Vinland One - Mystic Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
Type: 750ml. Bottle
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.
03-23-2013 20:31:11 | More by mikeyv35
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
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
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
01-29-2013 15:38:41 | More by smcnulty1981
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
375ml corked bottle shared with my sister's husband in Ohio.
Served cold in a fluted glass, Mystic Vinland is a hazy golden amber with creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves a nice thin layer for the duration.
Aroma is sweet and funky with apricot and pear plus some slight spice.
Flavor is sweet, tart, and a little sour but well balanced between the three. There is bitterness too which is probably the only one of those mentioned that seems a little too strong and out of place on this particular beer.
Mouthfeel is nicely done. A medium bodied, well carbonated, bottle conditioned ale that makes for a nice slow sipper.
Overall an interesting beer and I'm glad I got a chance to share this bottle with someone else who enjoyed it too.
12-31-2012 13:35:41 | More by GilGarp
3.13/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
12-17-2012 02:14:19 | More by scottfrie
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
12-16-2012 02:11:57 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +2%
375ml bottle into a tall tulip
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with three fingers of white foam.
S: Plums, prunes, peppercorn, and musty Saison yeast. This smells like a mixture of a Dubbel and a Saison. I can certainly smell some red wine notes as well.
T: Complex, but quite odd. Plum is certainly quite apparent with a bit of funk along with clove and other spices. This beer stays quite dry despite having a lot of dark fruit flavors. I get prunes along with the aforementioned plum. Really, it's like a dry, spicy Dubbel.
M: Medium thickness with strong carbonation.
O: I enjoyed this beer - it's odd for the style, but quite nice. Interesting, complex, tasty.
12-16-2012 01:24:03 | More by coreyfmcdonald
3.33/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
12-09-2012 02:34:14 | More by ppoitras
Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.