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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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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-01-2013 07:23:23 | More by chippo33
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scottfrie

California

3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle thanks to SneezyAchew. Thanks Mike!

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of tan head that faded into a fuzzy film and collar leaving spots of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Lots of earth and peppery yeast, green apple, apple cider and hints of clove and leather.
T: Big notes of spices and yeast with apples and dark fruits following. Follows the nose. The finish is just slightly sour. Sweet and spicy overall with sweet sugary fruits dominating.
M: Frothy carbonation but not overpowering. Airy and sweet mouthfeel, medium-slick body.
O: Well-rounded but leans on the sweet side. Reminds me of a Belgian golden ale or maybe even a Belgian dark ale. Too fruity for me to love. Good though, thanks again Michael.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:14:19 | More by scottfrie
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-23-2013 13:11:22 | More by Thorpe429
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brikelly

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-31-2012 02:38:57 | More by brikelly
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 02:34:14 | More by ppoitras
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy honey hue. Head is off-white and creamy. Leaves a bunch of lacing strings.

S-Interesting nose. Wild yeast up the wazoo. Florals and light spice. Plum yeast strain brings some plummy notes. A yeast-laden nose. Excited to sip.

T-Flavor is sweeter and less wild and tart. Maltier flavors. Grainy with a ton of honey and honeysuckle. Yeast comes in mid-palate with some surprising force but then dies off again. The nose is better than the flavor.

M-Full bodied for a Sasion. Plentiful, massaging carbonation. Not very easy to drink. Creamy.

O/D-Smelled cool, but the flavor wasn't awesome. Mystic has been hit or miss for me. This one was a miss for the most part. In the end it was still a decent brew but I got excited for this and it let me down a bit. Their product doesn't always match their divine packaging.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 21:20:31 | More by VelvetExtract
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2013 22:35:24 | More by doremite
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-20-2013 18:39:47 | More by nh2032
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-17-2013 17:36:08 | More by oldp0rt
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-17-2014 05:10:26 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2012 17:21:39 | More by JAHMUR
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-13-2012 01:45:58 | More by sailorastro
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm impressed with the yeast that coats the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Starts with a lasting white-beige head. There's a couple of spots on the glass for lace. Very cloudy with an orange hued amber color.

When I first open the bottle, I smell sweet raspberry. After I pour it into the glass, it becomes more sour, reminding me of a framboise. It's very much a Saison after that.

The flavor is earthy and sour. There is no indication of a framboise here. There's a strong, but short lasting, bite in the swallow. Initially, I thought it was hop, but I now think it is a result of the wild yeast. Short aftertaste. The mouthfeel is relatively thin.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 02:32:06 | More by smcolw
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 02:11:57 | More by jlindros
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mikeyv35

New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 03/23/13
Type: 750ml. Bottle
Vintage: 2012
Glass : Southampton Large Snifter

Pours a golden straw in color w/ a 1 finger white head that leaves medium amounts of lacing. Aromas of fresh cut hay, lemon zest, herbs, wet socks/Blue Cheese. The flavor is of earthiness, lemon zest, mild bitter hop bite, funk, and a touch of dark fruit/plum as per the description. Thin in body, but lush due to appropriate carbonation. Easy to drink as the ABV is well hidden.

Overall, interesting! This brew is not really my cup of tea, but it is solid and very unique. Mystic really pushed the envelope by utilizing their own cultivated yeast strain to impart the plum characteristic. In the end, I enjoyed it, but the Dandelion in the taste made me content w/ just one glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 20:31:11 | More by mikeyv35
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-08-2012 23:11:27 | More by trevorpost
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-19-2012 21:37:52 | More by liquorpig
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-30-2013 02:32:01 | More by hoppymcgee
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-25-2012 15:37:52 | More by Patrickbrusil
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-25-2012 22:58:33 | More by Massbmx
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-06-2013 21:04:54 | More by nmann08
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-14-2012 23:33:26 | More by kaelingirl
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-06-2013 03:15:23 | More by polishkaz
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-20-2013 09:39:55 | More by nzerbe
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Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.