Mary Of The Gael - Mystic Brewery
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy gold color. Okay starting head that leaves a cross between spotted and ring lace.
Spicy aroma that reminds me of rosemary and oregano. There's also a sweetness that is reminiscent of cherry syrup, but that might be because of my proximatey to the fruit garnish tray.
Okay I have a weird first impression: This tastes like unsweetened bubble gum. Relatively dry, especially when compared to the smell. The body is neutral but the carbonation is a bit high. Spicy finish that reminds me of all spice and cardamon. In the end, I give this beer big kudos for the complexity and interesting flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 20:40:03 | More by smcolw
3.55/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Ball Square.
Pours a really clear Medium golden color with a huge bubbly white head that is continually fed by a steady stream of carb bubbles. Earthy and floral hops dominate the aroma with a bit of bready yeasty funk and hints of pepper and spice rounding out the nose. The flavor is a yeasty bready affair with plenty of spice to cut through it all. Light floral earthy hop flavor with hints of melon like fruit. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a tart bubbly mouthfeel. Another Saison this time a little hoppy. This one is drinkable, not my favorite from them, but good just the same.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2013 00:21:13 | More by johnnnniee
Mary Of The Gael from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.