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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus - Mikkeller ApS

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83
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by kojevergas:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleased to pick this up from a local L.A. bottle shop for $6.00; Mikkel is my favourite brewer in the world. Brewed/bottled at De Proef. 6.4% ABV confirmed. "Pale Ale." 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with yellow label and standard gold pressure cap served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewer, but then again I've never had a great sour from him.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards. That explains the price tag.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a five finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and very good (5+ minute) retention for the above average ABV. Body colour is a clear translucent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Fair lacing as the head slowly recedes. The head isn't all that frothy, but frothiness isn't expected given the style. A good appearance, if not unique or special. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Bread dough, brettanomyces, pale malts, biscuit malt, light - very light - sourness, biscuity yeast, salt, wheat, muted dried fruits, and more bread. The bready/dough character is dominant. An intriguing, eclectic aroma of moderate strength. It's certainly different. I don't detect any alcohol.

T: Very bready, with notes of salt, pale malts, and biscuit malt dominating. Light clove. The salt is perfectly integrated; I've never even had a gose that used salt as well as this beer does. Clean and pleasant. I get very very little sourness, but it's well balanced and built for a pale ale with strange yeast. Yest character is only biscuity; there's no funkiness or sourness. One of the more complex pale ales I've had. It's nicely executed and brings a lot to the table. I don't know that I've ever had a beer quite like it. It's like a gose meets a bready pale ale. Has good body and flavour.

Mf: Soft, smooth, wet, chewy, and pleasant. Clean and enjoyable. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Refreshing.

Dr: The salt encourages the next sip, and the pale malts deliver refreshment. It's quite drinkable in that regard. I'd consider this a strangely brewed pale ale, and as such it's quite good. Is it worth $6.00 a bottle? Nah. I quite fancy it, but I doubt I'll be having it again. Still, at a lower price, it'd be a staple. A fantastic pale ale from Mikkeller that will undoubtedly be overlooked by many. I love the experimentation and the result is fantastic.

Low B+

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Doesn't seem to have the retention that the other variants had. Lopsided chunky collar.

Smell - Very fruity. Tropical fruits, a touch of brett earthiness. Doughy malts.

Taste - More tropical fruit. Gives it a sweetness. Maybe that's malt. It does seem like it has a muddled and messy pale malt flavor. Hardly acidic at all, but the brett flavors build up along with a hop bitterness. Dries out and gets more bitter.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavy at first and then lightens out throughout the sip. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not what I expected from something labeled Brettanomyces Lambicus. Not sour. I guess it might get more sour with age, but right now it's very fruity.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a thick head.
Nose shows fruity, floral and earthy brett notes. Watermelon, honeydew, peach. Pretty nice.
Not much of the fruit transfers through as a flavour, its more about the earthy brett notes with sweet malt behind before a dry finish.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of funk from the brett are present in the nose. By putting my nose deep into the glass I also picked up some hints of ammonia; hints of citrus and also become apparent as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is somewhat funky and has a little sourness along with hints of citrus and gooseberries. The fruity flavors become somewhat stronger as the beer warms up and also have hints of musty yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an interesting one to try if you like a little funk to spice things up; if you can't handle it just wait for the beer to warm up and it will be a little more palatable.

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Aroma of cherries and ripe fruit.
Off white thin but big head with little bubbles.
Golden and clear like a standard pale ale.
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A: Pours a clear reddish orange with a nice white head.

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a: dark, hazy burnt orange. real nice looking 3 finger thick head

s: funky and tart. the funk is that band aid-like brett smell. there is a slightly citrusy tang. a mixture of orange, grapefruit, and sweet lemon. faint hint of caramel malt in here as well

t: a little bit of a let down from the nose. flat, brett flavor. sweet malt, band aid funk followed by tea leaf bitterness. this finishes with the sweet citrus, mostly apricot. apple cider vinegar. slight bubblegum and wheat?

m: medium mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation

o: tasty, but average. i really enjoy the mix of tart/funk/apricot. works well. however, it doesn't just pop out as outstanding. that being said, it is a nice beer. its refreshing and savory, but not necessarily a sipper

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus from Mikkeller ApS
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