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Saison Vautour - McKenzie Brew House

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 127
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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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!

Arenbeer, Nov 12, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy orange color. Actually kind of looks like a dark orange juice. No head. Just white bubble that last seconds. Obviously no lacing from the lack of head.

Nose is nothing special at all. Sour with faint fruit like a blend of sour fruit juice along with a little bitter orange peel.

Flavor really isn't very special or good either. No nice distinguishing characteristics that stand out like I want in a good Saison. Just sour wild yeast up front then a watered down blend of fruit juice blend. Like sour orange juice, mango, and grapefruit juice. But hard to say cuz nothing stands out. Very muttled.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, pretty thin with no carbonation. Again like drinking fruit juice. Although this would be very tough to drink with high carb.

Overall I'm very disappointed by this one I had real high hopes. By reading others reviews previously I thought it was gonna have all the characteristics I like in a Saison but that was just not the case and in more ways than one it just fell flat.

MrVonzipper, Oct 29, 2011
Saison Vautour from McKenzie Brew House
94 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.