Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison - Mystic Brewery
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2.83/5 rDev -32%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Pale orange body. Small white head that retains well. Medium collar and a single island of foam.
Smell - Pale malt. A little yeasty. Bright fruity esters.
Taste - Yeasty and pale malts. Oaky. Minimal barrel character, but some oak.
Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium body.
Overall - Just as bland as all the other Mystic saisons.
03-24-2014 23:46:24 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev -3.8%
750ml into a snifter. The brew appears a clear color of copper. A white finger of frothy head sits across the top with solid retaining powers that lasts almost the entire duration supported by rising bubbles of carbonation. Some finger-like patterns of patchy lace stick to the glass.
The aroma is yeasty with a hint of pepper and clove. Some mildly fruit tinge along with a residual grain sweetness that is bready and a bit wheaty. More notes of peppery spice and wheat come forward as the brew warms up and breathes.
The taste is mildly fruity with yeast esters and alcohol. The expected clove and peppery spices are present. Some suggestions of phenolic character with more fruit emerging like white grape juice and a soft oak quality.
This is a medium bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation. This is a pretty solid saison at the base. The choice in barrel treatment brought out a nice subtle complexity that got increasingly noticeable as it warmed up. Id drink this again if the opportunity presented itself.
12-03-2012 18:41:30 | More by stakem
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
Big thanks goes out to the BA who sent me this one as an extra in a recent-ish trade! Shared by myself during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Upon getting the last turn off the cage loose the cork AND cage ejected itself right at my face grazing my cheek! Be warned! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart fruit, spice, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, fruit, wood, and white wine. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Based on the cork and cage almost killing me, I was worried that this one would be WAY overcarbonated. However, it was not bad at all on this aspect. The aroma was pretty pleasant on this one as you could pick up on the barrels a little bit but didn’t overpower the style. The flavor though was heavy on the barrel it was aged and made it finish quite dry. Definitely glad I got to try this one and share it, but wasn’t the standout of the night.
09-04-2012 11:31:11 | More by thagr81us
3.58/5 rDev -13.9%
A cloudy, yeasty golden orange color with a rather large white head. The nose is a touch phenolic and quite funky. It’s very spicy and also a bit barnyardy. Mild fruit toward the finish. The flavor is also funky and spicy with a strong malt flavor, a touch of wine, and minimal fruit. Maybe a light tannic oak character to it.
07-30-2012 20:32:33 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Someone shared this at thetomG's place - thanks, as I've been trying to get this version for a few months now. Served in a 3 Floyds tasting glass.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap and thick collar, but minimal lace. Hazy apricot body.
S - Phenolic and mildly gauze-y farmhouse yeast, with light vinous character in the periphery. Some nice pale and stone fruit malt flavors, and surprising little oak for a barrel fermented beer.
T - Taste is pretty similar, with spicy yeast up front, sweet, stone fruit and bready malts mid-palate, and some mild vinous, wet oak, and sour flavors in the finish.
M - Lightly grainy, with pleasant carbonation. Medium-bodied, with well-hidden alcohol.
D - By far the best Mystic Saison variant I've had, and pretty enjoyable. Delivers exactly what it promises, but somewhat forgettable. I'd have this again if it were local to me, but it's not good enough to actively seek out.
07-17-2012 06:05:11 | More by MasterSki
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Thank you DrewShal9 for this!
750 mL bottle, batch 2, poured into a tulip
A- A slightly hazy golden color with a four finger white fluffy head.
S- White wine, apples, earthy spices, pepper, yeast, tart lemons.
T- Oak, wine, earthy spices, apples and other light fruits, slightly bitter finish. The Sauvnon Blanc barrels work very well with this Saison.
M- Light to medium body, lively carbonation, dry finish.
O- This is a really nice barrel aged Saison, wish I had another bottle. Easy to drink and just enough complexity.
05-20-2012 03:20:49 | More by larryi86
3.63/5 rDev -12.7%
750ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Julios. Pours a translucent yellow-orange with a loose, white head that dissipates into a skim. Nose is fairly clean with some buttery notes, light toasted malts and a slightly bready character. Taste follows nose with the addition of wheat and grains, and a hint of wet cardboard. The sauvignon blanc barrel is suggested, but not overly prominent. Mouthfeel is light in body, but the carbonation is way too assertive and comes off a bit coarse. There's also a fair amount of acidity. A decent saison - fairly clean, but the carbonation is too over the top. The sauvignon blanc barrel is a nice complement to the style and something I'd like to see repeated.
05-15-2012 00:00:32 | More by Jwale73
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
A very loud thwop after the cork pops worries me for a second, but when no eruption happens I settle back a bit. Finally pouring the beer, I watch a pasty white fizzy and bubbly head ruse up to about a finger and a half before fading fairly quickly at first, but settles at about 1/2 a finger and stays there for a while. Bits of messy lacing remain on the sides of the glass. The beer itself is slightly hazy, with a honey orange nice looking colored beer.
Nosing it brings more experience of a typical saison... at first. It comes with a light Belgian golden malt profile, slightly toasted malt, and even a bit of wheat. That gives way to very light floral spices and citrus from the typical saison yeast, but in this case it's much lighter than typical. my nose picks up a nice fruity aroma, with hints of peach and white grape, and those fruits give way to a light musty vinous white wine like aroma, actually the white grape fruit and wine really ramps up as my nose adjusts to the rest of the aromas.
As I take a sip, my taste buds thank me with nice floral flavors of floored fl-ruits (had to keep the alliteration). Fruits are the main attraction this time, a big apple and pear like fruit flavor explode out the gate, even a bit of peach as well. The white wine and white grape flavors are fairly dominant in the same context, with the juicy fruit flavors, and a light musty vinous flavor. Malts run in the background but let their presence be known, again light Belgian golden malts, saison flavors, light farmhouse but not much. Juicy tasting for the most part, with hints of floral hops coming through with a hint of bitternes, then a bit of barrel. Light toasty buttery barrel is fairly light but enough to be noticed like a wife's 3 inch hair cut. Finish is fairly dry, although the overall taste profile is mostly dry anyways, saison flavors lingering with lots of stone fruit, light musty vinous white wine, juicy malts and fruits, and just a hint of barrel lingering.
Mouth is med bodied, quite a bit of carb that comes through well.
Overall nice, a great saison profile that doesn't fall into the same step as most and just brings farmhouse rustic malts and hints of spices and citrus fruits from the yeast, and it adds lots of nice stone fruit flavors, musty vinous white wine, and just a hint of barrel. Quite drinkable, esp for 7% abv. I could drink lots of this and have no problem killing the entire 750 myself, and I wish it was a bit cheaper.
05-07-2012 02:07:04 | More by jlindros
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours sparkling gold with a two-plus inch head of stark white. Tattered sheets of lacing and a solid coating on the surface for the duration.
Green apples, cotton candy, clove-dusted-honey-drizzeled biscuits and grape must start the nose. Vineous, fruity, and chock full of Belgiany goodness.
Light to medium bodied with an expansive, pillowy mouthfeel. Crisp and a bit splintered.
Honey-laced apples, wine-steeped bubblegum, fresh cut grass with wet hay, and a trace of husky malt leads off the palate. A sweetish, almost candied apple profile runs through as well as a less-than-dry white wine vineousity.
Finishes with some lingering honey, apples, and wine-soaked oak.
Probably the best Mystic brew I've had yet. If this beer had some brett in the barrels and aged until dry and tart I would be hoarding this.
05-01-2012 00:29:29 | More by brewandbbq
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Thanks Thorpe, this was my favorite out of the 3.
Beer is yellow and clear with a white head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing. Nice retention.
Aroma is white wine, grapes, mild oak.
Beer is light to medium in body, sweet but not too sweet, a dry finish, a decent beer. The set itself was a little disappointing and the overall beer was fine, I may try them again in the future but I'm not in a rush.
04-06-2012 18:58:30 | More by drabmuh
Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison from Mystic Brewery
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