Nelson-Sauvignon – Mikkeller (Denmark)

Nelson-Sauvignon – Mikkeller, 9% ABV, (Denmark)


“Nelson Sauvignon is a New Year beer it is fermented with ale yeast, brettanomyces and enzymes. Then it has been aged three months in Austrian white wine casks. Very dry, very vinous and very delicious.”

My notes:
  • My Rating: A-
  • Why I like it: drinks like a sparkling muscat beer
  • Where I got it: Chateau Louis (EDM)
  • How much: $19 (after 5%) , June 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: maybe to introduce to friends
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours cloudy medium dark brown with a decent foamy sizable head, a multitude of slow-moving CO2 streams. Fruity muscat grape on the nose. Drinks with a subdued sourness (6/10), creamy mouthfeel, tastes of muscat grape, medium malts, a persisting sweetness (8/10), and then transitions into an IPA-like tangerine citrus, hops, and lingering bitterness (6/10). Med-high complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, good carry, very nice drinkability. I’m astounded by the wine-beer fusion, and it works very well here.