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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Saison ale brewed with cranberries.

Long ago, the Three Cranes Tavern looked over marshlands of a young Boston. It brewed and served beer for more than 140 years before it burned down over 200 years ago.

Harking back to the time when noble Sandhills Cranes roamed cranberry-filled marshes. This beer pairs seasonal beer-making traditions with out native fruit - freshly harvested from a small Massachusetts cranberry bog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4208) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
NEXT UP in the Beers-that-are-too-subtle-for-the-palateless-slobs we have a 2014 750mL bottle drunk 7/6/15.
Far and away the best Mystic beer Iíve had to-date and Iíve had a lot of them. Assuming this is about 8-9 months old and really hitting its stride now. The first thing I smelled upon uncorking it was the unmistakable smell of Dupont in all its well-developed glory. Nice. Light leather, plaster, minerals and pepper and just a hint of cranberry acidity on the backend with very light, well-attenuated pils malts providing light balance. Gains more fruitiness as it warms, but the delightful Dupont-iness never leaves and the yeasty, cellar-like aroms linger nicely. No alcohol or flaws.
Similar flavor profile replete with spicy phenols and light leather, cork and plaster. Maltiness is soft, refined and well-attenuated providing a medium body and perfect balance. Cranberry acidity/sharpness notable on the end, with ever so slight a cranberry juice flavor. Awesomely light-handed with the fruit; itís just a minor element as it should be. Kind of wish there were no cranberries so I could live it up with all of this yeastiness uninterrupted, but regardless, this is a deliicious, delicious beer. Mystic needs to keep doing stuff like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2015
Minerally saisony sort of smell. Taste is sort of the same. Medium body and carbonation with some foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (697) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Yeasty fruity aromas. So cloudy you can barely see through it. A bready start flows into a tart cranberry and then coriander spice finish.lastings moisture on the pallet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Cloudy apricot orange color, fluffy white head. Straight forward saison. Doughy malts, yeast, light peppery flavors, hints of fennel, honey,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours with a hazy peachy orange hued body with a white head that lasts. Aromas are of grass and hay, medium carbonic, some phenols, tannins, red wine grape skins, some herbal/spicy hop notes. Flavors are of some tannin, medium bitterness, bready/biscuity/doughy malt structure, light yeast esters/fruit notes. Herbal, on the bitter side of things. Medium acidity. Fruit flavor is more a shadow than directly cranberry. Quite bitter/tannic on the palate. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle I took to Jamesí for the multi-K tasting. Pours a slightly pink amber with a medium sized white head. Soft grainy musk, a bit of cranberry, but Iím searching hard. Medium bodied, sweet musky wheat, a bit more dried cranberry. Tasty, but a bit on the light side. Faintly tart into the finish, soft cranberry bitterness. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2563) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma: Tart Cranberry, Yeast, Lemon Zest Appearance: Orangish/Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Lemon Zest, Yeasty, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6949) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours pinkish orange with a thin white head. Light fruits with moderate acidic tartness, hints of berry, and a crisp tart finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the 11k/7k/5k. Aroma is lemon, cranberry and barnyard. Pours light peach with nice bubbles and a big fizzy head. Taste is lemon zest, cranberry sauce, grains of paradise, and slight barnyard. The cranberry is kind of in the way of a great saison, like I poured a saison into a glass that I didnít realize wasnít quite empty of cranberry juice cocktail. Nice though. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle at 7K/5K. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of cranberry, lemongrass, toasted grain and yeast. Lighter medium bodied.

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