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Saison Vautour - McKenzie Brew House

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BA SCORE
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 124
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian style farmhouse ale balances a bold, spicy yeast character with a dry hoppiness. A significant addition of malted rye adds further complexity without betraying the styles roots.

GABF gold medal winner 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Draft/growler reviews should go here -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 1872/74927 

(Beer added by: tempest on 10-22-2007)
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Reviews by Arenbeer:
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Tulip Glass

Drank at last tasting. Thanks to my good buddy Finewinemike bringing this bottle.

A- Pours a cloudy lemonade/pineapple juice yellow with 1 finger of white head.

S- Slight funk, pineapple, white grapes, citrus, tropical fruits, lemon, banana, and bready belgian yeast.

T- Immediate funk and tartness with a nice bready background from the yeast with a good amount of lemon, banana, clove. Really great

M- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a slight funky dry finish.

SkÅL!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:28:37 | More by Arenbeer
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a cloudy pale yellow color. Some good white froth.

(S)- Pretty dry with some orange peel. Slight Brett-like funk.

(T)- Fairly dry with lots of orange peel. Slightly sweet with minimal funk.

(M)- A bright and lively carbonation level. Nice balance of sweet, dry, and funky.

(O)- A good Saison from the states. Not too sweet, but balanced well overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 16:55:12 | More by sweemzander
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-13-2014 02:45:49 | More by gcare02
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-26-2014 14:28:15 | More by kscaldef
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 05:38:19 | More by WillCarrera
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-17-2014 19:22:42 | More by bauermj
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-16-2013 15:52:04 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-14-2013 18:45:09 | More by djrn2
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-11-2013 12:57:27 | More by greg4579
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-03-2013 15:50:06 | More by drummermattie02
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-04-2013 06:04:52 | More by phishphorce
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-03-2013 23:21:22 | More by millerbuffoon
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russwbeck

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-02-2013 19:39:41 | More by russwbeck
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unlabeled 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Apparently barrel aged?

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Eternal retention.

Smell - Bretty, oak. Yeasty and pale malt. Bright citrus.

Taste - Very bretty. Keeps a bright citrusy flavor going to stave off the earthiness. Yeasty and just a bit of funky. Earthiness comes back with some oak.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Maybe too much. Bretty as hell.

Overall - Excellent without being overly complex. Just a solid brett saison.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 18:55:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz pour
McKenzie's tulip glass

A: Pours a light, hazy golden yellow color. Initially got a full finger of tight bubbled bright white head. Good carbonation. Served at the proper temp. Left some sticky lacing bits. Pretty beer.

S: Citrus. Pepper notes. Light farmhouse yeast smells. Bright and light.

T: Flavor follows the nose. Just a really solid Saison. Perfect for a spring evening. Nice peppery flavors up front from that yeast strain. Wheat. Some citrus flavors. Dry and refreshing finish.

M: Light to medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 15:03:32 | More by inlimbo77
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VFBeerman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-02-2013 02:52:27 | More by VFBeerman
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jconrick1

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-13-2013 19:39:34 | More by jconrick1
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-09-2013 02:23:44 | More by ssimpson89
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-13-2013 22:29:59 | More by spycow
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-29-2012 04:39:34 | More by comfortablynirm
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-25-2012 03:05:29 | More by t0rin0
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-28-2012 04:34:58 | More by BeerThursdays
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-04-2012 09:53:49 | More by klipper
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-10-2012 13:14:43 | More by PaBeerLover
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-28-2012 02:07:45 | More by redliner8
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Saison Vautour from McKenzie Brew House
94 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.