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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Bruxellensis - Mikkeller ApS

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces BruxellensisYeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Bruxellensis

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 90
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 25.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 02-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 90
Reviews by kojevergas:
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2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cost was $6 USD at a local SoCal beer shop. 6.40% ABV confirmed. Imported by the Shelton Bastards; you can blame them for the pricetag. Brewed & bottled at De Proef. "Pale Ale." 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; this is me favourite brewer in the world.

Served chilled. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a five finger head - fairly thin - of beige colour, no real cream, and pretty good (~5+ minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent copper. Fairly vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes. Typical of the style, but nothing here is unique or special. I'm looking forward to trying it. Generally appealing, if not ideal for a Pale.

Sm: A pleasant assertive fruitiness accompanied by complementary floral hop character. Light sweetness. Yes, I get biscuity brett yeast - but it's not as funky as I'd expect. A bit gym sock-esque, but not fully. Pale malts. A average strength aroma; it's not particularly appealing but it isn't off-putting either. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Pale malts, biscuity yeast, and assertive bretty funkiness. It's not great for a Pale Ale - the yeast clashes with the flavour profile - but it's interesting. Hopping is floral and generic. Balanced but unimpressive. It's simple and lacks subtlety. I like it in a general sense, but nothing really stands out here. The hopping is well done, but it seems the brett yeast works against it; I've enjoyed the hops in the other yeast series beers I've had better.

Mf: Slightly coarse and wet. Good carbonation. Decent thickness. Decent body. Below average presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile okay. There's nothing special or unique here, but it gets the job done. I'd prefer it a bit smoother. I do like the understated softness.

Dr: An educational beer from Mikkeller but not one that justifies its pricetag as an import. I definitely wouldn't get this again, but it was interesting to try. It shows you how brett yeast affects a beer - and obviously it's not a good effect on a Pale Ale. Drinkable but underwhelming. A bit of a let down.


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Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Juicer
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice big foamy head. A lot of the brettanomyces barnyard funk in the smell, very nice. The taste is dry and acidic. I was looking for some more sweet tartness. Got a weird aftertaste. Meh

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Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz snifter @beerrevolutionedm.

This beer appears a clear medium bronzed amber colour, with one finger of thinly foamy, slightly wispy off-white head, which leaves little beyond some random specks of remote islet lace around the glass as things move south.

It smells of bready caramel malt, musty orange peel, roundly funky yeast, a bit of mouldy pine, and some soft overripe lemon. The taste is more strangely even pale malt - still bready, a tad doughy, and tamely caramelized, understated, rather toothless earthy funk, citrus cream, softly leafy pine, and more month-old lemon.

The bubbles are quite laid-back and generally just supportive, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops and 'yeast' not really interested in making a fuss. It finishes off-dry, the malt, wavering funk, and somewhat peppy hops all still active and relevant.

A nice, less than challenging introduction in the wild world of Brett - the funk here seems all too polished and denatured, which isn't a bad thing, of course, but I'm assuming that this was made strictly without any other competing yeasts. It's actually rather approachable, despite the bartender's protestations.

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Burnt orange. Hazy. Smaller head than the other yeasts I've had. Retains pretty well.

Smell - Brett is very strong. Kinda fruity, a little appley. Some hops, too. Citrusy. Not much malt comes through.

Taste - Malt is more prominent right up front, then brett. Earthy brett flavors. They get sharper and fruitier. The earthy brett combines with a substantial hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Dry and acidic. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Much more complex than the other yeasts I've had from this series. A bit abrasive and more difficult to drink, but nice.

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Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Paige_Jude
4.65/5  rDev +22%

Lovely texture in the mouth with strong, pleasant papaya flavour and a subtle sweet milkiness with a hint of butterscotch. The aroma was addictive and lent a lot of enjoyment to the experience. Delicately balanced. Would definitely order this again. :)

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Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MrJolly
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a short and pillow-like head consistently covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has light to moderately strong and interesting aromas of fruity and funky yeast. Inhaling a deep whiff from the snifter glass produces smells of horse blanket along with hints of ammonia.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of fruitiness and funk along with bits of sweetness from the underlying malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer a lot more compared to the Brettanomyces Lambicus version of Mikkeller's yeast series. It was definitely a lot more drinkable and a beer that you could sip and savor.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BWH999
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of chefbigjon
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of potownbill
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Bruxellensis from Mikkeller ApS
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