Mystery Ship

Georgia
United States
Mystery Ship by Southbound Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

An adventure awaits you aboard the Mystery Ship, our 100% Brett Imperial Red Ale. Make sure you have your sea legs before setting sail on this wild fermented, funky brew that boasts an impressive 8.2% ABV. Tropical lushness and intense hops meet a subtle malt aroma to create a perfectly balanced and satisfying flavor. All hands on deck as you set on your way to another shore on board the Mystery Ship.

Profile

ABV: 
8.2%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Mosiac, Motueka, Rakau
Malts: 
2-Row, Aromatic CaraRed, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt, Special B
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mystery Ship is a red ale brewed with Brettanomyces yeast (Brett) and dry-hopped. As such, by definition it has both distinctive sour and “funky,” and intensely hoppy, aromas and flavors. It poured brownish-red and hazy into the glass, sporting a thick tan-white head with good retention. The aroma featured both of its title components in ample portions: citrusy hop notes and complex acetic sourness with mild barnyard notes. The flavor profile included these signature elements and, to a lesser degree and later in the taste, alcohol and malt (whose sweetness was overwhelmed by the Brett sour funk). Palate sensations mirrored the flavor: alcohol warmth, astringency from both Brett (puckery, vinegary) and hops (dry finish). This complex brew had many strong elements that were balanced and blended harmoniously together for high drinkability and a memorable drinking experience.

Brewery Introduction

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery located in Savannah, Georgia. Southbound launched our first brew in the state in mid May 2013. We aspire to become the most innovating and exciting yet. By bringing the American beer revolution to Savannah's back door, we hope to... Read More

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