Vinland One - Mystic Brewery
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
Been excited to try this one, local isolated wild yeast, for an Anniversary beer, and I've enjoyed almost all the other Mystic beers so far.
big fluffy 2 finger head fades fairly quickly at first, then slows after it hits a fluffy bubbly 1 finger head, lots of layered sticky lacing at that point, very clear apricot orange color.
Nose is a big mixed aroma, light sweet malts, amber sweet light toasty almost candy like malts, etc. Then moving into the big yeast aromas, wild-ish, more farmhouse funky like though, light bready yeasty aroma too, with light saison like spices too. light fruity esters, little grainy straw, apricot like stone fruit, and a little plum and grape like mustiness. The overall funk and farmhouse is very light.
Taste starts again complex, waves and layers come through, starting at first with a light yeasty flavor, bready yeasty flavor, with more light farmhouse funk. That quickly transforms into the sweet malty flavors, caramel candy malts, amber reddish little toasty malt flavors, touch syrupy sweet. That turns to the yeast characters, light esters, hint of phenols and light warming slightly tingly booze. Then on to the fruit, again stone fruit, little apricot, some plum, light grape and fig like. Then back to the sweeteners, caramel, a bit of a candy syrup and candied fruits. The finish comes with more of the sweet candied fruits, candied plum, fig, apricot, etc, lingering, with a bit of farmhouse yeast funk and bready yeast flavors, quite dry although sticky.
Mouth is med to fuller bodied, little sticky and a bit of warming booze, the carbonation is strange as it feels light but there are quite a lot of very small bubbles, but still seems like it's lacking a little in the carbonation department.
Overall pretty good, but not quite what I expected. I was expecting much more farmhouse flavors, more saison, more funk, more yeast attributes, but its more of a big malty beer with some sweetness, candy, malty flavors, with some of the yeast characters more in the background. The booze comes on a bit strong as well for just 7.25%, and a bit light on the carbonation. The fruit characters are nice though.
12-16-2012 02:11:57 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
Review from Notes. 375ml cork & caged bottle. Batch 001, Bottled 8/10/12; reviewed 10/19/12.
Aroma: yeasty(very Belgian in character), fruity, plum, apricot, peach, bread, grass, hints of dried fruits and lime zest with a subtly sweet malty background.
Appearance: dark gold to pale copper, thick khaki head, which recedes into a nice layer atop the beer. Fairly clear and effervescent.
Flavor: light and dry, hoppy, grassy with small amounts of bright citrus and sweet tree fruit. Malt is dominated by the yeast, which is Belgian in affinity towards abstract fruit flavors, as well as the hops but the malt adds a sweet, toffee-like finish.
Body: Medium-light. Dry but not without substance. Typical of saison-like beers.
Finish: Leaves lingering yeast tones and hoppy bitterness. The malt smoothes out the finish with a lingering sweetness as the yeast fades from the palate.
Final Note: i have 1 more bottle and will hopefully be buying more to mature for the next 2-4 years depending on how well this beer ages.
10-20-2012 00:26:24 | More by ZEROorDIE
4.26/5 rDev +8.7%
375ml brown caged and corked bottle with Batch #001 on the label.
Clear amber, nearly glowing. Lively lacing and leaves a trail all the way down the glass. Very aromatic with plums, wild flowers, nutty yeast, green tea, lemon pith and hay. Nice crisp bite, very smooth with a solid but dry medium sized body. Earthy, dried grass, herbal, esters, dandelions, pithy, crackers, tea, apple skin, tart plum and light chalky yeast are the more noticeable complexities. Nearly bone dry finish.
Extremely impressive, these guys certainly went out on a limb here and it had paid off ... unlike any beer I have had, unique is just the start of the conversation here. I'll have to find more as I would love to see what a bit more time will do, not to say that it is not great to drink right now ... which it is.
02-25-2013 04:04:11 | More by Jason
4.26/5 rDev +8.7%
Appearance: 1.25 inch head, high carbonation, orange/red/brown in color, cloudy
Smell: bread, apricot, tropical fruit, and dough
Taste: apples, funk, bread, apricot, tropical fruit, and dough
Mouthfeel: sweet with a bitter middle spike and a less bitter end--funky, medium in body, medium-high carbonation
Overall: Surprisingly super complex--very nice mix of apricots and apples..Some saison elements, but drinks like a holiday beer or a light quad..Expensive, but well worth it.
07-01-2013 13:06:03 | More by tigg924
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
375ml corked bottle shared with my sister's husband in Ohio.
Served cold in a fluted glass, Mystic Vinland is a hazy golden amber with creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves a nice thin layer for the duration.
Aroma is sweet and funky with apricot and pear plus some slight spice.
Flavor is sweet, tart, and a little sour but well balanced between the three. There is bitterness too which is probably the only one of those mentioned that seems a little too strong and out of place on this particular beer.
Mouthfeel is nicely done. A medium bodied, well carbonated, bottle conditioned ale that makes for a nice slow sipper.
Overall an interesting beer and I'm glad I got a chance to share this bottle with someone else who enjoyed it too.
12-31-2012 13:35:41 | More by GilGarp
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured on tap at Five Horses Tavern. Light tropical fruit. Clean. Not too tart. Easy drinking. soft buttery mouth feel. Honey and wild flowers. Very well balanced. Cultured from local wild yeast in eastern Mass.
Real good! Surprisingly good! Very well-done. My first time trying a beer from Mystic. Will be looking for more.
08-30-2012 21:16:26 | More by Buffett
3.33/5 rDev -15.1%
375ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Corked and caged, Batch 001.
Poured into a DFH snifter, formed a 1/2" meringuey beige head over the cloudy copper brew. Head lasts and even grows some as time passes, with chunky lace. Aroma is tart and bready.
Taste begins with spices, tart fruitiness in the middle, and closes quietly, with a dry character. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is okay. Wish there was a bit more malt depth upon which to showcase the yeast.
12-09-2012 02:34:14 | More by ppoitras
3.96/5 rDev +1%
Batch #001; Poured into a tulip glass
copper colored murky, some visible carbonation, thick off-white head that reduces to layer and leaves lacing.
smells very fruity and sweet
Initial sweetness that is succeeded by flavors similar to an apple cider. Tartness sticks. faint bitterness. slightly metallic
lots of carbonation like in a cider, light to medium body
Very interesting try using wild yeasts from a plum. I do not smell the plum, but I certainly get a lot of fruits, that reminds me of flavors produced by Belgian yeast as in a Tripel. I also enjoy the sour refreshing taste and spritzyness.
04-28-2013 17:00:46 | More by safaricook
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a hazy dark gold with a moderate head, that doens't have much staying power.
It's got a kind of key lime pie type of aroma, with raspberry, peach and hay,and perhaps just the power of suggestion, but I'm getting plum also.
the flavor has the same components as the aroma, with some grassiness, and herbal hops. It's got a nuanced amount of residual sweetness, that is just enough to enhance the flavors. Near perfect.
It's got a medium body, with a mellow carbonation level.
Overall another great beer from a great brewery. It's got a carefully crafted and very unique flavor profile, it's great.
10-21-2012 01:00:21 | More by kmo1030
Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.