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Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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73
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405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.72%


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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dacrza1

New Jersey

1.59/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

DATE TASTED: November 8, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky's Tavern pint... OCCASION: post soccer/rental car/surgery Friday!... APPEARANCE: jet black body; slush brown, chunky, topographically significant head that laces thickly as a cloud--promising... AROMA: peat, lactic, soda pop and funk--NOT the barnyard variety; more of a porter than a saison--a mislabel?...PALATE: full-bodied, powerfully off-kilter residue--not enjoyable...TASTE: first, the aftertaste: malt that drags and offers a mucused experience; actually tastes more like old pint glass than a refreshing saison...OVERALL: a disappointing seasonal, given the foreboding label and the usually enjoyable experience when drinking a saison; drinks too much like a chore, almost begging unfair comparisons to other, more reputable Hats or saisons...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 05:41:05 | More by dacrza1
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12 oz. bottle with an illegible date printed on the bottle. It is a 2013 Fall seasonal release, so it is reasonably fresh. Consumed on: December 11, 2013.

A- Rather opaque, black body with a big fluffy, tan head that dies down to a film after one commercial break.

S- Some roasty malts are present along with some yeast aromas. Also, some esters are in there giving off some dark stone fruit and a surprising but not bad olive like aroma.

T- Really spicy first sip. Black peppercorn and some aromatic clove. Also has prominently featured roasty, chocolate flavors. Some spicy, grassy hops follow suit. It also has some esters and some citric, acidic almost salty flavors trying to come through.

M- Light to mid body with a fine carbonation that is on the lower side for the style.

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Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.