Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Large bottle from Plumpjack. Brilliant appearance, clear deep copper with a lacy white head. The aroma is stellar, very complex. Light fruits, tropical, mango, papaya, tangerine, white grape, honey, some oak. Medium sweet, champagne like yet sweeter and maltier, complex flavor. Long finish. Medium plus bodied, slightly sticky, well carbonated. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Bottle at Eulogy. Slightly hazy amber pour with giant soapy frothy beige head. A smattering of lace. Strong deep red fruity floral sour. Blood oranges. Passionfruit. Papaya. Tangerine. Guava. Delicate but substantial. Hints of earth. Chanterelles. Thyme. Medium body. Grows in complexity as it warms. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (237) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2016
Amber, hazy. Low lingering head. Aroma tart cherries, cork, white wine, vinegar. Palate medium, carbonation medium to low. Taste tropic fruit at first : lychee, mango, pineapple, giving way to intense dessert wine sweet and sour finish. My jaw dropped how good this actually is!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Keg at BD Bush, 09/05/16. Very lightly hated orange amber with a well sized cream cap that retains well. Nose is juicy Nelson hops, passionfruit, tangerine, orange pith, candied fruit peel, light yeast esters, bubblegum. Taste comprises candied fruit peel, ripe melon, grassy, white grape, juicy Nelson licks, candyfloss, wheaten bread, light booze tunes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with added boost. Solid for style, subtle undertones ... not just a sweet booze bomb !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (103) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Various bottles 2011-2016. Consistently amazing, in this reviewer’s opinion Mikkeller’s best beer to date. Brett, champagne, oak. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3161) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
Gylden brun klar med høyt kremete beige skum. Lukter druer, fudge, røde bær, mot solbær. Frisk lukt. Smaken er fruktig, bæraktig i starten, sursyrlig smak utover, noe vinøs. Tørr avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1819) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft at Mikkeller and Friends in Reykjavik The ale poured a cloudy amber with an off white head and lacing. The aroma was complex with caramel malts, and grapes. The higher ABV provided a warming feeling that added to the experience. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. The finish was dry with no bitterness. Nice ale!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1037) - FRANCE - APR 17, 2016
Pours hazy copper with thin white head. Nose is cider and green apple. Aromas are green apple, orange, peach, caramel. Low carbonation, light body. Medium sour finish. Complex beer, buy not really my kind of stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Clear, copper body with a small, off-white, fully lasting head. Complex and strong aroma of fruits, including slightly overripe peaches and mango, oak and hints of sourness. Strong flavour of grapefruit, peach and mango, with oak, caramel and funk in the back. Light sweet taste, light sourness and a quite biting bitterness. Medium body, very dry on the palate, lively carbonated. An unusual and complex brew! A fun mix of wild ale and IPA!
[75 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from cnesmark’s beer cellar]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

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