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Brewer's Cut Blackberry Saison | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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24 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Texasfan549 on 11-21-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,665
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
24
pDev:
7.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roybert
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Premo88
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewer's Cut No. 20
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(best before April 26, 2016)

L: dark gold, amber, misty but still clear enough to see through (and appears to be clearing more); huge head of thick beige foam, about 2 inches tall and sticky; some lacing, not much, but settles into a thick collar of foam with a skin covering about 80% of the top; the color is a brilliant dark orange, SRM 10 or darker is my best guess

S: musty barn ... very tart, kumquats, lime, lemon, lime peel ... some sweetness but hard to say if its from the malt or from the blueberries; a little finger nail polish/remover but in that farmhouse style, not medicinal; at times, it has a dusty Texas pasture aroma, very authentic saison

T: the nose sweetened a bit; some musty barn flavor, tart, a little lime, but it's much sweeter tasting than the aroma suggests, and here the sweet flavor has a bit of fruit in it, so the blackberries are showing up; the farmhouse base is very nice; about halfway into the glass, a big bite of sage just hit home, very cool flavor and blends well with the farmhouse notes; also, the sweetness has almost disappeared, and it's turned into a very, very earthy flavor, almost bitter

F: big, full and crisp ... very Belgian

O: the farmhouse base is solid ... this isn't blackberry soda, and the tart, musty barn flavor is very reminiscent of Jester King's signature note; the aroma is a bit "cleaner" than the flavor, more tart lemon than dried-out grain sacks; overall a very good beer ... it has just a hint of fruit presence, but while it doesn't have a big blackberry flavor, it does taste like a true saison.

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Photo of BKotch
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeff_Trevino
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirhc3034
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint from a bottle. Beautiful head and good lacing. Sort of a muddy light brown color. The smell is herbal and floral and pleasant. The taste seems to have several things competing: fruit, herbs and some spice. This beer might benefit from some aging. It is a nice change of pace, and I enjoyed it!

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smanke
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a turbid ruby red grapefruit color with a white head. The aroma was fruity, yeasty, basically a run of the mill saison aroma. This beer was very drinkable, and not sweet at all. It went down very easily.

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blastoderm55
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Beautiful appearance, fruit and spice on the nose. Safe is listed as an ingredient on the label so I was skeptical, but it was used with restraint as it did not smell like sausage like others sage beers tend to. Taste is of blackberry cobbler without the cloying sweetness. The four-pack was done before I knew it. Another great beer from Real Ale.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brewer's Cut Blackberry Saison from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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