Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut with brettanomyces and aged in white wine barrels
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut 750ml has arrived in the U.S.
"Nelson Sauvignon is a New Year beer it is fermented with ale yeast, brettanomyces and enzymes. Then it has been three months in Austrian white wine casks. Very dry, very vinous and very delicious."-- Mikkeller site
"Brewed by base malt and mashing and fermentation with added enzymes to achieve as high fermentability as possible. For both bitter, taste and aroma hops are used the New Zealand hop variety 'Nelson Sauvin' which is named after its grape characters that bring memories to the New Zealand white wine grape Sauvignon Blanc. The yeast is used both champagne and brettanomyces and because the enzymes are beers fermented very far down, and thus the end result is a very dry beer. After fermentation the beer has been 5 months in casks of white wine from Austria Weingut Kollwentz and gained additional character. Finally it is bottled in 750 ml champagne bottles with an extra high CO2 content." -- Rated 99/100 RateBeer