Table Beer - Mystic Brewery
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
The beer pours a pale, hazy straw-yellow with a huge creamy head of tiny, eggshell white bubbles. The head sticks around at a finger and a half’s length, and leaves a lacing of medium sheets and strings on the side of the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and full of bubbles that race to the head of the beer. On the nose, the beer smells fresh and funky, with wonderful herbal notes and a strong grassy scents from the hops. The funk is distinctly from the Renaud strain, bringing some beautiful herbal qualities to the nose, much like Saison Renaud did. A light minty scent is also present in the smell. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and lightly tart with a soft, balancing bitterness from the grassy hops. In flavor, the beer begins lightly herbal with a soft funk that works nicely alongside the herbal flavor. Faint bread malts and bitter grass dance in the middle of the tongue, balancing out the beer in an elegant tug-of-war on the taste buds. Citric lemon notes can also be sensed in the funk, more akin to lemon grass than lemon fruit, but lovely and bright. The finish is clean with light wheat and bread notes, accented by minty hops, and the aftertaste is soft and fresh in the mouth, like bready mint. In the mouth, the beer feels light and airy in body, with a very soft carbonation that fluffs across the tongue. The beer is crisp and soft in mouthfeel. Overall, this is a hugely drinkable beer that is perfectly crisp and refreshing for a summer’s day. It is light, but is has some very nice complexity in flavor. I like this beer a lot, and would love to put it on a dinner table and pair it with foods.
08-26-2013 23:22:18 | More by Maxwell
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +9.6%
Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, caution light yellow in color, clear
Smell: lemon, funk, hay, and Belgian spices
Taste: lemon, funk, hay, and Belgian spices
Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light in body, high carbonation
Overall: Another really good Mystic saison. I love the lightness of this. Great sessionable summer beer. Nice and lemony.
06-24-2013 14:10:20 | More by tigg924
4.24/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured from a bomber into a tulip- pours a hazy golden yellow color with two fingers of frothy white head, good retention, some nice little streaks of lacing.
Smell is faint, but appealing- very farm-y. Earthy yeast and pilsener malt are at the forefront. A very slight aroma of dry noble hops.
Taste is subtle but not boring- same flavors are present as in the aroma. A little hops up front, followed by grainy light barley malt, then then finishes with the earthy yeast flavors.
Mouthfeel is very nice- super refreshing. Very light body (but still has that grain backbone unlike, say, the All Day IPA), modest carbonation. This is a really good session beer, not for getting drunk but for drinking with food and for refreshment on a hot summer day. I would highly recommend it, especially since it's only 6.99 a bomber.
06-01-2013 22:23:33 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
Important to remember that I am reviewing this according to style. I enjoyed this beer on a nice warm day sitting outside while eating lunch on the porch. For that this beer is perfect. It has a nice pale straw color, deeper in the bottle there is some extra cloudiness from the yeast. Not much head in the pour. There is some nice saisony sweetness with strong lemony tartness to round out the flavor. As an everyday table beer this one has plenty of complexity and a great overall flavor.
07-27-2013 18:41:37 | More by N17shelfside
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
Reviewed from notes over the weekend.
A- Split into a few pint glasses with an uber pale straw body. Just slightly hazy and a foamy white head forms to about a finger in height. Retention is decent and lacing is spotty.
S- Apple and fruity esters up front with some farmhouse yeast feel in the background. Light grain but mostly citrus and fruity yeast feel.
T- Apple, pear and citrus fruit notes come in nicely from the yeast strain. Also some good spiciness and an herbal/floral hop feel. Light sweetness and slightly tart.
MF- Ultra light body with a medium dry feel. Carbonation is foamy and on the higher side of things. Just a slight bitterness in the finish.
Flavorful and pleasant despite the lower ABV for a yeast driven style. Feels fruity overall and drinks super easily and refreshing on a 95F+ day. I'll have another bottle and add to these notes but to me it was a simple, sessionable Saison.
07-24-2013 01:29:55 | More by cbutova
Table Beer from Mystic Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.