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Saison - Mystic Brewery

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very good

171 Ratings

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-10-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

chippo33, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Kinsman
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Makes for a beautiful pour with a bright orange body and a nice white fluffy head on top. Sticky and lacy as well.

Fruity and yeasty on the nose with a faint lemon note and some pepper and clove spice notes. A little more subtle than some saisons but definitely showing some complexity to it.

A fruity tartness starts things off. Yeasty spice notes mix in as well making for a well balanced beer. Finishes with a bit of an earthy and musty character.

Bubbly and crisp on the mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty solid saison. Nothing really sticks out but all the flavors blend together so well it makes for a nice sipper on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Kinsman, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of TobiasG
3/5  rDev -20.8%

TobiasG, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

campfirebrew, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Janeinma, May 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

geocool, May 24, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ShanePB, May 22, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kelp, May 15, 2013
Photo of CB_Crowe
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

CB_Crowe, May 09, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 04-30-2013
Freshness: Batch 008
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged with gold foil
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received in a trade

Pours with a huge white head on a beer that is clear, bright and golden in color. The last pour from the bottle shows some cloudy yeast sediment from the bottle conditioning. Head retention is very good but there seems to be no Belgian lace as I'd expect.

The smells are fruity at first, with grape notes. I then get aromas of Belgian yeast spiciness, with some mustiness. Finally there is also the aroma of grassy hops.

The taste is especially dry with some amount of tartness, as well as spicy with a hint of white pepper. I'm not a wine guy, but this tastes a lot like I'd describe as a dry, white wine flavor.

The mouthfeel has a very high carbonation level on a medium body. The finish is much like the taste, with spiciness and a little sourness, wrapped up in a very dry package.

Overall a pretty good saison, although I think it lacked flavor complexity and seemed too dry for my liking.

Thanks to DrewShal9 for this one!

sommersb, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mleblanc25, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

AnitaBrewski, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Noyt, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

outoffocus, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dirtwagon, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PaulD, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Wishdiak, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Patrickbrusil, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

batch 005 picked up from julios last summer

the beer rockets the cork into the ceiling as soon as the cage comes off and pours a slightly hazy golden with a huge white head. the nose is very pungent, reminiscent of pear, lemon, and yeast. there is an adequate amount of sweetness in the taste, but it still finishes relatively dry. the mouthfeel is medium, effervescent, and aromatic. I enjoy the beer and would like to try the wine barreled versions in the future.

ThePorterSorter, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

t0rin0, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.
A) Pours with a big frothy head that sticks around. Golden orange in color. Some chill haze. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Earthy. Musky. Yeasty.
T) Pleasant malty sweetness. Subtle spiciness. A well balanced flavor profile - not pungent or astringent.
M) Crisp. Medium light body. Dry.
O) A great saison. I'd definitely have another.

u2carew, Oct 19, 2012
Saison from Mystic Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.