Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) | Mikkeller ApS

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4.3/5
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366 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#818
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
366
pDev:
9.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 366 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of festizio
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrainBamage
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color, is slightly carbonated, and a thick head that dwindles down to a half an inch. Smell is sweet and fruity. The grapes from the wine are definitely noticeable. Goes down slightly dry with a little bitterness in the back of the throat. Not as fruity as I expected. An interesting beer and my only tasting of this style. I’m not sure it was worth the $9.99 for a 12 ounce can though.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp at a bottle share. Pours orange with white head. Nose is fruity, orange creamsicle, vanilla, and a bit of spice. Taste is sour and a bit hoppy. Definitely getting the fruit coming through. Mouthfeel is medium and quite dry.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle wrapped inside a black and yellow paper bag. Pours an orangish golden color with a barely off white head in the 1/4" range. Aroma drops substantial amounts of white wine oak and funk throughout the beer. Definitely enjoyable and impressive in that regard. The Nelson hop joins in and provides that additional funky tropical ripe layer. Complex when all that comes together just for the aroma.

The taste is a mix of the Nelson hop, the oak tannin like impressions with the white grapes, the musty feeling, the brett bready stickiness. The mouthfeel has an aggressive carbonation playing lively with a modest malt body.

Overall it is one of the best Mikkeller beers I've had. Couldn't say it would be a repeat purchase, it is pretty pricey, but I still do have one bottle of it, and that one is probably 5 years old already. Should be an interesting future cellar tick. I've had 2 of these thus far.

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Photo of donspublic
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger off white head so so retention and good lacing. Hazy amberish in the glass. Has that acidic smell that let's you know it is going to be tart. Starts off with a wine like character, tartness in the middle and a little funk at the end. Nice beer paired with Thanksgiving meal.

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chinese gold and filtered with a little champagne like carbonation. Topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells of a tart, lemon like quality, Brett, really floral and fruity. The floral qualities are fresh and aromatic, like a flowering field in spring. Lemon zest, and a very strong air freshener like quality, and dill.

Sweet, Bretty, pears, yellow jello, and finishes with a big, dull bitterness. Barnyard funk and horse blanket. Hints of woodiness as well.

Thick and syrupy body, and very little carbonation, even flat.

Got and drank in Chiang Mai, November 1st, 2017. So glad to have found the style again after so many years. I feel like its under carbonated for the style, and a little syrupy. The taste is great, just a little strange in the bitterness. Smells great.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanCusherKen
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

barrels add nice flavor, wine aftertaste,

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cearo
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
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 +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on point.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 366 ratings