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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 11-13-2010

Brewed at Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus in Deinze-Gottem, Belgium with Dr. Canarus. This black saison carries qualities similar to a stout with light roast and burnt sugar flavors, spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.
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Ratings: 302 | Reviews: 128
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pitch black color into my snifter, with a halo of scarlet around the edges in the light. About 1mm of rose-tinted head that hung around. Funky and floral aromas, bright and fresh nose but a bit muddled with everything going on. Super balanced and complex flavors, hint of alcohol on the back end. Great hints of cocoa and spices in and out. Super velvety and nice mouthfeel. Loved it. The wife kept trying to take it away from me...

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Scisandra berries Amazingly spiced! Hibiscus adds refreshing mountain forest type of quality.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

This was a shock to me, I hate Saisons normally. This one stands out, i get the berry in it and an obvious but not over done floral character to it that adds a unique but once again subtle aroma, obviously from the rose hips and hibiscus. The flavors, I get a dark or maybe burnt sugar and caramel note, Berry presence, I taste the rose hips, has a couple stout like attributes in the body of it and the flavors. Damn, is it smooth too, dangerously easy to drink, light but present carbonation.
Overall, not normally my thing, but I really enjoyed this. I will go get some for myself now!

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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.