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Saison - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%


Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-10-2011)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml was poured into a large Duvel snifter.

Appearance: The beer poured a huge two finger puffy white head that has reduced to a puffy layer and left some clumpy lacing on the glass. It is a pale orage yellow color with some haziness and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: vanilla, spiciness, bready and sweet malts, apples, pears, golden raisins, some booze on the nose, and yeasty esters. Smells more like a tripel than a saison. Very strange.

Taste: everything mentioned above with some strange tartness to the beer. Almost makes me pucker up. Sour apples and spiciness are the most noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, tingly feeling in the mouth, a bit dry, still tingling, and medium bodied.

Overall: A mediocre saison at best. Being there first batch, there is still room to move up. I will revisit these guys again and again because of there upcoming styles and barrel usage.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:47:30 | More by Flounder57
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dmachado

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-14-2014 17:58:37 | More by dmachado
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SadMachine

New Jersey

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03-22-2014 17:34:01 | More by SadMachine
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dunix

Vermont

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03-19-2014 18:17:41 | More by dunix
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch number: 011.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice earthy quality in the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 04:23:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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chet4

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-08-2014 21:14:15 | More by chet4
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-09-2014 20:17:27 | More by KevinGordon
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-01-2014 22:39:48 | More by PEIhop
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

OK a strange one here...
poured from bottle into tulip.
Really nice head on a slightly orange color brew.
Aromas of saison peppery notes but also a hint of banana like hefe yeast.
Taste is fruity saison with a lot of german hefe influence. Some peppery finish with a lot of fruity esters. I wish it had a bit more saison personality but the flavor is not bad.
My biggest wish is for a bit more dryness...it still has some somewhat residual sweetness but not bad.
Its a bit over malty but in general its a good brew. Not a seeker but worth a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 04:26:48 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine yellow color with two fingers of bright white head. Just a bit of wet lacing with this one.

Aroma of lemon, ripe tropical fruit and herbal notes and table sugar along with a yeasty mustiness.

Tasted of tangerine, lemon, ripe tropical fruit, spicy herbal notes sugar, yeast and crackers. Finished clean.

Medium bodied, sticky and dry with a moderate carbonation.

Perhaps a tad too sweet but still a tasty Saison from Mystic.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 22:08:53 | More by Monkeyknife
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 12:15:35 | More by Reagan1984
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popery

California

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice medium golden color. Fairly cloudy. Medium just barely off-white head. Good retention. Aroma is a nice mix of fresh malt, saison yeastiness and light fruitiness. I'm getting green grapes, white wine, peaches, blueberries, apples. Honey. Malt flavor is bright and fairly sweet. Mild pepper. Some very light funk. Mildly herbal. Taste starts fairly sweet with a good dose of honey-ish malt. Then, some apricot and grape fruitiness kicks in. Finally, the beer finishes with some drier yeast notes and a bit of lemony, floral hops. Lightly effervescent with some decent body to the beer. Tasty enough, but it's mostly well-trod territory. I remember liking Renaud a bit more, though I think this one is a touch more fruity. Still, it's a solid, well-made saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 07:26:20 | More by popery
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-14-2014 04:24:38 | More by brotherloco
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Zkscharf

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2014 17:32:56 | More by Zkscharf
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seand

California

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a fair amount of light white head. A film with some bigger bubble retains, leaving good lacing.

S: Sweet and yeasty, on the subtle side for a saison.

T: Fuller sweetness than the aroma suggests, leading into a lightly hoppy refreshing finish. The 7% isn't particularly noticeable except perhaps for a moment on the finish.

M: Medium body, medium to high carbonation. It's fitting for the beer.

Overall, quite good, and nicely refreshing without being too light.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 04:32:02 | More by seand
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lovindahops

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-29-2013 18:14:36 | More by lovindahops
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A seamless and prolific off-white head lies patiently on top of a ruddy-orange brew.

Big notes of Orange, white grapes and Belgian yeast followed by lesser notes of pear, lemon and other somewhat sour, light fruits to the nose.

More strong notes of orange and lemon up front with layers of Belgian yeast mixed with a slight fruity funk, and finishing with a peppery background that also includes some butterscotch and burnt sugar way down low.

Medium bodied and not as crisp as expected, with a hint of creaminess in the middle and some heat at the back.

Having a hard time pacing myself with this underrated but flavorful and potent brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:19:47 | More by stephens101
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-28-2013 15:48:53 | More by halo913
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-23-2013 15:59:03 | More by pixieskid
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-12-2013 22:56:40 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle of this at Craft Beer Cellar when I visited Boston. The color of it is in the vein of raw umber, with a bubbly, pure white head that stays nicely. Very hazy due to the natural carbonation from the re-fermented yeast in the bottle.

The aroma is very alluring, reminding one of biscuity, sweet bread, pepper, rosemary and other herbs, apple cider vinegar, pear and light fruits, white wine, and Belgian yeast.

The flavor is quite complex and tasty. I tried this at several temperatures and I do prefer it quite a bit above room temperature. Initially, I perceive the classic Saison flavors of fruit esters and yeast, however, there's a pronounced citrus/lemon aspect presumably from the Hallertau hops mentioned on the bottle. The effects of the aging process in French oak Sauvignon Blanc barrels kick in during the sharp finish, which comes across as strong and vinous, with wine grapes and some woody-ness.

Overall, medium bodied, complex and sharp would be an accurate way to describe this. It paired well with the Trout dish I had for dinner this evening. I'm not sure why some reviewers are putting this selection down so much, I think it is quite enjoyable and worthy of your purchase if you like complexity and experimentation which is so prevalent in today's craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 23:25:53 | More by Neorebel
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-24-2013 00:43:52 | More by thegerm87
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-15-2013 00:21:44 | More by comradekyle
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Saison from Mystic Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.