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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.7
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Cola-like deep brown appearance, lingering beige head. Sweet aroma of stewed raisins with some background resin. Velvety texture, thick and sweet, then a warming clove finish.

3
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
A bizarre beer, and somewhat of a disappoint considering the excellence of Goose Island’s other belgians. Pour jet black. Yeasty peppercorn indeed gives it a very smoky taste though a weak aroma. Tastes MUCH lighter than it looks though.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Madison’s in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of faint roasted malts, tart fruits and coffee. The taste is roasted malts, citrus, earthy notes and a bit of smoke, Slight tartness. Medium bodied.

3.4
evergreen0199 (3492) - 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
chrisv10 (18495) - 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
Rasmus40 (21986) - 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
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, 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
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Chriso’s. Spicy nose, licorice, dark chocolate, dry. Medium sweetness, fruity, spicy, eith dry chocolate falvors. A nice Saison.

3.3
thewolf (12800) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Bishop’s 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
TheGent (657) - , 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.


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