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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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4.6
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Large head, brown, good lacing, mostly diminishing. Roasted pepper aroma Very smooth, light to medium body, slight pepper taste. Wow very enjoyable.

4.5
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pepe Nero is a brown-black ale with huge brown foam on top. The aroma has notes of stone fruit, plum wine, soft, toasted grain, alcohol and... chocolate? It’s pretty full bodied. It turns dry very quickly and vanishes upon the swallow, leaving the teeth a little chalky. Nice, dark, resiny tones mingle, staying fruity but never veering into sweetness. There’s a touch of phenol after the swallow. A tangy aftertaste follows. This is just a very tasty ale! I chugged it at room temperature after letting it sit in a glass for a few hours.

4.5
crazy_cat_lady (660) - - MAR 16, 2014
March 9, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Very dark, opaque black with tan head. Nice lacing. Roasted malt, hints of raisins and plums in aroma. Lovely peppery flavour, very lively in the mouth and smooth. Quite nice.

4.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Dionysus hooks it up! Dark brown pour, tan head. Molasses, rye, bread, and dusty yeast. Flavor is a remarkable blend of spice, yeast, light funk, bread. Good stuff...no great!

4.4
Goodgrief (2053) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark brown with fluffy head and awesome lacing in my chalice. Roasted chocolate aroma and flavor with zingy Belgian yeast and some light fruit flavors. This sill works together for me. I loved it. Chalky thick mouthfeel. Great beer.

4.4
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This dark saison is incredible. A beautiful medley of yeast, smoked malt and spices that have a lovely finish and nose. A beautiful bottle design, and dark but transparent pour. An outstanding brew from Goose Island.

4.4
worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
February 2013 bottle drank in September 2014. 1.5 years old. Dark brown with a red tint, with a disappearing, frothy, thin, creamy head. Nice sweet smell of malt with rye, prunes and a peppery, smokey sour cherry touch. Caramel. Medium to full oily body with no carbonation. A slight dry finish. Initial taste of bitter nut with a caramel middle and a cherry yeasty, liquorice finish. Leaves the mouth with a sour prune lingering. I never thought of a saison like this. Very easy to drink and super excited aged some more.

4.3
reliantkcar (102) - USA - JUN 7, 2010
toast, hay, roasty, herbs, leather, banana, earthy, smoke, red, brown, black, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,

4.3
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Yummy - a dark dry saison with just a tiny bite at the end. Had this last season and was excited to see it back at the bar!

4.3
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Great beer. first dark saison, wouldn’t have known if I disn’t see it on the bottle. Dark brown, with an almost fruity smell. Tastes of Smokey vanilla. One of our new favorites!


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