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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Our third saison in the Poivre line marries the classic flavors of lemon and pepper. This dark saison is brewed with tellicherry black peppercorns,fresh lemon zest, and Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a brightly flavored saison with layers of citrus and spice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Batch #30. A: Pours a pretty dark black with a dirty white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a nice cap that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass. S: The waft is big sorachi ace hops. Lemony citrus and zesty peel. Some peppery, yeasty notes with a little sweet malt as well. T: The sorachi really dominates this flavor profile. Its definitely zesty with a big sour lemon bite to it. As a little bit of a soapy flavor to it as well. The finish as some mild, peppery spice, but Im missing some sweetness from the malts. As it warms the peppery notes come out a little bit more which helps counter balance the Sorachi. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A peppery, spicy finish. O: I like the nose, but the sorachi ace hops really dominated the flavor profile. It almost turned to a puckering sour lemon bite to it. As always I appreciate the creativity, but I feel that the Sorachi should have been a little more restrained to really make a cohesive beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
11th January 2013
Opaque black beer, good sized pale tan head. Palate is airy and dry with strong fine carbonation. Mellow dark malt, mildly creamy. Mild Sorachi Ace lemon cream with mellow dark malt roast and mellow hop bitterness. Almost comes off, just needs something else to pull it all together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown with a huge fizzy tan head. Sweet lemons and fruit in the aroma, not much pepper or spice. The flavor is sweet with more lemon candy, dirty malts and some pepper. Hint of roast in the finish. Very highly carbonated. Kind of weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Black/dark brownish pour with a large tan head. Peppery spice, lemon, watery, cardboard, and a bit earthy. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Black pour with a huge khaki head. Nose is buttery. A bit of pear, roasted malt, plum, and tons of pepper. Really papery, too. The flavor is not much/any better. Roasted malt, water, pepper, and paper. Sweet pear and plum notes as well. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle from the original release. Brown black with a beige head. Sweet young lactic aromas. Light sour dry and lactic. Rubbery. Tart o.k. 7/3/7/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
651mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Pours black with red highlights. Large, overcarbonated tan head. Okay retention and spotty lacing. Nose is lemon, Liptons unsweetened iced tea. Taste is lemon, peppercorn, some alcohol heat, more unsweetened bland tea. Palate is aerated, a bit overcarbonated. Wasnt a big fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Lots of flavor... Tastes barrel aged... Is it? Interesting but I don't get the saison feel here.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6660) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Aroma is yeast, spices, pepper and citrus. The flavor is spices (guessing the peppercorns are in there, lemons, dark fruit and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11163) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a grassy note with a touch of lemon and backing notes of spice and light dark grains. Flavor starts with lemon and has some grass and spice with a backbone of light dark grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
bottle, sampled after release. pours dark brown with soapy off white head. a spicy and phenolic aroma, lemony hop character. the taste is the issue with this beer as it is extremely over attenuated. I dont recall having a beer that over attenuated this much (except perhaps lambic), there just isnt any residual sweetness to carry the rest of the profile. just a watery stripped out feel to it. I know this yeast attenuates like its on roids but this is pretty unbelievable. it doesnt taste bad though.

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