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Serge - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

sourgrass, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

JasonSiedman, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

analienacorn, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

tbarris, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

halo913, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ToastySteve, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

st9647v3, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

brandoman63, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bmur112, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
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.

Immortale25, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

pixieskid, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

C-Dog, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

craft_shannie, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

kylehay2004, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

nickfl, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of srhoadsy
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown, darker than I was expecting. About an inch of tan, airy head that quickly recedes, leaving a surface layer with moderate lacing.

Aromas of molasses and tart cherries and a musty, earthy background.

Flavors follow through from the aromas along with some hints of straw and leather.

Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation to give it a crisp dry finish. Surprisingly little lingering aftertaste.

A very interesting beer that grew on me with each follow up sip. Not something I would drink all the time but will definitely keep a couple on hand for when I'm in the mood for something different.

srhoadsy, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4.35/5  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.

Duff27, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Shaw
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.

Shaw, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy very dark brown with two fingers thick fast-fading khaki colored head. Thin ring left behind, spotty lacing. Smell: barnyard funk, lemon, light roast and milk chocolate. Taste: roast hits with lemon rind, then into soft pear, herbal, grassy, toasted dark (molasses) bread, finishing mildy tart, lemony, with residual funk... slightly acetic. By the end of the bottle there's an accumulated mild black pepper flavor as well. Carbonation is pretty high... cork almost popped on its own after removing the cage... but it's perfect here, giving it a luxurious but light-ish feel. Win.

babaracas, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black and seems thin like coffee. Caramel color 2 finger head.

S - Somewhat muted lemon sour note, belgian yeast, funk & roasted malts.

T - The taste and nose don't even mesh. I'm getting more stout like flavors, ie - Roasted malts and light coffee. But, it does develop into a funky belgian character with spices.

M - Carbonation level one expects from a farmhouse with a light, refreshing body.

O - My first black saison. It's different, but in a good way. The only knock is that I wish it were a tad bit more tart/sour.

cvm4, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 20, 2012
Serge from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.