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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus - Mikkeller ApS

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-31-2013)
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-13-2013 21:05:56 | More by EastBay_Nick
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-16-2013 21:23:45 | More by bbadger
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Vroom

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-17-2013 07:05:41 | More by Vroom
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-19-2013 15:51:24 | More by bmur112
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profondo

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-28-2013 09:52:08 | More by profondo
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mserviam

Denmark

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour at Mikkeller and Friends in Norrebro, Copenhagen.

A: Copper and orange with a thin, white head.

S: A medium brett, earthy funk with a side of orange zest.

T: The Brett shines through with a farm-like, light sourness. The hints of citrus balance this beer out very nicely and make it highly drinkable.

M: Bright carbonation comes alive making the beer almost pop.

O: A great use of this awesome yeast. Really showcases the yeast in a delicious, balanced ale. Would definitely order this again amongst a list of other beers I love.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2014 16:12:26 | More by mserviam
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium copper color with a white soapy head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is bright and hoppy with a light white wine smell. In the taste, hoppy but with a firm tartness and more white wine elements. A fair amount of dry oak rounds it out. This is stronger in yeast driven tartness than the Bruxellinus version of this series. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and dry. Nice funky ale. Hey baby, take a walk on the wild side.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 22:28:15 | More by Stinkypuss
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is further evidence that yeast is king. it determines everything, and this beer is a great testament to what this strain can do. it pours similar to the others, reddish orange with some haze and a monster white head with pretty food retention. the nose is way funked out, more than a saison but not quite a sour. this yeast really delivers some farmy notes, fruity tartness, and grassy aromas and flavors without overpowering the sturdy hop profile at all. this is a great balance, and like some others in the series, particularly the English style, I wish this was available in affordable 6 packs, its that tasty. very complex and there is a richness of feel about it. the carbonation is the brightest of any of the yeast series so far, and the body is made lighter and more drinkable because of it. this is a series every serious beer drinker should try, its a great educational tool. im not sure I have the stones to use this yeast yet as a homebrewer, but I certainly appreciate mikkellers use of it here. this is top stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 15:36:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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popery

California

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 03:45:03 | More by popery
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-19-2013 03:41:02 | More by kirkse
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2013 03:33:05 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-05-2013 23:51:13 | More by Thomas_Picton
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TDA8

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2014 07:24:33 | More by TDA8
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2013 01:35:08 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2013 03:43:25 | More by claytong
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2013 00:10:18 | More by bradfordjohnson
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JPlo

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-26-2013 01:21:02 | More by JPlo
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-23-2013 16:22:06 | More by Eriktheipaman
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-02-2013 03:38:55 | More by MarkyMOD
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-21-2014 04:02:19 | More by afsdan
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 04:56:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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hopsputin

California

3.95/5  rDev +7%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 05:18:13 | More by hopsputin
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:00:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:48:07 | More by dbrauneis
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a small dome head. Some ring lace, but it isn't consistent with each sip. The liquid is golden and clear.

Mostly lightly toasted barley malt aroma. Some pleasant, floral hop in the background. This comes across like a very well made pale ale.

The yeast comes through in the flavor...mildly. Otherwise, this is a fairly standard pale with that subtle twist. Decent middle-of-the-road body and carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter. The aftertaste lingers for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:45:21 | More by smcolw
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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.