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Mary Of The Gael - Mystic Brewery

Mary Of The GaelMary Of The Gael

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BA SCORE
88
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%


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

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 04-11-2013)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a rusty brown with some light golden hints. It pours with a rocky head of medium sized, sand colored bubbles, and leaves a lacing of thin dry streaks on the glass. In body, the beer is a murky haze of muddy water. On the nose, the beer smells of sweet and grassy hops with a nice underlying saison funk that brings prickly hay and slight bready malts. The hops also bring a nice floral quality to the beer, and there is an underlying smell of citrus lemon in the beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes dry and bitter with a nice herbal salt character and little touches of citric sweetness. The flavors begin as sweet malt, but is immediately dried out by grassy hops and touches of lemon bread. A salty flavor does works its way into the beer, mixing with the more herbal aspects of the grassy hops, and leaving a nice savory feel to the mouth. The finish is longer, and brings yeasty funk and grassy hops to the forefront of the palate, with nice citric nuances. The aftertaste is a grassy bitter with light bready yeast flavors lingering. In the mouth, the beer feels on the plus side of medium in body with a nice weight behind each sip. The carbonation in the beer is smooth and creamy with only the faintest ghost of a prickle on the tongue, and the beer’s superb dryness allows this carbonation to work beautifully with the beer. The mouth is left wet with acid neutralizing spit, and with a lingering herbal dryness on the top of the tongue. Overall, this is a superb saison, and perhaps one of my favorites in the style. Mystic really has a way with the saisons, and this might be there best yet! Superb dryness and rich nuanced flavors blend perfectly together in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 21:53:36 | More by Maxwell
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Mary Of The Gael from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.