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Mikkeller Better Half

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85
67
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Sly Fox Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
@ Mikkeller Stockholm 14-9-20: ganska ordinär doft och smak. Lite lätt humlig med tydliga malttoner. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5721) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2014
Canned 355ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, hops and caramel in the nose. Pretty dry hoppy fruity and light caramel taste with pretty strong bitterness in the finish. There’s some sweet side here but overall bitterness rule here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
355ml can from Bierkompass

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, pine, toffee, grassy hops and citrus. Taste is crisp, malty and caramely with notes of pine, grass and toffee. Finish is bitter, caramely and malty with some pine and grass. Quite malty and sweetish IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
35,5 cl can (6,8%) @ home
Aroma is heavy and sweet with resiny malt, caramel and gluey tones. Flavour has caramel, some toffee, alcohol and glue. Also resiny tones. Feels a bit watery on some sips. An IPA on the malty and caramel side.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (150) - AUSTRIA - SEP 16, 2014
Enjoyable Ipa. Can. Aroma fruity and citrus hops. Also floral hops, caramel and grapefruit dominate the taste. Bitter dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1910) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
Sample from 355 ml. can. Clear, amber-golden with a medium sized lightly tanned head. Fruity aroma with citrus, caramel malts, peach and grapefruit. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with fruits, caramel malts and a toasted note. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
If this is the ’Better Half’, I don’t want to meet it’s lesser cousin. Malty, rich and sweet for the style with a bit of pine, moderate citrus bitterness, and some spice. Just nothing special.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
13.09.2014, 0,35l can @ home:
Gusher. Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet foresty, caramel malts, pine needles, sap, leafs, lawn, rubber, moss, hops. Taste is slightly harsh, bark, pine needles, sap, harsh hops, caramel malts, minerals, soap, grass, soil, leafs. Longlasting bitterness, harsh resiny mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Can@Papsoes - amber pour with thin white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet citrus fruity and malty, caramel, toffee, nice hop bite on the palate, lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (597) - - SEP 13, 2014
Can 35,5 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a rich, lacing off-white head with good retention. Caramel aroma blending in with some oxidized hops. Medium body, heavy on the crystal malts almost getting a little sticky yet with quite some late bitterness. Lacks some fresh aroma hops. 130914


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