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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 435   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burilom (15) - USA - DEC 14, 2012
@ S.Brevinga Alus Salons. Very interesting beer. First, pleasant aroma of Nelson Sauvin, but you can’t feel a lot of hops in taste as well as 9ABV of alcohol, nice sourness and wine notes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1109) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Aromas lots of fruit, apricots, mango, citrus, gooseberries, vinous notes, brett and some woody dry notes. Taste is as the nose, lots of fruit, citrus, mango, light hops, dry wood and gooseberries. The brettanomyces are very present. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a big head and good lace.
The aroma is fruity with plenty of lemon and melon, it’s lightly funky & very inviting.

The flavor tickles my fancy just so, a tart citrus akin to meyer lemons & muskmelon along with a mild bitterness, a very pleasant dry character and a light bit of sour fruit. The alcohol is masterfully concealed and th shop character is dominant but perfectly inter-woven.

Wonderful really,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
750ml c&c bottle from SHIG, I think. Poured an orange/amber body under a large fizzy off-white head. Aroma/flavor, funky, rotting fruit, earth, lemongrass, vinous. Flavor also has some cherry, chardonnay and wet wood. Full body from stronger carbonation that is fizzy and a medium mouthfeel with a nice lingering aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trasgu111 (14) - SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
Intenso aroma, ácido, igual que su sabor. Su maduración en barrica de vino le confiere un sabor ácido único, difícil de conseguir y que salga una buena cerveza.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparf (160) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Först aprikos-/persikodoft, sedan kraftig kattpiss. Tendens till disighet. Vackert bärnstens färgad med dragning mot rött. Smakrik, halm, malt och aning vinjästig smak med saftigt mogen stenfrukt. Fyllig och rund smak med perfekt kolsyra. Vinös ananas i den halvtorra eftersmaken.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Loads of grapefruit on the front end, pithy and ruby. Berry fruit aromas, acidic, vinous, herbal. Light medium body, creamy feel, fine white foam. Wow, this is delicious. Thank you Andy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. somewhat of a gusher on opening. Pours clear reddish amber with a large white head that mostly dissipates leaving a lot of residual and good lacing. Aroma is initially quite funky, barnyard and horse blanket. After it breathes out some oaky and vinous notes, some fruitiness, passionfruit almost. Flavor is very light sweet, dry indeed, just a light tartness to go with medium funk, medium bitterness and a ton of vinous and oaky notes. There is a tropical note to it as well, presumably from the Nelson hops, although my bottle, being from 2013, has likely seen most of the specific hop character fade with time. There is a certain heat in the finish due to the 9% ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (742) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Ambré. Collet blanc. Nez: fruité. Caramel. Pomme verte. Vin blanc. Levure sauvage. Boisé. Bouche : sûre. Belle effervescence. Boisé. Vin blanc fortifié. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Herbacé. Fruit exotique. Litchi. Gingembre. Astringente. Finale boisé sèche et épicé. Excellente.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (245) - - MAR 27, 2015
Not my kind of beer, but a is a must, a candy for a child. Strong peach and grape notes, well balanced, with some grassy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1978) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
Hazy appearance (surprise, surprise) and a peachy amber colour and an aroma that suggests unripe peachy fruitiness. Fulsome in the mouth with a good dash of sweetness, apricots, white peaches and a little bit of tang. It was much cleaner than I expected and dangerously easy to drink. There was a whole lot to like and a lot more depth that I was expecting. Lovely stuff.


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