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Vinland One - Mystic Brewery

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74 Ratings

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 07:09 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Best wild yeast beer in a long time!!

WoostaBia, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

pisano, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Kelp, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
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.

Stevedore, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

weeare138, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of jstilwell
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.

jstilwell, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mltobin, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

kwjd, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jaru1026, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

nzerbe, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

PEIhop, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

laxer8811, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

polishkaz, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

chippo33, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

IndyDad, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

TobiasG, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

vonnegut21, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rab53, May 20, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
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.

tbeckett, May 08, 2013
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Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.