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Table Beer - Mystic Brewery

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very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hopdaemon39 on 06-01-2013

Mystic Table Beer traces its roots back to a time when water was never an option at the dining table. Beer from 1.2-4.5% ABV was served at the table as well as in the fields in the form of saison. Its flavor and texture are derived from our house yeast strain, ‘Renaud’ as well as traditional bottle-conditioning.
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Reviews by jlindros:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Many of their beer impress me, but they've had a few flukes here and there. However, their saisons seem to be good, and hopefully this being a "table beer" which the idea has been dying out, so this should be interesting. Batch #001

Pours a nice fizzy bubbly 1.5 finger head that starts to fade semi quickly but slows a bit, leaving just small spots of lacing, over slightly hazy lemonade golden yellow color.

Nose has a nice saison aroma, light farmhouse funk but very light, a nice rustic toasty wheat and a light pilsner like malt, nice grassy hay and touch of straw, a bit of a lemony aroma too, and the farmhouse funk brings a nice tart lemony aroma, almost like a good Fantome saison, or even almost like a very light lambic tart lemon, it actually reminds me somewhat of the good HIll Farmstead saisons.

Taste brings more like bready doughy yeast and malt characters, a little chewy wheat like, very light toasty blond malts, some juicy malt flavors, but too bready and doughy, and a little candy sweetness. Plenty of straw and grassy flavors, a light lemongrass, and more tart lemon flavors but not nearly the nice tartness the nose had, with a bit of the farmhouse funk but not a lot, hint of lemon rind, mild esters and touch tannic bitterness. Some bitterness from the saison funk, a bit of lemon rind, and seems like some light grassy lemony hops as well. Cereal grains start to make their way through as well, with the lemon peel starting to really push, like the lemon peel in a bad martini. Finish brings lots more of the lemon peel , more cereal grains, little sweet but dry at the same time, and slightly flemmy somehow, with a little acidic pop and hint of funk remaining.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of carbonation forcing me to constantly burp.

Overall not bad, a nice tart funky aroma that lead me to believe this would be great, but the taste was a little bit of a let down from there. Still a nice rounded table beer with good characters, no real flaws other than the cereal grains and lemon rind getting a little overbearing eventually, but still drinkable, tasty, a nice saison character still there while maintaining a table beer style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at AndrewK's tasting.

Batch number: 003.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and spice 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 good beer that is tasty, light, and refreshing.

Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Chunkah
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light, delicious, nicely carbonated, and refreshing.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Table Beer from Mystic Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.