1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Serge - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SergeSerge

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 06-22-2011

Black saison / farmhouse ale brewed with all Belgian and noble hops. Slightly roasty with dry finish.
View: Beers (18) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 23
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: two finger off white head on a deep clear amber body with nice lacing.

S: lemon pepper, tart citrus, belgian yeast, coriander, funk and herbal hops. Not getting much roasted malt but the darkness gives some caramel and dark fruit.

T: as my friend points out this one has a basalmic character. also has tart citrus, hint of roasted malt,

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation, semi dry finish.

Overall: interesting beer. Not as much of the dark character as I wanted. It's definitely good and worth having but sort of not descript and although the saison character is there it seems like it can't be categorized.

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i have just been in love with all of these saint somewhere beers, but this might be my favorite of the lot, one of them at least, its amazing. a charry black saison with a ton of dry ashy roast to the grain base in both smell and taste, none of the chocolate notes, none of the dried fruit, just a barren dry blackness, unlike very many other malt bases i can recall. the yeast, as usual with these guys, is what makes the beer so special. coming form the frothy murky grey head on this i smell brett, a mild strain that is just getting up and running, and i smell a saison strain that has none of the belgian estery properties we have come to expect from them. its way different, more of a dry spice, a white pepper sort of complexion, and its pretty darn impressive. plenty of hops in it too to fill in where malt sweetness or fruited character might usually be on the palate. its grassy and clean, and gives some leafy life to the static malt character (not a negative). the beer is so dry, and so well carbonated, this is bottle conditioning to perfection in my book. light for its color, drinkable forever, and entirely unique in terms of the yeast flavors. i would love to age one of these and see how it changes, but its already so good why risk it. if you find one of these, buy it, you will not be disappointed!

Photo of nickfl
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours with two fingers of light tan foam on top of a dark brown body with clear, ruby highlights. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves nice lace.

S - Musty yeast, some dark caramel, and fairly pungent acid.

T - Soft malt, light molasses, toffee, and red apple up front. Some light sourness in the middle and a finish of cola, balsamic vinegar, and pepper.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Nicely done, it has the aroma and some of the flavor of a hard core sour brew but almost no actual sourness. Kind of comes off like a "session sour", all the flavor and only a fraction of the intensity. Once again, St Somewhere makes some damn, damn good beer.

Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Duff27
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Leaves a low lying cream colored head, some lacing. Brown body.

Dry funky dark fruit.

Has a fruitiness that pops tight at the end that I am really digging on. Cherry, grape fruit flavor.

Not as dry as one would think. Medium mouthfeel.

Wow, caught by surprise on this one. Big fan. Would love to try this one again. Fruit pops...near top tier saison.

Photo of drummermattie02
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking pure black colour, with a medium mocha coloured head of a couple fingers, decent retention and slight lacing. The aroma has a slight acidic/sour note, somewhat lemony, with a roasted malt character and phenolic Belgian spicy yeast esters. Tastes more roasty than the nose with some hints of coffee, raisins, earthy yeast notes, touch of spiciness, and a much milder acidic note. Its got nice carbonation, somewhat crisp and refreshing on the palate, with an upper light body.

This is likely my most favourite black Saison. Could be a touch more tart, but it's well put together and complex.

Photo of IrishColonial
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Immortale25
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to dsauter for this awesome beer as an extra for our trade! Thanks Danny!

Nice loud pop when uncorking this 750 C&C bottle!

poured into snifter glass.

reviewed from notes taken 01/01/13.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 1 finger of tan head. Sticky head that lives some spotty lace.

Smell: dark malts, fruity, peppery and a touch of smoke.

Taste: a hint of pepper on the front end of this beer. transitions into an abundance of dark fruits like grapes, red apple and cherry. I get a little toasted bready flavor in there too. Little bit yeasty and spicy too like a begian beer. over the top complexity and unique elements found in this beer!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel that dries out a little at the end.

Overall: I am really loving this beer. Havent had the pleasure of trying many Saint Somewhere beers before, but if Serge is an indication of how they brew most of there beers... i am going to have to look into more of those beer! I will not hesitate to drink Serge again!

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Serge from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.