Serge | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black saison / farmhouse ale brewed with all Belgian and noble hops. Slightly roasty with dry finish.

Added by ktrillionaire on 06-22-2011

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle corked and caged that uncorks itself as you loosen the cage. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears dark brown almost black with khaki head. A huge surge of bubbles overtake most of the glass and it takes multiple pours to get half the glass filled with beer instead of bubbles.

This smells like cola or licorice with chocolate and some roast with citrus towards the back. Really like a rootbeer version of a farmhouse, not sure if thats what they were going for here but its unique and inviting.

The taste is earthy with roast and some of the aforementioned cola/anise/root beer qualities. Some hints of coffee and dark fruit like raison. As it breathes it has some mineral qualities, carbonics and vegetative yeastiness.

This is a light bodied brew that gets exaggerated in the feel with its excessive carbonation. Some pleasant aspects but not cohesive at all. Worth a try at $8 a 750ml but not enjoyable enough that I want it again despite the reasonable price.

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3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan, bubbly and fluffy head into a tulip glass that left a nice ring and sheet throughout. the body was dark brown, near black.
s - cherry tartness, some green apple, slight leather funkiness.
t - same as the aroma with a little more breadiness.
m - medium mouthfeel.
o - good beer but didn't wow me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a full inch of dark tan head that doesn't retain long before soon dying down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Sudsy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Effervescent carbonation with a saison yeast kick and some roasty malt. Also an alcohol fume that's too apparent for a beer of this ABV. Semi-astringent.

T- Odd yeast flavor clashes with roasted malt creating a duality of light and dark that's not very pleasant. Tangy, especially in the aftertaste. I'd like to say it's complex, but that would be giving it too much credit since all that's really on display here is a typical saison done with a lot of roasted malt. Slightly smokey. The alcohol is also apparent and in the way.

M- Chalky and dry. Medium carbonation and a hefty body.

O- The first beer by Saint Somewhere to truly disappoint me. I figured if anyone could nail the latest "black saison" craze it'd be them, but I was mistaken. Drinkable, but it's kind of a chore.

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