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Saison Asterisk - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012)
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a wine glass. Pours a carmel/orange hue with a loose, quarter inch, off-white head. Nose is floral with just the merest suggestion of buttery and bourbon notes. Taste expresses a hint of spice (perhaps chamomile) as well as green apples and buttery and peppery nuances. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant and even carbonation as well as a slightly oily consistency and a trace of acidity. Overall, a very interesting beer - perhaps a little too clean for the style, but the bourbon notes add an interesting element to the beer without being overly forward. I really appreciate what this brewer is doing with the style and look forward to further experimentation.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:14:23 | More by Jwale73
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Saison Asterisk from Mystic Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.