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Vinland One - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fermented w/ wild local yeast

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-25-2012 15:29:50 | More by nas5755
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle. Thanks Joe. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/31/2014.

App- Dark copper, nearly brown body with a thick two finger, nitro-like effervescent white head. Splotchy lacing. Good retention.

Smell- Tart green apples, white grape tartness, herbs, bread, a little bit of earth. On the sweeter, fruitier side which I find interesting due to the stated lack of fruits used in brewing this beer but rather the wild yeast being harvested from local Massachusetts plums. Even after reading this on the bottle, I still do not find plums per se, but the fruit tartness is certainly very pleasant.

Flavour- Plum juice, dates. Quite sweet and sugary. Bread, a bit of floral notes and earthiness. Identifiable but subtle estery yeast notes of an amalgam of bubble gum and banana. Finish is almost vinous, with a lingering earthy bitterness. Does not lack for complexity and I consider this to be a very unique flavor profile even if I didn't know where the yeast was harvested from.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, very well carbonated and quite creamy. Grape tartness and an earthy bitterness on the backend, which is very dry and makes for a sipper despite it's relatively low ABV. A bit hard to drink due to the surprising bitterness.

Overall- A fascinating flavour on this beer which is compounded by the fact that there is zero fruit used here. The wild yeast is pretty much solely responsible for the sweet, dark fruit flavours in this saison which translates to a solid, if a bit overly bittersweet farmhouse ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 03:33:57 | More by Stevedore
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-27-2014 22:51:07 | More by weeare138
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Some random thoughts. This has been my favorite of the mystic beers. Love the concept of the local yeast. This one is cultivated from plums. Fantomesque to me in terms of the frutiness without real fruit. I've had this fresh and with a bit of age and like both. I think this was a bit overly carbonated fresh but it has settled over time. The yeast has done its job turning this into a thicker creamier experience. There are a few more sour notes as this matures. Overall I would consider this an outstanding local beer with several layers iof complexity. Reminiscent somewhat of orval or a lighter version of a quad.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 00:32:16 | More by jstilwell
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Vermont

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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Batch #001. From notes.

A - Dark orange, cloudy pour. One finger off white head. Strong carbonation. Some spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Funky fruits. A neat grape note. Very complex in the aroma. All sorts of funky, musty, weird fruit aromas floating around. Oranges, plums. Beautiful.

T - Grapes and a dark fruit note, not like dates, but similar to something like a plum. Sugar and yeast. Neat flavour. Sweet plums and oaky vanilla sweetness. A bit sharp, but I'm sure that's the acidity.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Some sharpness.

O/D - A cool beer indeed. Wild yeast provides great complexity and a different element. Not tremendously flavourful, but it certainly does the trick. Forces you to take your time with it. Might be a bit sharp, but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 16:13:36 | More by tbeckett
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hoppymcgee

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safaricook

Netherlands

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 17:00:46 | More by safaricook
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Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.