Saison Vautour Du Bois | McKenzie Brew House

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Saison Vautour Du BoisSaison Vautour Du Bois

Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by craytonic on 09-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 69
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to my buddy G311 for the hook-up. This is a good one. Saison Vautour Du Bois, bottle 43?/372.

A - It pours a bright lemon-yellow hue with a wispy film of white froth atop. Lacing ensues despite the relatively small head.

S - The nose immediately is greeted with zesty lemon and various sweet orchard fruits such as pear, peach and white grape. There are also small amounts of pineapple-y brett funk and some sweaty-musty farmhouse notes as well as a bit of herbal grassy hoppiness.

T - The flavor follows the aroma but offers additional notes of white pepper, hay, wildflower and citrus blossom. The funky lemon pepper nuances juxtaposed against the pristine pale malt is a dynamic that works fabulously. Sweet fruity pear-ish notes pop up on the finish. Delicious.

M - The feel is light, refreshing and velvety; quite enhancing.

O - I am greatly impressed by this one; it is tremendously crushable, complex, and all-around well-done. I really want more.

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Photo of craytonic
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bottle is a slow gusher. Golden-orange pour with a touch of amber and yellow. Smallish head, no real lacing

Smell: Very wheaty, touches of white pepper and spices like coriander. It smells pleasant but not particularly strong.

Taste: Wow, now we are cooking. Tastes like sunshine in a bottle. All of the typical saison-style flavors with a big squeeze of lemon and a nice tartness. Bits of hay and earth, perhaps some lemongrass. I was somewhat taken aback by how good it is.

Mouthfeel: Just incredibly soft, almost like a pillow. Perfect carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this bottle. Big surprise, glad I get to add it to the database. The mouthfeel is probably one of the best I have felt for a saison. Taste is up there also, there is this slight tartness that is very enjoyable. A little work on the nose and this will be the best american saison on the market, if it isn't already. Please make more.

Bottle #8 of 360.

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Saison Vautour Du Bois from McKenzie Brew House
4.33 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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