Yeast Series 2.0: Saison | Mikkeller ApS

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Yeast Series 2.0: SaisonYeast Series 2.0: Saison

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kojevergas on 03-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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.

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

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

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap and yellow-orange label puchased at K&L wine in Hollywood and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I love saisons and Mikkel is my favourite brewer in the world. I wasn't sure how to classify this when adding it; yes it uses saison yeast, but I think it's built like a Belgian Pale? Hard to classify.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a 5+ finger beige colour head of decent cream, decent thickness, and great (8+ minute) retention for the above average ABV. Light soft lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear pale copper. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Generally appealing, but not at all what I'd look for in a saison. Fairly vibrant. Good for a Belgian Pale.

Sm: Mmm. Delightful grapefruit citrus, fantastic floral hops, a bit of soap, and pale malts. I don't get anything remotely saison-esque, including yeast. Pleasant and inviting. An above average strength aroma.

T: Floral hops, perfumey hops, light acidity, pale malts, and biscuity yeast. Balanced, flavorful, and enjoyable. It isn't real complex, but that's not the point of this series. I wouldn't call it particularly subtle. It's refreshing and easy to drink. I quite like it.

Mf: Soft, lightly crisp, delightfully smooth, and refreshingly wet. Suits the flavour profile damn well. Lovely. Pleasant. Enjoyable. Refreshing. Lemon zest. No soapiness. Little yeast comes through. No alcohol is detectable.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for the above average ABV. I don't get much off the saison yeast, but it's a tasty beer all around. A solid pale ale; I'm not sure if that's what he was going for. In any case, I like it, and it's very sessionable. I'd get it again at a better price. Tasty stuff. Another solid beer from Mikkeller.


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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle poured into a goblet. My second of this series, after American-Style yeast.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a big off-white head. Great retention. A pillow of foam with some holes remains on the surface and the inside of the glass is coated with rings of lacing.

Smell - Well that is a dramatic difference from the American-Style. Floral notes that weren't there before. Still some citrus from the hops and a slightly sweeter malt note. Earthy funk behind it, too.

Taste - Just a hint of malt sweetness up front followed by a citrus hop flavor, but then the yeast takes over. Earthy notes overpower the malt. The beer dries out considerably. Bitterness combines with the earthiness in the finish, amplifying each other.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and dry. Lighter bodied than the American-Style.

Overall - Some of the flavors here are more abrasive. Just doesn't work quite as well with this yeast strain.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

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 InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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