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Mary Of The Gael | Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
121 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
21 IBU

Added by Duhast500 on 04-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,586
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
121
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 19
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA.

Appearance (4.25/5): Unfiltered and golden yellow with a creamy merengue like head of white foam.

Smell (4/5): Typical saison yeastiness. Beautiful barnyard and lemony, grassy aromas. Touch of wheat and rye like spiciness (don't think the brewer is actually using those ingredients). Citric hops that are quite assertive for a Saison and make this a less traditional interpretation of the style. They aren't overwhelming, though.

Taste (4/5): Follows the nose nicely: black pepper spice, hay, fresh cut grass, orange zest, lemon, and grapefruit. More pronounced hop flavor than a traditional Saison, though the hops don't overwhelm the other flavors that result from the yeast and light malts.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Dry finish that is pleasingly lemon-like. Medium feel. Great medium high carbonation that helps clean the palate on each swig and deliver the assertive grassiness of the beer.

Overall (4/5): This is another solid beer by the guys at Mystic Brewery. It's pretty, and it smells and tastes very good; that being said, it's not that unique from other American interpretations of the Saison style. Therefore, I have to deduct some points. I'd love to have this beer again and see what I think next time, though.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold color. Okay starting head that leaves a cross between spotted and ring lace.

Spicy aroma that reminds me of rosemary and oregano. There's also a sweetness that is reminiscent of cherry syrup, but that might be because of my proximatey to the fruit garnish tray.

Okay I have a weird first impression: This tastes like unsweetened bubble gum. Relatively dry, especially when compared to the smell. The body is neutral but the carbonation is a bit high. Spicy finish that reminds me of all spice and cardamon. In the end, I give this beer big kudos for the complexity and interesting flavors.

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Mary Of The Gael from Mystic Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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