Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) | Mikkeller ApS

Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut)Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut)
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 357 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:
#786
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
357
Liked:
327
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
9.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
72
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Nunya
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

20cl on-tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Nørrebro, Copenhagen (55 Danish Krone):
This one was a very nice beer from start to finish, I really enjoyed sipping away at it despite the fact it definitely did not seem like a 9% beer when I tried it; I guess a good balance will do that to beers. There was some light bitterness & a few floral hops alongside touches of grapefruit & plenty of grapes that made it a very easy beer to drink & one that seemed quite lively & fresh; definitely one that I'd recommend you try if you get the chance.

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a not completely clear amber with a thumb of tan head. Stellar lacing, nice head retention & dropped bright

S: Grassyness, grapefruit rind

T: Follows the nose, some tartness/sourness out on the edges as well up front. More grapefruit, sourness, & grassiness as this warms, a little orange peel as well. Finishes a little dry, crisp & a little tartness & plenty of grapefruit

MF: Medium body with lively carbonation

Drinks very easy, a well put together example of the style, the price however, makes it a one & done

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

This one pours a dark copper reddish color, completely clear, with a very small head.

This one is tough to unpack here. Definitely some wine barrel notes, with white grape and orange hop flavor. The use of Nelson in a style like this is pretty genius, with Nelson's trademark wine-like notes.

This is absolutely delicious, and fairly unique- unlike any other beer I've ever had. The wine barrel adds some real nice layers to this, but doesn't overwhelm- there's a bit of oak, apricot, and white wine, with some orangey citrus, white wine, and a bit of grassiness from the Nelson hops. It kind of feels weird to say this, because it's basically an oxymoron, but this feels like a Belgian pale ale without an overabundance of Belgian yeast. The Brett is nicely folded in there, too- with some leathery and slightly musty funk going on, a bit of green apple. There's a bit of a hard chalky mineral flavor here, too, that's not overwhelming.

The carbonation on this one is pretty high, with a crisp and spritzy mouthfeel, with just a small amount of tartness.

This is really unique, and I wish I could describe it better. I really enjoyed it and it's far and away one of Mikkeller's best beers.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear dark copper color and a micro thin lacing ring.

S - Tropical fruit with some resin and Belgian yeast.

T - Tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, some tartness, white grape, tart green apples. Gets a little sweet on the back end.

M - Medium body with gentle pricklies, semi-dry.

O - Not bad, wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is very complex tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. The flavor is complex tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, malts, Brett/earthiness and a mix of slight sweetness and funky bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared 2009 bottle.
Mellowed and blended aging effects but likely past prime.
Murky light brown body with a thin bubbly head. Moderately strong and very complex aroma.
Rich and complex flavor with hints of chocolate, dark fruits, apple cider, and faint spices.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petmoo23
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great stuff. Smells funky, tastes funky, got the hops, grapey sweetness, awesome beer.

Only negative is the white grape juice appearance and almost no foam. Not a pretty pour.

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Photo of acurtis
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A huge thanks to nollie77 for this trade!
Poured gently from a 750ml bottle (2014 vintage) into a beer flute.
LOOK: Pours with three finger's worth of dense, off-white foam that dissipates into a finger's worth after a minute and a half. A moderate amount of very thick, rocky lacing is left from the head shrinkage. Honey orange in color with a slight cloudiness. There is an abundance of small rising bubbles. Lacing is very thick and moderate.
SMELL: Strong aromas of Gala and Fiji apples, pears, and white grapes deliciously entangle with mild aromas of hay, chardonnay, oak, sour yeast, earthy yeast, and subtle aromas of spicy, earthy, and bitter hops.
TASTE: Mild sour and earthy yeast flavor first strike the palate. Strong flavors of Gala and Fiji apples, pears, and white grapes immediately follow. Mild oak and hay and subtle chardonnay flavors continue this incredible and unique symphony. Finally, subtle spicy, bitter, and earthy hops make their debut as all previous flavors persist, except for the fruit flavors, which all grow stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth and finishes crisp. The sourness from the beer is not too strong and gently teases the tongue.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dbrulet
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nelson Sauvignon (Nelson Sauvin Brut) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 357 ratings
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