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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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SAY "OH WHAT" IN DANISH. NOT ORVAL – BUT ÅRH HVAD. Color is Cloudy amber and has a white head. The taste is peppery, malty with a hoppy finish.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjjbeer (9) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
meglio dell’orval sotto alcuni aspetti.... cmq perfetta... ma questo è personale. bravo mikkeller, è la birra che ci aspettavamo.. bravo!!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (209) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber, with a huge, rocky beige head that very slowly dissipates. Nose is malt with Belgian yeast notes of banana and clove. Taste is medium roast malt and faint dark fruit notes, with noticeable pepper .Finish is rather short, with a crisp hop bite. Well-balanced. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
A bit tart then barley calms it down. Dark ruby color with pillowy cream colored head. Copper tones after a tangy hibiscus champagne start.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Deep orange looks with incredibly fluffy and big head which floats like an iceberg on top of this beer. Beautiful. Scent is so sour and good! Bretta-yeast brings these green sour apple flavors and there is some citrus hops to balance the sourness. Sour apples are present in the taste too. Yeast dominates the flavors but not overpowering other flavors such as drying citrus hops and peppery spiciness. Full body and medium-to-high carbonation. Very pleasant surprise! Magnificent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (606) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Mikkeller. Årh Hvad ?! Belgian pale ale. 6,8 % pris 35kr Duft: en surlig duft ala mælke syre. Smag: rimelig bitter. letdrikkelig. en lille smule sure fra vildgær men bliver ikke for meget fordi øllet er godt humlet. en lille smule citrus og kiwi smag

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4898) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Delhaize. I always expected Mikkeller to become a global brand but it is still a real schock to being able to buy a Mikkeller beer in a supermarket in Belgium. Drank side-by-side with Orval. Orval bottled on 10/03/2015. I think that there might be only 7 days difference between both bottles. Årh Hvad?! is BBF 04/03/2025. Small touch hazy amber compared to Orval but not much. Head is way bigger, disappearing rather quickly, off-white, colour is touch more milky. Brett is way heavier in the Årh Hvad?!, very upfront in the smell, caramel malts, orange peel, fruity in the back, flowers & lots of candy sugar in a good way but brett dominates. Taste is bitter floral, mineral, some bitter plastic, floral, plastic orange peel, plenty of brett, grass, dried apricot, lots of spices,… Light touch too plastic. Body is much drier, bit thinned out, less chewy malts but might be the age since I am drinking a very fresh Orval. I do think that both beers should be almost the same age. There is a plastic bitterness in the back. It really has all of the elements of Orval, it isn’t as fine tunned, it lacks complexity a bit, it is too much brett forward, touch too little sweetness, malt etc. It is a very admirable attempt. The spoof of the Trappist logo on the bottle is a nice touch. I def. enjoyed, it would have probably shined a bit more if I tried this one on its own & not next to Orval. I am a huge fan of Orval. I would love to try the BA versions of this beer. I blended a bit of both beers but the total was less than the sum of parts in my opinion. Still this is surprisingly close but no cigar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 31, 2013
Spectacular coppar colour. Head is small and not as wild as Orval. Looks more like a fresh Orval though, but that color is just amazing. Peppery nose, obvious brett, farmhouse. Some leather. Finish is brett but also some hop bitterness with spices and herbs. Really well made and I can only imagine how good this will age in 3-4 years.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (204) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2015
Well done ye Trappist monks of Denmark! Nearly prefect emulation and in some ways even improvement on yer Belgian brethren. And three cheers to Delhaize for offering this treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Dark amber pour, with decent size head and good retention. Definitely an ode to Orval. Floral and citrus dominated, with a classic Brett influence of dry, dusty floorboards.. Hints of apple skin and bitter nut husk. Nice bitterness, without being astringent or overpowering. Balanced. Medium-light bodied, with good carbonation. DRY. Pleasant, lingering, dry, bitter citrus and florals. Surprisingly restrained and stylistically accurate for Mikkeller. Very good. Would buy again. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2319) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at Bridge Tap House in STL. Wow. What an interesting beer. Pours a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is slightly sour. Flavor is tart cherries and berries. Slightly sweet with some caramel also. Really fantastic beer. Very interesting! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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