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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) - Mikkeller ApS

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 85
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in white wine barrels.

(Beer added by: Parrotshake on 05-16-2010)
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No date, hit the shelves around 2 months ago though so fairly fresh.

A: Pours a clear light orange. Enormous effervescent and frothy light tan head. Head fades at a moderate pace, with decent retention. Tiniest little specks of lacing.

S: Huh, very interesting. Some sweet citrus, very orangey. Some tartness to it too, like orange/lemon peel. A little bit of white wine adds an extra fruity touch. Get some toasted sugar too and maybe some oak? Interesting and unique variety of aromas.

T: Whoa, loaded to the gills with sauvignon blanc. Dry white wine from start to finish. Tastes totally different than it smells. Tart wine and citrus peel up front. Turns almost sour in the middle for a brief instant with some lactic sour notes. Finish is all drying oak and white wine.

M: Somewhat heavy but very dry at the same time.

O: Well, it lives up to the name. If you like sauvignon blanc wine you will like this. I'm not a fan of dry white wines so this was a bit much for me. Not much to discern from the base beer as the barrel dominates here both from a wine and from a drying oak perspective.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 02:56:29 | More by Dope
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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) from Mikkeller ApS
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