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Séance - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

459 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jackal on 07-31-2013)
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3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours deep cops color with a tight off-white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of some roasted notes with an emphasis on earthy tones.

Tastes of the earthy tones with a bit malt character behind it. Toasty coffee and a bit of chocolate come through. Touches of dark fruit sneak in. Some brown sugar comes in as well. More porter like than said on.

Mouth feel is medium-light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this isn't bad, but I find the overall profile could use some refinement as well as a little more oomph.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark muddy brown with a big caramel colored head.

Smells like a saison, musty grapes, sour Belgian yeast. Slight floral aroma rounds things out.

Taste is really quite delightful. It is a nice herbal bitterness to cut through the sweet and sour musty grape. It also has a touch of caramel malt sweetness. I wasn't sure what to expect from these guys with a saison this color, but I am pleasantly surprised and enjoying this.

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3.61/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown with good foam. Rather red under the light; not really what I'm used to in a saison.

Smell: Fermented grapes and caramel. Very faint, but it does have saison smells.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes exactly like it smells. Pretty refreshing with a solid mouthfeel.

Overall: More of an amber than a saison.

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3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- Very dark brown body, foamy tan head. Nice head retention with some lacing.

S- Smells malty, like a brown ale or a marzen. Caramel malts, earthy aromas, hints of dried fruit.

T- Tastes like a brown ale too. Some nutty flavors, caramel malts, slight metallic taste. Maybe a hint of farmhouse yeast, but again, more like a brown ale.

M- Crisp and smooth, medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Pretty full for 4.4% abv.

O- Not sure how this is a saison. Would be a pretty good offering from magic hat as a marzen or brown ale for the fall, but not a good example of a saison.

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Séance from Magic Hat Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.