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Saison Renaud - Mystic Brewery

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Saison RenaudSaison Renaud

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BA SCORE
87
very good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-24-2012)
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-10-2012 01:54:13 | More by guezarka
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and corked bottle purchased somewhere in Massachusetts by my mum, shared with Sam in Sydney.

Pours a pleasingly hazed yellow colour with a massively frothy, coarse-bubbled and rocky head of white that crackles and aerates its way down to nothing. Carbonation is also fairly coarse, and a little bit sparse. Body is fairly light. Looks pretty good overall though.

Nose is also pleasant. Some stonefruit and banana characters with a hint of something sharper: perhaps some dry-hopping. Really very rounded with some deep sweetness to it. It's very nice.

Taste is a little bit stranger. Here there is a pronounced wheatiness, which stretches the palate a little, adding some acidity and a slight metallic character. Under this is the sweetness and the banana fruitiness from the nose, which creates quite a broad basis. Slight pepper on the finish almost turns slightly medicinal—along with the mild tartness it gives even a suggestion of cherries.

Feel is silky and fairly broad, despite feeling as though it's rather light.

Overall, I liked it a lot. It was full-flavoured with some complexity and interest. A bit more sharpness would really complete the package—some spice or pepper through the centre of the palate would be a great addition. But even as it is it's pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 09:12:44 | More by lacqueredmouse
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elNopalero

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had the opportunity to try this a number of years ago. I was on vacation in Boston and saw a bottle of this brewery at a liquor store I happened to pass by. A curiosity pick that paid off—the bottle was screenprinted at the time, so I’m guessing it was one of the very first batches, but the memory of the contents stayed with me.

Flash forward to the present and Mystic now distros in my area. I’m happy to report that this, their saison, remains as tasty as I remember it.

It pours a straw/golden color with great foam that dies down eventually. There’s a peppery aroma with a light estery note to it. I get some dry grassy characteristics contrasting with the floral parts, and a great peppery flavor on it. It’s on the dry side as it finishes. Overall well-crafted and reasonably priced too.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:20:24 | More by elNopalero
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slackattack

California

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch # 11

Pours hazy gold with a good inch of solid wet white head that lasts forever and leaves an intermittent lace as you sip. Smell is bready and yeasty with a bit of spice, from the Saaz I assume. Taste is very yeast heavy gets a little sweet, but there's enough bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is dry, but still has a decent body. Overall, very enjoyable. Not sure if this is my first experience with the Renaud yeast, but I like the flavor it imparts.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 20:58:07 | More by slackattack
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

***Batch #11***

Poured from a 375ml bottle.

Quite a white head atop a light gold body but doesn`t really stick around and doesn`t have the legs like a saison should. Smell has fruit syrup and characteristics of yeast. Flavor is very crisp, peaches up front but ends abruptly with a dry end and no lingering flavors. Average saison i found.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-25-2014 23:12:54 | More by rstenson
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at AndrewK's tasting.

Batch number 007.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid yeast presence that takes prominence all around.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very pale yellow with a very slight haziness. It has a huge 4 finger fluffy white head that hangs around for a long time. Excellent lacing.

S - Very, very, very yeasty and funky. Raisins are present with a very slight spiciness as well

T - Very nice spice to it. Corriander? A funky flavor. Quite yeasty and lemony. Good but different for sure

M - a lighter bodied beer especially for 6.5 Abv. Smooth with a creaminess to it

O - Great Saison. One of my new favorites. A very drinkable beer with an intersting flavor. Sasions are starting to grow on me!

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Saison Renaud from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.