Vinland One | Mystic Brewery

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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
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of jstilwell
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jaru1026
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TobiasG
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bylerteck
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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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Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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