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Three Cranes | Mystic Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
mystic-brewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rab53 on 11-26-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
92
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
29.32%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, cloudy, red-gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: cranberry, funk, hay, and light holiday spice/bread

Taste: funk, Belgian spice, hay, light tart cranberry, and sugar that that comes out as the beer warms

Mouthfeel: sweet start and funky/bitter middle that is less bitter towards the end, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: This is not a cranberry bomb yet the tartness and touch of it add a different dimension to this saison. Not my favorite from Mystic, but well worth a try. I appreciate the added dimension to a quality saison.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of hagbergl
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a bottle of Mystic's Three Cranes at Craft Beer Cellar in Newton, MA on Thanksgiving eve on a recommendation from a staff member. Really good choice!

Appearance (4.75/5) Orange-red, cloudy and topped with a beautiful white, tightly bubbled head that towers above the beer. Impressive. Really, a beautiful beer– especially in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass!

Smell (4.25/5): Funky smell--some wet hay, grassy hops, red tart dried cranberry is there, though not dominant. A very...interesting medicinal, dentist-toothpaste smell sits atop this all. While at first this odor was off-putting, I'm now blown away at how unusual and unique the yeast character is. Wow.

Taste (4.25/5): The cranberry flavor (more noticeable in the taste) melds with the slightly funky yeast to create a dry, tart, understatedly fruity base flavor. A fairly assertive noble hop presence give adds spicy and grassy accents. And some light crackery, bready malt works in the background to provide backbone and body. The addition of cranberries really works well; the berries' tartness offers a great compliment to the grassy and refreshing flavor profile of a saison.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Smooth and creamy medium mouthfeel. Wondrous carbonation. Medium high. The beer is refreshingly dry in the finish.

Overall (4.25/5): I am always concerned when a brewery adds fruit to a beer. Dogfish Head has used fruit in many beers, resulting in many botched recipes that add distracting, overwhelming, or just plain bad flavors to the base beer. This makes what Mystic has pulled off particularly impressive. Three Cranes is a cranberry saison that is both true to the style and possesses a unique cranberry-tinged flavor profile that is delicious and understated. A great Thanksgiving beer that proves that saison isn't just a "summer" style! Grab a bottle or four.

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4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like cranberries and a touch of funk. Slightly tart, somewhat rich, very tasty

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BergBeer
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Transparent orange with a thick white head. Moderate activity.
Nose: Fruity yeast with hints of pepper, hay, Belgian sugar, honey, green bananas, and farmhouse funk.

Taste: A wash of green bananas, pepper, and lemon rind cover the palate. Then come a tart cranberry note with no sweetness. A malt slowly arrives with just a hint of Belgian sugar which gives way to a farmhouse funk that is lightly tart and floral.

Feel: Clean and easy drinking. Light-Medium body. No booze. Only lasting effect is a light tart on the tongue.

Overall: A funky saison with just a hint of cranberry. It seems the yeast did all the heavy lifting here with tons of Belgian saison complexity

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ScientificoLoco
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Central VT somewhere. Corked and caged.

Poured into a Harpoon LE tulip, formed a 2" off-white head over the cloudy golden brew. Head sno-cones above the lip before receding ever-so slowly, with sporadic chunky lace. Aroma is effervescent, with a light tinge of berry.

Taste starts delicately sweet of cranberries, with a moderate tartness in the middle, and prickly hops through the close. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Wish it had a bit more sweetness and/or cran, but that might be just my tastes.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Three Cranes from Mystic Brewery
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