Barrel Aged Saison Vautour Peche
McKenzie Brew House

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.5%
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Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 3.98%
Reviews:
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Ratings:
6
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McKenzie Brew House
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm really glad to have had the opportunity to sample this. This was I believe one of the last beers made by Nate before leaving McKenzie, and was custom-made, not released to the public.

Cloudy amber pour, with a fuzzy cap of white head. Tons of fresh peach in the nose, and a good dose of earthy saison funk; everything good about the base beer, and more. Great balance in the taste, peach flesh more subtle that the aroma, but still very prevalent, lending a slight tartness to the beer. The saison funk takes the foreground, with a good dose of dry oak, and a touch of malty sweetness and grassy hops. Bright mouthfeel, all components popping in the right way, crisp farmhouse goodness.

For those who don't know, Vautour was a pioneer of beers as far as American saisons go...think precursor to TH FarmHands and HF Arthur. Adding peach to this was a brilliant move, and created quite possibly the best beer that ever came out of McKenzie, and one of the best American saisons overall.

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Barrel Aged Saison Vautour Peche from McKenzie Brew House
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 6 ratings