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Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

431 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 431
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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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runbirddrinkbeer

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried this Fall seasonal poured into a standard pint glass. Dark color surprising for what is listed on bottle as a Saison. Nice malty smoky aroma and equally smoky flavor with nice mouthfeel, but not even vaguely reminiscent of a Saison, more of a rauchbier!! Not bad, certainly not a drainpour, like some have suggested...a 73 average score? That's macro territory! An interesting beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:41:38 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
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KajII

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3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky very dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that slowly diminished, leaving behind a nice creamy film which lasted throughout and produced excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of roasted dark bread malts, grassy hops and a doughy yeast with notes of coffee, dark fruit (plums and raisons), a slight smokiness and a mild nutty presence.

The taste was a lot like the aroma with a bold roasty maltiness and a touch of coffee which lingered throughout, progressing with a nice dark fruit infusion and a mild hint of yeast, with the finish being a bit smoky along with a touch of nuttiness at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a roasty smoky fruity taste left lying in the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a smooth creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.

Overall I really find it hard to consider this a Saison. I feel it is more reminiscent of a Doppelbock, but either way it is a very tasty and enjoyable brew...

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Serving type: bottle

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Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.