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McKenzie Saison Vautour (Draft)

McKenzie Saison Vautour (Draft)
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian style farmhouse ale balances a bold, spicy yeast character with a dry hoppiness. A significant addition of malted rye adds further complexity without betraying the styles roots. Draft (and bottlings prior to 2010) are clean with no wild yeast.
GABF gold medal winner 2007, 2009, 2010


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Hazy golden rimming white head; aroma is rubbery; Flava is grainy slightly spicy and rubbery; feels medium and crisp; finishes dry

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (952) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Yum. Just the right amount of tart, hops, and malt. Made for a solid saison. Definitely recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Very nice, spicy, some wet hay, slight sourness, bready/yeasty, a thin but persistent head. Right on style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Nicely done. Pours amber with a small head. The aroma has some Belgium spice, fruit and bread. The flavor has a bit of sourness to it along with the Belgium spice and some fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
On tap at McKenzie’s ( Glen Mills). Pours a clear, pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles. Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with a strong light fruit presence and subtle booze. Taste has hints of earthy, grassy hops and subtle barnyard funk followed by pepper and zesty citrus peel. Medium bodied but slightly fuller than expected with subtle funkiness and a strong spice presence that lingers over the sweeter notes into dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Saison to a tee. Not all that impressive but drinakable. Towatds the tail end of my 8 beer sampler. Starting to feel it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (597) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pale yellow pour with lots of head and some lace. Smell is corn, hops, yeast, citrus. Reminded me of a pale lager almost. One of the more hoppier saisons I’ve tried. Taste is same as smell. Lots of hops, light lager taste at first followed by a kick of cinnamon, berry, and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2260) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. This is the version without barrel aging and wild yeast. The beer appears transparent and light yellow hued with a half inch of white head that generates some decent lacing. Aromas include floral, yeast and citrus notes. Flavor is nice and well balanced. Refreshing and easy to drink. Light to medium bodied. I much prefer the bottled version that incorporates wild yeast, as I find it much more delicious, intriguing, and complex. Still, this is a tasty brew, and I would happily have it again. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-06-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Draft at Capones. Poured a golden/yellow under a smaller white foamy head. Aroma of pepper, funk, grass. Medium bodied with average to slightly strong carbonation. Flavor of breads, grains, pepper, funk, lemons, and a touch of bubble gum sweetness. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a clear, pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with a strong light fruit presence and subtle booze.  Not as funky as expected with faint spice(coriander/pepper) and musty hay.  Hints of apple and pear dominate the nose. Medium bodied but slightly fuller than expected with subtle funkiness and a strong spice presence that lingers over the sweetner notes into dry finish.  Hints of earthy, grassy hops and subtle barnyard funk followed by pepper and zesty citrus peel.  Toward the end of swallow, sweetness comes in with booze and light fruit notes.  Slightly funky and full bodied yet still drinkable and refreshing.  Not terribly interesting but sessionable.


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