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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


konstifik's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
konstifik (573) - - AUG 3, 2011
Hazy golden amber with a small off-white head. Intriguing aroma! Nelson sauvin hops are there for sure, but there is so much more. Lychee, papaya, white wine, oak and a very pleasant mellow acidity. Slightly sweet in the end. Very complex with loads of flavour. Great beer!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2502) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
750ml bottle for Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Orange-amber in colour, large off-white head, excellent lacing, excellent retention. The aroma is acidic and sour, apples and lots of white grapes, gooseberries, tropical. The flavour is very fruity, lots of grapefruit and grapes, some green apples, tart, funky, brett, some wood. Tart, slightly sour mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, tart with lots of sour fruit. An excellent beer. So drinkable, each sip seems different then the last.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle, BB 16/10/22, so it’s almost 3 years old. Gushing a bit on opening but I was prepared for this to happen. Cool paper wrap around the bottle but I’m a bit disappointed that it turned out to have a plastic cork instead of a real cork. Pours a brighter sort of orange body with a medium to small head. Aroma has plenty of brett and some light fruity hoppiness, later hints of light white wine are added. Everything is subtle and not too assertive. Taste has some bretty notes mixing with overripe oranges and a touch of white wine. Not getting any specific kind of NZ hops, I think the funkiness is overshadowing them at this point. Soft carbonation and semi-dry finish. Although I didn’t have it fresh, I think ageing has mellowed the carbonation and sweetness, at least it feels this way. Very interesting beer - if you like brettanomyces then it’s a must try (but I don’t think it’s currently available in any local shop here). However, it must be noted that the 2012 bottle of Orval I had as a warm up for this one was even more satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (464) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Intressant öl, förhållandevis syrlig. Den påminner om vitt vin eller cider. Mer av sällskapsöl än matöl?

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
Botella 75 cl de 2d2dspuma tomada en el momento en llamas el 10-07-2015. (r444) con f de cons pref para antes de 16-10-2022. color ámbar anaranjado velado con espuma blanca. Aromas maltosos algo afrutados y ácidos con buenos toques de maderas. Sabores también ligeros maltosos afrutados ligeramente ácidos, sobretodo en frío, con una buena dosis de madera perfectamente integrada con una ligera acidez y amargo seco. Cuerpo medio de 9 vol con algo de gas algo pastoso pero fácil de beber en general. Increíble cerbeza para repetir sin duda.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2015
July 1, 2015. Bottle.
Hazy dark golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and vinous with peach, mango, lemon, grape, goose berries oak and some spicy yeast notes. Taste is sweet fruity up front with apricots, mango with an increasing white wine note long with some lemon juice. Finish is slightly tart lemon juice, dry white wine and oak notes and a light fruity sweetness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Quite dry and very easy drinkable given its ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (172) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
750ml bottle leafft over since new years. Hazy dark golden with airy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, papaya and some vinous white wine notes. Similar taste though much more vinous with clear sauvignon blanc characteristics. Medium mouthfeel and minimal carbonation (though I remember it as more carbonated when fresher).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1629) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours orange amber in colour with a frothy white foam head and aroma of fresh juicy citrus rind, floral notes, barnyard. Taste is sour, malt & grain in the background, against tangy orange citrus zest, fruity, flora notes, white white, woody oak, barnyard. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry sour orangey woody finish. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of white wine. Vinous flavors with some oak. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kimveland (10) - Randaberg, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Tasted this beer both on tap and bottle and have to say that there are a great difference. You need to try it on tap

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy, golden-amber colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, yeasts, bretts, grape fruits, oak, vanilla and caramel malts. Taste is light sweet. Medium to full with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes lasting dry and fruity with bretts and citrus fruits. Lovely classic from Mikkeller.


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