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Sgt. Pepper - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 276
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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Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jaxon53, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of alexbutler
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Relatively thin white head which rest on a nice, golden/amber body. Very nice lookjng beer here.

S - Very interesting aroma, like nothing I've smelled in a beer before. There's a distinct sweetness that floats off the surface (described on the bottle as peppercorns balancing with spicy hops) And though not overpowering, the aroma certainly lures you in.

T - Peppercorns certainly make their presence known from the first few sips. Nice job. The spicy hops tend to linger in the background... it reminds me of a very tame Viva Habanera.

M - Light to medium mouthfeel, certainly nothing heavy. As noted, the spiciness gives it a kick, but doesn't hang around as an aftertaste.

O - Very ambitious beer here, and I enjoyed it a lot. I can see why people would be looking for a bit more of spice, but I think the balance works.

alexbutler, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Liverocks, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bobv, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

22Blue, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ccurrid, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Kirk, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ Atwoods, Somerville MA

Arrived amber colored with a tight, thin head in a 12oz princess glass. I hate hipster Cambridge/Somerville small pours. Aroma is an abrasive melange of spices, I'm guessing several different peppercorns and rye is distinctive. Tastes even pepper-ier than it smells. Between the pepper and rye spice and dry finish this is a in your face saison. I can get behind that. I was worried about the caramel malts due to the color of this beer but it's not as caramel/bready as it looks. I consulted the Cambridge website and sure enough it's caravienne. Far too aggressive to have more than one.

I like that Cambridge wasn't afraid to push the spice as far as they did.

donkeyrunner, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of kguyty
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

kguyty, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ILikeGoodCider, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Ograd001
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Ograd001, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

JKV96, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Jerl
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
Photo of ahommell
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ahommell, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Deep goldish-orange body, very hazy. Creamy, off-white head has great retention and solid lacing. Nice levels of carbonation.

Aroma:
Your typical farmhouse affair with some added flair - peppercorn. Nice brett and yeast notes coated in plenty of pepper and other spicing I can't narrow down. Some apricot adds a bit of fruity tang. Earthy grains.

Taste:
Peppercorn greets you right away and sticks around for the finish and aftertaste, there is no escaping it, and unfortunately, it's a bit too much for my liking. Once the peppercorn is on your palette, that's pretty much all you get.

Mouthfeel:
Light, creamy body. Plenty of carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall:
This is a good beer.. IF you are pairing with food, However, it doesn't stand well on its own in my opinion. Calm down the peppercorn to the point you can enjoy this beer, and I think they will be onto something special.

alphagnome, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A- Hazy straw yellow-orange body with a fair one finger white head. Not much retention or lacing.

S- Lots of peppercorn, some pale malt and yeast spices. Heavy on the peppercorns.

F- Peppercorns, bread, earthy hops, yeast. Pretty strong on the peppercorns, to the slight detriment of the other components of the beer.

M- Medium body, a bit less carbonated than other saisons. Very easy to drink though a bit less refreshing than I'd like. Strong peppery finish.

O- Peppercorns made for a very interesting addition to a solid saison base and seemed to complement it well enough. Definitely worth drinking on a warmer day.

Stevedore, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jpd7374, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tdm168, May 25, 2014
Photo of TheBeerDrinker
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out orange in color with a 3 finger white head with great retention and some nice lacing.

Smell is a little spice, some orange, pineapple, a TINY little bit of funk.

Taste definately has some spice that I can't put a finger on, there is a little citrus, a tiny bit of funk but I would have to say that the spices are really the forefront of the beer.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin as one would expect. Maybe a tiny bit more than thin but that's about right for the style.

Overall it pours out really nice, the smell and taste are OK for the style and the mouthfeel is to be expected. Nothing to get excited about compared to a Belgian saison but it's OK.

TheBeerDrinker, May 15, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 14, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +7.2%

EgadBananas, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Sspeer1, May 11, 2014
Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.