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Mary Of The Gael - Mystic Brewery

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very good

101 Ratings

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 04-11-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

nh2032, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sammy, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DaPan, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Danno48, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Gatch, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

polishkaz, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HattedClassic, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Larrydoherty
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Larrydoherty, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy golden-orange with reddish hues. A thick, foamy white head settles after a while, but holds at a respectable half-inch. Lacing is thick, prevalent, and irregular.

S: Malts lend a soft graininess and a honeyed sweetness. Hops are reminiscent of freshly cut grass and a field of wildflowers. Yeast is very subtly spicy. Tropical esters are quite prominent and lend aromas of pineapple and Clementine. A very vibrant nose that suggests 'spring' perhaps more so than most beers that claim to be spring seasonals.

T: Honeyed granola. Touch of toast and bread crust. Juicy clementine, pineapple. Doughy and chalky yeast. Vague spiciness. Muted spike of alcohol. Firm hop bitterness. Green and floral hop tastes with a touch of grass and just the slightest hint of pine needles. Dries a bit and finishes with doughy yeast and lingering hop oils.

M: Medium bodied, but very full and even a little chewy. Velvety and smooth. Modest prickling carbonation.

O: A pleasant, hoppy saison that does a good job of conveying a sense of seasonality.

ryan1788a5, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Screper, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

July2Nov, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, amber in color, clear

Smell: pine, funk, and Belgian spices--coriander

Taste: pine, funk, and Belgian spices--coriander--light toasted malt and a hop presence especially at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light in body, high carbonation, crisp

Overall: Dry and delicious with a definite hop presence..The hops are there, but are never overpowering. Delightfully balanced, I would like to get this one once it first comes out next year.

tigg924, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Davepoolesque, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Janeinma, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

pveilleux, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

TobiasG, Jun 18, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops, honey, spices and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the honey malt flavors are a bit more prominent and the spices are most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the alate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A slight amount of dryness is perceptible.
O: This is a very enjoyable American take on a Belgian saison that is very drinkable.

Note: Batch #001

metter98, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

smithj4, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle shared with the girlfriend and poured into large tulip glasses. Batch #1 of this beer.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy head that reduced to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing on the glass. It is a cloudy orange red color. Looks a bit murky for the style.

Smell: yeasty, spicy, bready, vanilla, apple, and citrus.

Taste: Pretty much same as above with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, spicy, medium carbonation, medium and medium bodied.

Overall: A good Saison to add to the list. Definitely would pick up another bottle.

Flounder57, Jun 14, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I do love me a good farmhouse ale, and I know Mystic does a good job with that, so hopefully this is a winner.

Pours a very large fizzy fluffy head that hits almost 3 fingers even on a careful pour, fades semi slowly with decent lacing and leaves large sparkling bubbles interestingly, mostly clear blond slight amber orange colored.

Nose brings a nice saison character, some farmhouse funk is right out front, with some saison yeast and a mild sweetness, nice citrus and orange peel, light bitter rind, mild saison spices that get kinda floral, and a bit of a grassy floral hop character, bit of a candied orange peel hop, the nice farmhouse funk really comes through, and just a bit of a musty resin.

Taste starts with more farmhouse funk, not quite Brett level of funk but a nice farmhouse character. Then mild sweet malts kick in with a blond toasty pilsner malt, faint honey like sweet character, etc. Then the hops kick in and do they ever, nice bitterness that is light enough but brings a nice hop character, floral grassy hops mostly, with a touch of pine and spicy taste. A nice citrus throughout, a light lemon peel, and even orange pith bitterness, and very light saison yeast spices, a bit grassy and a lemongrass character too. There is also a very very light phenolic flavor that gets a little unpleasant, almost a alcoholic perfumey taste that is the only thing keeping it from being great, although it is very light. Finish is dry, very dry, with a nice lingering saison character, more farmhouse funk lingering, a little grassy toasty malt, more lemon peel flavors.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carb, almost too much.

Overall a nice saison, good malts, a nice saison farmhouse funk, nice grassy flavors and lemony citrus, the hops come on strong initially but don't seem to last and a bit more would have been better since they kinda promised that on the label, and that one unpleasant phenolic character takes away slightly.

jlindros, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jayhunter357, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

shehateme, Jun 13, 2013
Mary Of The Gael from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.