RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Saison-style ale with Peppercorns. It was twenty years ago today Well, almost twenty years ago today, as we present to you the first of three special Anniversary Beers in celebration of our upcoming Twentieth Anniversary! It was April Fools Day, 1989, when Phil Brewdaddy Bannatyne first opened the doors to what would become one of the preeminent breweries in the country. Of course, true to the spirit of the day, it would be another month before the first house-made beers would be available on draft. Sgt. Pepper has been brewed with Pilsner, CaraVienne, and Rye malts, plus Magnum and Spalter hops. But the driving force behind this beer is the contribution from whole peppercorns! Black, Green, White, and Pink Peppercorns were added to the brewkettle, and they provide a noticeable fresh, herbal spiciness to the nose and through the palate. Pink pepper provides a high, floral character mostly as an aromatic, and Green pepper offers an herbal freshness with slight heat. White pepper contributes a subtle earthiness, and Black pepper engages the palate in a lingering, tingling warmth. All combine to accentuate the complexities of our Belgian yeast, and are balanced by crisp malt character with a hint of sweetness. OG: 1.054 (13.5*P) FG: 1.008 (2*P) ABV: 6.0%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured clear, lighter orange with a nice white head. The aroma picked up lots of peppercorns and lighter-skinned fruit/white peppery yeast.. light honey and bready support.. interesting stuff. The flavor found lots more peppercorn throughout, and it was fairly spicy.. quite a bit of floral character too.. too spicy to really be refreshing on the finish. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. just a bit too peppery for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4674) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle from unknown place. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of barnyard on the nose. A little bit of funk on the tongue. Its solid but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 22, 2013
Botella de 650ml. Shaker glass @ Cervecera Freiburg. Color latn dorado y apariencia velada. Espuma blanca que deja una fina, pero persistente, capa. Aromas de levadura Belga, maltas de moderado tostado y especias con un sutil toque de Brett. Entrada suave y malteada pero chispeante con sabores de pimienta y especias que afloran. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatacin moderada. Paladar oleico y vivaz. Final y retrogusto picantes y prolongados. Compleja. 650ml bottle. Shaker glass @ Cervecera Freiburg. Golden brass color, veiled appearance. White froth leaves a thin but lasting layer on top. Belgian yeast, hints of bread, mildy toasted malts & spices as well as subtle Brett touch. Soft malty upfront & sparkling sensation. Increasing peppery & spiced flavors. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & funny palate. Long spicy finish & aftertaste. Complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with caterwaul and co. More hazy orange color. Bubbly off-white head. Leaves dots of lace. Soft, smooth kind of crisp stronger carbonation. Big peppercorn aroma, pretty nice. Some orange citrus. Spicy taste, light sweet. Nice peppery saison. Really tasty. Friends really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 75cl bottle at Hoppy Loft, shared with Mathieu87 and other. Thx Tim! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hops, fresh, grains, florar, some herbs. TASTE: peppers, in aftertaste also peppers. Yes, all peppers in this beer... It stays in your mouth for a while as well...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium caf, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-860)

Clear orange beer, creamy white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very weird, vegetables, soup. Thats about all I can get. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: well, its pepper corns all right... bit sourish, citrus, pretty spicy, black and red pepper corns (didnt taste the white and green ones). Aftertaste: guess... pepper corns! Pretty spicy, and a watery finish. WTF is this stuff?? When reading the description of the beer, I guess the beer itself was an April Fools joke on its own, no?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (10126) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Hoppy Loft. Bready orange nose with big black pepper and a bit of honey. Deep gold color with lace. Huge black pepper flavor practically drowns out everything else and tastes like ass. There is some lemon and bread still recognizable. This is just wrong. No wonder they are selling it off at like 7 euros.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Poured into a snifter gold slightly amber with a white head. Funky barnyard aroma. Yep like a good farmhouse ale Taste is malty hops with the feel of earth. Respectable beverage with a nice woody feel finishing with peppercorn. Slightly peppery but not as strong as would have thought. A bit more spice would make this more palatable. Overall decent & enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (9398) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
Courtesy of tderoeck. Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nose is soapy, chemical with a tang, bitter pepper & herbs + hops. Taste is soapy mixed with candy sugar, bitter herbs and pepper, sweet malts and herbs with some fruity hops. The peppery finish is very nice & good, I just dont like a lot of the flavours that come before the finish, wish it was more like the finish. Frankly bit of a mess this one in my opinion. I had no issue with drinking it, not too strong as far as the intensity of the pepper goes. Full & a bit oily body. Out of the types of pepper used, I must say that I get the white one probably most. I have never had green or pink pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (9140) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Hay and toasted malt aroma with spice and light yeast. Spice and yeast flavor with hay. Medium bodied. Spice and hay lingers with yeast and light fruitiness.

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