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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 isn’t mentioned on the bottle.

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2.7
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
courtesy of Keifdog 750 ml bottle. Pours hazy brown, flat with little head. Aroma, buckwheat and yeasty. Taste, floral, yeasty, loaded with floating sediments. Nothing really special here, all we could get was the overbearing presence of the floating chunks.

2.6
JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2009
Very thick-set, cream coloured head, irregular, over chestnut-cola coloured beer. Very outspoken coriander nose, soupy, sweet malt and colouring. Citrus, and lots of sugar, even melasses, but ending sweet. All the time "enriched" by the evil seeds, of course. Just ast the blonde, very fizzy, overcarbonized. Despite this, there’s an oily slickness, leaving a film on the tongue. Certainly not Silenrieux’ best try. One would believe Du Bocq.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2004 Total Score: 3
Slight gushing to huge, beige head; foxy-amber beer, all clear. Adstringency in the nose; glue, solvent, plywood and straw. Maybe some dark candi sugar. Quite smoked taste at the onset, dark malts, and - I guess - buckwheat indeed. Unfortunately, the solvent aroma's are back retronasal, if less. Slight acidity and adstringency. Quite well bodied, nevertheless. The solvent is a brewing fault, IMO. Sad, because the beer behind it seems to deserve better.

3
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
The Lure:
A moving universe of floaties dallies below the corked apricot juice. Rustic supernovae have exploded, but long ago it seems, as mostly remnants are perceived.

The Festivities:
The momentous yeastiness was predictable, but not the pretentious, invasive carbonation. Fruity sweetness wades in the soft, dry cereals, but in the end offers little to please.

Transcendence:
Your apartment maybe well decorated, but if you never clean it...

2.3
77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Barley Legal Tasting Room. Thanks to Kraddel! Ugly hazy reddish mahogany colour with small tanned head. Nose is very heavy on plastic, ridiculously so with light rotting dark fruits. Tastes heavily of plastic, rotting dark fruits, nasty thick yeast, rotting leaves aftertaste. Murky body, eh.

2.8
Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy brown body. Mild caramel fruity aroma. A bit thin fruity malty caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.3
tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2012
28/X/12 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BBE: 2014 (2012-1206) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!

Clear purple brown beer, small aery off-white to beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: floral, spicy, some citrus, fruity, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: pretty sour start, some vinegar, sour red berries, pretty spicy, some honey. Aftertaste: red berries, sour, bit infected, honey, earthy.

3.5
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. Rich brown beer with a big tan head. Grainy, earthy, spicy, yeasty aroma with a bit of fruit. Caramel, yeasty flavor with cocoa and spice. Lingering caramel and spice. Medium body.

3
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Courtesy of Keifdog. Pours rosie copper with thin off white head and flat brown floaties. The aroma is moderate with some cherries and apples to go along with raspberry fruity tartness. The taste seems much the same but has a sugar engorged raspberry kool-aid quality to it. Hmm. Behind the kool-aid are muted notes of wheat and possibly malt.

3.3
downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Ruby red, with big carbonation and a decent off-white head. Aromas of wood, grain and caramel, with some hedgerow fruit. Flavour was slightly sweet, with some herb and wood flavours - it tasted like a Scottish traditional ale, and a decent dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle obtained at Belgisk Bryg. Brown body with a creamy off white head. The aroma is yeasty with a lot of caramel and toffee notes. The flavour is spicy yeasty but dominated with caramel and fruity esters. Quite nice.


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