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style
RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A black rye saison that combines a roasted/smoky malt character in balance with a pepper spice from the yeast. Finishes dry with a refreshing level of carbonation.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3095) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle bought at GBBF 2011. A darkbrown/ruby almost balck coloured pour with a decent beige head on top. Sweet, fruity Belgian aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, yeasty, roasty, malty, spice. A reasonable Belgian clone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15768) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, chocolate, little coffee, roasted malts, smoke, yeast, hops and a little bitter and a little pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18105) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Clear dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and smoky - bacon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110811

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy chrisv10. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, smoke, caramel and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Chrisos. Spicy nose, licorice, dark chocolate, dry. Medium sweetness, fruity, spicy, eith dry chocolate falvors. A nice Saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12187) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Bishops Arms,Cph.
Pours opaque red-black with a lovely, frothy, staying, beige head. Aroma has soft nuttiness, roasted malts, sweet milky chocolate. High carbonation, light and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour starts a bit anonymous, turns mild roasted, some nuts, chocolate, mildsmoke and peppery coriander. Not bad, just not that spectacular either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2011
My first black saison beer. Poured a very deep dark brown color with a light tan 2 finger head that lasted all the way down. The aroma was yeasty with spicy berries or even a red spicy zinfandel aroma. Also some blood orange and rich reduced fruit juice smells. The taste again brings forth that Belgium spicy yeast along with coriander. The finish taste is a touch of roast malt and chocolate. Palate is a very fine carbonation that cleans the mouth. Another stunner for Goose Island brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5449) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bomber. Light black pour, large light tan head. Roasted grain, rye, hay, slightly herbal, and light notes of sweet fruit and pepper. I am not enjoying to much, I am not a big fan of these rye "saisons".

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2011
12oz 2011 bottle, pours black with a decent tan head and spotty lacing, the aroma has a nice amount of roastiness mixed in with the rye and malt, the flavor is most of the same with a sweetness in the finish, meh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3680) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours black with a huge mocha head...decent retention. Aroma is very faint...light roastiness, milky, notable rye. Flavor is much different than the aroma...still has rye but much more like a saison with dry peppery and spicy notes and a pleasant tartness. Mouthfeel is lively and a bit thicker than many saisons with a very dry lingering roasted spice finish. Interesting and tasty!


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