Vinland One | Mystic Brewery

Vinland OneVinland One
BA SCORE
3.92/5
77 Ratings
Vinland OneVinland One
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
mystic-brewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented w/ wild local yeast

Added by Jason on 08-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of scottfrie
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ppoitras
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.45/5  rDev -12%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of mikeyv35
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Vinland One from Mystic Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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