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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2014
650 ml. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a lasting film of cream. Nose is spicy dark bread, earthy honey, white grapes, apple and a touch of funky cheese. Tastes of the same mix with some citrus zest on the long finish. Medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On draft at Pangea Tavern in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of banana and lemon. Flavors of coriander and white pepper. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Slight tart finish. Pretty darn tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13225) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft at Good Bottle. Clear gold. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is slightly funky, slightly sour pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Sampled at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp at Mills River, then later had a full bottle. Yellow, fizzy, and a decent head. Smells citrusy, with a lot of lemon. It’s definitely a bit heavier than I prefer. Plenty of citrus with a some oak flavors, too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - 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 (1780) - 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 (3969) - Durham, 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 (4138) - 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 (11635) - 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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