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McKenzie Barrel Aged Saison Vautour
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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saison Vautour bottled with brett, pedio, and lacto, aged in oak barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5307) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9000) - San Diego County, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry brett. Lingering brett and smild citrusy fruity. Mild wineous and slight fruity. Smooth fruity and slight wineous finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
750ml bottle from Kiel. Pours a hazy golden yellow with very little head to speak of and subsequently it leaves no lacing. Aroma is fantastic with lemonzest, vinegar and some nice grassy notes. Plenty of other citrus notes are present - peaches and apricots - as well as some brett and oak. Taste isn’t quite up to the nose as the fruit is a little less prevalent and there is actually a noticeable floral character, and I mean flowers, not floral hops. The finish is dry and oaky with a hint of brett. Not much spices. The mouthfeel is slick with low carbonation and maybe a little thin for the style. Very dry in the finish. This is a really nice saison and extremely drinkable. One of the better McKenzie beers I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy yellow. White head. Nose/taste of Brett, lemonzest, citrus, wood, pear and yeast. Taste is same but with lemon peel instead of zest and everything a bit muted. Mouth feel is a bit grainy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2011
750ml bottle shared at BCTC2009. Pours a nice light golden- slight haze and a fluffy white head- some lace. Aroma is nice floral hops, fresh bread, doughy grassy and hay notes, slight farmhouse- but not funky just fresh grain and hops- good clean spicy saison profile. Flavor is doughy clean fresh hay, bready pils, slight orange fruity esters, wheat and dough, with a green and floral fresh hoppiness. Clean dry refreshing finish- very nice Saison.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Huge thanks to G311 for getting me this bottle. Bottle 39/372 from the most-recent release served in a snifter. Pours a nice golden-yellow color with some visible carbonation and a nice white head. a bit of lacing on the dies of the glass. The nose brings a really fantastic Brett presence with a bit of mild Band-aid presence in the background, though in a good way. Really quite earthy as well. The taste is along similar lines with a great funky Brett character as well as some light citrus character. The body is medium with a really dry finish. Extremely drinkable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2011

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2010 750ml bottle, 44 of 372, thanks to Sean, poured into my Hill Farmstead glass... Murky honey gold body, semi-transparent. Head is a bright off white, watery and light, not much retention or lacing... Outstanding aroma, very funky floral muskyness, some nice brett... Taste has some nice things going, this is a musky sour brett saison, not sweetness, makes no bones about it. Finish is tons of brett. Crushable musky saison, well worth trying


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