Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kooz:
3.29/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Didn't know what to expect since there's no real description. Bought this one on faith alone. (Blind Faith, maybe?)
Poured into a standard pint glass to a very dark brown--almost like a porter, except the brown has a reddish tinge to it. The tan head left a decent lacing but dissipated quickly to a thin layer floating on top.
I smell sweetness, and a hint of malt. The sweetness smells, as far as I can discern, like molasses.
Tastes very acidic up front but smoothed out by the end. Here is another flavor I'm finding hard to name. Maybe orange peel?
Body and mouthfeel are good. It's a creamy beer and had a good tight foaminess on swishing. I wish it left a bit less of a sour aftertaste, but it's still very good.
I wasn't crazy about this beer, but it grew on my. Half way through the glass, I was pretty happy with it and a bit sad I don't have more. I would get this again.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 01:31:35 | More by Kooz
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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
Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.