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Beachwood Six | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked Black Saison

Added by Halcyondays on 12-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
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4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Dark Saisons aren’t very common, let alone a smoked black one. This mishmash of beer styles works though, resulting in a very interesting beer with layers of complexity. And despite a lot going on, it’s quite drinkable too. Fans of Saisons and Rauchbiers should be pleased.

STYLE: Smoked Black Saison
ABV: 6.9%

LOOK: Opaque black; creamy tan head

SMELL: Spicy, yeasty, earthy, wood, smoke

TASTE: Light, lively mouthfeel, citric snap, treacle, bready, smoke, herbal, spicy phenols, earthy dry, smoky linger

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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked malt, grain, and spices. Taste is much the same with a smoke flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it smells much better than it tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I, a smoked saison for Beachwood's 6th anniversary,

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a medium off-white head, some lace.

S: Dark malt, dark chocolate with some sweet smoke.

T: Gets a real Belgian flair here. Dark malt with some prune and big ester component. Almost a Black IPA/Saison hybrid.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, smooth, a nice drink.

O: I liked what they did here, but it wasn't as intriguing as High Five; I really liked what the spices brought to that beer. Nevertheless, this is quite a good beer, with some nice flavours, a real melange of styles.

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Beachwood Six from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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