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Serge - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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88
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black saison / farmhouse ale brewed with all Belgian and noble hops. Slightly roasty with dry finish.

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 06-22-2011)
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12-20-2012 02:01:43 | More by kjkinsey
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Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-10-2014 17:23:25 | More by ShanePB
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-13-2013 09:50:41 | More by BARFLYB
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan, bubbly and fluffy head into a tulip glass that left a nice ring and sheet throughout. the body was dark brown, near black.
s - cherry tartness, some green apple, slight leather funkiness.
t - same as the aroma with a little more breadiness.
m - medium mouthfeel.
o - good beer but didn't wow me.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:08:11 | More by GPHarris
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a full inch of dark tan head that doesn't retain long before soon dying down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Sudsy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Effervescent carbonation with a saison yeast kick and some roasty malt. Also an alcohol fume that's too apparent for a beer of this ABV. Semi-astringent.

T- Odd yeast flavor clashes with roasted malt creating a duality of light and dark that's not very pleasant. Tangy, especially in the aftertaste. I'd like to say it's complex, but that would be giving it too much credit since all that's really on display here is a typical saison done with a lot of roasted malt. Slightly smokey. The alcohol is also apparent and in the way.

M- Chalky and dry. Medium carbonation and a hefty body.

O- The first beer by Saint Somewhere to truly disappoint me. I figured if anyone could nail the latest "black saison" craze it'd be them, but I was mistaken. Drinkable, but it's kind of a chore.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 01:28:11 | More by Immortale25
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-20-2012 21:25:11 | More by tugg407
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Florida

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Florida

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Germany

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Shaw

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had to try a beer named after a Tim Dorsey character and featuring a ghost orchid on the label. I thought I hadn't had a black Saison before until I remembered Cigar City's Sea Bass.

A deep, deep ruby in color. Almost no light gets through. Big tan head that reduces to a thin layer.

Big sour aroma of grape and earthiness.

Roasted malt flavors (coffee, toast) combine with tart fruit (grape, cherry) to make a very interesting beer. It's tart, but not extremely so. There is earthiness too, but restrained.

Nice body, almost chewy.

Overall it's above average. I like St. Somewhere's other Saisons better. Not a barn burner.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 04:27:19 | More by Shaw
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chose Serge for my second Saint Somehwere exploration, apparently this Black Saison is named after Serge A. Storms, the character in Tim Dorsey's Florida crime novels. Poured from a 750ml into a Riedel stemless goblet.

A: Pours a very very deep dark brown with 4 fingers of light cola head. Dissipates relatively quickly with very slight lacing. The beer is nearly opaque letting only a bit of light through, appears quite clear, though it's unfiltered, but definitely some yeast turbidity in the bottom of the bottle.

N: Smells like a sour, with tartness of cherries and some grapey vinous notes. But some roasted malty breadiness is there. You do not forget that this is a St Somewhere spontaneously fermented ale, as the 4-EP from the Brett is pretty prominent in the nose, but not to an off-putting level.

T: I was somewhat let down by the flavor which was nowhere near as complex as I would have guessed from the nose. Mostly tart cherries and sour apples well integrated with yeasty malty roasted breadiness. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think a Saison needs this roastiness.

MF: Relatively light bodied with durable carbonation which sticks with the beer long after the head has subsided. Lacking the peppery crispness in the finish. I found the finish to be somewhat chalky and muddled, not leaving me with a pucker which makes me crave the next swig.

O: A decent hybrid style beer but probably not one I would buy again. I think I really have a style bias against these dark farmhouse ales. Interesting and definitely unique, but not a world class beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 14:44:48 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-21-2014 01:56:48 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Serge from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.