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

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RATINGS: 189   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle Muddy, amber body. Frothy off-white head which diminishes fully. Nose of hops, flowers, liquor, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Very pleasant beer with some complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Aroma was moderate caramel with a floral hint, and soapy scent. Notes of apples and honey as well. Beautiful murky body with small particles of average density and dark brown in color. Large frothy light brown head with good lacing. Flavor was bittersweet, average duration. Taste of apples and malt. Medium body texture was oily and flat. Overall definatly something to buy age and drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Bier Temple, Brussels. Chocolate in colour with peaking light brown head. Buttery sweet aroma of toffee, raisins, chocolate and candied cherries with a tinge of grass. Tastes of malted bread and nuts with a mild spiciness. Light pecan bitterness at the finish. I thought it’d be quite sweet judging from the nose, but rather savory instead. Interesting combination; I enjoy being surprised every now and again. A slight sourness is present at the start - reminiscent of Flemish sours, but this dies down with time. I really like it, but couldn’t drink it everyday.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle. Big white head on top of a cloudy yellow beer. Spicy fruit aroma, that is more complex than the coriander overdose. Pleasant fruit flavours that dries out towards the finish. Some bread. Fizzy. Refreshing and more complex than your usual witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Sweet malt, molasses, rich caramel aroma. Pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Smooth, sweet, roasty, caramel, with a hop spice in the background, interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2007
LIght copper color with a tall dissipating light tan head. Malty aromas with caramel, toasted grains, german chocolate and wild honey. Hints of yeast and citric zest. The smoothness is a bit surprising considering all the zip this one has. The buckwheat seems to add quite a bit to the feel in this one. Flavors of malt and dark honey. Only a touch of fruit and spice. Dries out in the finish and linger to leave a dry bread flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Sweet malt and slight amount of fruit in the aroma. Hazy dark orange color with a large tan head. Slightly bitter in the beginning getting more sweet in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Thick light tan head, dark red brown color. Malt and spice in the aroma. Clean taste of dark fruit, with molasses, smooth malt; there is some lingering sourness that cuts the sweetness nicely. Light to medium on the palate, very smooth. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
75cl bottle from Swann Avenue/Hyde Park Express (Tampa, FL). Pours a copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sorgum, wheat, toasted white bread, maple syrup, some notes of malt and honey. Flavor is malty with notes of wood, red grapes, wheat and yeast with some musty and slightly barnyard notes. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Dark brown-red hints with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel. Taste is spicy, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel, a bit of fruit and a smooth wheat like body.


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