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Saazsquatch Ale - Barrier Brewing Company

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Saazsquatch Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Butternut squash ale brewed w/honey, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, and Saaz hops.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-27-2012)
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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

@ Barrier

Copper with a splashy white head. Smells like peppercorn, ginger and honey. Honey sweetness hits the palate first followed by a bitter vegetal squash and finished with very peppery ginger. Good stuff. I like that the squash actually tastes vegetal like squash rather than something imitating squash.

Some friends from Brooklyn said this is one of the city's (LI technically) best breweries. So far so good.

11-11-2013 20:34:16 | More by donkeyrunner
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A: The beer is clear amber in color and has some orange hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of ginger and peppercorns are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of ginger and spicy peppercorns—the latter of which particularly linger through the finish—but also has some hints of butternut squash.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
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Saazsquatch Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.