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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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3.1
JohnnyJ (5569) - 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
cbfobes (2891) - 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
reggiedunlop (3726) - 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!

4
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle from Stirchley Wines drank round The Jenners, 30/07/11. Deep ruby with a fine, unshrinking beige foam. Enticing Belgian yeast on the nose; blackcurrant skins, nectarine, cranberry and wine gums. Elegant beer softly oozing class; orange wine gums, gentle pepperiness, oak and vanilla, softly roasted afters. Beer of My Birthday.

3.4
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 7, 2011
12oz bottle. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Light sourness in the aroma, with some yeastiness and roast as well. Flavor is also slightly sour, some dark fruits, spice, and roast. Lighter body with tiny, bubbly carbonation.

3.8
shrubber85 (11613) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle. Spicy apple malt aroma. Brown color with moderate head. Brown sugar malt and mild alcohol flavor. Very nice and unique.

3.7
DanielBrown (4544) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Faintly sour aroma, with wholemeal. Bready flavour, with some sweet cereal. I didn’t peg this as a Saison, it seemed more like Leffe Brune or similar. Wasn’t great when chilled, but definitely better when a little warmed.

3.7
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle. A dark brown color with a thick tan head. A roasty malt aroma with a light spice that increases in intensity as it warms. Almost a light fruit flavor on the well balanced malty base. An interesting and delightful saison.

3.8
GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Pours a lively dark brown with a dizzy head. Yeast, yeast and more yeast. The yeast kicks you in the balls. Pretty good, though, even with all the yeast.

3
planky84 (3425) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig. Brown pour with a beige head. Licorice and caramel aroma. Very sweet flavour. Sweet spicy finish.


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