ClarkVV (4208) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NEXT UP in the Beers-that-are-too-subtle-for-the-palateless-slobs we have a 2014 750mL bottle drunk 7/6/15.
Far and away the best Mystic beer Iíve had to-date and Iíve had a lot of them. Assuming this is about 8-9 months old and really hitting its stride now. The first thing I smelled upon uncorking it was the unmistakable smell of Dupont in all its well-developed glory. Nice. Light leather, plaster, minerals and pepper and just a hint of cranberry acidity on the backend with very light, well-attenuated pils malts providing light balance. Gains more fruitiness as it warms, but the delightful Dupont-iness never leaves and the yeasty, cellar-like aroms linger nicely. No alcohol or flaws.
Similar flavor profile replete with spicy phenols and light leather, cork and plaster. Maltiness is soft, refined and well-attenuated providing a medium body and perfect balance. Cranberry acidity/sharpness notable on the end, with ever so slight a cranberry juice flavor. Awesomely light-handed with the fruit; itís just a minor element as it should be. Kind of wish there were no cranberries so I could live it up with all of this yeastiness uninterrupted, but regardless, this is a deliicious, delicious beer. Mystic needs to keep doing stuff like this.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Minerally saisony sort of smell. Taste is sort of the same. Medium body and carbonation with some foam.
krumbum (697) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty fruity aromas. So cloudy you can barely see through it. A bready start flows into a tart cranberry and then coriander spice finish.lastings moisture on the pallet.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy apricot orange color, fluffy white head. Straight forward saison. Doughy malts, yeast, light peppery flavors, hints of fennel, honey,
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy peachy orange hued body with a white head that lasts. Aromas are of grass and hay, medium carbonic, some phenols, tannins, red wine grape skins, some herbal/spicy hop notes. Flavors are of some tannin, medium bitterness, bready/biscuity/doughy malt structure, light yeast esters/fruit notes. Herbal, on the bitter side of things. Medium acidity. Fruit flavor is more a shadow than directly cranberry. Quite bitter/tannic on the palate. Lively carbonation.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to Jamesí for the multi-K tasting. Pours a slightly pink amber with a medium sized white head. Soft grainy musk, a bit of cranberry, but Iím searching hard. Medium bodied, sweet musky wheat, a bit more dried cranberry. Tasty, but a bit on the light side. Faintly tart into the finish, soft cranberry bitterness. Tasty.
merc7186 (2563) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Tart Cranberry, Yeast, Lemon Zest
Appearance: Orangish/Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing
Taste: Lemon Zest, Yeasty, Mild Cranberry
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
blipp (6949) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pinkish orange with a thin white head. Light fruits with moderate acidic tartness, hints of berry, and a crisp tart finish. Very drinkable.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 11k/7k/5k. Aroma is lemon, cranberry and barnyard. Pours light peach with nice bubbles and a big fizzy head. Taste is lemon zest, cranberry sauce, grains of paradise, and slight barnyard. The cranberry is kind of in the way of a great saison, like I poured a saison into a glass that I didnít realize wasnít quite empty of cranberry juice cocktail. Nice though. Would drink again.
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 7K/5K. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of cranberry, lemongrass, toasted grain and yeast. Lighter medium bodied.