McKenzie Barrel Aged Saison Vautour
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Saison Vautour bottled with brett, pedio, and lacto, aged in oak barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown. 75cl bottle, thanks dickinsonbeer. Cloudy light-amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, pepper, some funk/cheese. Taste is moderately sweet, pepper, some spicy, light funk, bread. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Another badass beer cracked open courtesy of Turd - thanks, Sam! Nice dry-looking pale gold pour, with a thin, firm head. Notes of white pepper and lemon rind in the nose, along with fairly prominent yeast, some brett, and dry hops. Nice full mouthfeel, active without being too intrusive. Flavors start out nicely tart and bretty, but settles into some balance with smooth and dry elements emerging. Well done, excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Turdferguson. Cheers, Sam. Pours bright golden with a decent white head. Nose is dry, citrusy, grassy hops, and yeast. Herb notes and a lovely grapey yeast. I dig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Shared by turdferguson. Pours cloudy bright lemon rind yellow with one finger foamy white head. Nose is zesty and grassy with some lemongrass and white pepper. Zesty dry palate with a nice peppery character. Lightly grassy with some citrus rind. Boss

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle picked up at Mckenzie during the RBSG bus trip. Hazy golden with small white head. Very dry, some funk, light brett, bready. Lovely little American-made saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
750 bottle 29/372-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a thin white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is brett, wood, vinegar, light malt, yeast. Taste is brett/slight sour, lemon, wood, light malt-bready, yeast. 3.2 *110603- -750 bottle–pours a thin white head and yellow/straw color. Aroma is sweet light malt. Taste is sweet light malt, some spice hops, yeast. 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle shared at McKenzie, the third stop on our RBSG bus trip. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musky saison yeast, a touch of brett and wood. More touches of brett, wood and musk, wheat. Long lemony musk. Sweet, warm musk and lingering yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
trans gold, thin white head. Lots of mango and brett, more carbonated body than draft, light egg and more citrus through flavor. Nicely controlled, decently bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of Belgian yeast and light brown sugar. Bread, Belgian yeast, and light sour malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
750mL wild version at McKenzie for RBSG 2011. Pours a hazy golden with a healthy white head. Doesn’t come off immediately as that funky to me. Acid mash wheat beer and Berliner Weiss come to mind in the nose with more lemon and wheat starch in the nose than citrus, Brett, funk, barn. Nose opens up to green apples and cinnamon. Taste is very doughy, lactic tart, and pretty much straight Berliner Weiss with cinnamon green apples. Better than tap version. Still sort of an oddity. Would like to try again after the bottle has a little more age.

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