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.