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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Inspired by the classic French Farmhouse Ale, our interpretation gets its deep ruby red hue from a hint of caramel and dark chocolate malts. The citrus spice of Saaz hops provides a perfect balance and gives each sip a refreshing, peppery finish.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Strong wheat aroma with some sweetness. Really pleasant nose. Has a farmhouse quality. Clear, dark amber body. Thin white head. A little dryer taste than the aroma would suggest. Solid brew. Quite a bit of flavor for the abv.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Bright amber color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of bitter and peppery caramel. Taste is similar with light chocolate. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
I decided to buy this because 1. It’s a dark saison and 2. I was a fan of last Year’s imperial stout - clear amber - small, fizzy, quickly diminishing head - nose is moderately peppery, with other light spiciness (grains of paradise, coriander), light phenols, lmildly tangy, citric qualities - light bodied, mildly tart up front, with some moderate peppery spiciness - malts are fairly crisp, but there is a lightly sweet caramel malt note through the middle that doesn’t quite work with the lighter, crisper characteristics of the beer - finish of light citrus, very mild phenols, citrus - a little bit metallic on the tail end - it’s not bad, but would probably be a lot better if they didn’t throw in a few dashes of darker malt - if you’re going to do a "black saison," you should go whole hog and not do it half-assed like this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Amber brown color with a small blonde head. Very yeasty, Bready nose. Yeast and bread dough dominates taste. Ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (963) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottled. Kudos to Widmer for making an unusual style their annual release. Cear dark amber with a short head. Decent retention and lace. Light belgian and fruity nose and an approachable palate. Drinkable but i cant see this becoming a commercial success nor achieving a top score by style. My third favorite black saison out of the three i’ve tried.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Specs- sixer .. 1/16/12, M.A is in Mississippi .. . Pours a medium ruby tan ,, medium foam , light lacing . .. light molasses, bark, brown wheat and a touch of yeast . .. smooth, light sweetness .. . a good beer, i enjoyed it .. . .
What a load of crappy crap crap
Quiet, boy. I have a feeling some bad stuff is going to go down..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear mahogany color with a one and a quarter thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is esters and spice. Flavor is spice, esters, herbal hops, and yeast. Light to medium body. A decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livid (49) - - JAN 11, 2012
On draft at Ventis. Dark amber/red color with a white head that laces nicely. Sugary, slightly spicy aroma. Medium bodied with a rich, spicy malt flavor, hints of clove and cinnamon. ’Dark’ is misleading here - it’s not a dark beer and doesn’t have any toasty flavors, which wouldn’t really go with the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ezec (4) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
Pours a crystal clear copper/amber with a tannish, billowy head that settles pretty quickly. Ripe bananas and fig on the nose. Fruit flavors come through on the first taste, along with a well-balanced combination of an almost Oktoberfest-like caramel malt and, like the label says, "peppery finish," with just the slightest hint of licorice. This beer is pretty light on the palate and very drinkable, yet has the fruity esthers that we enjoy in some heavier ales. Very sessionable. Good work Bros.


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