Mystery Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,383
Ranked #26,582
3.8 | pDev: 13.16%
Mystery Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: A hoppy, floral saison made for spring with crisp bitterness and dry complexity made with unmalted wheat, Demerera sugar, and a new breed of hops called Delta- a mix between traditional English Fuggles and American Cascade hops.
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 30
Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that quickly reduce to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale, toasted, and wheat malts with hints of light fruit (apricot + pear) + spicy yeast. Light aromas of grassy + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale + toasted malts with lighter flavors of wheat malts and just a hint of sweetness. There is a light presence of light fruit (apricot + pear) and lightly spicy yeast. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy hops with light flavors of herbal + floral hops which impart a light amount of gentle bitterness in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable with just enough complexity to keep me interested but still fairly easy to pair with foods. Easy to drink and hides the ABV decently.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A gentle saison. I found it very pleasing. Light grassy notes give way to a toasty taste and a crisp finish. I’d welcome another bottle.

I guess I don’t have much more to add to this review right now. This sure ain’t poetry.
Beer reviews can be like that sometimes.

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Photo of farrago
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thin head, wispy larger white bubbles which evaporate at a rapid pace, the lacing fares somewhat better, few streaks but they are thick. The liquid has a worn gold hue, captures and holds light well, dullish, plenty of big, lazy bubbles which rise at an amazingly slow pace. The nose conjures up hibiscus, apricot and peach fuzz, apple skin, sweet grains, orange peel and caraway seeds, very mild estery notes, overall lacks expressivity. Full-bodied, soft and expands steadily in the mouth, you feel it from cheek to cheek. Here you get a pleasant metallic accent and earthiness to balance out the sweetness of the peach, apple, apricot, banana fruit. Spicier too, pepper and tarragon. The citrus element struggles some but stays present. Likewise, the florality gets lost in the overall thickness of the brew. Allowing for this, there is solid depth of flavor and persistence, plus it veers away from getting bitter while at the same time not overplaying the sweetness. Thinking this would show best with some heavier fare at the dinner table than consumed on its own.

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Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best buy 8/1/13.Poured into a large tulip glass a sull auburn color with a very thin head for the style,a bit suprising there.Aromas are very fruity with mild spiced phenols.A rush of fresh fruitiness on the palate with the spiced phenols complimenting the flavors very well,a bit of toasted grain and leafy hops in the finish.This is a nice saison,I love the big frutiness and drinkability for the strength of it.

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Photo of Shatter
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is in my top three for the year, and I believe it will stay in the top five. Would like to see a little more head and carbonation, but otherwise this is an excellent saison with fresh, vibrant flavor notes that have a fine balance of simplicity to complexity. My wife and I finished a growler slowly and appreciated this one across changing temperatures.

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