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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4210) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
Bouteille de 750ml capsulée comme un Champagne mais avec le bouchon en plastique. Cette bouteille a été partagée avec Slovaksniper. La robe est cuivrée avec une mousse beige durable, ce n’est pas un gusher. Le nez est agréable avec un beau boisé et du caramel fruité. La bouche le liquide est vineux, il goûte le bois, les fruits. Il y a du caramel fruité. Le bois lui confère des tannins quelque peu astringents. Les bretts sont présents mais ils procurent une autre dimension. Elle se boit tout seul. Bouteille meilleure avant le 04/05/2021.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5910) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a bright cloudy amber color ale with a large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of Brett notes with funky yeast and light dry vinous notes is very intriguing. Taste is also dominated by dry vinous notes with grassy notes and some funky ester with what seems like Brett notes – extremely complex and somewhat hard to do justice of the taste with my descriptions. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very complex while retaining good drinkability level. I would love to have this one again in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle, shared with tmrmwel and Inbreak @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange body with a huge creamy off-white head. Very nice indeed. Aroma is elderflowers, white currants, heather, wood, hints of brettanomyces and some juniper-like herbalness. Very fresh and highly inviting. First up on tasting is a pine-like herbal grassiness, then white currants and grapefruit get in the mix, followed by hints of moss and candy sugars. In the end, this remarkable beer gets dry and woody with a mild bretty and tart finish. Subtle, original, complex and very nice. I can see why this is among Mikkel’s own favorite beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before 04/05/21, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 7 2012; eye: caramel, semi-opaque, suspended matter, no effervescence, voluminous beige head that turns into a tiny sheet, nice lacing; nose: grapefruit, light woody, slight Brettanomyces yeast, white wine, tangerine; mouth: grapefruit, light woody, slight Brettanomyces yeast, white wine, light sourness, spices, tangerine, really dry finale in grapefruit with presence of Brettanomyces yeast, medium body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, meilleure avant 04/05/21, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 7 juillet 2012; œil : caramel, semi-opaque, matière en suspension, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une minuscule couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : pamplemousse, léger boisé, très léger levure Brettanomyces, vin blanc, tangerine; bouche : pamplemousse, léger boisé, très léger levure Brettanomyces, vin blanc, légère aigreur, épices, tangerine, finale très sèche en pamplemousse avec présence de levure Brettanomyces, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1832) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy burnt orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity, the brew smells like grapes, tropical fruit, green apples, sauvignon blanc wine, funk, lemon peel, pears, and some earthy aromas. It tastes like sauvignon blanc wine/grapes, funk, oak, lemon peel, yeast, hay, green apples and a bit of apricot. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but also soft carbonation which helps makes this brew easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good beer. It’s pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but I think it’s definitely worth trying even at that price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
750 ml paper-wrapped bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazy amber with a finger of off-white head. Sauvignon blanc is right up front in the aroma, with tart citrus, tropical fruits, caramel malts, bretty funk, and some grass and herbs. Flavor has the same sauvignon blanc, bretty funk, tart, citrusy, and tropical fruits, caramel, candi sugar, and oak. Medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a funky mouthfeel. Really tasty and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle shared on the bus ride to The Festival in MA. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus fruits and delicious tangy funk. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp with notes of nice dry citrus, funk, sour fruits, wine, and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 4.12.2010
Aroma is rather nice and rich with exotic fruits, some biscuits and hints of berries and sourness. Flavour is sourish white wine notes, some hops with exotic fruitness, hints of caramel and citrus. Not sure if I like this or not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1770) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle, shared with Club Gonzo. Now also (at least almost) live and direct. Pours a caramelly orange, with a thick creamy head. Very nice aroma with brett, green apples, grapes and a sour-ish oakines. A full, slick body, with soft carbonation. Sweet, rather complex flavour, with notes of orange peel, vanilla, dark fruits, syrup candi sugar and yeast. It finishes of with almost vinous dry sour notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (1031) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
pours cloudy medium dark brown with a decent foamy sizable head, a multitude of slow-moving CO2 streams. Fruity muscat grape on the nose. Drinks with a subdued sourness (6/10), creamy mouthfeel, tastes of muscat grape, medium malts, a persisting sweetness (8/10), and then transitions into an IPA-like tangerine citrus, hops, and lingering bitterness (6/10). Med-high complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, good carry, very nice drinkability. I’m astounded by the wine-beer fusion, and it works very well here.


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