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Yeast Series 2.0: Saison - Mikkeller ApS

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse 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: kojevergas on 03-10-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -24.1%

A - Not a bad head for a saison; creamy with an off-white color, ok retention, and nice lace. Dark body for a saison, but expected given the base beer.

S - Strange nose. Mildewy hay, Smucker's strawberry jam, raw malt.

T - Disappointing. Thin flavor. Kumquat rinds, light malt, light herbal hop.

M - Thin, light body with low carbonation.

O - Might be my least favorite Mikkeller to date.


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2.81 Yeast Series 2.0: Saison
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 4.25 4.00 ------- 3.75 4.00 10%
S - 3.25 3.00 ------- 3.50 3.25 20%
T - 2.75 2.50 ------- 2.50 2.58 40%
M - 3.50 2.00 ------- 1.75 2.42 10%
O - 2.75 2.50 ------- 2.00 2.42 20%

Photo of saeh
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of teleman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Immortale25
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Bulldog Mid-city New Orleans. Served in a goblet.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/8 inch head that's short-lived before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam.

S- Sweet smell of cereal grain malt with a bit of hop fume. Actually smells more like one of Mikkeller's IPAs than a saison.

T- Taste mirrors the aroma with more sweetness and some mild hop bitterness. Once again, this is closer to a hoppy pale ale than a saison. There is a tad of fruitiness from the yeast but the vegetal hops mostly overpower.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium-low carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Not sure if this is the Saison version or the Lager version since the menu's description says "pale lager" while the style column says French & Belgian saison. Either way, it doesn't taste like either of those styles. Jeez, what if it's the English Pale Ale version and they're wrong on both counts? Wouldn't be surprised with this bar. I guess it doesn't really matter though cuz it's a decent beer no matter what you call it. Just kind of defeats the purpose of the concept of the yeast series if I don't even know what style it is...

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3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

finally completed the yeast series! a close mate of mine has been saving this one, and honestly, age has not hurt it nearly as much as I expected it would. it has the same hazy pale straw color as the others, with a similar half inch of patch and semi residual white head. it smells hoppy, not decayed at all, and really bright. the yeast is champagne and other grapey tannic funky stuff. not Belgian at all like some are, but wholly different, Americanized, cheapened but refined, hard to qualify in that way. its got a real soapy feel, dishwasher detergent type of mouthfeel, but the girth of this is flattering to the yeast and the hops, its fun and different, and while rugged and uncut, it also feels like a delicacy. there is something about mikkeller that just has that down. I like it less than the English style, but appreciate its nuance. like all of these beers, a little too hoppy to let the yeast be the clear star, but something I would drink regularly if it were available in a acquirable format. thanks mikkeller for this series, fun stuff!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste has flavors of spicy yeast and citrusy hops along with hints of caramel malts. Bits of spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the citrusy aromas and flavors to be interesting as this seemed like a hybrid between an IPA and a saison.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz glass at the Underground, post Mikkeller tap takeover.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely bubbly off-white head, which leaves a solid wall of pockmarked painted lace around the glass as evenly subsides.

It smells of mildly funky yeast, natch, grainy, moderately caramelized pale malt, black pepper, a wee generic citrus twinge, and an earthy dankness. The taste is bready, somewhat doughy pale malt, again with a hint of caramel, a more or less equitable barnyard funkiness, a bit of zingy clove and red pepper, some befuddled orange notes, and some musty, dusty, kind of leafy hops.

The carbonation is a mite bit peppy at times, but mostly just a dull sizzling hum, the body a decent medium-light weight, and smooth with a few zesty yeast interlopers. It finishes off-dry, the malt still quite sturdy, the zingy, mangy yeast continuing its creeping, and a tame fruity hoppiness getting in under the wire.

An agreeable saison, one with a bit more heft than yer standard farmhouse offering, and a pleasantly leavened yeastiness, which seems to soften as we go. I'd have this again, maybe next time on a freakin' patio, especially given the balmy climes right now.

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Yeast Series 2.0: Saison from Mikkeller ApS
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