Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus | Mikkeller ApS

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Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces LambicusYeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 01-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A classic Bret beer that's simultaneously disgusting and irresistible. Tastes and smells like a foot with a fungal infection but has a great aftertaste.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma of cherries and ripe fruit.
Off white thin but big head with little bubbles.
Golden and clear like a standard pale ale.
The taste is sweet at first but is quickly followed by a bitter bite with a bit of astringent husky grain flavor. hard to tell about any presence of hops. valiant experiment and effort and glad I tried it but not sure if ill go back for another but I will try the brux.

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3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Doing their part to not just supply tasty beers to the craft audience, but to demonstrate a tutorial on varieties in hops has extended now to yeast. Regardless of how well you think the beer tastes, I applaud Mikkeller for taking the time to educate their fans.

And that education starts as the beer's pour simply looks like a yeast slurry. Dense creamy yellow with golden and peach-like hues, the beer's strong haze gives it a heavy hefe lean. A light ivory froth builds upon the beer but then reduces quickly for a short-lived showing with little trace of lacing.

Dense bread aromas are heavily yeasty with notes of Vegemite, fresh dough, and the grainy-sweet scent of freshly kilned pilsner malt. With little hop character to balance, the yeast carries the show: Light tart scent of dried limes, musty oak, light sea air delivers a tame earthy aroma. Mild banana and apricot offer up a medium ester profile that's not expected from the yeast.

The carryover to flavor is seamless as the taste of the beer is also dense with biscuit, fresh baking bread, dough, wheat, and raw yeast. Its creamy taste blends in with the light honey-ish sweetness for more sweetness that's normal for sour ales. Yeast complements are mildly fruit with oranges, apples, apricot, and banana; but are moderately earthy with flavors of weathered woods, dried limes, brine, hay, lemongrass, and light mushroom. Again with little influence from hops, the clear flavor of yeast contributions are highly evident.

Creamy and lightly slick with the suspended yeast, the beer remains firm and retains its malt sweetness to linger on the mouth deep into the taste. Its rich yeasty texture is counterbalanced with light tangy acidity and mild alcohol warmth.

With full appreciation for what Mikkeller does with the "Single Yeast" series, I feel that the actual flavor of the yeast makes too much of a mark on the beer's taste and interferes with the bi-products that the yeast produce. Regardless of the review score, I consider this beer to be an education of beer deconstruction rather than one for pure delight.

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3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Doesn't seem to have the retention that the other variants had. Lopsided chunky collar.

Smell - Very fruity. Tropical fruits, a touch of brett earthiness. Doughy malts.

Taste - More tropical fruit. Gives it a sweetness. Maybe that's malt. It does seem like it has a muddled and messy pale malt flavor. Hardly acidic at all, but the brett flavors build up along with a hop bitterness. Dries out and gets more bitter.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavy at first and then lightens out throughout the sip. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not what I expected from something labeled Brettanomyces Lambicus. Not sour. I guess it might get more sour with age, but right now it's very fruity.

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