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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Sťance 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1625) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
I didnít think this beer was super complex, but it did have some strange flavors. It seemed like a mix of malts and spice. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Eventually I found the name on yet another confusing Magic Hat bottle. The beer is much darker than I expected, almost like a thin stout. A little bit of reddish highlight shows around the edges and the head is a thin tan affair after a couple minutes of dying down. Aromas are autumn-y... leaf litter and a little bit of brown sugar is about all I get, but it is pleasant enough, especially for a beer in the 4% range. First sip reveals a nice and clean dark beer - not sure if I would call it a saison, but thatís my problem - with lots of autumn leaves and a little bit of a nut edge to it. There is a hint of lemongrass that keeps it interesting and I have to say that I like this beer. Normally I find Magic Hat to underperform my hopes, but this one is very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2318) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Opening up the afternoon with a brew by a brewer who frequently underwhelms me. This saison pours reddish brown with a medium sized off white head, some lacing.. looks decently good. The aroma is pretty much caramel and roast.. almost a brown ale.. there is some mild yeasty notes. This beer is very basic.. and more of a Belgian ale than a saison. There is mild dark fruit, a lot of brown sugar.. but it is just boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
A dark brown with a white head. Little aroma of burnt oak. It is missing complexity and instead only has indistinguishable dark wood notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4524) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Lightly smoky, dark Belgian aroma -- malty, yeasty. Dark brown beer, clear, thin ivory head. Bad label, standard US longneck. Part of the Night of the Living Dead mixpack - some of whom, Iím starting to suspect, are used in the manufacture of this beer. Tangy, a little creosote, dry, astringent. Medium light body. Belgian yeast aftertaste over tar flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evolutionary (328) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from sampler. Nose is fruit and meady. Starts a bit tart with a bit of hop bite mixed in. Fairly light saison and balance is ok. Decent for Warner weather or with spicy food. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Itís an overly sweet brown ale with a little bit of wild yeast thrown in. I donít know why I bother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours dark ruby brown with a small tan head. Smells minty and herbal, like spruce. Taste is stale coffee and hints of mint. Light-to-medium bodied with a slick, wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Magic Hat Sťance finishes with a mild roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is a little sour and darkly fruity with a nice little bit of funk to it. Taste is a bit sour and fruity up front, but actually finishes with chocolate in there, which is weirding me out. Very odd beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LilMissAle (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
This girl poured with moderate lacing, and a decent head but faded quickly, bottle pour into a Duvel glass....really strong notes of coffee, chocolate and dirt from the aroma. Beautiful pour, deep and warm reminds me of the warm fuzzy feeling you get pouring a whiskey lowball in cold weather...My first taste is both unexpected and awesome! I pick up dark plums and cherry, almost like a jones black cherry soda. This is something I can really sink my teeth into, rich and a little creamy. A far cry from a true siason, but something to try for sure!!

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