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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
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
In short: A fun earthy, fruity and peppery dark ale with a light rustic twist. Good beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed relatively fresh, 4 months after first bottle rating. Bottle from J2601, thanks a lot Jay
The look: Dark ruby-mahogany body topped by a medium beige head
In long: By the color I was expecting another Saison-by-name-only, but I was wrong. Nose shows a strong rustic yeast character, fresh black cherries, liquorice, more... Taste of burnt raisin pie, black pepper, root beer, liquorice, some barbecued red meat notes, earthy peat, some roast, rustic yeast. All that ends on a rather dry notes leaving an earthy peppery astringent after-taste. Clean non-belgian mouthfeel with the medium body and medium carbonation. In mouth the rustic yeast is buried under all those strong flavors and the beer doesn’t really taste like a Saison and only the dryness of the finish reminds us that we are drinking a Saison-ish beer. This is yet another Saison rating for me. But I’m starting to think that this ratebeer thing is a big waste of time. Ratebeer has more users than ever and the people with no jobs in USA is an all-time high. Coincidence?

3.7
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Black of colour with a beige head. An aroma with roasted notes, spice and dark fruits. A flavour with dark fruits, roasted, spice and sweets. A very nice oily texture!

3.5
charlotte (5396) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle.Dark brown colour with medium head.Aroma is spicey and malty with slight hint of pepper and dark dry fruits,still with a smooth mouthfeels and dry finish.

3.3
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle pours very dark brown with brief beige head. Nice spiced aroma with slight funk. Complex taste of roast, malts, wood, spices, dark fruits and pepper. Palate a bit thin with moderate carbonation. Finish slight roast, yeast and pepper. Alcohol not apparent.

Lots going on but it doesn’t come together that well.

4.1
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Black pour with a creamy eggshell colored head. Roasted malt and spices in the aroma, Refreshing taste to it... a bit of citrus a bit more maltiness, slightly tangy finish. Very good unique beer.

2.9
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle from Redmonds, Dublin. Poured a deep dark brown colour with a fading tan head. Nose was caramel malt, spices and dark fruit. Flavour was rather sweet with some earthy malt and yeast notes, and lacked any real definition or balance. Underwhelming and a bit of a failed experiment this one.

3.5
Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, 16.06.11 Oxon consumed at Haro campsite outside Frank (camper), La Rioja, Spain 29.06.11 listening to Richard & Linda Thompson & eating Squid Marvellous Pours dark brown with a light beige head, bit malty (don’t get the smokiness) with plenty of dark brown heavy sugars, a little bit of farmhouse character but to be honest I tend to get mostly dark sugars. Nice in the mouth but I think a bit too sweet for a saison, touch of earthiness maybe but to be honest could be ruined by the Crianza that I’m also getting stuck into. Nice beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3.9
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Pours a rusted copper with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is oaky with a light pepper spiciness. Taste is not overly sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is smooth & creamy with medium to soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

3.2
emacgee (4697) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Clean dark copper with one finger of tan head. Lots of Belgian yeast in the nose, raw fruity character and kind of funky/off. Same in the favor, yeasty with some grainy notes. Dry palate and well carbonated.

3.5
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
A little bit of everything in this one. Burnt wood, coffee, grass and funk. A bit of sour cherries thrown in. All over the map but decent.


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