Dark Saison - McKenzie Brew House
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NoLiberty:
3.73/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
App: Pours from draft at the brewery into a standard pint glass. Moderate head that settles into no head at all. Color is a deep cloudy orange-amber.
Aroma: Slight apple fruit aroma with some phenol notes, a light hop bite and a subtle farmhouse funky earthiness. Moderate Belgian quality.
Taste: Spicy candied apple. A honey-wheat front followed yeasty, earthy farmhouse middle. Moves to a fruit splash followed by a nice solid hoppiness and fruity citrus with a tangerine finish.
Mouth: The carbonation seems a bit off for a good saison - not quite full enough and not the fine bubbles characterized by other Belgian saisons. It has a medium body and perhaps too big for the style.
Drink: Yeah, despite the distance from the style this is a quaffable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2008 02:00:10 | More by NoLiberty
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4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
McKenzie's Dark Saison displays a lightly hazy, crimson-tinged, not-quite-chestnut body with brass and orange highlights beneath a creamy white head. The retention is good and it leaves some nice lacing about the glass.
The aroma is a bit limited for the style, but offers some very nice apple and non-descript dark-skinned fruits over a subtle, bready and darkly caramelish malt.
It's smooth and lightly creamy across the palate with a medium to medium-full body and delicate carbonation.
The flavor offers fruit, delicate spice, sweetish hints of dark caramel, a bready edge, and more dark fruit. It has a restrained bitterness, even with a listed 35 IBU's, due to it's rich maltiness; and it finishes drying with a fading fruit/malt combination, and a wash of yeasty and alcoholic spiciness.
Quite charming! It's rich and complex without being overdone. Very nice!
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2007 02:12:36 | More by NeroFiddled
Dark Saison from McKenzie Brew House
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.