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Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1495) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Second in a series of three, with Zach and Brandon, pours a burnt orange color with a small cream colored head. Nose is very different tart and a bit sour but not overwhelmingly so. Taste is slightly tart, and earthy. Finishes on slightly sour and tart acidic notes with a long duration. What a difference a day , I mean yeast makes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1446) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle tried along with the 2.0 series Saison and American style. Pours orange with a white head and aroma of fruits, citrus, and brett. Taste is sweet, with citrus, hops, grapefruit, and brett with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mentalmind (38) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bit of yeasty aroma, not my favourite as I was expecting more fresh scent. Light amber colour. White foam that sticks to the glass. We had a yeast 2.0 lager as a comparison. This one has clearly more sour tones and a nice fresh and dry tannin palate although the lager is more bitter than this. Very surprising and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8101) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
Orangebraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, hopfig, Citrus. Geschmack malzig süß, fruchtig, hopfig, Citrus, leicht säuerlich, Brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2688) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
21 May 2014, bottle. pink/orange, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is slightly tart. med body, a tad dry, mildly fizzy. mildly wild or earthy yeast notes, not really sour. more like a belgian ale with some funky notes. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1487) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Det här var en riktigt trevlig öl med tydliga fruktiga, bittra och syrliga inslag. Balansen var fin och kroppen väldigt passande. Slutsats; riktigt god öl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Pours golden with a small creamy offwhite head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is phenolic and funky with sweet dark bread, barnyard, leather, overripe plums, hay, dry soil and pepper corns. Taste is sweet, malty and funky with sweet dark bread, cereal, barnyard, leather, grapefruit rinds and hay. Mouthfeel is dry, round and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and funky with sweet dark bread, hay, leather, grapefruit rinds and barnyard. Meh...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Stockholm. Pours reddish amber. Yes, side by side with other products of the series, it probably showcases brett tartness but the brew is way too bitter and malty to be drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
(Draught at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, 4 Apr 2014) Amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, yeasty nose with dried fruit, canned fruit, apricots and bretty yeast. Fruity, yeasty taste with notes of dried fruit, canned peaches, apricots, spicy yeast and a gentle bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Lots of yeast character, but not very sour. Well balanced. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1834) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at Ølhus Stockholm. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, caramel, earthy notes, fruits and resin. Bitter finish with citrus, caramel and earthy notes. Good brew, but not particularly shining example of brettanomyces.

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