Saison Vautour Du Bois - McKenzie Brew House
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4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Big thanks to my buddy G311 for the hook-up. This is a good one. Saison Vautour Du Bois, bottle 43?/372.
A - It pours a bright lemon-yellow hue with a wispy film of white froth atop. Lacing ensues despite the relatively small head.
S - The nose immediately is greeted with zesty lemon and various sweet orchard fruits such as pear, peach and white grape. There are also small amounts of pineapple-y brett funk and some sweaty-musty farmhouse notes as well as a bit of herbal grassy hoppiness.
T - The flavor follows the aroma but offers additional notes of white pepper, hay, wildflower and citrus blossom. The funky lemon pepper nuances juxtaposed against the pristine pale malt is a dynamic that works fabulously. Sweet fruity pear-ish notes pop up on the finish. Delicious.
M - The feel is light, refreshing and velvety; quite enhancing.
O - I am greatly impressed by this one; it is tremendously crushable, complex, and all-around well-done. I really want more.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 16:53:12 | More by ktrillionaire
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Bottle is a slow gusher. Golden-orange pour with a touch of amber and yellow. Smallish head, no real lacing
Smell: Very wheaty, touches of white pepper and spices like coriander. It smells pleasant but not particularly strong.
Taste: Wow, now we are cooking. Tastes like sunshine in a bottle. All of the typical saison-style flavors with a big squeeze of lemon and a nice tartness. Bits of hay and earth, perhaps some lemongrass. I was somewhat taken aback by how good it is.
Mouthfeel: Just incredibly soft, almost like a pillow. Perfect carbonation.
Overall: I really enjoyed this bottle. Big surprise, glad I get to add it to the database. The mouthfeel is probably one of the best I have felt for a saison. Taste is up there also, there is this slight tartness that is very enjoyable. A little work on the nose and this will be the best american saison on the market, if it isn't already. Please make more.
Bottle #8 of 360.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2011 01:35:53 | More by craytonic
Saison Vautour Du Bois from McKenzie Brew House
95 out of 100 based on 63 user ratings.