Vinland One - Mystic Brewery
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4.61/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
03-11-2014 00:32:16 | More by jstilwell
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
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
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
4.1/5 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
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
12.68 fl oz brown bottle, caged and corked, served in a chalice.
Batch #001, note: ABV listed as 6.5%.
Pours a deeply hazy, yet glowing auburn in color with a faint shade of violet. Creamy, white head about a half of an inch tall that shows no signs of receding. Walls of condensed lacing with very little give.
A light farmhouse-musty aroma with most of the real dirty, earthen touches absent. Bright citrus and berry, not quite tart but approaches that quality. Light notes of diacetyl and a very mild toasted malt character.
Light earthen musty flavors begin this Saison's flavor profile; however, things quickly get much more flavorful and aggressive from here. Raspberry, lemon, lime, plum, and grape flavors converge all at once which creates a sharply acidic and fresh bite. Pepper and coriander balance the tartness while contributing to a slightly heavier earthen quality following a dry finish.
Medium bodied; slightly active on the palate, but surprisingly creamy as well. A real nice body to balance such dynamic flavors.
A very unique Saison. Pretty hard to complain about a fresh, local, well crafted Saison brewed with a wild yeast. Hats off to the brewers for the idea and execution.
11-03-2012 19:46:30 | More by NEhophead
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Batch #001, 375ml C+C bottle into a tulip. 6.5% abv
A - Darker than most saisons. Pours a clear brown/red body with a creamy and lasting one finger white head. Great lacing and retention.
S - Funky hay, lemons, plum, apricot, spice, and vinous red wine. Aroma is of strong and complex Belgian yeast.
T - Saison like with some dubbel like flavors. Hay, lemon, and spice lead into some darker plums and figs with some light caramel malt. This really does drink like a funky and lighter bodied dubbel. Aftertaste is yeasty and warming,
M - Creamy with silky carbonation. Excellent mouth feel. Drinkability is a bit hampered by the alcohol presence.
O - A unique and tasty saison. Wild yeast isolated from local plums, crazy concept! I really liked this one.
11-06-2012 22:34:52 | More by davey101
4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
05-08-2013 16:13:36 | More by tbeckett
Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.