Mary Of The Gael | Mystic Brewery

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Mary Of The GaelMary Of The Gael

Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
21 IBU

Added by Duhast500 on 04-11-2013

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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one of the better saisons I have had in awhile, perfect for spring, still appropriate for summer. its hazy and blonde and pale and thick and frothy and beautiful. it has a grassy hoppy nose and the faintest funk that hints brett, but I think its just a clever yeast strain uncommon and unfamiliar to me, really well done here, well built brew. I had this in a bottle at a place called hen of the woods or something like that, right near the lake in Burlington, Vermont. it was served in short stemmed glasses, and we ordered oysters on the half shell to shoot with it. the horseradish and vinegar sauce they came with both went extremely well with this earthy and grassy brew, that seemed to thrive on the briny minerality of the oysters. its fuller bodied, but all wheat and nothing more than a real low lovibond in color. its creamy and well hopped, maybe dry hopped, but hardly bitter. its a softer funkier summer straw thing, with a tart finish. the yeast is amazing here, really finished its work as far as sugars are concerned. its dry but still creamy and large in feel. bubbles are prominent but its not sharp in that way, just pillowy and big, truly phenomenal stuff from one of my new favorite breweries. mystic is absolutely killing it!

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4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a rusty brown with some light golden hints. It pours with a rocky head of medium sized, sand colored bubbles, and leaves a lacing of thin dry streaks on the glass. In body, the beer is a murky haze of muddy water. On the nose, the beer smells of sweet and grassy hops with a nice underlying saison funk that brings prickly hay and slight bready malts. The hops also bring a nice floral quality to the beer, and there is an underlying smell of citrus lemon in the beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes dry and bitter with a nice herbal salt character and little touches of citric sweetness. The flavors begin as sweet malt, but is immediately dried out by grassy hops and touches of lemon bread. A salty flavor does works its way into the beer, mixing with the more herbal aspects of the grassy hops, and leaving a nice savory feel to the mouth. The finish is longer, and brings yeasty funk and grassy hops to the forefront of the palate, with nice citric nuances. The aftertaste is a grassy bitter with light bready yeast flavors lingering. In the mouth, the beer feels on the plus side of medium in body with a nice weight behind each sip. The carbonation in the beer is smooth and creamy with only the faintest ghost of a prickle on the tongue, and the beer’s superb dryness allows this carbonation to work beautifully with the beer. The mouth is left wet with acid neutralizing spit, and with a lingering herbal dryness on the top of the tongue. Overall, this is a superb saison, and perhaps one of my favorites in the style. Mystic really has a way with the saisons, and this might be there best yet! Superb dryness and rich nuanced flavors blend perfectly together in this beer.

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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting a while to get a review for this beer on here because I love it so much and it had not been posted yet. Batch #001 bottle bought at Quality Liquors in Salem, MA. Poured into a Boulevard Beer Belgian-style glass.

A - Holy mother of bubbles. This is like champagne. I undid the cork guard and the cork popped right out of the bottle without me even pulling it out. That's how carbonated this beer is. That being said the foam also didn't come pouring hectically out of the top of the bottle. Pours a hazy bronze looks delicious. is a 16 finger head possible?

S - Pear and chardonnay hit you right away with a fresh belgian and hop smell. Not like most belgian beers in that it doesn't smell industrial and sweaty. The yeast in this carries the smell of the hops over wonderfully.

T - Sour character with a subtle belgian yeast tone. This beer has a quality bite at the back end that kicks in pear and a bit of apricot flavor. Not as light as some of Mystics other offerings.

M - Smooth bubbly texture that fills your mouth with foam as you drink it. Champagne like qualities. This beer really goes all out.

O - One of the best sour/belgian beers I've had that isn't actually from Belgium. This is well crafted. If you share this bottle with someone they will be a happy date.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lovely dry finish. Unusual hops

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Mary Of The Gael from Mystic Brewery
Beer rating: 79.3% out of 100 with 121 ratings
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