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Sgt. Pepper - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%
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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Photo of soulgrowl
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange and slightly hazed, with very little head. Lovely aroma of woodsy black, bright pink, resinous green, and musky white peppercorns, all present and accounted for against a backdrop of honey, pear, and cornbread. If I had to guess I'd have pegged this as some kind of lager, as there doesn't seem to be much of a yeast footprint – at least not a 'farmhouse' one.

Flavor starts off pleasant if a bit bland, then builds into something quite interesting and quite hot! Malty sweetness is followed by hoppy-yeasty white fruitiness, and then the onslaught of pepper. How do you describe the flavor of these four peppers in different terms? Sort of gingery, sort of clovey, sort of wheatgrassy, sort of peaty, and very capsaiciny. A hint of cinnamon. The heat is very rounded – punchy and slow-burning at the same time. It's all carried by a very nice, soft and dry mouthfeel with carbonation that seems to support but also mellow the pepperiness. Tasty stuff – not an everyday beer because of its intensity, but still very good. Possible food pairings: white fish, king prawns, filled pasta/dumplings, caprese salad, creamy pasta.

Photo of Satchboogie
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of GmAn613
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of philmen
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of espnbam
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Enjoyed the hell out of this brew, great initial taste not too bitter no after taste, and the pepper flavor was perfect not too peppery.

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tikk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mbonugli
3.32/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Dwkasper
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Great beer. Enjoyed this and would drink again

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: The peppercorns are center stage in the aroma, with some yeast evident as well.

T: Tasted of a lot of peppercorns, spicy Belgian yeast, and some malt as well. The typical saison funkiness wasn't very present, but the flavor here had a lot of character and complexity. Oddly tasty.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely an offbeat take on the saison style. This is a strangely likeable and drinkable beer.

Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Somewhat hazy golden color. Very spicy peppery aroma which carries over to the taste with some spices and saison yeast in the finish. Medium body. I normally like spicy beers but this is almost overwhelming.

Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.