Saison Renaud
Mystic Brewery

Saison RenaudSaison Renaud
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Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
3.96 | pDev: 9.09%
Nov 20, 2023
May 24, 2012
Saison Renaud exemplifies a modern take on the traditional farmhouse ale. Made with just pilsner malt and Saaz hops, this recipe is made to truly let the assertiveness of our house yeast shine. Presenting a clean and crisp body, the spicy and fruity esters of the yeast prevail over a slight earthy bitterness from the Saaz.
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Rated: 4.5 by hopley from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
06/14/20 bottle @ Craft Collective
Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had a tulip at Big Fatty's in White River Junction, Vermont. Hazy straw colored with big white head. Smell was of lemony barnyard funk and grassy fields. Taste added a nicely sweet taste to the above with a dry finish. Mouthfeel was briskly refreshing. Even my non beer drinking wife found it pleasant.
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by wroywel from Massachusetts

Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12.68 oz bottle, undated, caged and corked.

Pops open with obvious energy, lifts a large, lasting and gauzy cap.

Lemony nose, with some peppery and floral flourishes.

Tasty, fresh and worthy saison, with more lemon, ginger, more soft pepper, and some leafy/earthy qualities..later yeasty pour adds a soapy/nutty/yeasty sensation...easy drinking and worth a try...nice summery brew, would pair nicely with some tangy cheese....go get some.
Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From the corked, caged bottle with no noticeable date. Sampled on March 10, 2019.

The appearance is an unfiltered, slightly hazy yellow or pale amber with a soft, lingering white head.

The aroma gives off a bright lemon and toasted white bread crust character with Belgian yeast and a hayfield.

The body is medium to full but very smooth.

The taste is sweet at first but the lemon zing is also present. The finish is dry and only mildly tart.
Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Batch Code: 00004131. Corked and caged bottle.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body, with good visual evidence of rising bubbles. One finger of white head, which is foamy, and disperses quite quickly. Each sip leaves behind a thick web of lacing coverage.
Aroma of yeast esters and slightly spicy hops.
Taste is dry and full of yeast esters and slight funk. At the end the spicy hops introduce themselves.
Thicker mouth feel from the yeast. Effervescence in the mouth. Good carbonation. More smooth than crisp.
Thoroughly satisfying yeast driven farmhouse ale. Dry but refreshing. Very good on its own, but would be terrific when paired with lunch fare such as rustic sandwiches with cured meats and flavorful cheeses. The last pour introduces swirling layers of yeast sediment.
Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by crobinso from Colorado

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nice mix of earthy hops and spicy yeast components. Pilsner-style aspects blend nicely with the saison yeast.
Overall a pretty good saison! Solid, happy to drink it when I can find some.
Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle into a teku, BATCH CODE: 00003449
A: Pours up a slightly hazy gold with a frothy to creamy two finger head and nice lacing.
S: The immediate thing that jumps out, based on reading the description of the beer is there is some toasty, sweetness from the malt coming through here, from there we get subtle undercurrents of lemon and a slightly dulled spiciness
T: Soft, round, and subtly yeasty, with a slight bitterness and not much in terms of hop spiciness, there are some apple cider notes coming through here, and the malt is as advertised though it doesn't shine through in any particular way.
M: Seems a bit full, almost like it's weighing down some of the flavors trying to come out here.
O: I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that this is either an old bottle or a bad batch, I'm not an expert on this but here is why: It isn't terrible, but reminds me in some ways of a 9 month old bottled of Avec Les Bons Vœux I once had, so it seems like this is actually a very good beer, but I don't sense that this is a good bottle, I've never had a saison that lacked crispness in such a profound way, and I really don't think that this is what the brewers intended. I'm not going to give this terrible numbers, that wouldn't be fair, but I can't give it a five either, so, going on faith from what I can tell that's here and knowing what I know about how these types of beers can age (not much, but enough to have my suspicions, and I've certainly done written reviews of a lot of saisons, 71 counting this beer) I'm going to give it a 3.5, which I think is more than fair and I will certainly try this again at a later date and update my review if it seems that I was correct in my assumptions.
Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by smb71481 from Vermont

Jun 25, 2018
Saison Renaud from Mystic Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 314 ratings