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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) - Mikkeller ApS

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96
world-class

254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 86
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is Mikkeller.

dark amber, cloud-tastic, with 2 inches of tense, thick foam. i did not expect this appearance at all--this would be patterned throughout.

grapefruit epic. sour citrus just came to town and immediately assumed mayoralty. lemon peel is deputy, followed by a supporting cast of candied belgian sugar in the light brown variety and an overwhelming resurgence of the side-of-the-road-lemonade-stand-with-outstanding-meyer-lemon-appeal.
i mean, this is filled to the max with citrus and cooked sugar. it's amazing.

there's a funk in the grapefruit and lemon zest flavor progressions. i'm literally tasting something that seems to feature lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit juice, a fukkkin watermelon jolly rancher, and various sweet and sour candied fruit objects. this is actually more pleasing than anything i would've imagined, because i thought it would be very much like a thin, sour version of a single hopped nelson sauvin forward ale.

lush. smooth. slightly bitter. the acidity has a dryness that opens your palate greatly, inviting that puckered reaction. though it's dry and mildly sour, it is more refined than anything i've had in terms of its intent and idea of style.

i've heard that this was good. great even.
i had not prepared for this to be EXCELLENT.
i really enjoy Mikkeller. i do.
this is essentially the best beer i've had from them and challenges for the best beer i've had in 2011.
it has everything i want: full, sleek body; citrus hop aroma and flavor; candied sugar complexity; and a simple, smooth body.

WOW.
This is perfect.

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Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with a tan head. In the aroma, tart grapes and a small yeast presence. In the the taste, tart yeast, tart fruit of white grape and peaches, and a note of small alcohol. A small tart bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a a small dry tart grape in the aftertaste. Like a very nice white wine, beautiful tartness!

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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.