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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delightful Buckwheat Wine brewed by Three Floyds and Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Enjoy the fourth collaboration between our two breweries! 80 IBU 10.4% ABV


Kristall-König's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kristall-König (2678) - Oldenburg, - APR 27, 2012
Geruch zitrushopfig, angenehm schwer harzig (Jubel!). Startet süßlich-ölig. Mitte stark hopfenölig, aromatisch, Grapefruitbitter und schon etwas alkoholisch. Abgang süß bittermalzig-trocken, alkoholisch, Pflaume. Prickelnd abgehend. Außergewöhnliches Bier. Spitze!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4717) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2016
On tap at Craft Room. Lovely crystal clear ruby red body with an off white, medium sized head that went down fast. Full, slightly stale, slightly grainy heavy barleywine maltiness with a light touch of something resembling buckwheat I guess, not what I think of it, but close, ending dry with vague vinegar (without the sourness, if you can imagine that). This is just way too sweet in my book, Heavy caramel and candy-like maltiness, not even with that much complexity other than that. It’s tasty, yeah, but falls into the "typical sticky BW" trap too soon. If you like them like that, you’ll love this. It’s a good beer, but I don’t think I would go for it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohhnyB (135) - CROATIA - MAY 26, 2016
Amber color with medium off white head. Aromas of caramel flower, sugar and toffee. Sweety taste, some bitterness, medium body. Not really a fan of it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartyW (52) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
Draft. Dark orange colour with a medium off-white head. Smell leads me to an IPA, taste more of a stout. Aroma has cherry blossom, roasted buckwheat, more floral notes. Flavour is a bit hoppy, roasted chocolate with a well balanced finish of bitter and sweet roasted, toasty malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (867) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. Aroma of moderate malt, caramel, flowery and parfume hops. Clear red amber colour with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Full body, oily feel, avg. carb., bitter and sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (6997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark Amber brown pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity, some caramel, fudge, treacle, nice hoppy backing, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Dark amber colour an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, dried fruit, malt, caramel, alcohol and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5241) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Eric. pours out a cloudy copper topped with a sand head. Nose is big caramel toffee some newspaper and a spice. Taste is more of the toffee caramel sweetness some light pine hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1273) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle @ Žmogšala3 festival, Vilnius. Pours hazy amber with yellow head. Aroma: hay, caramel, dead hops. Taste: caramel, sweetish, dead hops, hay. Medium + body. Not mine kind of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (781) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 24, 2016
750ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a hazy reddish orange color with a small but thick creamy head that lingers. Aroma is intensely fruity but relatively simple. Mango, peach, pommegranate and grapefruit dominate throughout. Maybe a bit of sweet citrus and little malt presence. Taste continues the fruity sweetness but adds a bitter feeling towards the end. The flavors remain within the tropical fruit and sweet citrus comfy zone but there’s a bitter hint that’s not completely refined. Alcohol well integrated, medium to big body. Smooth. Neither super-intense nor extremely-complex. Just a competent hoppy and well-made Barley Wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle pours a hazy copper color with a large, lasting, lacy light beige head. The aroma is caramel sugar, toffee, buckwheat, and grapefruit. Sweet sugary caramel malt flavor. Finishes with moderate bitterness - citrus and herbal notes. Medium-full bodied, somewhat syrupy. Hides the booze decently well. A bit overrated, but good.


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