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Vinland One - Mystic Brewery

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very good

72 Ratings

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 7
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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3.75/5  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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

hoppymcgee, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of safaricook
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.

safaricook, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

nh2032, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of mikeyv35
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.

mikeyv35, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Thorpe429, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

oldp0rt, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Jason, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

jaasen64, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Janeinma, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mbs11, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of smcnulty1981
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: golden color with a good ammount of carbonation 1 finger of a bright white head with some lacing but dissipates fairly quickly

S: lots of yeast on the nose a little bit of funk with a good ammount of a straw barnyard smell only slight ammount of malt though

T: fairly tart taste some green apple a little bit of malt sweetness most of the taste seems to come from the wild yeast

M: medium bodied with a good ammount of dry carbonation

O: good wild ale doesn't have the same tartness as a Belgian sour would the local wild yeast is a great idea it's adds more of a local flavor to the ale

smcnulty1981, Jan 29, 2013
Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.