Yeast Series 2.0: Saison | Mikkeller ApS

Yeast Series 2.0: SaisonYeast Series 2.0: Saison
BA SCORE
52.1%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 48 ratings
Yeast Series 2.0: SaisonYeast Series 2.0: Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kojevergas on 03-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
8.74%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of mothmanscott
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From December 2013 notes: Pours an opaque amber producing 3 fingers of finely bubbled, white, moderately lasting, foamy head that leaves rings, webs & streaks of lace. Aroma is floral with more citrus hop character than expected & some slight Belgian funk & a blend of yeasty esters including some peach & pear. Cereal, caramel pale malt & honey are also apparent in the nose. Taste is bready & doughy pale malt with faint caramel, slight Belgian funk, notes of floral & earthy hops with some subdued orange. Finishes slightly bitter & lemony both of which intensify & become the main components of the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation, dry & somewhat peppery. Much more bitter and hoppy than expected for the style.

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Photo of chalkda01
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mflanaga
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tine802
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bobv
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of vfgccp
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%

A - Not a bad head for a saison; creamy with an off-white color, ok retention, and nice lace. Dark body for a saison, but expected given the base beer.

S - Strange nose. Mildewy hay, Smucker's strawberry jam, raw malt.

T - Disappointing. Thin flavor. Kumquat rinds, light malt, light herbal hop.

M - Thin, light body with low carbonation.

O - Might be my least favorite Mikkeller to date.


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2.81 Yeast Series 2.0: Saison
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 4.25 4.00 ------- 3.75 4.00 10%
S - 3.25 3.00 ------- 3.50 3.25 20%
T - 2.75 2.50 ------- 2.50 2.58 40%
M - 3.50 2.00 ------- 1.75 2.42 10%
O - 2.75 2.50 ------- 2.00 2.42 20%

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Photo of saeh
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of teleman
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Immortale25
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Bulldog Mid-city New Orleans. Served in a goblet.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/8 inch head that's short-lived before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam.

S- Sweet smell of cereal grain malt with a bit of hop fume. Actually smells more like one of Mikkeller's IPAs than a saison.

T- Taste mirrors the aroma with more sweetness and some mild hop bitterness. Once again, this is closer to a hoppy pale ale than a saison. There is a tad of fruitiness from the yeast but the vegetal hops mostly overpower.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium-low carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Not sure if this is the Saison version or the Lager version since the menu's description says "pale lager" while the style column says French & Belgian saison. Either way, it doesn't taste like either of those styles. Jeez, what if it's the English Pale Ale version and they're wrong on both counts? Wouldn't be surprised with this bar. I guess it doesn't really matter though cuz it's a decent beer no matter what you call it. Just kind of defeats the purpose of the concept of the yeast series if I don't even know what style it is...

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

finally completed the yeast series! a close mate of mine has been saving this one, and honestly, age has not hurt it nearly as much as I expected it would. it has the same hazy pale straw color as the others, with a similar half inch of patch and semi residual white head. it smells hoppy, not decayed at all, and really bright. the yeast is champagne and other grapey tannic funky stuff. not Belgian at all like some are, but wholly different, Americanized, cheapened but refined, hard to qualify in that way. its got a real soapy feel, dishwasher detergent type of mouthfeel, but the girth of this is flattering to the yeast and the hops, its fun and different, and while rugged and uncut, it also feels like a delicacy. there is something about mikkeller that just has that down. I like it less than the English style, but appreciate its nuance. like all of these beers, a little too hoppy to let the yeast be the clear star, but something I would drink regularly if it were available in a acquirable format. thanks mikkeller for this series, fun stuff!

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Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste has flavors of spicy yeast and citrusy hops along with hints of caramel malts. Bits of spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the citrusy aromas and flavors to be interesting as this seemed like a hybrid between an IPA and a saison.

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Photo of tmzl
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Yeast Series 2.0: Saison from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 52.1% out of 100 with 48 ratings
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