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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (461) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Appearance: beer pours with a very large tan head, the beer is dark for a saison, it's a very dark maroon color that almost looks black Aroma: sweet, sugar, some dark roasted malt, faint, lemon, bread Taste: the dark roasted malt is definitely there, you get hints of sourness and tartness, Palate: leaves the mouth dry, lively carbonation, minimal dark malt aftertaste Overall: certainly an interesting take on a saison, the dark malt is stronger than the saison wildness but you do get some tart ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichieBoy (23) - Getzville, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a very dark brown that was unappealing. I really didn't care much for this beer at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rdixon77 (662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Huh...a saison? Reddish brown pour with lots of off white head. Aroma with some toffee, spices, vegetal. Nothing too distinct in taste. Spices, burnt toast, slight hop bitterness. Watery. No thanks.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2493) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy medium brown with a reddish tint and a creamy white head. Some lacing. Tastes like earth, malt, slightly roasted. Dry with hints of herbs. Light body and good carbonation. Some aroma of roasted malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (349) - - JAN 14, 2014
Just ok. Pours darker than I would expect for a saison but medium bodied. Definite tart cherries at first and then moves on to a spice mid taste and finish. Has a vegetal/ musty nature that doesn’t really work for me. Finishes with a somewhat interesting bitterness. Not bad, just not my favorite combination of flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fattybladdy (528) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12oz bottle to pint. Pours a dark murky brown. Tastes of toasted bread, burnt raisin and fig. Was not a fan of this.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
A dark and complicated ale. Almost like a porter. Not as smokey. Acceptable but not incredible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color with tan head. Nutty, earthy dirt, vegetal, swamp gas aromas. Medium body with average co2. Medium roast malt, dark bread, lightly dry flavors with some dirt, vegetables--not bad.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Looks too dark for a saison...slight spice smell...way more watery than expected..mild compared to smell...unimpressive

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2608) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a brown (SRM 20) body....nose is cereal malts, hints of toast, mild hop spice....taste is cereal, with biscuit tones, leading to a moderate, dominant hop bitterness, minimal esters, no fruitiness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This particular bottle really isn’t a Saison, it is more of a Mild or a Northern English Brown in appearance, aroma and flavors. It is a technically nicely done beer with no off aromas or flavors, but it is not a Saison. BJCP 5/2/10/4/5


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