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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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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

650ml bottle. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Golden brass color, veiled appearance. White froth leaves a thin but lasting layer on top. Belgian yeast, hints of bread, mildy toasted malts & spices as well as subtle Brett touch. Soft malty upfront & sparkling sensation. Increasing peppery & spiced flavors. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & funny palate. Long spicy finish & aftertaste. Complex beer.

GONZALOYANNA, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WDJersey, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Batch 01. Clear orange with a fluffy, light beige cap. Good head retention, spotty lacing. Aromas of sour wheat, grain and spice, hint of banana and bubblegum. Mild sweetness throughout, grainy and grassy, some wheat, lots of spicy pepper mid-palate through the finish that really lingered. Med/light body, airy carbonation, nice texture. An interesting beer, but the pepper was a bit overpowering for me after about half a glass.

DrJay, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Jakep2021
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Jakep2021, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thebouch01, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of DownInToMyBelly
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

DownInToMyBelly, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Brushkanna, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Wizzman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Wizzman, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Zaphog, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jim_carignan, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of budsandsuds8
4/5  rDev +7.2%

budsandsuds8, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BfloBrewHound
4/5  rDev +7.2%

BfloBrewHound, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Sammy, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

liamt07, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bomber into a perfect pint glass. 10/18

Pours hazy orange, lighter on bottom. Very light foaming. Fruity and peppery nose. Funky malty taste. Light peppery finish, and really there in the aftertaste. Buzz stays in the mouth.

Pretty good.Perfect for lovely Rita, meter maid. (Where would I be without you?)

KTCamm, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

never really had anything like this beer. poured into a wine glass a moderately cloudy pale orange color, compatible with the label on the bottle. patchy white head is all, but it is very well carbonated despite that. it smells like good hearty saison yeast, and a little citrus, but I don't smell much pepper in this at all. the first sip reminds me of nerds candy. sweet, but then you suck all the color off and you are left with that white crystal that tastes like both sugar and salt. sweet and savory, that's how this one starts. it finishes with a whole lot of pepper though, it continues to intensify long after the swallow, a characteristic that is even more pronounced as the beer warms up. a mix of peppercorns maybe, but no chili. still its a little hot on the tongue. the spice goes well with the natural spice from the yeast, a very unique and intriguing flavor experience. light enough to drink a lot of, and bubbly enough. a great first impression for me from Cambridge, who is just recently in the state of Colorado.

StonedTrippin, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Benesi88
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Benesi88, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -19.6%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

safaricook, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: translucent yellow with orange hue, carbonation evident, fueling a thin sustaining head.
S: subdued yeasty and citrus, nothing overpowering to me, some mild cooking-like spices can be picked out (maybe thyme or rosemary)
T/M: up front spiciness (but I do not consider this first taste peppery). Minor tartness and mellow finish, no dry pull. The pepper "sneaks up on you". I don't notice it much in any sip, but after a few pulls, my tongue is tingling from it. It's an interesting sensation. I've had some chili beers before and would say this is a different sensation, but similar.
O: interesting part noted above, I would like to try this beer again. I think it would be an interesting beer to pair with food, as it isn't overly distinctive in itself (other than the interesting build up mentioned, which is just a small part of the beer.

cjgiant, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another brewery that contracts out to Ipswich, MA’s Mercury Brewing Company – these guys must be good. Cheers!

Bottled more than eight months before the date of this tasting: 01/31/2013.

A: Golden-amber, fizzy, light haze. Head of soft white fizz with short but lasting retention.

S: A brisk, spicy nose with massive amounts of fresh-ground black pepper. Dry, floral yeast scents compliment with notes of clove tea, lemon juice, and a tart, grapefruit-rind funk. Powerful, intriguing.

T: Stings with a black pepper kick to start and a long-lasting habanero heat that you can feel going all the way down. Tastes of light vanilla, ginger, coriander, and grass are mixed in by the yeasts; malt flavors, on the other hand, provide a subtle backdrop of biscuit dough that thickens the palate. The aftertaste is fruity, mild, and slightly sweet, like peach pulp, with lingering chili pepper heat and a note of sesame.

M: Soft, flat texture, only mildly carbonated when compared to your standard farmhouse ale. Thin for an ale with such an upfront flavor profile.

O: Sgt. Pepper has a solid focus on spice and heat, and if it were only a bit less watery, it would be a miracle of a beer. As it stands, it’s still a wonderful interpretation of all that the peppercorn world has to offer to beer drinkers – who knew a pepper bomb could be so pleasing?

BarryMFBurton, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of thegoon55
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thegoon55, Sep 28, 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
Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JoeMans, Sep 26, 2013
Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.