Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Xach:
3.08/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
First dark beer rating.
A - Very dark. Small head that lasted about 30 seconds. Opaque. Looks like a dark beer should look.
S - Ok, this my be random, but I'm smelling some olive. The people with me agree, so either they've been drinking, or it's legit.
T - Heavy on the malt, light on the hops. A slight bready taste. Nothing that quite stood out, very average dark beer.
M - Very carbonated, overpowers the taste quite a bit.
O - The carbonation brought it down, but still okay beer. This is now our benchmark for dark beers.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 22:04:17 | More by Xach
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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.