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Sgt. Pepper - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-18-2009)
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5/5  rDev +34%

GuidedByBill, May 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Brad007
4.81/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love the artwork!

Pours a beautiful golden blonde with about a 85/15 ratio. Thin head in my glass. The thought of peppercorn in a beer is enticing.

Spicy yeast meets peppercorn. Very intense aroma that draws the nose in.

It tingles the taste buds with a spicy kick enhanced by the use of peppercorn. It's literally like pouring ground black pepper into a beer. I do not mean that as a slight because it's unique.

Lingering citrus, spice and peppercorn notes. Can't forget the citrus. Oddly thirst-quenching too, which is a traditional hallmark of the style.

Highly recommended if you want something that will literally tingle the taste buds.

Brad007, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

ILiveOffHops, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Brushkanna, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of stercomm
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a nice tulip glass I picked up at Left Hand.

A- Dark golden honey in color with a nice haze. A very big frothy creamy white head that recedes slowly leaving lots of froth on the glass.

S - Getting a nice biscuit malt scent with some spice undertones.

T - Nice complexity in this brew, get malts, spice and of course the peppercorn that give this a nice dry spicy flavor.

M - Dry, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Not really surprised at the overall scores as most of the folks on this site are into bigger bolder beers. I like this beer as for a farmhouse it has good spicing but the peppercorn helps bring a very nice dryness to the overall flavor with nice malt hints.

stercomm, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

benj1123, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

brewtus, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

johnkyoungoh, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

amir, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

huysmans, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Rainblows, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

hefferee, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

shigg85, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

MassachusettsBeerFan, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Cooker_stp, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

jjcote, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

mbs11, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

RobVan, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of rsgcwhite
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours light yellow with a small head. The aroma was naturally peppercorns, but also citrus notes in typical Saison fashion.

Tasting this was like biting into a heavily peppered beef jerky (fortunately, I love peppered beef jerky). Pepper dominates in a way that compliments this beer - it is, after all, a Saison, and despite the domination of the pepper flavor the quality of the beer is as unique as it is an interesting take on this style.

The spicy aftertaste lingered on a creamy mouthfeel, with very good drinkability and a dryness that is overpowered by the peppery oomph.

This is a great beer to have with anything meaty; I only wish it were bottled and widely distributed. I thought about this beer a lot; namely, I couldn't get it out of mind days after I drank my first pint. Every time I consumed pepper I was reminded this beer - in that sense, it was so unique, so surprising, that drinking this was one of my fondest beer memories.

And no, this is not a beer for everyone, but this deserves accolades to be such a damn interesting interpretation of the Saisons. Pepper Chili Lime Jerky Saisons, anyone?

rsgcwhite, Nov 09, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great presentation slight haze with light lacing and floral aroma. Great saison with dry floral. It's, herbs, yeast, slight sweetness with light peppery finish. The touch of heat at the end was perfect for me, really enjoyed this. A little more intensity to the flavors would increase the score.

Jerl, Jun 14, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly cloudy orange-hued copper with a very short white head that recedes quickly. Floral, earthy aroma with peppercorns, hops and lemon zest. The first sip begin with pale malts and pale yeast with some ground pepper in the background. Rolls into a spicy, yeasty body while soft tones of sugared fruit and honey make their way to the forefront. Medium sized body with moderate carbonation. Spicy, peppery finish, This brew is amazingly unique, especially in it's finish. Loving the spiciness.

YouSkeete, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Golden, slight haze, creamy white foam head

SMELL: Fresh malts, intense peppercorns, floral hints

TASTE: Firm, smooth, creamy, sweet base, honey, bread, rye, peppery spice, perceived heat, more pepper, and more, and more, and more, and it lingers

This is one hell of a complex beer, brewed with four varieties of peppercorns, rye malt and a Belgian yeast strain. The layering of peppery notes is quite impressive as it builds to a mild heat on the palate with each sip, but without any displeasure. In fact, the pleasure of drinking this beer is only enhanced. The Belgian-y characters pulls it all-together, too. Simply awesome.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 09, 2013
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Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.