Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a creamy brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet with some sour yeast, grape, dough, and sweet malts notes. Palate is a bit sour and very dry, finishing dry. The taste is a bit sweet and sour. Very different, but very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2012
We had this to toast in 2012, we got that goin’ for us. Smells awesome - apples and pears, white wine cedar and oak. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma predicts - apples and pears, some tart, lightly sour notes, prickly carbonation, woody, winey finish. Really tasty. Not sure if it was $24.99 tasty, but I really liked it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed at Isobel’s (lozs mum) 31.12.11 Glowing orange/amber colour with a sticky white head. Wet perfumey wood on the nose, tangy fruity with apricots and grapefruit in the mouth, also funky and with a dry & furry coating left around the gums. Not totally my thing to be honest whilst I started off by enjoying this after a while I became less enamoured with it and at £15.99 a bit pricey to feel like that, still top marks to Mikkeller for trying something like this. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Thanks emacgee. Hazy amber with a thin white film. Nose of candy corn, strong cat pee, grapefruit, starfruit, grass and butter. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly bitter, with a strong buttery and oaky white wine like component. Maybe a tad overcarbonated with a flavor that makes my tummy hurt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
Clear coppery body with strong carbonation. Huge offwhite head. Wooden funky gooseberry aroma with white wine grape notes. Dry-acidic wooden gooseberry pineapple taste with alcohol notes. Mid-bodied. Dryish wooden citric pineapple aftertaste with white wine notes. Nice, but didn’t like the acidity. (0.75l bottle shared by hcalsos.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
750ml bottle from secret santa. Pours hazy orangish brown with white head. Aromas of grapefruit and vinous with white whine and some funk. Flavors lemon, orange, and vinous white wine notes. A little tartness in there. Not bad, didn’t really work with my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle shared by emacgee. Pours a dark golden orange with a white head. Nose is hugely grapefruit, but lingering behind it is a spicy cat pee vibe. Not strong enough to totally bother me, but distracting from the great grapefruit thing. A decent amount of malt. A big and very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Pours red orange with a profuse sandstone head. Nose is straight up pink grapefruit flesh and raw pineapple with a vinous character and super dry notes. Very dry and citrusy with lots of pink grapefruit and some crushed black pepper. Awesome hop character, very dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (8670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
750mL bottle, pours a beautiful vibrant opaque orangey amber with a voluminous white head. Aroma is very vinous and yeasty, with loads of brett-like yeast, sauvignon blanc, dry lemon and orange zest with a bit of fruity notes. Flavour is incredibly complex with an amazing balance of dry white wine, brett, dry fruity notes, lemon rind - so much depth and balance, with strong lasting flavours. The barrels accentuated the complexity so expertly. Damn delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2011
I picked this up from San Diego when we took a week long vacation there. This was one of those that I felt was a bit of a prize. I had never heard of it and of course never seen it here in AZ. I saved it to share and it happened to be opened and shared today. I really like this beer and wish I had another. There is a sense of grapefruit and apricot just from the cork alone. The cork was synthetic. I love the mouth fill of this beer as well. It seems to be a bit frothy. There is a tiny head and some minimal lacing. It pours a light burnt orange/maybe a medium. Beautiful beer. Cheers to this beer!

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