Hôtel Henri
Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
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Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 8.36%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
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Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
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Year-round
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Notes: Gluten free (less than 20 ppm).
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - a gluten-free Saison, made by going the enzyme extraction route, I see.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some stellar snow rime pattern lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, underripe apples, mixed plain spice, a sort of musty yeastiness, and very tame earthy, leafy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery cereal malt, some muddled pome fruitiness, a bit of black pepper spice, subtle earthy yeast, and more understated musty, leafy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-pleasing frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, with perhaps a bit of yeasty intransigence taking things down a notch here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and minor frooty essences presiding.

Overall - yup, it is still way more agreeable to make a normal beer, and then remove the gluten, than to try and construct a franken-brew with stuff like sorghum (on average). Anyways, this comes across as a simple, easy-drinking version of the style, especially given the well-integrated extra 2 or so points of the ol' wowee sauce.

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Photo of bark
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is deep gold; the liquid clear. The two fingers head is off-white and airy; it sinks slowly down leaving lots of thick lacing.

The smell is spicy with some clean alcohol, dried fruits, brown sugar and a hint of wet paint.

The taste is smooth and a bit dry. Alcohol, dried fruits (red apples, oranges, apricots) and mixed spices. Medium body. The aftertaste got even more warming alcohol, some fortified white wine, ripe gooseberries, dried apples and rye bread. The finish is somewhat harsh with green grapes and rosehips.

The carbonation is strong; the many small bubbles are fresh and short-lived. The liquid is light.

Quite a neutral Saison. Clean and rather plain.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a flear golden hue with fine, soapy foam.

Smell is full of apple cider, citrus peel and a bit of yeast and white pepper.

Taste is pretty much yeasty apple cider, with some pepper and a pretty robust bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, this is what you expect from a saison by Mikkeller. It's a lot more bitter and hoppy than traditionally. Tasty and different, but not exactly true to tyle.

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Hôtel Henri from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 8 ratings