Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison | Mystic Brewery

Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented SaisonSauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison
BA SCORE
4.13/5
65 Ratings
Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented SaisonSauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
mystic-brewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rudzud on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,236
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
65
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abagofit
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Jofroi
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of nzerbe
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of danmcg62
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of larryi86
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented Saison from Mystic Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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