One of the newest offerings stateside from Mikkeller – Nelson Sauvin Brut. It’s a BiÃ¨re Brut with brett, aged in Austrian Sauvignon Blanc barrels. The Nelson Sauvin hop used in the beer is famous for a wine-line flavor profile. It’s bubbly, grab a champagne glass. It is a bruit edition of the Nelson Sauvignon brewed last year.
Brewed by base malt and mashing and fermentation with added enzymes to achieve as high fermentability as possible. Forboth 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.
Style: BiÃ¨re Brut (wine barrel aged)
Taste Expectations: Oak, grapes, vanilla, green apple, banana. Light booze overtone. Bubbly.
Availability: 750ml bottles. Wrapped.