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Sgt. Pepper - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-04-2012 17:45:26 | More by jjcote
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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rsgcwhite

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2010 19:36:01 | More by rsgcwhite
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Jerl

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2014 13:26:11 | More by Jerl
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:20:49 | More by YouSkeete
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 15:54:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled On 1/31/13.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that doesn't retain very long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random light wisps of surface foam. Lacing is non-resilient.

S- Whoa, you can really smell those peppercorns. Very peppery with some other spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Very lovely if you're a fan of these.

T- The spices hold up just as well in the flavor as I was hoping. Very unique blend of pepper, clove and nutmeg that actually creates an almost soil-like taste. A considerable capsaicin burn comes from the peppercorns. I don't get much saison characteristic out of the beer. Once again, very earthy.

M- Very sharp and tingly from the spices with medium-low carbonation and a medium body.

O- More like just a straight up herbed/spiced beer than a saison since the yeast and carbonation aren't where it should be for that style. Still, this is very tasty for people who are fans of pepper and heat. It's almost a bit too much for me since I'm a bit sensitive to capsaicin but I respect it very much for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 21:55:14 | More by Immortale25
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the CBC yesterday during the Sox' Opening Day rainout. Now that's as good a Plan B as you can hope for. Serve it up, Meat...in a tulip.

Pours a straw-golden honey color...quite a nice dry white head up top...about a finger. Mild chill haze with a fair amount of carbonation. Retention is solid and lacing is decent.

DAMN! We read that there are several varieties of peppercorns in this batch. Well, they're all firing on the same high-functioning cylinders. This is so nice and dry that the peppercorns...even the pink ones, come off as so fresh and spicy it isn't funny. Dry-hopped peppercorns? Dry rub? Only beef is that I don't get much more nose than the PCs...maybe faint wheat and light malt with a touch of yeast electricity and some Styrian Goldings straw-pine, but it's not called Sgt. Hop...

This stays true to form from the nose throughout. Fresh, raw peppercorns are the spicy star here. Core ingredients provide unobtrusive supporting cast, remaining quite clean.

Carbonations works in tandem with peppercorns to provide even spicier touch to the palate. No trace of booze or sweetness...the yeast strain cleaned it all up. Finish is crisp to say the least.

I enjoy this change-up for my favorite style. It's one filthy screwball in baseball terms yet it's not for everyone. The utterly crisp, dry and lively character of this upstart burns just a tad from the pepperiness but it's an enjoyable pain. I forget what CBC said about timing of peppercorn additions (20 and 5 with dry "hop" maybe), but they hit it perfectly. Maybe a touch out of style without the yeast electricity but this is exceptionally well-crafted and brutally enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2009 09:38:16 | More by IBUnit63
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.