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McKenzie Saison Vautour (Bottle)
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Beginning in 2/10, Saison Vautour bottled with brett, pedio, and lacto. Bottles earlier than 2/10, should be listed under the draft version (no bugs).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1959) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly fruity with some funk. Taste follows, slightly sour and tart. pears and green apples. Light and refreshing

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this. This is "Vautour Du Bois." 3.0 A: Lightly hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left. 4.0 S: Wow, this is really complex. Earthy and herbal. Funky and fruity. Dry grassiness to start things off. Musty basement and apple orchard funk. Peach, apple, lemon, melon, and pear fruitiness. Light peppery yeastiness. Straw and the slightest tartness (mainly lemony). 4.5 T: The herbalness and funk are what I immediately notice. An almost yerba mate-like herb to it. Funk keeps with what the nose offers, giving you woodzy and musty funk. Tart lemon and dare I say lime too. Actually, it’s probably more lime forward than lemon. Also lots of melon and pear with apple and apricot a few steps behind. Grassy with hay. White grape vinousness. Slight peppery spiciness. The brett seems to do wonderful things here. This is as complex as anything you’d find coming out of any country in the world. 3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is on the lower side and isn’t as spritzy as I’d like. Still, it’s super smooth and goes down very easy. 4.5 D: Hell of a beer. I had never heard of these guys before despite being out of Pittsburgh. I’ll definitely be looking for more. Hell, this might be as good as Ann. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-23-2012 01:35:15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Hazy golden orange layered color with lasting white sheen. Tart lemon, earthy dung and piss, wet wood aromas. Light, smooth mouthfeel. Lemongrass, dry hay, dry herbal flavors with dry spices, tart pit fruits--very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Bottle 39 of 372 A: This saison appears a hazy yellow hue with a half inch of white, fluffy head. The head falls away to a thin layer after a few minutes, leaving a thin sheet of lacing on the glass. S: Stunning aroma! This beer smells simply fantastic. Funky and wild, similar to a Belgian lambic, I could take in this scent all day. Citrus, floral and spice notes linger behind the funk, creating a delectable bouquet of scents. Very enticing indeed. T: While the beer tastes rather delicious, it doesn’t quite measure up to the phenomenal aroma. The funky, wild aspect is more subdued in the flavor. Citrus, earth, light funk, and subtle spice comprise the basic makeup of the flavor profile. M: The body is a bit thin and the feel is just slightly too watery - a minor flaw in an otherwise fabulous beer. D: A pleasant surprise. What a terrific beer. Highly recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-24-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750ml bottle from Pinnochio’s, split with ablackshear. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, orange. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is tart, Brett, lemon, wheat, yeasty, with a tart, Brett finish. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (122) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Drank under the DuBois alias 1-27-12. Pours a golden straw. Smell is Chardonnay, oak, and some acidity. Taste is very geuze-like with notes of apple cider, jp bambic and light fruits. Strong carbonation, but light and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3190) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Boilermaker for Mckenzie and Tired Hands event. Pours a cloudy yellow, small head and lacing. Aromas of peach, brett, horse blanket, tart citrus. Taste is much of the same with some hops coming through but mostly a funky, lactic, lemon tasting saison.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3055) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
pours a clear very pale yellow with almost no head...not very lively looking. aroma brings this beer to life!...nice funky tart notes and lemony citrus atop light stonefruits...mango, peach. flavor is very tart/sour...stonefruit is lost but nice lemony citrus. mouthfeel is light with a tart dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Hazy yellow. Aroma is so nice, tart, yeasty, funky, spice. Flavor is such a great mix of tartness, yeast, light malt. Damn good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
A little bit of everything going on here but it all plays together so perfectly. Acidity, slight funk, tart. The best saison I have ever had.


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