Category Archives: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon Chardonnay BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 9%
Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Other Notes: Fermented with champagne yeast, brettanomyces and enzymes. Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Belgian wild ale aged in Chardonnay barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A corked and caged 750ml bottle with no best by or bottled on date (it might have been on the cap but rubbed off) and poured into a Lindemans flute glass.
Appearance: It poured a very nice clear deep copper colour with a one finger off white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Grape, white wine, oak and brett.
Taste: Similar to the aroma. Grape, white wine, oak, brett, apple cider and a hint of tropical stone fruit. Lightly sweet and sour on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied, moderate carbonation and sporadic light warming alcohol.
Overall: Very nice. A top Mikkeller beer and this is right on the fence of a buy beer and a must buy beer.

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