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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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3.4
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours Black, cola like, reddish highlights, tan foamy head, lots of lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and malts and spices. Taste is sweet, smokey roasted malts, fruits and spices very complex but very balanced, nice beer, nice sipper quite enjoyable.


3.5
dukeandduke (257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2017
1/15/17 (Chicago). 16 oz draft pour into chalice at Goose Island Tap Room ($6). Dark black pour, thin off white lacing. Toasty aroma and taste, accompanied by pepper. Easy drinking, overall good offering.

3.5
Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, some pepper, and spice; Finish is dry; Overall, wasn’t sure what to expect - good offering but not great.

3.9
zacgillbanks (5127) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bottles from Rehill’s, Jesmond, Newcastle and The Bottle, Stonegate, York. 2011 Bottle drank on 2017-03-15. Hazy black-brown in colour with a thick white head. It has a rich, sweet cherry and dried fruity flavour followed by chocolate notes and spiced, slight tart fruit on the smooth, warming finish. Still excellent!

3.5
vandc01 (405) - North Branch, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Usually not a Belgian or Saison beer guy, but this one was ok..Nice peppery aftertaste - wouldn’t want too many but this was pretty good.

2.8
ghostbeer (213) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Very dry with high effervescence and persistent head. Black and roasty with a good hop backbone.

2.8
Pintofjoe29 (43) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottled on 6/11/12, an older vintage. Cola like appearance w big frothy head. Smoke, soy sauce, malt, and belgian yeast aroma. Almost no sweetness taste wise. I get smoked malt, slight dark fruit and lots of carbonation. Almost tastes like a smoked beer, in my opinion, which is not in my wheelhouse

3.2
Luvystypotables (1921) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
A malt and hop aroma, pours a dark black color with a tan foamy head. Taste of smoked malt, dried fruit and hops. Pleasant to drink but not spectacular.

3
nybol (1765) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Næsten ugennemsigtig, og med et flot skum der holder i flere minutter. Det dufter lidt af belgisk øl, som det skule være. Men smagen er hlet anerledes frugtagtig, med en eftersmag af noget fersken. Ikke typisk belgisk i smagen, men god alligevel.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty hay/citrus aftertaste

3.6
Andrew196 (1856) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Color of a dark cola, whispy yet resilient beige head. Aroma of tobacco, raisin, wood. Somewhat thin on the tongue but the caramel, cherries, and toffee carried it. Pretty good and a great dinner beer but I didn?t get much Belgian out of the beer as the label suggests...some notes of Belgian yeast did emerge in the finish as it warmed.


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