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Brewed by Silenrieux
Style: Belgian Ale
Silenrieux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.1
kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thank you so very much Yoav! Murky brown with a white ring. Faint earthy aroma, a little mud. Bitter and a little sweet and earthy taste. Very carbonated, a little medicinal finish, full-bodied.

2.6
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Yoav. Amber-brown. Caramel, candy, oxidation, fruitiness. Sweet and slightly sourish flavor. Medium-bodied.

2.5
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2017
At Dror’s place, pours brown with a beige head, aroma of plums, alcohol, flavor is slightly bitter, acidity, alcohol, grainy, medium bodied

3.1
rdb84 (609) - 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.

3.2
GoufCustom (1999) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015


250ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s 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 doesn’t state explicitly (its black crown cap may be a hint?) so the moment of truth comes when it was popped. Unlike the Pils-like “Cuvée des Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure”, 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.

3.2
thanatosti (1694) - 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.

3.8
Ysok02 (1553) - Mons, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Belle robe brune, belle mousse. Nez qui allie des notes de malt torréfié à de la farine fraîche, sur un fond d’épices. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, une certaine ampleur et plus de longueur et de complexité que la blonde. Une bière agréable et équilibrée

2.9
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
Donkerbruin bier met snelzakkende schuimkraag. Zurig in de mond met kruidige neus. Niet mijn topper...

3.4
poech73 (411) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Bière brune que je pourrais qualifier de "Porter de sarrasin" présentant un corps noire translucide et clairsemé avec un beau col blanc très aérien et fort abondant au versage. Le nez est soyeux, rond aux senteurs de malts torréfiés avec une pointe surette. En bouche, la gorgée, très aqueuse, offre un maltage fort torréfié épicé, soyeux et aigre-doux à l’attaque; et puis arrive une sensation lactée qui laisse le palais et la langue fort gras. En même temps, c’est très peu amère. En finale je reste avec un goût vague de pain d’épices et un grain cacaoté sur la langue. Chouette bière.

2.2
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.


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