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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle, shared with mmmIPA.Beautiful red-orange colour, translucent, with a golden meringue that settles into rocky flotsam and leaves patches of lace. The aroma is awesome! Totally funky-- barnyard, gooseberries, peach tart, caramel, but ooooh, I love the funk! Sourish entry that makes my saliva glands start working, gooseberry tartness, sweet fruits that I can’t identify but so good! The end is definitely a little lactic, and has a leathery musty dryness that balances things out. Holy shit I love this beer! It’s a little of this, a little of that, not quite a sour, not really a fruit beer... Really unique, sublimely balanced, and really interesting. Loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1372) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle. Pour is clear copper with a large off-white head. Aroma is bretty, light caramel malt, light champagne dryness, lite wood, and light resinous hops. Flavor is true to nose with a few more berry notes as well as a slightly more bright hop presence than expected. Also notes of dry wine, citrus, and a clean champagne dry finish. Not a boring beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7741) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle from wlv. Pours a clear rich amber with an off white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a bit of grassy and citrus hops with a bit of sweet grains and a strong dry white wine note. Flavor is full of sweet grains and citrus with a good amount of with a bit of tartness, hops and dry white wine in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Shared with brewengineer for his 30th birthday. Near clear Orange pour with ample khaki head. Great citrus grapefruit apricot aroma. Flavor is very vinous and like a chardonay, hint of wood, Belgian yeast. Very awesome. Dry and bubbly. Definitely my favorite of the beer ’champagnes’ that I’ve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2155) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
Well well well well. N-S rule. Sediment filled dark brew with a bit of red hue, big big thick medium tan compact velvety cap with thick blankets of lacing. The nose is an immediate blast of papaya, flowers, candy lemon, grapefruit, common Brett funk, fuzzy peaches, zip and citrus. Good times. Funk and bitter for the taste and an odd spice hit, bit of white wine, Floral, lemon rinds, pineapple, weak pepper. Very good bit falling asleep. Have to get rid Of brad before he has roo

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle. Big thanks to Suprchunk. Cloudy orange amber color with a big off-white head. The nose is wonderfully yeasty, funky fruits, grapes, sugar. The taste is bretty goodness. Dry wine-like grape flavors, funky bruised fruits. Some floral hops. Lovely tang on the dry finish. Complex but very drinkable. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, a great beer. I had balked at the price, but I’m now very happy to have tried this. One I’ll certainly look to have again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, December 2011.
Sourish and tart aroma of white wine, grapes, apples, citurs fruits and melon. Very refreshing with some hoppy notes. I love the funky brett character in this beer. The crisp body and the rich taste is fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
I drank this beast by myself while playing PS3. Quickly too - it affected my gaming abilities - always a positive. Sedimented very deep opaque golden. Smallish fading white head. Highly aromatic ale with a basket of tropical fruits and delicious juicy white grape touches that are attractive and contributing much complexity. Surprisingly tannic, tea-like hops do provide an interesting counterpoint where the grape would naturally call for acidity. I was going to stop describing it here but 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. This was really unique and really pretty good. In retrospect I should have shared it. Oh well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a cloudy orange copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is floral hops and honey. Medium mouthfeel with a yeast and dry finish. A decent Belgiam strong ale from Mikkeller.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden brown colour with a thick beige head. A big Brett aroma with white wine, oak, passion fruit and leather. Similar flavours. Mildly bitter with lingering oak and passion fruit again. Quite vinous with heavy carbonation with a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.


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