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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A dry farmhouse ale. The primary character of this beer is from yeast: apple and pear flavors blend with spicy phenolics, classic Belgian yeast bubblegum flavors and the unmistakable pepperiness of rye for a truly refreshing summer beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a hazy peach color with a thin head. Aroma of spicy, herbal, earthy hops, earth, spice, citrus. The taste is citrus, stone fruits, strawberries, spice, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draft. Hazy gold pour, white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of fruity esters, pepper, lemon, grass, light herbs. Taste is belgo yeast, pepper, spicy rye, earth, grass. Palate is dry, soft, slick, bitter finish. A bit heavy for saison, but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3910) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at Acme. Cloudy yellow golden with a thin white head. Nose is peppery and yeasty esters, some lemon, light orange. Surprisingly pleasant and clean. Flavor is lightly sweet, light bitterness, lots of minerals, with an earthy citrusy finish. The best Mystery I have had so far. Finished my sample (a first!) and might even be inclined for a full pour next time. Good work Erik!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3870) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap at Tylers Raleigh. Pours a soft straw gold with a slight haze. Never got a head on this one, not saying it wasn’t there. Just couldn’t coax it out and it wasn’t there on the pour. Aroma shows lots of raw fruit and yeast/bread dough. Peppery/spicy notes are very well defined in the nose and flavor and have a ’majority share hold’ in respect to perceivable organoleptic compounds. More raw fruit in the flavor, kind of like cooked peaches? Bread dough/yeasty notes and a lightly vegetal character. Grassy notes round out the finish. Medium body with a soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Yet another Mystery beer that makes me think there’s some unrealized potential. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a pretty damn average saison. But that in itself is a marked improvement over some of the serious q.c. issues that have been widely noted. So, a moderately hazy straw gold pour, fairly minimal carbonation (a bit soapy perhaps). Esters and spice in the nose, and a slightly sweeter taste profile. Not a bad spicy saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft. Small white head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some pepper, pear. Taste is medium sweet, pepper, some spicy/rye. Medium body, some dryness in the finish.


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