper with thin off white head and flat brown floaties. The aroma is moderate with some cherries and apples to go along with raspberry fruity tartness. The taste seems much the same but has a sugar engorged raspberry kool-aid quality to it. Hmm. Behind the kool-aid are muted notes of wheat and possibly malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (6375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy brown body. Mild caramel fruity aroma. A bit thin fruity malty caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
courtesy of Keifdog 750 ml bottle. Pours hazy brown, flat with little head. Aroma, buckwheat and yeasty. Taste, floral, yeasty, loaded with floating sediments. Nothing really special here, all we could get was the overbearing presence of the floating chunks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6175) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle obtained at Belgisk Bryg. Brown body with a creamy off white head. The aroma is yeasty with a lot of caramel and toffee notes. The flavour is spicy yeasty but dominated with caramel and fruity esters. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Highly sedimented deep orange. Nice 1cm off-white to ivory cover lasts a while. Original nose supports weird meaty, vinegary and tea leaves notes that bring up considerable tannins. In mouth, it has a characteristic corky support, the buckwheat coming up sweetish and fruity (pear), pancakey. Faint acidity and orange tones, dried leaves and pepper also appear in peak. Mellow astringency, soft medium organic feeling body. A weird beer from which I dug some bits and didn’t like as much other parts.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a big beige head. Fruity, citrus, spicy and hoppy aroma and a sweet fruity, spicy and light metallic taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Lot 2 - 2006 bottling. Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark brownish-amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, wort, toasted grain, nuts, chocolate), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, toffee, shrimp, and orange peel. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Definitely different than older bottles I’ve had. Maltier, darker in color (both head and body), and sweeter (a little too much). There are some off notes (wort and seafood) that pop up every couple of sniffs, but it’s pretty neat otherwise.


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