Vespula Mysticus | Mystic Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
18 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mystic Brewery/Bluejacket DC collaboration - Session Saffron Saison

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of redfishlk
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TripelMark
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of koflaherty
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of sjverla
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nose: Rich yeastiness. Bready and spicy with citrus and black pepper. A touch of mustiness is in there, but buried deep beneath the scent of orange peel.

Appearance: Golden blonde. Good and hazy. About .25" of head that didn't last long but managed to lace modestly.

Taste: Bright and fresh - very citrus forward - mostly orange juice (but really good orange juice). Hints of pepper and clove. The saffron adds a nice depth that plays well against the thin, crisp mouthfeel (got this growler filled yesterday). The finish is very mildly bitter like grapefruit and fairly dry. It keeps you coming back.

Overall: A real treat. So glad to know these guys are right down the road.

 679 characters

Photo of Peteostro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jsilva
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of bum732
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Vespula Mysticus from Mystic Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe