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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-31-2013)
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Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried with the Brett Brux and Saison versions. Pours a bright golden amber. Slightly lighter in color than the Brux and darker than the Saison, but they're all darker than the previous group of English, American and Lager versions. Very good clarity, though that could be about the pour and bottle handling. Smallish white head. This one has the least head of this group. Some lacing but a decent film of bubbles sticks around for some time. The aroma has lots more yeast character than the Saison version. The brett is clear and easy to pick out. Interesting, complex aroma. Along with the Brux version, this beer has little hop aroma compared to the other four versions. There's some lemon rind, but it's pushed down by earth, spice, funk and brett fruitiness. Mild tartness, just a bit of citrus and berries. A little bready. Nice barnyard-ish complexity, but it's harder to pick out than in the Brux version. There's a sorta brine-ish note in there that I wasn't expecting. Light stone fruits, wet earth. Nice. The taste has more brett character, particularly fruitiness, along with that funny salty flavor. Pleasant doughy malt flavor. Peppercorns and mild mushrooms. Maybe some wheat spiciness, as well. Berries and apricots. Very tasty beer. Dry, particularly in the finish. More subtle than the Brux version. Mouthfeel is mildly prickly, less so than the Saison version. Light on the palate. Very good beer. This beer won't blow you away, but it's better than many more expensive beers that weren't made primarily to give a lesson on brewing.

popery, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

dertyd, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bconsidine, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

aztraz, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

glass_house, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GRG1313, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kirkse, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

crosenkrantz, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gillagorilla, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jlisuk, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

CrazyDavros, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

metter98, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

teamwiggum, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

MRsojourner, Feb 02, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

wethorseblanket, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Etan, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

basickness, May 09, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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

hopsputin, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

AnitaBrewski, Nov 19, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium orangish copper in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of barnyard funk are present from the brett yeast, there are lighter notes of earthiness. There is a touch of light citrus/lemon hops in the background which becomes noticeable as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malt but there is not any sweetness present. That is followed by light notes of citrus/lemon hops and some moderate to strong amounts of barnyard funk and earthiness. There is a light amount of fruitiness that comes out as the beer warms. Light amounts of sourness/tartness and bitterness present in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: As someone that enjoys and appreciates some funkiness and brett in particular, I thought this was a really enjoyable beer that highlights that aspect of the beer without being overwhelming. Definitely a good way to understand what the brett yeast contributes to a beer.

dbrauneis, Apr 27, 2013
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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus from Mikkeller ApS
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