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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Brygget af basismalt og under msknngen og gringen tilsat enzymer for at opn en s hj forgrbarhed som overhovedet muligt. Til bde 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 gr er benyttet bde champagnegr og brettanomyces og pga. enzymerne er llen gret meget langt ned og dermed er slutresultatet en meget tr l. Efter endt gring har llen ligget 5 mneder p hvidvinsfade fra strigske Weingut Kollwentz og opnet yderligere karakter. Til slut er den flasket p 750 ml champagneflasker med et ekstra hjt 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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
The beer pours a very hazy, deep amber-chestnut color with a full, off-white, very creamy, fluffy head which is mostly lasting and leaves tight, soapy lace. The nose is like no other I have smelled; very white vinous, typical gooseberry, dry flowers, light resinous pine, bretty funk, some, kiwi, and faint toasted vanilla. The flavor is similar with some buttery oak, faint toasted vanilla notes, similar fruity notes as the nose, dry floral and leaves, light pine, tart brett, and just a bit of funk; the bitterness is more than moderate as well as the acidity. The palate is moderate, less than lively, creamy, and bone dry. The finish is longer than expected, bone dry, slightly bitter, tart acidity, leafy notes, and a bit resinous. Not sure of the price tag, but this beer was miraculous. The fruit notes were completely complementary to the dry brett and hop bitterness. And the palate worked well with the flavor progression. I am not sure how Mikkeller does it with every brew but this one was nearly perfect for this type of beer. Amazing.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1762) - Bod, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. One year old. Pours a orange colour with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of rowan berries, forest floor, oak, dried apricots and some citrus. The flavor is similar with more citrus, oak, hay and apple cider vinegar. A little dry. Has a slick mouth feel, full-bodied and a light bitterness. A fruity, balanced and fresh ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3161) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
75cl bottle shared at Uiltje bar. Somewhat pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter, sour and sweet tones. Yeast, white wine, grapes, oak and tart. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8663) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
Draft glass @ Gollem. Finally I get tot this one. Lightly hazy amber / orange, creamy faintly tanned head. Nose is rich wine, funky wine, big brett, orange peel, toffee, sweet wine, malt sweetness on top, unique sweet & funk, caramelized carrot, fermenting white grapes,... Taste is sweet toffee, orange, candy, caramelized candy, sweetness mixed with the funk, toffee, big orange peel, white grape, some sugar, brett in the middle, funky grapes, intense mix of many things, finish is bitter on top, fruit,... Carries a combo of so many things, orange peel, funky grapes, brett, bitter finsh,... Body is toffee, orange peel, sugar, highly interesting version. I preferred the Chardonnay BA version which I tried prior to this one, I am curious to try some other versions. Big malt, sugar, toffee dont make it dry like the description promises, I do not care but this would have probably been better if dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4500) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of white wine, yeast, oak and soft tart. Taste has white wine, soft brett, tart, yeast, oak and a smooth finish. Elegant and tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SNL (710) - - FEB 12, 2017
Can. Clear golden pour, small white head. Very floral nose, hints of grapes. Slightly sour taste, with a nice floral finish. Light sour finish, medium body, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (2043) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
On tap at Uiltje Bar, Haarlem during Mikkeller tap takeover. Nose is weed. Body is clear orange amber, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, smoke, weed, leaves, malt, old wood, spices. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and malty medium to heavy bitter. Medium to full body, slick texture, nearly flat carbonation. Bit heavy, strong flavor, bit overhopped, very tasty, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (755) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
Draft at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Almost clear amber with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, light citrus fruity, white wine, light caramel. Taste is moderate bitter and sweet, bitter hoppy aftertaste. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Phagelund (35) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2017
Very nice beer made with champagne yeast. A good balance between hops and the white wine cask.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (413) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2017
Ljus brnsten, grumlig med stort vitt skum. Fruktig doft med inslag av grs och rter och syrlighet frn bret och vin. Smaken r syrlig och fruktig, aningen stallig, rter och grs, lite fatkaraktr, mycket komplex. En vldigt speciell l, mycket god och spnnande.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (3280) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma: oak, wine, floral, Chardonnay, a little sweetness. Taste: white wine, a bit sour and sweet, very good.


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