Sgt. Pepper | Cambridge Brewing Company

Sgt. PepperSgt. Pepper
BA SCORE
65.7%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 350 ratings
Sgt. PepperSgt. Pepper
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:
#19,683
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
350
Liked:
230
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
14.89%
Alströms:
4.31
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of Botulizard
4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer exceeded all expectations in the flavor department. I wasn't anticipating such intense pepper flavor! I sort of figured there would be limited pepper notes at the finish for an overall unremarkable drinking experience. I was quite wrong indeed...Sgt Pepper is remarkably hot and peppery while still being refreshing at the same time. I can't wait to drink more of this!

 379 characters

Photo of foundersfan1
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pepper is a very favorable with the rye and lend a different and exciting flavor to this CBC farmhouse ale.

111 characters

Photo of badgustav
4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lives up to its label, which too many don't. Holy pepper, Batman! Balances well, an enjoyable diversion

103 characters

Photo of benj1123
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of brewtus
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of johnkyoungoh
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of aorloski
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of espnbam
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Enjoyed the hell out of this brew, great initial taste not too bitter no after taste, and the pepper flavor was perfect not too peppery.

136 characters

Photo of goblue3509
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of amir
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of huysmans
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Rainblows
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of hefferee
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of MassachusettsBeerFan
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of jjcote
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of RobVan
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Child_Pugh
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerl
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great presentation slight haze with light lacing and floral aroma. Great saison with dry floral. It's, herbs, yeast, slight sweetness with light peppery finish. The touch of heat at the end was perfect for me, really enjoyed this. A little more intensity to the flavors would increase the score.

 296 characters

Photo of rsgcwhite
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours light yellow with a small head. The aroma was naturally peppercorns, but also citrus notes in typical Saison fashion.

Tasting this was like biting into a heavily peppered beef jerky (fortunately, I love peppered beef jerky). Pepper dominates in a way that compliments this beer - it is, after all, a Saison, and despite the domination of the pepper flavor the quality of the beer is as unique as it is an interesting take on this style.

The spicy aftertaste lingered on a creamy mouthfeel, with very good drinkability and a dryness that is overpowered by the peppery oomph.

This is a great beer to have with anything meaty; I only wish it were bottled and widely distributed. I thought about this beer a lot; namely, I couldn't get it out of mind days after I drank my first pint. Every time I consumed pepper I was reminded this beer - in that sense, it was so unique, so surprising, that drinking this was one of my fondest beer memories.

And no, this is not a beer for everyone, but this deserves accolades to be such a damn interesting interpretation of the Saisons. Pepper Chili Lime Jerky Saisons, anyone?

 1,133 characters

Photo of YouSkeete
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly cloudy orange-hued copper with a very short white head that recedes quickly. Floral, earthy aroma with peppercorns, hops and lemon zest. The first sip begin with pale malts and pale yeast with some ground pepper in the background. Rolls into a spicy, yeasty body while soft tones of sugared fruit and honey make their way to the forefront. Medium sized body with moderate carbonation. Spicy, peppery finish, This brew is amazingly unique, especially in it's finish. Loving the spiciness.

 503 characters

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 BeerAdvocate
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Golden, slight haze, creamy white foam head

SMELL: Fresh malts, intense peppercorns, floral hints

TASTE: Firm, smooth, creamy, sweet base, honey, bread, rye, peppery spice, perceived heat, more pepper, and more, and more, and more, and it lingers

This is one hell of a complex beer, brewed with four varieties of peppercorns, rye malt and a Belgian yeast strain. The layering of peppery notes is quite impressive as it builds to a mild heat on the palate with each sip, but without any displeasure. In fact, the pleasure of drinking this beer is only enhanced. The Belgian-y characters pulls it all-together, too. Simply awesome.

 689 characters

Sgt. Pepper from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.7% out of 100 with 350 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.