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RATINGS: 60   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Hazy yellow amber color. Aroma of straw and citrus. Taste is similar. More boozy than it needs to be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, florals, yeast, and pear. Flavor of florals, pepper, grass, subtle pear, light citrus, and grain with a dry finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
750ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of pear, yeast,pineapple, straw, spice and light banana., Palae was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, yeast, pear, light spice and light pineapple with a crisp lingering fruity straw finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, soapy, white head. Great retention. Spicy, herbal nose - white pepper is front and center. Medium to full-bodied with champagne-like carb. The bittersweet flavor is a mélange of toffee, herbs, roots and spices. Finishes malty, spicy and tongue-numbing. Thanks to biggsbowler for sharing this beer with the south Florida crew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, flaked oats, peppercorn and pear. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Batch 11. Pours with a hazed blonde-straw yellow hued body with a medium sized white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are of pepper, root vegetables, mild grainy qualities, herbal hops, floral and green. Lots of phenolic notes, mildly dry and fruity esters. White grapes, crackery. Flavors are of peppery phenols, mild sweetness, grainy, lots of esters, black pepper, straw, apple sauce, mild umami. Dry finish. Nice balance and complexity. Low tartness. Fuller carbonation, medium-low body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Paul at Andy’s for Paul’s birthday and Joey’s going away (and hopefully coming back at some point) tasting. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Lightly fuzzy yeast, a bit of sweetness, musky. Sweet, lightly vegetal, sweet and a touch of popcorn, turning into a light spicy note. Weird. Soft funk and musk on the finish. Weird.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Orangish-yellow, quite dark, with a very fine, high head. Malty nose, a lot of biscuits, bread, a little citrus. Really similar to Saison Dupont. Flavor is grass, citrus, bread. Again, close to Dupont. Lacks the complexity and the crispness, but close and likewise very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Sample at The Festival, blondish pour, light head, slight fruit, green apple & pear notes. Touch of pepper spice. slight tartness. medium body good mouthfeel. Nice saison

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
A towery. dense fine-bubbled white head reigns supreme above the fizzy hazy gold. The very active carbonation carries spicy and herbal hop notions straight to the nose and that spiciness is amped up by furthermore spicyness from the yeast’s phenolic character. I must say I’m not overly fond of the latter which feels a bit rough edged and not all that rustic. At the same time, the yeast provides a lot of tropical pale fruit esters, think litchi, pineapple, mango and while the palate is actively carbonated, that fruity yeast brings forth a certain bubblegummy juiciness that I’m not especially enjoying, prefering earthy and citrusy nuances to explosive esters.Concurrently, the beer is perhaps ironically both juicy and dry, almost very dry. That makes it refreshing enough and fairly easy to drink and in the end, contributes to bringing the beer more toward the like than the dislike spectrum and considering the potential variability with this style, I’ll gladly revisit anytime. Unless the more interestingly rustic Renaud is on the same shelf...


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