Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

2 Threads | McKenzie Brew House

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
8 Ratings

Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yourefragile on 07-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mcb4538:
Photo of mcb4538
4/5  rDev -1.7%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Thorpe429
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this growler after the Zwanze 2011 event. Served in a Val-Dieu chalice.

Pours a nice golden color with a good white head that fades pretty quickly without much lacing. The nose brings forward some nice barrel character with oak and wine. A bit of earth there as well. The flavor has the same components, but there's also something slightly medicinal about it, which factors into the feel as well. Fairly tannic and too oaky. Overall, nice, but not to the level of Vautour and some of McKenzie's other beers.

 543 characters

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear golden honey with a small white head and nice lacing.

S-Lots of peppery brett notes.

T-Oaky, bretty with nice sourness and moderate acidity. Very tasty.

M-Light to medium bodied very dry.

O-I am a big fan of this beer. A really nice sour.


 262 characters

Photo of yourefragile
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New batch on tap at Malvern. Served in a standard pint.

Pours a chilled amber copper with a stark white thin head. Little retention and thin streaks of lace.

Aroma is tart, dry, fruity and wine heavy. Strong saison spice and yeast blend with the barrel and mild grassy hops.

Medium thick body, strong fine carbonation and a smooth dry texture. Barrel is toned down in the flavor from the blending and is a little more robust and dry than typical Vautour. I'm assuming this batch is dry hopped as well since the finish is resiny, grassy and softly bitter. Wine and oak are present throughout.

Extremely refreshing, crisp and balanced blend of fruit, spice, barrel and yeast. Very happy to see this return and recommend trying this.

 734 characters

Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer, shared by Mike at a recent small tasting. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head of small bubbles, good carbonation, nice lacing, head retention OK.

Aroma is bready and sweet with some nice floral yeast notes, good esters.

Beer is light and airy on the palate with a lead off mild pilsen sweetness and a mildly dry finish. The overall beer is well and connected throughout but the aroma is slightly better than the flavor, the yeast esters could play a bigger role in the overall beer. Still a very enjoyable beer that I would have again.

 574 characters

Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is yellow and slightly hazy, with a small white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some funk, malt, yeast, wood, wine, citrus fruits. The flavor is not as enjoyable as the aroma, but is still pretty tasty. The body is thicker than I would have expected, and the aftertaste offers lingering notes of citrus and wine. Overall, a decent beer. I would have it again.

 450 characters

2 Threads from McKenzie Brew House
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 8 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.