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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Mile High Denver. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a fluffy khaki head. Heavy peppercorn, sweet orange citrusy, a touch yeasty aroma. Spritzy/champagne, white wine, banana, orange citrusy, heavy black pepper flavor. Not horrible but Jesus, the peppercorn is way too much for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Floral, peppers, spices, and a lighter fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2016
750 ml bottle from Whole Foods, Chelsea. Unclear darker orange with almost no head and zero lacing. Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, banana, and a little earth. Leans sweet. More of a Belgian Single type flavor than a Farmhouse for me. Doesnt really have that funk, and its pretty sweet. Pepper is there, but not overwhelming. Solid, but its missing something, probably that Farmhouse flavor, that would get the score higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2016
This is pretty good. Nice traditional said on up front and then a nice peppery aftertaste. Not spicy but a little heat. A different taste but welcomed. Taste like crusty bread with a little butter and cracked pepper on top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Very clear, yellow pour with a wispy white head that fades very quickly. Spicy nose, can smell lots of pepper right off the bat. Medium bodied. Taste has an herbal, almost spicy quality to it. A hint of floral hops, but for the most part, all Im getting is peppercorns. There is a tingly mouth feel, and the pepper heat does build a bit. Not a chili pepper heat, but a black pepper heat. No lace present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mateuszk (2544) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber in colour, nice white head. Spicy, peppery in aroma, in taste lightly sweet, dry with lots of pepper. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly bitter and spicy finish. I got what brewers promised, peppercorn forward beer, but in my opinion it turned out way too one-dimensional and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Panama City Beach, Chans Wine World - 22 oz bomber. Hazy, medium orange pour, long lasting off-white head that leaves a light film of lacing. Aroma has a pleasant spicy bent to it with a emphasis on peppercorns. Flavor has kind of a ginger-like essence to it, some sweet pepper notes, a bit of raw cake mix sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice thick presence to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1097) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2016
A very unique farmhouse ale. Tons of crusty bread on the front end and a nice peppercorn spice on the palate. Hits at the end. Pours a dark copper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (2040) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2016
appearance: clear dark gold, short fizzy white head quickly fading to nothing; no lacing. aroma: bright, sharp, earthy, peppery nose, with some golden grahams and banana but mainly rye, spice, grass, and pepper. taste: spicy up front, with strong pepper, light grass, hint of caramel and earth. finish: lingering rye and pepper heat, with some grassy hops. notes: Quite liked it. Peppery without being too hot. Not quite a one note beer. Palate was good. You can tell the underlying saison or whatever is a solid beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3489) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy light orange with no head. Aroma is light pepper, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is yeasty, pepper, and spice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, golden-orange body with no proper head formation. Smell: Aromatic peppery vibe atop light pils, lightly bready malts with some chewing gum hints. Taste: Toasty, bready, grainy maltiness with a little kiss of honeyed sweetness. Floral, lemony, soapy before the accumulating heat and heavily earthy spiciness of the peppercorns creeps in. Spicy, yeasty, altogether flat, thinning finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Kinda flat, actually. Overall: Flop.

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