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Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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432 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jackal on 07-31-2013)
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: An opaque, dark brown color, significantly darker than most beers I have sampled from this style. Thin off-white head with some light lacing.

S: Met with a sweet, earthy aroma that reminds me of autumn.

T: Tartness is fairly light for the style, the flavor intensity overall is fairly low. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

M: Amply carbonated, thin, crisp, and sharp.

O: This beer is not earth-shattering, but it doesn't really need to be. This saison is still fairly unique, very drinkable, reasonably priced, and a worthwhile new offering from Magic Hat. It comes well below the typical range of ABV seen in this style as well. I will have this again and will recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 04:19:42 | More by Jackal
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!"; "A liquid dance through life's trance"; "a performance in every bottle".

It does not happen often that I am surprised by a beer, but the dark color of this one as it poured into the glass really caught me off-guard! It made the pseudo-cascade very visible, which in turn created two dense, rocky fingers of deep-tan head with great retention. Color was a deep-brown with mahogany highlights (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a bittersweet chocolatiness with a slight mustiness. This is a saison?!? Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was very odd (notion) - slightly chocolaty, slightly peppery, kind of musty, a little smoky. Wow! Finish was dry, but just not what I think of when I think of a Saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 17:16:51 | More by woodychandler
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kalebharris

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13%

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Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -13%

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scripna

Florida

3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-11-2014 00:32:50 | More by scripna
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

07-03-2014 18:20:17 | More by MichaelProcton
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -13%

07-03-2014 17:42:06 | More by Mikeypnh
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JDeming

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

06-30-2014 02:15:43 | More by JDeming
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-26-2014 03:51:51 | More by vwbus7
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RichH55

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-25-2014 21:28:44 | More by RichH55
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Brendan1984

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -36.7%

06-25-2014 18:34:15 | More by Brendan1984
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jonny1138

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -13%

06-21-2014 23:48:02 | More by jonny1138
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-06-2014 01:01:34 | More by TX-Badger
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benloho

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-04-2014 01:34:20 | More by benloho
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

06-03-2014 05:50:02 | More by KevMo84
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MisterB

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

06-01-2014 03:58:24 | More by MisterB
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-19-2014 03:00:14 | More by mlefebvre7
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j0hnc2468

New York

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

05-17-2014 19:07:21 | More by j0hnc2468
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Dag48

Florida

2/5  rDev -36.7%

05-15-2014 04:24:49 | More by Dag48
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +26.6%

05-12-2014 21:00:04 | More by stevergca
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -13%

04-29-2014 15:32:01 | More by Coreynezy4
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Mxsluis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-20-2014 19:29:05 | More by Mxsluis
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4/5  rDev +26.6%

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RMelyon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

04-19-2014 20:38:31 | More by RMelyon
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KajII

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky very dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that slowly diminished, leaving behind a nice creamy film which lasted throughout and produced excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of roasted dark bread malts, grassy hops and a doughy yeast with notes of coffee, dark fruit (plums and raisons), a slight smokiness and a mild nutty presence.

The taste was a lot like the aroma with a bold roasty maltiness and a touch of coffee which lingered throughout, progressing with a nice dark fruit infusion and a mild hint of yeast, with the finish being a bit smoky along with a touch of nuttiness at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a roasty smoky fruity taste left lying in the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a smooth creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.

Overall I really find it hard to consider this a Saison. I feel it is more reminiscent of a Doppelbock, but either way it is a very tasty and enjoyable brew...

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Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 16:26:54 | More by KajII
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Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.