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Mystic Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Saison

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our Barrel Program beers are entirely fermented and aged in wood barrels. For millenia wood was an essential part of the brewing process - long before the advent of stainless steel. This beer was fermented in barrels formerly used for chardonnay wines. As such, it expresses and essence of its former contents along with the classic vanilla of French oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle at Paul’s May 2014 tasting courtesy of Max. Pours a golden body with nice thick white head and lace. Aroma consists of light fruity yeast, wine barrel, spice and light funky floral character. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of funky fruit, light barrel, flowers and light hop. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2841) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. pours cloudy gold. nose is chardonnay and oak. tastes very oaky, of brett, chardonnay, white grape juice, lemon, and hay. sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4262) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
bottle. care of Max at Paul’s. Poured golden color with nice sized white head that hung around for a good while. Notes are clean yeast, fruit skin, flowers, white vino and pepper. Nice and dry with some hoppy bitterness in the close. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Max at Paul’s. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of chardonnay, wild yeast, oak, brett, lemon and white grapes. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle from Yankee Beverages. very nice, great saison. active mouthfeel, floral, fruity saison, white wine &oak adds great dimension of flavors. seek this out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle corked and caged through recent trade. Pour has a deep golden color with a fizzle on the surface that produced a covering of white head. Aroma is huge on the chardonnay barrels, white grape skins, complementing yeast, and a golden base beer. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation is very low. Flavor has a nice golden base beer, chardonnay barrel, sweet but not overly so, yeasty esters, and a tongue watering finish. I wish there was a bit more carbonation in this bottle but the beer itself rocks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2915) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
One of the best beers from Mystic that Ive had. Huge oaky and vinous notes. Creamy texture and tons of barrel characteristics on the finish. Lingering light bitterness and medium sweetness drys at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours deep clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Chardonnay, vanilla and oak aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel and oak upfront turing to grape in the lasting finish. White wine barrels produce the best of the Mystic offerings...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4813) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
bottle, wow this one is awesome, tons of oak and wine notes on a simple clean base saison. One of the best fmor Mystic, thanks guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (502) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured from bottle: pours straw with a good sized white head. Aroma is funk, spice, and a little alcohol like. Taste is very dry, spicy, oaky, and very clean. Nice smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Quite tasty.

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