Table Beer | Mystic Brewery

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Table BeerTable Beer

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Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Hopdaemon39 on 06-01-2013

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale, hazy straw-yellow with a huge creamy head of tiny, eggshell white bubbles. The head sticks around at a finger and a half’s length, and leaves a lacing of medium sheets and strings on the side of the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and full of bubbles that race to the head of the beer. On the nose, the beer smells fresh and funky, with wonderful herbal notes and a strong grassy scents from the hops. The funk is distinctly from the Renaud strain, bringing some beautiful herbal qualities to the nose, much like Saison Renaud did. A light minty scent is also present in the smell. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and lightly tart with a soft, balancing bitterness from the grassy hops. In flavor, the beer begins lightly herbal with a soft funk that works nicely alongside the herbal flavor. Faint bread malts and bitter grass dance in the middle of the tongue, balancing out the beer in an elegant tug-of-war on the taste buds. Citric lemon notes can also be sensed in the funk, more akin to lemon grass than lemon fruit, but lovely and bright. The finish is clean with light wheat and bread notes, accented by minty hops, and the aftertaste is soft and fresh in the mouth, like bready mint. In the mouth, the beer feels light and airy in body, with a very soft carbonation that fluffs across the tongue. The beer is crisp and soft in mouthfeel. Overall, this is a hugely drinkable beer that is perfectly crisp and refreshing for a summer’s day. It is light, but is has some very nice complexity in flavor. I like this beer a lot, and would love to put it on a dinner table and pair it with foods.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really like seeing these session saisons and Belgian table ales coming into popularity. the session ipa thing is running its course, and its nice to have these more interesting alternatives. mystic is awesome, so its no surprise they did a great job with this one. super pale white yellow in color, a little cloudy, with a patchy drifty white head, looks nice in a wine glass. it smells pretty bitter, hop bitterness right away, but there is a soft and almost soapy aromatic yeast I really like, so much less Belgian and more farmhouse than expected, I like it a lot. the grain base is medium bodied for such a light beer, fresh, and like shredded wheat square cereal in flavor, with a floral to bitter hoppy element mid palate and that soft yeast there as well to uplift it and make it feel even more summery. carbonation is right on, and the beer just keeps expanding and opening up, really well made. seems simple compared to some of the gnarly process intensive stuff these guys do, but I loved this, found it super refreshing and seasonally perfect. not enough of these out there...

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Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ABK
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Chunkah
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light, delicious, nicely carbonated, and refreshing.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of I_heart_beer
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. Before actually consuming with food, I tasted for myself. The appearance was a hazy burnt to glossy orange color with a one and a half finger white to bubbly foamy head. Quickly dissipated and left a moderately filmy to semi-bubbly lacing sticking to the glass. The smell had some pear and light sweet citrus up front. Semi-sweet Belgian sugar slides into an extremely subtle spice underneath. Vinous initially but evens out as it warms. The taste was mainly the same with the nice sweet dry aftertaste. Sticky vinous in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good. sessionability about it. Carbonation feels harsh in the beginning but ends up balancing out nicely. Overall, this was a pretty good table beer. I’d say it worked as a saison.

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Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwchestnut
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at the brewery.

Pours a hazy bright gold color with a finger of creamy white head. The head has good retention, leaving tons of sticky lacing as it settles into a thin white halo atop the beer.

The aroma is full of wheat bread, grass, and orange rind, with a faint lemony tartness towards the back. The very back end is yeasty and hoppy with just the foggiest idea of peppery spice.

The flavor is surprisingly citrusy, with notes of orange and grapefruit on the front. Then comes a wave of wheat bread and subtle tartness which gives way to a mildly spicy finish. Very grassy and herbaceous throughout.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not as crisp as expected from the style, but still incredibly smooth and drinkable with a subtle dryness that keeps your mouth on the glass.

Overall, an absolutely fantastic farmhouse ale. It hits all the notes I look for in the style and while it's a bit more full-bodied than expected, the body works well and the beer remains incredibly refreshing and drinkable. Will be quaffing this one again.

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Photo of DrBier
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of Belgian yeast, although these aren't as strong compared to other beers in the style and there isn't any associated spiciness. Hints of lemons are also noticeable.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable. It would pair well with a meal since it doesn’t have any dominant flavors.

Note: Batch Number 13

Serving type: bottle

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