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

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RATINGS: 186   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 isnít mentioned on the bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Dark copper with a thin head. Sour barnyard and bready malt aroma, reminiscent of a saison. Interesting cookie dough bready malt flavor with a dry buckwheat finish. Flowery clover taste and good complexity make this a very under-rated beer, that is as long as you get a good bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Apperance is a reddish orange with a large head. The aroma is sour cherries and some earthy scents. The flavor reminds me of a Flemish sour ale with some sour cherries, musk, and spices present in the flavor. The mouthfeel is a little thin but it has a very good taste. It was an enjoyable first date with Sara, I wonder if she will call later?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of florals, cheese, mustiness, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, caramel, and citrus (lemon, orange).

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle, 25 cl. Dark brown (with reddish shine) color, with a off white head, light carbonation. Aromas fruity, malts, yeast, sweetness. Medium body. Itís close to Leireken dark. Taste fruity, some spices, corriander, sweet, little bitter and dry end. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Utobeer, London.
Pours a nice, chestnut brown with a medium, frothy, beige head. Aroma is malty, light fruitiness, yeast, pepper, coriander and cinnamon. Good mouthfeel, though a pretty high carbonation. Flavour is nicely malty, light chocolate and cocoa and a good spicy balance. (Mostly coriander). very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6143) - 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 Iíve 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 itís pretty neat otherwise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19187) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2004
Bottled, thanks Bov!
Cloudy ammber with brief, cloudy head. Orangey aroma. Dusty, dry and fruity. Medium bodied with soft, rounded mouthfeel and notes of red berries. Discrete but complex.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Brilliant light organic beer. A bit on the orangish-brown side with a nice lemony aroma and refreshing taste. Some light sour undertones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Hazy copper, big sustained creamy head. The aroma is sharply malty, yeasty with a hint of sourness, and has a wildflower hop scent hovering over it all. Very soft mouthfeel. The flavor is a soft, sweet malt with wild grasses, light brown sugar, pears, and gentle seasoning. Very refreshing with a surprisingly dry finish. Worth doing again.

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