Serge | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States
saintsomewherebrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
13.43%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of B_B
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr-Baltar
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - Big foamy head, pretty good retention. Dark. Dark and so beautiful.

Smell- Brett funk and leather. A touch of roasted cherry pits.

Taste - Great tartness of cherry and green apple. I agree with others who noticed some grape notes, as well. I was surprised I had a noticeable amount of hoppiness. It is just a little bitterness that I think really helped the sweetness and tartness.

Feel- Great farmhouse carbonation. Champagne like lacing. Its like a cloud in your mouth.

Overall - It is a very well balanced funky beer. It is truly exceptional. I was going to share this bottle, butttttt...

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DaveHack
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jworkman
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark cherry shade of red topped with a tan head. Aromas of a tart sour ale represented by sour cherries and green apples mix with a toasted sweetness. The flavors change quite a bit as the beer warms in the glass and tartness seems to build. There is a strong resemblance to a Flanders red, but with only a fraction of the tart - cherries again, black pepper, and an almost spicy feel. Saint Somewhere produces some very high quality saisons and this is no exception.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with roasted malt, dark fruit, earth, char, skunk, and subtle rubber like aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour dark fruit, cocoa powder, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with tasty flavors, but the skunk and rubber aromas I am getting are a bit odd.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of stakem
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
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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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i have just been in love with all of these saint somewhere beers, but this might be my favorite of the lot, one of them at least, its amazing. a charry black saison with a ton of dry ashy roast to the grain base in both smell and taste, none of the chocolate notes, none of the dried fruit, just a barren dry blackness, unlike very many other malt bases i can recall. the yeast, as usual with these guys, is what makes the beer so special. coming form the frothy murky grey head on this i smell brett, a mild strain that is just getting up and running, and i smell a saison strain that has none of the belgian estery properties we have come to expect from them. its way different, more of a dry spice, a white pepper sort of complexion, and its pretty darn impressive. plenty of hops in it too to fill in where malt sweetness or fruited character might usually be on the palate. its grassy and clean, and gives some leafy life to the static malt character (not a negative). the beer is so dry, and so well carbonated, this is bottle conditioning to perfection in my book. light for its color, drinkable forever, and entirely unique in terms of the yeast flavors. i would love to age one of these and see how it changes, but its already so good why risk it. if you find one of these, buy it, you will not be disappointed!

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Photo of Javier8801
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarioM
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml cork top bottle poured into a SN snifter.

A: Nice and dark mahogany with deep ruby red colors shining through wen put up against a light source. Light tan head quickly dissipated to a thin film of tiny bubbles and slight lacing around the rim.

S: A little bit of dark fruit, light acid and slight ashyness from de-bittered dark malt. Also, I get a slight acrid aroma to it from some sort of acidity and clashing of aromas.

T: Nice earthiness, light dark fruits, slightly tart and dry. Nice farmhouse yeast character with a quite pleasant dark malt ashyness. Usually this doesn't work well but I'm actually enjoying these flavors.

F: The beer is nice and dry. Carbonation makes for a great mouth feel that also helps break the acridness from the black malt and makes it interesting and enjoyable. There's also a slight tartness along with a light and gentle tartness from it being so dry. Also getting a mineral bitterness that lingers long after taking a sip. Not a bad thing just not common. Its very baking soda like... An interesting beer.

O: I'm enjoying this beer and definitely on the edge of being too harsh/acrid. Any more black malt bitterness or acidity and this beer would be offensive. However, it is on the friendly side and I'm genuinely enjoying this brew. I would recommend and or buy again to share with other people if easily available in CA. Now I'm curious about their other brews...

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