Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Minty aroma with grapes and hints of sweet rosemarry. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Tart grapes upfront with oak and vanilla notes, with sweet herbal flavors and a dry tart finish. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
In short: An oaky, grapefruity, leathery and dry golden ale that drinks like a session beer. Wow!
How: Bottle 750ml, first batch brewed. Consumed 1.5 after the beer release and 8.5 years before expiration date!!!
The look: Cloudy glowing golden-orange body topped by a persistent small off-white head
In long: Nose is unusual and intriguing, lots and lots of oaky wine barrel, leathery brett, dried orange peels, tropical fruits, horse blanket. Taste is just as complex but is really not that vinous. A lot of dried oak, dried pineaples, acidic white grapefruits, barnyard character, a slice of lemon zest, leather, a bit sandy, dry has a desert. Very astringent finish that leaves the mouth sandy-dry. Yet I feel that after 1.5 year that there is still some food for the brett in there and it could get even drier and more leathery. Finish has a bitter grapefruits bitterness but I don’t think it is hop related, I feel as if it is the oak and grapefruity brett joining forces to create a sharp bittterness. No alcohol whatsoever, really hard to believe this is a 9% beer. This is in-your-face brett and oak and yet the beer is never aggressive, I could even imagine myself downing many pints of this in a pub (and it is a 9% beer!). The brett is not really “funky” here, it has a leathery and grapefruity character. This is one of Mikkeller best creation. I got myself a few bottles of this, but at $30 each, ouch!, this is nice but pricey treat. But I can afford it, I saved a lot of money on car insurance by switching to Geico and then I saved even more by losing my licence because of a DUI.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (670) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, brett, fruity and citrus hop. Flavour is malt, brett, fruity, grapefruit and citrus hop. Very complex and perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6157) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Aroma of vanilla, funk, sour berries, malt, peach and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and funky with some malt, and vanilla and oak.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.nice funky beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Hazy amber color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, nelson, brett, wood, white wine, floral hops, and citrus. Taste of vanilla, citrus, brett, white wine, wood, and a lightly bitter nelson finish with light alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2011
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, during 3Floyds Night 2011. Hazy amber with huge white / off white head. Lovely fruity aroma of citric and exotic fruits with a great vinous touch. Tropical fruit taste, brett, dry white wine, dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2746) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pours light ruby amber thick with a big light tan head. The aroma is phenomenal, huge notes of Nelson hops with the funk blended so well together, almost like candy. The flavor starts with juicy wine notes from the barrel, Nelson hop notes, and then a bit of a dry, but pleasant ending with some funk to help enhance a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4222) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pink grapefruit and lilly bouquet, strong and wonderful. Cloudy copper, thick yellow head. Tangy grapefruit flavor, nothing else, but intense and delicious. I could drink this all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4639) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours hazy amber into a snifter. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet sour summer fruit and brett aromas. Dry with sweet funky tropical and summer fruit upfront turning to grapefruit in the lasting sour funk finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a foamy beige head and a winey aroma. There is a sourish caramel malt flavor that leaves wine on the palate. A very elegant and tasty brew.

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