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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Black Saison aged in Pinot, Oregon Oak & Bourbon Barrels, Oregon Tart Cherry.

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3.9
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap at Beermongers. A: Pure black with a mocha head. Lacing. N: Raisin, cherry, tannins, pinot noir, oak, tobacco, leather, some raspberry, fig, wine grape, and toast. T: Quite sour, lightly sweet. M: Medium-light body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation. O: Another excellent sour from a great brewer. This style usually doesn’t work for me, but this is excellent.

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Sean. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is oak vinous earthy notes pit fruit and some tartness. Taste is more of the heavy oak pit fruit grape tartness and some funk.

4
luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2016. SBW. Stout-like black with some big ring bubbles. Chalky brown mouth, red wine must fermentation. Barrel like vanilla, tart red malt finish. ruddy, somewhat unexpected. Harsh in a good way. I like it.

4
andrewje41 (3874) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Draft 6 oz pour at the Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours black with a tan soap bubble head. Vinegar aroma with some red wine feature. Oaky, cherry heavy, slight balsamic, and a nice tart finish. Unique and delicous. Black cherry lingers. Good stuff.

3.8
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of light sourness, some cherries, some oak and light bourbon and light notes of red wine, dark malts, and light notes of dark fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid beer.

3.6
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Dark with a good beige head. Aroma is tart cherries, plums, hint of red wine. Medium bodied, tart on the palate with a lightly fruity finish. Flavours are cherries, plum, fig.

3.6
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with reddish tint and tan head. Aroma is cherry, cereal malt, grapes, wood, vanilla, biscuit. Taste is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. Taste is semi dry with a malty tart following and slightly wood astringent ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.8
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Earthy, wood, vanilla, vinous, some bourbon, and some dark fruits.

3.9
douglas88 (9176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a almost jet black color with a large beige head. A sour malty nose, vinous and oak. The flavor is interesting and easygoing: cherries, tartness, wine, dry white wine mostly, berries, the base saison comes in with almost funky dryness. I think this works well. The light roasted flavors are nice as well. Great brew.

3.1
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle shared by kevanb at the Local Option event. Most recent vintage served in a snifter. A: Pours a dark purple color with an off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down teh glass. S: Tart cherries on the nose with the pinot barrel coming through, some oak and a faint hint of the base saison with some fruity yeasty and esters. T: The saison base comes through a little more in the taste with some stone fruit esters and peppery yeasty. Tart cherries, some oak, a little pinot and some must. M: Medium light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dry finish. O: This was a weird beer. There’s a lot going on, but thankfully the base saison wasn’t too lost with all the barrel treatments and adjuncts added. Definitely interesting. Serving type: bottle 05-28-2013


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