Amsterdam Rye Peppercorn Saison

 


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Formerly brewed at Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A saison brewed with flaked rye and fermented with Wallonia yeast. Aged in a Southbrook Cab Franc barrel for five months with Brett Brux Trois.

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3.7
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
July 19, 2013 - bomber, at the brewpub. Clear gold with a solid creamy/fizzy white head (4-). Aroma of a very light sour - lemon, dry floral funkiness with some some peachy malt - nice. Taste follows, has that sharp rye bite to the grain, still the low-level background funkiness ... average body and carbonation, has a grainy, almost sweet aftertaste, like a sharp marmalade. Solid beer, very drinkable.

3.8
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
bottle, orange amber pour, really nice, some funkiness, wine notes, touch of sourness. impressed

3.5
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5543-20130626] 650mL bottle. Smoked multigrain seeds aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Smoked leafy grains and toasted doughy yeast flavour. Medium body. Interesting, would try again. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
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3.9
neongolden (1611) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
(Draught at Brydens, Sep 16 2013) Pours a hazy orangish gold with a dense white head and a carpet of lace. Aroma is very intense, tart citrus and pit-fruit/red fruit, quite wine-like. Some wood, slight peppery notes. No real rye, a little funky but at a yeasty rind level. Juicy character to the palate, sweet/tart, fruity, vinous - similar fruits to the aroma with a bit of berry character towards the finish. Particularly from mid-palate there is a slightly woody, peppery note, becomes more tart/astringent towards the finish. Slight funky character from the barrel in the later stages, light hop/grain bitterness, pepper on the finish as well. Body is medium but carb effervescent, slight cling on the palate, touch of booze. Barrel really owns the rye and the peppercorn here. Reminds me a little of low-sweetness sangria! Itís tasty though, much more tart than expected but I like cab franc and I like this.

3.8
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is lovely - bright zesty citrus spice and yeasty/earthy spiciness as well. There is a little bit of tartness and some light peppery aroma as well. Thereís a touch of lemon peel and soft white pepper. Really expressive aroma. The flavour is lovely - bright yeast and grain-derived spiciness along with a touch of vanilla. A soft tartness with a bit of vineous flavour as well. Soft malic character with a bit of light astringency on the finish. The rye character is there but itís light and plays a backing note to the barrel flavour. Creamy palate - solid brew.

3.9
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2013-06-26. Lightly hazy golden orange body, modest creamy white head. Flavour is interesting. Dryish start with light alcohol character, oaky wood undertones, mild vinous fruit gathers itself and grows as you go, pleasantly so. Just a whisper of underlying funk in the aftertaste. Lightly sour, it has a very subtle sour berry undertone that comes out as it warms. 7++ Smooth average plus body suits it with pleasantly effervescent carbonation. aroma is a touch muted at first. Pleasant fruit character, oaky wood and light alcohol. A healthy swirl of the glass brings out some peach like fruit character. 7+ quite nice. Dangerously drinkable at 7%! Bottle at Amsterdam Brew House, Toronto

3.3
blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Draught at íA Night with Amsterdamí, Volo, Feb. 2. Pours a murky deep gold with a small semi-lasting white head. Aroma has lots of wood, some sour fruit and pepper. Flavour is spicy and woody along with some fruit and sugary sweetness. A harsh finish to it. Average bodied. Just good, itís been aged too long in my opinion, at least thatís how it tastes.

3.3
Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Day after Amsterdam Tap Takeover at Bar Volo. This one aged in Cab Franc barrel. Orange coloured body. A little head. A little astringent. Orange citrus taste but everything else was rather muddled. OK drinkability


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