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

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RATINGS: 190   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2002
This is probably the first ever belgian that I’ve been disappointed by. It started off o.k. - typical yeasty, slightly sour, floral/fruity. the flavors started to get a little ugly about half way thru - got a little bit metallic. Perhaps the 5% alc isn’t enough to sustain the bottle conditioning. Also - the Buckwheat - where the heck was it? I didn’t get any buckwheat anywhere in this! (and oh, how I love buckwheat pancakes!)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
A weird and unusual beer. Aroma was weak but smelled a little like gelatin. Pour was a nice deep murky brown that looked dirty. Taste was a little sweet...had some gelatin, Wheaties and brown sugar with a sweet thick aftertaste. Not terrible, but not very good.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle, pours just like a coke, dark brown, very fizzy, with a brown head that fades as it settles in the glass. Aroma is of dark sugar, cinnamon, wheat, and light alcohol. Taste is light, very light bitterness, some carmel and again wheat are at the forefront, but what is with the carbonation? It’s like drinking a soda. Extremely fizzy, the beer bubbles as it touches my lips. Odd. I liked Joseph better, this isn’t terrible, just not my thing.

2.5
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbill (3500) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted until about mid-glass and left no lacing at all. I like buckwheat, so I was looking forward to trying this beer. The aroma is a bit sour, which combined with the buckwheat, makes for an odd combination. The flavor is similar; the strong buckwheat flavor combined with the sourness ended up clashing. Add to that a bit of a soapy mouthfeel and the result is a disappointing beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piggy (27) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2008
Ruby brown in color, light brown head. Smell of spices and some yeast. Very carbonated, fruity flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2009
bottle, red/brown, small head, soft fruity, light, some sweetness, ok but nothing ’waw’

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Eh. Not a lot going for it; semisweet, bready, with a slight bit of toffee and fruit, maybe the faintest glimmerings of sourness on the finish? Could be the La Folie I drank last week still lingering. Looks good, smells dull, and pretty much underwhelms all around. Good thing it was free.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2007
Bottled. Copper coloured. Nothing but celery in the aroma. Extremely sweet flavour of celery and other vegetables. A very strange and quite unpleasant brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1171) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. This beer is a little too sour for me. Sour heads might appreciate it. Smells nice and nice flavor. Just doesn’t taste right.


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