Table Beer | Mystic Brewery

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Brewed by:
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: 181 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Many of their beer impress me, but they've had a few flukes here and there. However, their saisons seem to be good, and hopefully this being a "table beer" which the idea has been dying out, so this should be interesting. Batch #001

Pours a nice fizzy bubbly 1.5 finger head that starts to fade semi quickly but slows a bit, leaving just small spots of lacing, over slightly hazy lemonade golden yellow color.

Nose has a nice saison aroma, light farmhouse funk but very light, a nice rustic toasty wheat and a light pilsner like malt, nice grassy hay and touch of straw, a bit of a lemony aroma too, and the farmhouse funk brings a nice tart lemony aroma, almost like a good Fantome saison, or even almost like a very light lambic tart lemon, it actually reminds me somewhat of the good HIll Farmstead saisons.

Taste brings more like bready doughy yeast and malt characters, a little chewy wheat like, very light toasty blond malts, some juicy malt flavors, but too bready and doughy, and a little candy sweetness. Plenty of straw and grassy flavors, a light lemongrass, and more tart lemon flavors but not nearly the nice tartness the nose had, with a bit of the farmhouse funk but not a lot, hint of lemon rind, mild esters and touch tannic bitterness. Some bitterness from the saison funk, a bit of lemon rind, and seems like some light grassy lemony hops as well. Cereal grains start to make their way through as well, with the lemon peel starting to really push, like the lemon peel in a bad martini. Finish brings lots more of the lemon peel , more cereal grains, little sweet but dry at the same time, and slightly flemmy somehow, with a little acidic pop and hint of funk remaining.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of carbonation forcing me to constantly burp.

Overall not bad, a nice tart funky aroma that lead me to believe this would be great, but the taste was a little bit of a let down from there. Still a nice rounded table beer with good characters, no real flaws other than the cereal grains and lemon rind getting a little overbearing eventually, but still drinkable, tasty, a nice saison character still there while maintaining a table beer style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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 +4.1%
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 +8.5%
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 -9.6%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RyanOooh
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Chunkah
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +9.3%
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 +3.4%

Photo of I_heart_beer
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Coltron23
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of fitzy84
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last night at Seymour in Greenfield, MA. The beer had a copper color with a thin head. Aromas included a slightly buttery, but floral smell. The taste was interesting; somewhat followed the nose, but I could sense a very light taste of a creamy vanilla flavor. Very carbonated and crisp. Overall, this was a good beer, especially with its aromas and mouthfeel.

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Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SoniaB
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought this was a really solid good tasting beer and it went really well with our dinner

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwchestnut
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Table Beer from Mystic Brewery
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