Saison Asterisk | Mystic Brewery

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31 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ppoitras
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish. Corked and caged. Batch 001.

Poured into a DFH snifter, formed a 3/4" off-white head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head has substantial staying power, with thick coating lace. Aroma is spicy, with a lightly alcoholic tartness.

Taste begins lightly sweet, some tannin alcohol in the middle, then some spices, and closes with a tartness and a blink of somewhat harsh alcohol again. Mouthfeel is not as nice as one would hope, and drinkability feels the same effects. This one just doesn't come together for me.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery snifter.

Thanks to cbeer88 for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 7. This stuff pours a cloudy orange-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, sweet vanilla, a touch of Brett, and sweet flowers. Imagine a lightly Brett-ed Creamsicle... The taste holds notes of orange zest, earthy greens, light Brett, bitter lemon peel, and a stroke of bourbon. (Initially, I perceived this as Sorachi Ace funk, but the bourbon-ness became more apparent and clear as the beer warmed up.) The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice barrel-aged saison, something you definitely don't see every day. Good times.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another good offering from one of my new favorite New England breweries. It isn't overly bourbony, but it has a nice butter/oaky smell and a lightly oaky taste that mixes well with the saison. It's fizzier than I expected, which makes it a good accompaniment to a giant bowl of chicken noodle soup and an Anna Magnani flick. It's young and will probably change over time, which is why, at $10 a bottle, it's worth buying a few and storing them away for a while. If you're looking for something with a sharp bourbon edge, go buy a bottle of... well, good bourbon.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.

Pours clear copper with an inch of white froth that drops down to a partial skim coat and smeary lacing.

Bourbon, cloves, apples, butterscotch, vanilla, and scorched honey lead off the nose. Light pepper notes and boozy fruit follow through.

Light bodied with a slightly tacky, slickish mouthfeel.

Boozy bourbon, vanilla, clove-studded apples, and spicy hops start the palate. A hint of smoke, caramel, and grass-rubbed red fruits run underneath.

Finishes with warming booze, vanilla, honey-drizzeld malt and light funk.

Another tasty variation of a Saison from Mystic. Certainly funkier than Allagash Curieux but on par with the balance. Nice beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Saison Asterisk from Mystic Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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