Saazsquatch Ale - Barrier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-27-2012

Butternut squash ale brewed w/honey, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, and Saaz hops.
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ 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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.
O: It seems like the butternut squash and Saaz hops got squashed out of this beer because it is dominated by spicy aromas and flavors of ginger and pepper. It's definitely more like a herbed/spiced beer but is pretty good in its own regard.

Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Hauppague, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured dry pumpkin pie spices and a formidable noble hop aroma.

The taste consisted of rindy butternut squash, nutmeg and allspice and a full blown herbal hop spice.

The mouthfeel presented a vigorous carbonation and lingering spice.

Overall a very tasty and unique autumn ale.

Photo of 2Xmd
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome fall beer. Not your typical pumpkin beer. Made with Butternut Squash, ginger, honey, and pepper corns. Has a nice smell and spice taste from the ginger. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall my new favorite fall beer. Got to get more of this before they runout.

Saazsquatch Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.