Silenrieux Sara Brune (Biologique)

Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
SARA has a dark red-brown color, is well hopped, and spicy at the same time. It has a hearty exclusive special taste with sour undertones, accentuated by a very rich aroma, which both come from the buckwheat.

DISCLAIMER: this is the brown, organic (biologique) version of Sara. Note that all versions of Sara are organic, also if it isnt mentioned on the bottle.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (12552) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubless place. Thanks Yoav. Amber-brown. Caramel, candy, oxidation, fruitiness. Sweet and slightly sourish flavor. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (5559) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2017
At Drors place, pours brown with a beige head, aroma of plums, alcohol, flavor is slightly bitter, acidity, alcohol, grainy, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (585) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
Typical double pour. A: standard as well, metal note, molasses note, dark malts, light acidic. T: cola taste, sweet, light bitter development. Finish is sweet, fairly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1774) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015

250ml bottle bought at BeYummis kiosk during Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015 in Central.

Deep Cola blackish-brown colour with a crust of yeast sediments; Half finger head with soapy light beige foam which fades in 45 seconds; Very good sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Quite fragrant and tart aroma of malt, with strong yoghurt, vinegar, very light caramel, vanilla, light plum, Cola, sugar, alcohol, fairly strong Bel yeast, lemon and sharp grass; Close to light sweet taste of malt, with caramel, light tartness, hint of vinegar, strong carbo, molasses notes, light alcohol, fairly strong Bel yeast, thin lime and very light bitter grassy hops; Medium body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a Dubbel being spiked with buckwheat with that signature yoghurty light sour taste. Otherwise maltyness is moderate to light, typical light weight dark fruit ester, light caramel, light sweetness to balance the buckwheat tartness. Strongly carboed Cola, low hop to round. Interesting Hoppiness is lemon and sharp grass in nose. Light lime and thin grass in taste. Bitterness is typical Dubbel-ish very low-fi for an abrupt, very light astringent sour and sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste. Slightly tart and quite easy to mouth.

Comments: I have no way to tell whether this Sara is a brune or blonde as the label doesnt state explicitly (its black crown cap may be a hint?) so the moment of truth comes when it was popped. Unlike the Pils-like Cuve des Lacs de lEau dHeure, the sour tartness induced by buckwheat seems to mix well with its Dubbel base and taste. Still a little thin on malty body and palate, otherwise this is an exotic and quite a decent break from mainstream beer style. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1559) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
25 cl. bottle @ the bungalow in Vencimont, bought @ Delhaize, Beauraing. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Yeasty caramel aroma. Sweet, slightly metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1210) - Mons, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Belle robe brune, belle mousse. Nez qui allie des notes de malt torrfi de la farine frache, sur un fond dpices. Bouche lattaque pice, une certaine ampleur et plus de longueur et de complexit que la blonde. Une bire agrable et quilibre

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
Donkerbruin bier met snelzakkende schuimkraag. Zurig in de mond met kruidige neus. Niet mijn topper...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (378) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Bire brune que je pourrais qualifier de "Porter de sarrasin" prsentant un corps noire translucide et clairsem avec un beau col blanc trs arien et fort abondant au versage. Le nez est soyeux, rond aux senteurs de malts torrfis avec une pointe surette. En bouche, la gorge, trs aqueuse, offre un maltage fort torrfi pic, soyeux et aigre-doux lattaque; et puis arrive une sensation lacte qui laisse le palais et la langue fort gras. En mme temps, cest trs peu amre. En finale je reste avec un got vague de pain dpices et un grain cacaot sur la langue. Chouette bire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
Almost a sour beer, like a lambic. Apple nose, sour, spicy taste with hints of cinnamon. Not really wat I was looking for but a little bit interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Sweet dark fruit nose, floral and sugary, with light spice. Dark brown, 1cm dark tan head, and thick slowly slipping lace. Thin initial flavors, some delicate fruit, lots of sugar, fades into a light dry finish. Medium body. Okay. Interesting aroma (buckwheat?). Some deceptive and gentle flavors. Quite filling, too, even after half a glass.

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