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Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

434 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 434
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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apants007

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into chilled pint glass.

dark and slightly cloudy. small but thick head. light carbonation with small tight bubbles. smells of toasty grains and dried fruits - a little like a fig newton. tastes of bitter roots - sassafras, angelica root - like an in sweetened cola or root beer. not what i was expecting based on previous saison experience, but interesting. I could see this going well with some spicy cajun food… that's what it's making me crave anyway… better go whip up some étouffée!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 19:44:15 | More by apants007
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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".

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Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.