Willimantic Saison Noir
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
An unfiltered Dark Saison brewed as a porter with eight malts, using our specialty yeast strain. We had the help of Kevin Sartori and Coz winners of the Montessori School Auction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours an opaque brown color. There was a very small beige head that left no lacing. The nose is interesting. Chocolate malts, floral and faint spices. The taste is very good. Chocolate notes, wheat, faint spices and a faint breadiness. This was nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours dark brown and cloudy with a thin off white head. Smells of dark fruit, some funky undertones, minerally. Tastes of chocolate, spicy, sweet, some vegetal tones on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, light fruits, dark malts, and a little roast/chocolate. Flavor the same with a little roasted and chocolate on the finish. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Dark pour with a small grayish head. Yeast, plus chocolate malts and a hint of tropical fruit. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown color with a large off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nutty and spicy notes. The taste is herbal, minty hops, a tart note and chocolate. Medium bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa and coffee beans. Taste is very roasty with just a bit of funk at the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Nice dark toasty flavors. Light Saison type yeast. This yeast strain isnít very Saison like but unique in itís own way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma mixes toasty malts with a subdued Saison yeast. Flavors ate dominated with a great range of Brown Porter-like malt range. Dry and toasty. Good, if malt focused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
In short: A roasted chocolaty dark Belgian ale. Decent beer, not much of a Siaons.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Brown body topped by a very small beige head
In long: The nose is mostly roasted and milk chocolate. Taste is very roasted, fudge cake, lots of milk chocolate, cacao, earthy hops. A bit sweet. I donít doubt the beer uses a Saison yeast but it does not some trough. Another dark Saison that doesnít deliver. Not a bad beer at all but not much of a Saison. I really donít want to sound like some kind of racist just because of the beer color, but Saisons should be pale color beers. And black people should not ride in our buses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Sounded interesting. Third of three saisons on tap.Black body with light brown head. Unfiltered dark, 8 malts, hopped by Sybilla, Crystal. Very shwartzbier-like, roasty,some chocolate, omplex. Unfortunatelythe roast comes on strong, coffee-grindish.

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