Sgt. Pepper | Cambridge Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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351 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
farmhouse ale with rye and peppercorns

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,982
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
351
pDev:
14.89%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkm757
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip glass, thinking it was a saison, but after smelling and tasting, this does show enough saison characteristics to proceed in the same glass. The appearance was a semi-dark hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light messy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell starts off with a strong spicy peppercorn, almost overbearing, but as it warms, light breadiness with some lemon shows up wanting to balance. The taste was mainly spicy with a hotness running into the breadiness and sweet lemon. Peppercorn dominates the aftertaste and allows a quick hot to spicy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels fine as a saison or a vegetable beer, whatever one wants to really call it. Overall, I liked this one for me, but if you don’t like "peppercorn" and a lot of it, I probably wouldn’t buy this if I were you. It’s a bit of a palate wrecker.

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Photo of festizio
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of PDonahue92
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Look: quick dissipating head that pour white with big bubbles. orange gold, slight haze

Smell: sweet malt, peppercorn and more peppercorn yeasty

Taste: pepper pepper and more pepper. start to finish great taste you do get some belgian yeast

this beer poured like seltzer and remained pretty flat.

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Photo of flek
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.08/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, golden-orange body with no proper head formation.

Smell: Aromatic peppery vibe atop light pils, lightly bready malts with some chewing gum hints.

Taste: Toasty, bready, grainy maltiness with a little kiss of honeyed sweetness. Floral, lemony, soapy before the accumulating heat and heavily earthy spiciness of the peppercorns creeps in. Spicy, yeasty, altogether flat, thinning finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Kinda flat, actually.

Overall: Flop.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Rare Beer of the Month Club, thanks Ian!
Pours a light clear orange with a generous white head that dissipates quickly, smell is sweet, biscuity, with a hint of bananas, taste follows the nose with sweet banana bread that transitions into black pepper and spicy cinnamon and it leaves a lingering Fireball taste on the tongue, mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy carbonation. A slow burn pepper cinnamon bomb, delicious!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwilbur
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. New recipe and bottle conditioned.
A: Pours a nice orange hue and there's a decent amount of carbonation, but a head really doesn't form which is a bummer.
S: Soft orange, cinnamon spice, peppercorns, and a hint of rye. Still lacking.
T: Nice peppercorns with a bit of tingle. Soft orange, cinnamon, rye, and a bit of farmhouse funk and peach.
M: Medium body. Spicy tingle from the peppercorns. A bit on the flat side.
D: Not a bad beer, but definitely a disappointment. Perhaps a problem with the bottling?

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 351 ratings
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