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Vinland Two - Mystic Brewery

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Vinland Two
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85
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: asaharyev on 09-30-2013)
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Reviews by Seanniek91:
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Served from 375ml C&C bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Cellar temp.

Appearance- Hazier gold with quick bubbly white head that left no real traces.

Smell- Very bready/yeasty, mild sugary sweet blueberries, light crisp hops, malts.

Taste- Bready yeast, no real "wild yeast" presence or blueberry presence, light crisp hops, light alcohol, sweet, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel-Highly carbonated, light burn, light bodied, clean finish.

Overall- Dissapointed with this beer. No "wild" characteristics, no blueberries. Nothing it claims to be.

04-16-2014 03:13:07 | More by Seanniek91
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +17%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: dry white wine, light blueberry, light Belgian saison spices

Taste: blueberry--light wheat, hay, Belgian saison spices

Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, dry, light body, high carbonation

Overall: Amazing blueberry centric beer. The base saison is very tasty--little acidity and very light. The blueberries are present but never over done or cloying. This is an all day or fancy dessert beer. Getting more of this.

11-12-2013 18:02:31 | More by tigg924
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-16-2014 00:01:18 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-15-2013 06:04:57 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-04-2013 18:12:51 | More by Janeinma
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-08-2013 17:24:38 | More by doremite
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-20-2013 04:06:52 | More by garrisonp
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-17-2013 19:52:41 | More by mikeburd1128
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-27-2014 19:04:38 | More by jwchestnut
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2014 01:43:24 | More by Eighty
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-12-2013 13:44:19 | More by BColton1
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-28-2014 00:08:19 | More by weeare138
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-14-2013 00:39:07 | More by Bilco
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

Heard about the GABF triumph, had to try this one out. Really happy to see breweries finding their own strains in the USA. Yet another way to push brewing variety further and further. Batch #1.

A- Poured into a large chalice from the 750ml bottle. Semi-hazy golden body with some orange in the middle. Creamy white head forms to a finger but falls to a frothy ring relatively quickly. The ring persists and leave some nice patches of lace.

S- Really ripe fruits jump out of the glass upon pouring, kind of a general berry feel. Upon further inspection caramel, fresh cracked grains, pepper and some classic Saison yeast comes to mind.

T- Quite fruity here too with that nice berry flavor coming through but the spiciness of the yeast catches up and brings upon a nice balance. Like a nice jam without sweetness. Somewhere between the well known Saison and Belgian Strong Goldens people know today. Peppercorns, honey, raw cracked grains, white grape juice, apples, pears, bread, raisin and lemon zest comes to mind.

MF- High carbonation supports the flavor nicely and works nicely with the creamy, silky consistency of the beer. Body is light and nicely dry with some spiciness on the palate in the finish.

I'm sure my interest in new yeast strains plays a role but this beer just feels fresh. The berry jam-like flavors are nice and work well with the other products the yeast produces. Somewhere between a Saison and Belgian Golden for me, but solid even without the classification we strive to create.

10-26-2013 03:53:15 | More by cbutova
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Hirshi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-24-2014 16:10:54 | More by Hirshi
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 03:45:05 | More by tikk
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-10-2013 13:28:15 | More by discharmingly
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-28-2013 22:56:56 | More by Boston_Steve
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Interestingly this won gold at GABF, so we'll see how it is.

Careful pour holds back the yeast and yields a fairly clear slight hazy golden straw blond color with many bubbles streaming up to reinforce the decent 1/2 finger creamy but foamy head that retains well.

Nose is pretty interesting, nice phenols right off, a little vinous like must as well, a little phenolic booze of like a grappa almost, under that is a mild grainy wheat like saison, bit of biscuity toasty, lemongrass, grassy hay, little lemony citrus, and just a hint of candy.

Taste starts with more of the fruit, a mild lemony citrus and more of that vinous like flavor, a mild fruity ester component, etc. Then into a mild sweetness, little candy and candi sugar, mild cereal sugar, with malts of cereal grains, little toasty wheat and grassy hay, lemongrass, mild creaminess through it all. The booze comes on too, feels like a lot more than 7.3%, drinks more like 9% as a big phenolic booze flavor kicks in with some warmth and tingle, and a decent acidic kick. Phenolic flavors come through with the booze and yeast components, with the mild vinous notes. The yeast shows flashes of a cracker and bready kick and even a little yeasty, but that disappears quickly. Finish is sticky and a little sweet, mild syrupy, more lemon and citrus, more vinous notes and plenty of phenolic booze with acidic tingle.

Mouth is med bod, nice effervescent carb, a big acidic and booze bite with warmth and tingle.

Overall really interesting, I like the big phenolic note, the vinous character is a nice surprise too, lemon, citrus, all the malt components, all nice. Sweet characters do well although I'm not usually a big fan of them in a beer like this, the big issue was the huge bite it took, with all the booze warmth tingle, and the acidic bite, all that seemed to detract from the beer a bit.

12-14-2013 03:14:00 | More by jlindros
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-28-2013 22:55:46 | More by BostonPhilly
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

Thanks to pjl44 for this extra from a recent trade!

batch 001

375ml c&c bottle. loud pop as the cap comes out of the bottle.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: orangish golden bodied beer with 1 finger of white head. Drops quickly to a thin cap.

Smell: bready and wheat malts. Slightly spicy yeast. Generic berry presence. Fruity like green apples, white grape, and pears. Overall it smells sweet.

Taste: Yeast forward. Wheat malts and a cereal note. Wild honey. Slightly peppery and gets fairly purfumey on the back end of this beer. Maybe a hint of blueberry that contributes some sweetness, but it also tastes a little artificial. Finishes sweet and yeasty.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low almost moderate carbonation. Drinks at its listed abv; could use a little bit more zip in the form of more carbonation in this beer.

Overall: This is first Mystic beer, glad that I got the oppurtunity. It was good, but nothing great. Was hoping for a greater blueberry presence in this beer, but the beer is also a few months old by now. So there is potential that more blueberry presence existed in this beer when it was fresh. Its a middle of the road saison.

11-21-2013 05:23:25 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Vinland Two from Mystic Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.