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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
first bottle of the share .. . pours a effervescent gold .. . medium head, lots of white lacing .. . light grain, hay, yeast, and dough .. . mild spritz .. . pretty good, but still too american for my liking
.. . . well its better than rubbing your head for 4 hours and ending up dead in a shoebox..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheekybaby (12) - - JAN 7, 2012
This is a very refreshing beer. It is very light. I only wish it had a Tad more body, a little stronger finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 16, 2011
750mL Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Sadly, Saisons are the new "Contemporary American Bar Food" of the craft beer scene. And like the cliche nouveau cuisine, some are worth it and some are not. Lately, I’ve run through a spate of sweet, carelessly fermented, fad-bombs. I’m excited to have one that appears to transcend that vein. This beer stays dry, clean, and subtle. No overwhelming bubblegum esters, no mouth-punching sweetness, just that ephemeral, cottony wisp of spice, mineral, and earth. The essences of whole grain in a bottle. A bit of raspy husk, some prickly, piquant spice notes, and a soft bed of quieted hay to rest the palate on. This does not ascend to traditional Belgian standards, but riffs on them in an appreciable way. Drinkable, thoughtful, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2340) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Batch 1 I’ve stored this upright in the fridge for at least two weeks and this still pours a cloudy deep golden color with a huge fluffy white head that takes forever to recede but leaves lots of sticky lace on the glass. Smells of pears and pepper right off the bat. Hints of apple, sweet honey malt, and candied sugar. Taste is lightly sweet and malty. The flavor holds some nice fruitiness and a bit of pepper, pomme fruits and light esters. Spirited level of carbonation, light but bubbly mouthfeel, Medium to light body. Great tasting flavorful beer. Maybe a touch sweet for the style, but it really works for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1706) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at Julio’s during a beer tasting festival. Unfortunately do not remember the particulars as this was one sample of many, many beers but I do remember that it was one of the better ones of the day. I look forward to trying out more from Mystic as they seem to know what they are doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Rating #9. Medium golden/orange woth a nice bubbly white head. Light funk, a little hay and grass. Lightly sweet, a little acidic, but still has a smooth aftertaste, nice beer. (1959)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Shared a bottle share at hill farmstead festival, heavy belgian yeast flavors dominate over your traditional saison flavors. Not much for complexity and a little murky

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
It pours beautiful amber with an orange hue and a big white head. The perfect aroma has a sweet base with banana notes to begin with then big notes of crisp grapes. The flavor is sweet, crisp, and tons of grape flavor with a saison base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (699) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours a pale brown with slight pinkish red hew. Nose is fruity and yeasty. Flavors of pale malt and ketone’s. Finish is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle... Medium gold with a bit of brown, a big light tan head, nice and foamy head, good looking... The nose is a bit off, creamy, peanut butter?, with a bit of funk,and flowers, weird, but ok... Tastes a bit off too, stale flowers, a generic sweet note, a bit of funk, thin...pass

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