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Mystic Saison

Formerly brewed at Mystic Brewery
Style: Saison
Chelsea, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our take on the Belgian farmhouse ales, saisons were traditionally brewed for refreshment during the summer months. Light in color, effervescent with a billowy, well-retained head — it is very dry and strongly aromatic with light pepper and pear overtones. Heavier in alcohol at 7% abv, it finishes clean and bright, with a very light bitterness. Saison is far more a tradition than a style. Made with wine yeast by French speaking people in the ‘grain belt’ of Europe, saison was brewed in winter to slake thirsts of farm workers in summer. We found that in many ways saison goes far beyond white wines that were in the minds of the old Wallonians. It can be as dry and crisp but far more variable. In Belgium, every farm house had its own saison, influenced by their very own farm and the grains available to them. For Mystic Saison we worked towards the essence of saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
[Backlog] Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a golden body with white head. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and notes of fresh yeast, bitter lemon, spice, wheat and grass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2015
What a wonderful beer with nice yeast driven spice, bright contained bitterness and just enough oat and wheat for a touch of proper body to oppose the lively carbonation. I could drink this every week (when not having the Saison Renaud which is equally brilliant)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1283) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Belgian yeasty aroma, almost a bit nutty and banana. Taste is full flavored with banana and clove with a bitter finish. Almost a bit of barnyard funk in there. Slight sweetness but not much. Good balance of spice and Belgian yeastyness. Low carbonation. Descent saison, nothing great though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, flaked oats, peppercorn and pear. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Very solid, very classical North American saison. I say solid, in that there is absolutely nothing missing here. I say classical, in that the flavors are exactly what you expect and want in a saison. I say North American because the ABV is a bit higher, and the carbonation a bit lower, than those from our friends in the Old Country.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Handypaul (434) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white frothy quickly disappearing head that leaves no lace. Weak aroma of yeast and citrus. Light body, thin to watery texture, average carbonation, lightly sour taste, some flavor of lemon and yeast leading to a watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Hazy golden color with a small, white head, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, oxidation, light citrus, spices, yeast. Taste of toast, honey, apple, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is lemon, taste is lemon, zesty, sweet, awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle batch 015. Pour has an orange amber color with a thick coating of white head that retained well. Aroma has grains, yeasty spice, some lemony citrus, and dusty hay. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation is on the lower side. Flavor has grains, fairly clean yeast, mild spice, and some old dusty hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3829) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On the side, the batch number says: 11. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a light hazy bronzed orange color. It started off with a soft foamy whitecapping mushrooming head. This head gently died to leave some lacing clinging here and there. The smell had a dry sweet pear with light spiced apples and then a black pepper invading and combining substantially. The taste was sweet and bitter at separate times but it does have a lingering bitter and bright citrus appeal to make me want to indulge in more. There’s a light lemon here and there. On the palate, a light tartness comes into play to enliven a slight harsh carbonation to run amuck over my tongue and mouth. Harsh - only slightly. This one sat about a light on the body. Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison I’d have again.

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