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RATINGS: 797   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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3.8
Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours rich brown with a foamy, tan head. Bit of Belgian yeast in the nose, some toffee. Lovely flavor, sweet with candi, bit of roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Faintly dry finish, some yeast, cake and bread. Really nice. (3.8)

Bottle at the Funky 8 - Barcade, Brooklyn, NYC. Plenty of dark malt character: cocoa, roasted malts. Very nice. (3.7)

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hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle from BoE, at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. Dark brown. Faint, sweet aroma. Sweet, leathery, leafy taste. Sharp bitterness. Fair enough.

3.5
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Probably not quite worthy of our 7k but there we go. Dark brown with a thin off White head. Fruity brown beer in a very Belgian style. Spritely yeasty notes and a good rounded malty finish. Nice enough.

3.3
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Very dark brown colour. Dark Belgian stylr beer. Some esters. Some decent esters and fruit salad. Ok.

4
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Pours almost black with a nice lasting off white head, Aroma is earthy, fruity, roasted. Taste is dry and lingering. Some bitternes and fresh sour-ish finish. High drinkabillity!

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle @ Den smagsløse, Odense. Pours dark unclear amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Quite yeasty. Some tart barnyardy notes. Peppery and malty. Hoppy and smooth flavor with a find yeast character. Ends dry.

3.4
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pour is darker brown with a finger-wide light tan head that fades very quickly. Belgian yeast and peppercorn break through the aroma with a strong backing of roasted malts. Flavor is more on the smoked side with hints of chocolate, molasses, and burnt wood. Some Belgian spice in the finish. Interesting beer.

3.1
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle, 6%. Very slow gusher. Light fruity nose, slightly roasted. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Quite stable light brown head. The flavour starts off slightly roasted, turns a little yeasty. Finishes with a sort of citric note.

3.7
Slipstream (2608) - USA - JUL 24, 2011
I picked the right glass for this foamy pour - a widemouth Belgian goblet. Slightly irritating aroma of yeast and lemon peel - but it tastes very good. Fairly sweet and complex flavor - molasses, dates, apricot, a bit of citrus, and a lightly sharp finish. The label says it is a Belgian ale, but here it is described as a rye saison. Either way, it is good stuff.

3.3
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours medium brown with a lofty lingering head. Smells of coffee bean and mocha. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. A mild to moderate roast intertwined with cocoa and a bit of spice. The finish lingers and has a nice bittering component. The brew is a bit fizzy with insignificant features.


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