Friday, January 13, 2012

Mystic descendant hits home...

7% abv. Brewed in my childhood hometown of Chelsea, MA. Pours dark brown almost black with a healhty four finger dark tan head. You can smell the molasses used in the brewing during the pour. After that it is all a beautiful Belgian yeast aroma with pepper, cloves, lemon -- maybe even a touch of dark chocolate. The beer is brewed with molasses, Belgian Renaud yeast, and American hops. Great carbonation with a dry finish. Has a very pleasant mouthfeel. Touches of stout, porter, and saison all wrapped into one. Dark fruits abound, including figs, raisins and plums. Candy sugar and some caramel. The carbonation just does not calm down on this one. Each pour is a foam filled yeast fest. This is a much better beer than their first release, the saison. Looking forward to more beers from this brewery.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

I enjoyed the descendant as well. For some reason I didn't rate it very high on my ratebeer.com review. I found it complex with a thin mouthfeel. I think sometimes when appearance and taste doesn't necessarily match what you anticpate the mouthfeel to be it throws you off some. I may need to give this another try.

bostonbeerman said...

Agreed, there was something about this beer that was not 100%. It was lacking a bit. Let's hope they are working out the bugs.