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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (942) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle. Pours nearly clear red orange with lasting, pillowy off-white head. Some stringy lace. Aroma is fruity, citrus, hoppy, huge toffee, caramel, nutty, biscuit malt with a spicy hop background. Flavor is sweet up front, spicy and earthy hops, huge caramelized malt, candy sugar, candied dark fruit, and plum up front, nutty, toffee, caramel, toasted malt with a lightly citrus, piney hop, nutty malt aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden, sweet and fruity. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8335) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (132) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, smell of earth and biscuit, appearance is dark amber with thin khaki head, taste is sweet malt and earth, delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 5, 2014
Sweet malt and bitter aroma; subtle tartness and alcohol. Sweet, caramel, biscuit malt flavor. Some spicy hops in the finish. Thanks to Craig for this one...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7029) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Orange-brown, some colloidal sediment at the end of the pour. aroma and flavour are quite sweet, over-ripe pitted fruits, lighter (but still chewy) candyish malts, mild acidity leading into mild bitterness through the finish. Some perfumey floral notes. A good sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3/30/2014. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of malt, dried fruit, caramel and booze. Thick, sweet, fruity with a light bitterness at the end. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tuggis (15) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Inköpt från Brill&CO MMMMmmmm. Söt, russin, karamell, alkoholhetta. Mörkbrun med vit skum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle at The Bayou
Clear amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity, caramel and hoppy. Flavor is fruity and caramel
Nice, well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 17, 2014
Awesome brew! Huge caramel malty profile with that nice candy touch, very nice hoppiness for balance. Pleasant fruitiness, bit syrupy, nice warming alco finish not too pushy, interesting yeastiness. LOoong finish. Sweet with pleasant bittersweet finish. Awesome balance, highly enjoyable brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, some liquorice, somewhat hoppy, little coffee even. TASTE: caramel, alcohol warming, sweet, wood, lots of sugar and alcohol. Too sweet and too high in alcohol for me to make this a great beer. Though it’s really nice already


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