Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
4.6/5 rDev +45.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This brew pours black in color with a two finger tan head which lasts for several minuets. Moderate carbonation and medium to high lacing which stays on the glass until the end.
The smell is fruity, nutty and earthy. Heavy with roasted and sweet malts. Some chocolate and maybe brown sugar.
The taste follows the nose with sweet and then roasted malts dominating. There is a bitter element, similar to coffee. Fruits and nuts come in in the middle then light spiced hops appear on the back end. All very well balanced.
The mouthfeel is thin and creamy; very drinkable. Some, not much, bitterness left in the mouth after swallowing.
Overall this a very well balanced beer. A little different than your usual Saison due to it being dark with very thick roasted/burnt malts. It is an interesting mix from Magic Hat; I would buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 20:08:11 | More by microbrewlover
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3.49/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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.
O- A decent attempt at a twist on the classic saison style and one of my favorite beers by a brewery I'm not fond of. An easy to drink, and not boring beer to session. However, for my taste, there isn't enough saison in this black saison. If I had paid the full $17.99 for 12 price tag, I would have been less than satisfied. Thankfully, I got the 12 pack for $7.50 at Oliver's in Albany, NY.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 04:29:08 | More by ElijahRivera
Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.