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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Séance is a dark, complexly concocted Saison, rich with earthy hues and flavors. A mild tartness begins the journey, and an underlying hop bitterness sweeps the senses through a newly opened door of the mind, where you will soon find subtle hints of ripe fruit, bringing you to a place few dare to roam.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1917) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Malty, nutty, and somewhat earthy. Tart light fruitiness, but dirty. Grass and garbage. Something is just a bit off with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (301) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Darker brown pour. Mild lacing. Mild aroma of barley, caramel and chocolate. Very light but decent. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of fruit, roasted barley and a a touch of tobacco. Flavors of barley, a touch of coffee and notes of frsh fruit. Similar to a light black IPA. A very pleasant easy to drink beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2013
I basically rated this like a mix between a nut brown and a porter, for a saison it surely does not seem to be. A bit sweet at times, but also somewhat earthy/nutty. This isn’t all that good, and surprisingly heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1432) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled July 17, 2013.
Appearance: The body is a deep chestnut, black through the center, with a frothy tan head that sticks around only for a little. The head settles into a light coating.
Aroma: The aroma has a deep cherry presence with a touch of roast, cocoa and dried leaves. It smells like a porter more than anything, not a bad aroma at all though.
Taste: This is very mellow on the intro but it quickly gets earthy and fruity with a mild cherry presence, but it quickly becomes dry and nutty with an earthy flavor that reminds me of dried leaves with an underlying slightly peppery dough. I actually really enjoy this...
Palate: Light in bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This is actually pretty great. I enjoy this as much as the low alcohol dark saison I had while at Stillwater. This drinks sort of like a porter, sort of like a black saison, and sort of like a nutty brown ale. Interesting and a real shock. This is a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
The best thing here is this beers head, froth and foamy, lacing and head lasts throughout. Dark brown color. My mind thinks I am about to get a Porter then my Brain says this is hoppy and interesting. Well balanced. Not sweet nor bitter. Give the flowers whatever names you like but they are there. This is good with seafood.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours dark brown almost black with a lively tan head that remains. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee. Thin watery taste with some roasted barley bitterness. Finishes bland and dry. Like to have never found the name on the bottle. Not sure what the marketing department was thinking. Their artwork is just to busy.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark brown color with a small and short lived tan head. The nose smells like roasted malt, a hint of coffee, and solvent. There is green, viney bitterness mixed with green coffee beans and roasted malt in the flavor. Dry and chalky on the palate. Overly carbonated too. What taste this has isn’t very good. How does this make it past quality control?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2013
12 oz. Nearly opaque molasses color with a lasting disc of creamy foam on top. Aroma is dark roast coffee with some hints of caramel, bubble gum and must. Initial flavors of prune, plum, wheat, blackberry and lactose are nice, but are nearly overpowered later by the dark roast. Some light touches of dark grape must, soy sauce and char develop in the long finish. Medium body is lightly astringent and has a bit much carbonation, but is well-balanced and has a pleasant bittersweet roasty/musty finish. Interesting brew.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle with joe. Pours reddish brown with weak head and lace. Notes of homebrew nothingness. Worst saison ever, pretty much. Cheers


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