Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Boulder, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Two of Boulders most adventurous breweries have collaborated to bring you a brand new, truly unique, Belgian-inspired strong ale! For quite some time, the brewers from Avery and Mountain Sun have enjoyed one anothers beer and friendship. After many "quality control" sessions at the Avery tasting room and the Southern Sun Pub, they decided it was time to brew together. The result is a beer that reflects the creative spirit of both breweries as well as the collaborative nature of the craft-brewing industry.

At 9.1% ABV, this Black Saison style beer features a strong dose of American hops, a hint of sourness, and a complex, pronounced spiciness derived from the use of Tasmanian pepper berries.

This beer will only be available at Mountain Sun, Southern Sun, Vine Street Pub, and the Avery Tap Room.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
On tap @ Avery tasting room. It smells exactly like genoa salami, which is a little strange, but in a good way. Flavor is more of the salami, but not as strong, lots of pepper and some spicy/sour notes. The smell is really unique, dont think I could have more than 1 @ a sitting, but I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Draft @ Mountain Sun. Deep brown body, almost black, some cola color @ top. Strange spiced licorice and potpourri nose, some candy sugar and black pepper. Flavor much the same - mild notes of licorice and pepper, some floral/soap notes, some chewiness, some heft. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2009
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of pepper, yeast, cocoa, burnt carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pepper, cocoa, fruittiness and light burnt carmel with a smooth dry spiced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2009
On tap at Mountain Sun, $5 for an 8 oz glass. Apparently this was a collaborative brew between Avery and Mountain Sun. Dark black with a great head that lasted quite a while. Smells interesting, spicy. The taste is really good, a little sour, a peppery finish and a great mouthfeel. This was quite the surprise and I was glad I order it. Excellent saison. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-09-2009 20:29:34

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
dark leaning to purple body. a bit of sulphur in the nose that dominates the other smells, the spice is there too, a hint of earthiness, and a light berry. the flavor is incredibly good. dirty yeast, figs, a bit of egg dough, plum, straight yeast goodness. while the aroma may seem like i am saying it is unpleasant, it is one of those that grows on you as this is drunk. im not sure what spice was used, but it is strong, and it is good. like a peppermint and black pepper type thing. the fig and dried plum notes work well to accent what seems to me like a lot of hops and spice in there. a great sipper to finish a long day.

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