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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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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Photo of mattreitz49
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of exl_90
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Raziel313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of DeadGuyRyan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

That's why you put a cage over a cork... This one was ready to pop open all on its own... A fairly standard pour yields a voluminous densely packed light cherry colored active froth... Audibly fizzy... Awesome head retention... The color is a flat black inky aubergine... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble here and there... Subtle Belgian yeast notes... A very light roasted malt aroma... The aroma also displays some light currant and black raspberry notes... This is a light but unassertive funkiness that permeates as well... A hint of floral aromas as well... All the aromas are light and subtle, but they work very well together and weave a fairly complex nose... Much more deliberate on the palate... The Belgian yeast notes and funkiness seem to clash with the roasted malt presence... The rest of the subtleties alluded to by the nose get lost in the collateral damage... The mouthfeel is dry and rather direct... Sharp carbonation... A little rough around the edges... A bit of chalkiness... A unique offering that challenges the senses, but isn't a brew that I would indulge in with any regularity... The appearance and aroma are outstanding, but the flavor profile and mouthfeel are a bit less than desirable... The end result is a challenging and slightly enjoyable offering from the fine folks at Saint Somewhere that proves to be a bit less than the sum of its parts...

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Photo of Pinball_Guy
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of hohner
5/5  rDev +24.4%

It is rare such a unique beer turns out so well. The slight roasted flavor and aroma works perfectly with the slight barnyard funk.

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3.44/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Afroman
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Chaosfiend
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ambiguousfigures
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of punktilend
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Bier4all
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Serge from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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