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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Danish: Brygget af basismalt og under mæskníngen og gæringen tilsat enzymer for at opnå en så høj forgærbarhed som overhovedet muligt. Til både bitter-, smags- og aromahumle er brugt den New Zealandske humlesort ‘Nelson Sauvin’ som er opkaldt efter sine druekarakterer, der bringer minder til den New Zealandske hvidvinsdrue Sauvignon Blanc. Af gær er benyttet både champagnegær og brettanomyces og pga. enzymerne er øllen gæret meget langt ned og dermed er slutresultatet en meget tør øl. Efter endt gæring har øllen ligget 5 måneder på hvidvinsfade fra Østrigske Weingut Kollwentz og opnået yderligere karakter. Til slut er den flasket på 750 ml champagneflasker med et ekstra højt CO2 indhold.

English: Nelson Sauvignon is a New Year beer it is fermented with ale yeast, brettanomyces and enzymes. Then it has been aged three months in Austrian white wine casks. Very dry, very vinous and very delicious.


talon1117's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
The beer pours a very hazy, deep amber-chestnut color with a full, off-white, very creamy, fluffy head which is mostly lasting and leaves tight, soapy lace. The nose is like no other I have smelled; very white vinous, typical gooseberry, dry flowers, light resinous pine, bretty funk, some, kiwi, and faint toasted vanilla. The flavor is similar with some buttery oak, faint toasted vanilla notes, similar fruity notes as the nose, dry floral and leaves, light pine, tart brett, and just a bit of funk; the bitterness is more than moderate as well as the acidity. The palate is moderate, less than lively, creamy, and bone dry. The finish is longer than expected, bone dry, slightly bitter, tart acidity, leafy notes, and a bit resinous. Not sure of the price tag, but this beer was miraculous. The fruit notes were completely complementary to the dry brett and hop bitterness. And the palate worked well with the flavor progression. I am not sure how Mikkeller does it with every brew but this one was nearly perfect for this type of beer. Amazing.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (498) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Beer tasting @ Havregatan 21/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Bretty, fruity, grape, light acidic. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1158) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
@ Havregatan 141221. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and bretty with some light sourish notes, crisp, grapefruits, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and bretty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle 2014 edition. Hazy orange, big frothy white head. Beautiful! Packed with grapes, subtle funky leather, flowery brett and dry white wine notes with peach and mandarin, orange and melon. It really is amazingly complex, delicate and subtle. Taste is also packed with bretty and grapy goodness, very dry and loaded with fruits and berries, almost perfect balance, nothing seems misplaced. The body and carbonation are really well aligned.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexanderdahl (23) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy Albert. Aroma is slightly grape/orange, lots of grapes and the funky sour notes. Medium bodied, lots of vanilla, fresh melon and peach, dry white wine and grapes. Very exotic and smooth!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ramboraffe (720) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy orange with big frothy white head. Smell is earthy, orange, citrus zest, and funky stables. Taste is vinous (white wine), citrus, vanilla oak barrel and funky stables, leaves and earthy. Very dry with medium bitterness and high carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ShelbyGrey (178) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
One of my favs. From mikkeller. Terrific wild ale with winie notes. Well balance ans complex

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (177) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
Flaska 75 cl systembolaget. Orangebrun kulör med stort fluffigt skum. Fuktig doft av apelsin, citron, druvor, halm och funk. Komplex smak med funkkänsla. Stall, hö och jordkällare. Citrus, vitt vin och fat. Härlig syrlighet och fint krispigt torr. Mycket kolsyra och alkoholstyrkan döljs väl.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (695) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle; at home; courtesy of madmitch76 (the legend). 750ml bottle. Vigorous pour into my IPA glass-of-choice. A nice head. Lovely head. Ruby-ish dark appearance. Very murky. Opaque. Aroma is; oak; woodchips; brett; musty wood; grapes; Nelson and a lot of bready yeast. I think it is slightly oxidised but that is not a problem as it is heavy with brett. Very damp wet grass aroma as well. Taste is orange tart; citric juice. Scilian lemons. grapefruit; white grapes; Finnish rye bread; farmhouse funk and sour and tart overtones. The brett works wonders with Nelson and really dances off my tongue. It’s well-carbonated and definitely a sipper. Alcohol is also prominent but not ott. There is a good amount of balance for such a complicated beer. The drinkability is what surprises me the most about this beer. It is definitely a nod to Orval levels of thirst-quenching despite its relatively high abv. I would like to see different barrels on this one as it is an incredibly good beer. Superb work Mikkel!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KennethArd (256) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma of grape fruit, citrus & orange. Clear amber with long lasting head. Lightly bitter with a sweet touch. Medium body, slick texture & average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2302) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown, ruddy copper body with a thin, bubbly, khaki colored film on top. Aroma is very wine-like & vinous. White & red grape with notes of darker fruits, plums, prunes & a light tartness with a hint of booze behind everything. Flavor is a bit nutty & almost toasty, although still very vinous & wine forward. Slightly warming booze, earthy hop notes, red licorice, mild woody elements towards the finish with a little bit of semi-spicy Belgian yeast making for a mostly clean finish. Bubbly mouth feel, aftertaste of dark fruit & faint red wine. Good, but I didn’t love it like I thought I would.


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