Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) | Mikkeller ApS

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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut)Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in white wine barrels.

Added by Parrotshake on 05-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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121
Gots:
71
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4.87/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Dark gold, and somewhere between very hazy and murky. Quite a bit of visible carbonation, and a finger's worth of off-white head that lasts.

S: Citrus, melon and tropical fruit hops over a white wine vinous character. Mild tartness, biscuit malts, and a dryness that I would attribute to tannins. A decent enough aroma, though not huge.

T: Tart and funky Brettanomyces. Citric acid, more white wine, and oaky tannins. This stays fairly dry, then citrus and tropical fruity bitterness from the hops. A biscuity malt body throughout. Some more earthy Brett funk with dry vinous character in the hang as the grapefruit rind fades.

M: A crisp and fairly light body. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is noticeable but seems integrated into flavors.

O: This was tasty and a little different, with the wine with hops on top of Brett. I found it a little overly acidic to be any sort of a regular drinker. But definitely a nice funk and hop balance.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on point.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A corked and caged 750ml bottle with no best by or bottled on date (it might have been on the cap but rubbed off) and poured into a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: It poured a very nice clear deep copper colour with a one finger off white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Grape, white wine, oak and brett.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Grape, white wine, oak, brett, apple cider and a hint of tropical stone fruit. Lightly sweet and sour on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied, moderate carbonation and sporadic light warming alcohol.

Overall: Very nice. A top Mikkeller beer and this is right on the fence of a buy beer and a must buy beer.

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4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a frosty, murky amber-orange with a off-white foamy head. The medium-thin head retains well, with a good bit of lacing left behind. Effervescent champagne aroma, with light fruit notes mixed in as well. The taste is very much shimmering champagne, with fruit notes mixed. Extremely strange mixture between the two, and yet it still works. Feel is bubbly, effervescent, with a medium consistency. Overall, it's a great beer, but not something I would pick up again. It's a pricer bottle, and quite honestly was purchased to commemorate an achievement and try a new beer style. It'll most likely be relegated to that role in the future. Definitely a unique beer drinking experience. It would be at home on New Year's Eve, shared with a few friends.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) from Mikkeller ApS
4.22 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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