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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Draft at Cincy Winter Beerfest. Aroma is roasted wheat, toasted malts, and yeast. I get notes of black pepper, smoke, lemmon, and some other spices. Flavor brings out a bananna type flavor, finnishing dry. Not bad.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2857) - 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, wasnt sure what to expect - good offering but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5058) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bottles from Rehills, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (404) - North Branch, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Usually not a Belgian or Saison beer guy, but this one was ok..Nice peppery aftertaste - wouldnt want too many but this was pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (203) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Very dry with high effervescence and persistent head. Black and roasty with a good hop backbone.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pintofjoe29 (41) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1889) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Nsten ugennemsigtig, og med et flot skum der holder i flere minutter. Det dufter lidt af belgisk l, som det skule vre. Men smagen er hlet anerledes frugtagtig, med en eftersmag af noget fersken. Ikke typisk belgisk i smagen, men god alligevel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1809) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
The aroma is kind of off and Im not getting much flavor...its quite carbonated. My bottle is 2013 so I was ready for anything. Definitely has a dry finish...Im starting to get the pepper taste now as the chill is subsiding. Maybe by the time I finish off the bottle I will be happier with it.


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