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Saison - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 09-10-2011

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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 63
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of oline73
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Batch 001, poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a golden tint. There is a super thick off white two finger head that leaves a nice layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Just a bit sweet. It is reminding me of champagne. I'm getting some mild herbs and a fruity characteristic.

Taste: Light and slightly herbal, but less so than I would expect from the style. There is a noticeable alcohol presence and some fruity notes. Those facts combine to make me think of champagne here as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with way too much carbonation. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: Not my favorite saison. Too much alcohol and not delicate enough if you ask me. I think I would pass in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Driftwood Tavern Plymouth, MA

Appearance: one inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: wheat and light flower

Taste: wheat, hay, light flower, slight lemon

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, slightly bitter

Overall: An ok, slightly above average saison. Not a bad beer, but it really did not stick out too much in a style I really like. I would get this again if offered to me, but would not go out of my way for it.

Photo of chugalug06
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Massive five-finger foamy white head. Brew is clouded yellow with some nice orange tint. Head lingers awhile and leave nice lacing.

Peach, lemon, and spice stand out in the scent. The white barrels are also quite prevalent.

Very light, but kinda spicy kick. Very nice without having over done sauvignon barrel. Nice oakyness. Dry, crisp, refreshing and heavy carbonation.

Very solid Saison! Thanks Andy for sharing this one, awesome extra! Highly recommended as an easy hot summer day drinker.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jmerloni
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden amber with a hazy tornado spinning through the center vertical. Solid white head with good retention and decent lacing.

S - Aroma is sour and tart smelling. Pear, green apple, cranberry, pomegranate, citrus. I pick up no malt here, though.

T - Green apple, pear, citrus, hops. Malt is absent. Entirely. I can only taste it faintly after swallowing a sip and it's on the very cliffedge of my tastebuds. Also, an unappealing vinegar taste. Ehh.

M - I don't know whether this was old on the shelf or what but this mouthfeel isn't very appealing. Each sip totally comes apart and there is almost no carbonation.

D - A poor showing. Not impressed by any means. The aromas and tastes are sour and anti-fulfilling. For this brewery (and this is the first beer I've tried from them) to call this a saison is just sacrilege to the style. For them to call this a saison is nonsense. There is no saison here. Nothing even approaching it. They could change five things about this beer in an effort to make it a saison and it still wouldn't trigger. This is, frankly, a beer gone wrong.

This is the first beer I've had from Mystic and, though Im disappointed by their first offering, I'll try two more to be faithful to a democratic spirit. I have a couple friends who have attested to Mystic's talent (and they're people whose taste I have faith in) and I'll be indulging them again soon.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of pisano
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured cold out of a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass

a: pours a hazy deep copper color with a massive four finger creamy head that slowly dissipates down to about half finger

s: malt sweetness, light citrus notes, belgian yeast, slight oxidation

t: sweet up front with strong hop bitterness and spice notes, banana, belgian yeast, a hint of alcohol, strong lingering bitterness; also getting some slight oxidation

m: medium body, lots of carbonation that gives a nice tingling sensation, no alcohol burn, refreshing

o: overall it's OK but i found it to be a bit too sweet and it had a strange aftertaste

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle bought somewhere localish. Corked and caged, Batch 004.

Poured into a CCB pub glass, formed a 1 3/4" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden copper brew. Meringuey head sno-cones above the rim, then collapses oh-so slowly, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is sweet, effervescent, and lightly tart.

Taste starts with spicy sweetness, citrus tart in the middle, light prickly hops through the close, with pronounced lemon. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is nice. This one comes together great.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very cloudy yellow pour with a giant bubbly off-white head. Fermented citrus, lemongrass, bananas, clove spice with hints of hay bales and earthy hops on the aroma; very hefeweizen-like. Heavily carbonated hit of sour fermented citrus fruits, bananas and white bread on the first sip. Thick yeast and bready malts compose most of the overall body with fermented citrus that lingers across the palate, into a sour, dry finish. Light to medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Not dramatically impressive, just about average in my opinion.

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2.36/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks Thorpe, bottle served in a snifter.

Beer is brownish and hazy with a nice white head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, some carbonation.

Aroma is odd, fusel, sweet, odd.

Beer is close to non-drinkable. I've heard a lot about our bottle of this, mislabeled, wrong batch, whatever the problem is this beer is not good, it is oddly bitter, has other alcohols not ethanol in it, lots of esters and aldehydes carrying through, phenolic and medicinal. Not a repeat. Fortunately the BA versions were vastly superior.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Saison from Mystic Brewery
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