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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus - Mikkeller ApS

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces LambicusYeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus

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BA SCORE
85
very good

23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 3.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 91
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Tried alongside the Saison version and the Brett. bruxellensis.

Pours a quite clear orange-amber hue, with a reasonably full and frothy head of white that leaves some streaky lace. Body looks reasonably light, and doesn't actually hold a lot of carbonation. Overall, it looks reasonably good.

Nose has a sticky, plasticky tone to it, but it's extremely muted. Slight papery aroma, a little faint greenness, some herbal tones. Overall, though it's really quite weak. Having tried the brux version just before it, this seems tame and weak by comparison—perhaps it feels a little like some of the best characters from this are missing, and some of the aromas present here are best served when mixed with the brux.

Taste is clean and clear, with a decent green funk which sits on the middle of the palate. Mild carbonic-like acidity runs the length, and allows the beer to finish very cleanly on the back. Again, it feels like this is just filling in some holes in the brux. The acidity and cleanliness of it is actually very pleasant though: without a true puckering sour character, it remains very clean and drinkable.

Feel is light and dry. It matches the beer nicely, and provides a very pleasant drinkability to the brew.

Overall, yeah, I like this. It's a lot less complex and a lot less flavoursome than the brux version, but it's also a little cleaner, fresher and more drinkable. Together, I feel like they make a complete package. (1,501 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (759 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
Could use some more carbonation. (296 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (985 characters)

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma of cherries and ripe fruit.
Off white thin but big head with little bubbles.
Golden and clear like a standard pale ale.
The taste is sweet at first but is quickly followed by a bitter bite with a bit of astringent husky grain flavor. hard to tell about any presence of hops. valiant experiment and effort and glad I tried it but not sure if ill go back for another but I will try the brux. (395 characters)

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Etan
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Pours a clear reddish orange with a nice white head.

S: Smells quite fruity - pineapple, sour apple, some very light earthiness.

T: The taste brings more light, fruity acidity, reminiscent of citrus with an acetic touch. Bready with a bit of muskiness. Seems to be pretty well-hopped as well.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: An interesting beer. The brett gives off aromas and flavors I would normally, in ignorance, attribute to the hops. (480 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of hopsputin
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 (761 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.