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McKenzie Barrel Aged Saison Vautour
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison Vautour bottled with brett, pedio, and lacto, aged in oak barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Courtesy of mibirder

Bottle: The aromo consists of yeast, floral notes, light lemon, and spice. It pours a cloudy dull yellow with a moderate white head. The flavor starts yeasty with a hint of peach. The finish has light-moderate floral notes, light lemon, and a hint of pepper. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
750 ml bottle; pale yellow; light white head; poopy, lemony, stale Brett aromas with light malt; lots of lemon and brett; stale malt, smooth honey and stale lemons; fresh grass, dry malt and big time stale brett: seems to be dull and lacking any depth and complexity to me with the yeast treatments

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Mckenzies saison vaoteur. 750ml bottle (27 out of 372)... Pours a golden yellowish brown, somewhat murky, with a pillowy white head that quickly recedes... Aroma of mustiness after the initial pour with a fruity yeastiness with some pineapple and citrus. Some earthy bitterness in the finish... Flavors are similar with a fruity consistency, some yeast and mediocre citrus rind bitterness towards the middle and remains through the finish. Medium bodied and pretty drinkable with adequate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Pours a cloudy pale gold with a large white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma has a bit of spiciness and funk with a nice grain note and a bit of fruit and floral notes underlying. Flavor is a bit more earthy with a nice malt note with some brett and floral notes. There is a bit of spiciness that rounds out the beer nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13623) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden straw color with a massive white head that clings to the glass. S: A very nice earthy aroma to this beer providing some grass and hay notes. Lightly sweet malts with a bit of a cracker thing going on. A touch of fruitiness, but certainly some lemon zest that is very pleasing. T: This one starts out with a very light tartness (of the lemon variety). Grass, hay, and leather give this beer a fantastic earthy character and really dry it out. A hint of of spice (white pepper) and a bready malt base completes this one. M: The body is medium with plenty of carbonation and a very dry finish. D: Just fantastic stuff. Glad to have an extra one of these sitting at home.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
The delicous aroma includes the sweet and wild aroma of the ichosen yeast strains. The saison pours cloudy golden wih a light sunset orange hue. The flavors are delicous, yeasty, sweet, a bit funky, and some tart. The body is medium to big and goes down really smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, lemon peel, toffee, toast, brett, coriander, vanilla, and earthy yeast. Taste of citrus, tart fruits, spices, grass, lemon, and a tart, wild finish. Liking what they’ve done with this recipe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3503) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Bill. Pour is hazed golden with a two inch white head. Aroma is peppercorn, along with malt wheat, and a tangy sourness. Taste is vegetal, along with the very mildly tangy sourness and a nice earthiness. Palate is medium, bone dry. Perhaps a bit over spiced, but nice enough and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
(750ml bottle via trade with Josh) opaque yellow with lasting white bubbles. Nose of tart fruits, pear and apple, floral, brett and pineapple. Taste of earth, florals, brett, tart lemon, nice and drinkable if not a bit perfumey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, horseblanket, citrus, and grain. Flavor of citrus, brett, grass, herbs, subtle lacto, and some pepper.


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