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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Big Badís big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Hazy, light amber body with a tiny off-white ring of a head. The nose is caramel, toffee, citrus, grapes and light alcohol. The flavor is light/moderately sweet, moderately bitter with toffee, pine, grapefruit and cotton candy. Full body is soft with light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2008
Warm brown color with Cognac highlights and good off white head. Great beer with round full taste, good malty and beady taste and smooth sweetness and bitterness in the finale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle on New years. Poured brownish amber with a quickly diminishing head. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Tastes of caramel, yet not too sweet. I got hints of a fruit loop taste, and a mildly sweet finish with just a tad of alcohol burn. I enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Quickly dissipating head - aroma was subtle fruit, sweet malt, alcohol - not great. Flavor is simple and plain - sweet caramel, mild bittering hops, alcohol. Needs a long time to develop - itís good, but nothing spectacular at all. With a few years, this could be solid!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Reddish brown, moderate to small head, decent to good lacing and retention. Aroma is malt dominated with caramel, sugar, alcohol, fairly fruity as well. Medium to heavy body, fairly syrupy with a sweet finish with some alcohol burn. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Muddy brown, slightly red pour, opaque, with a thin film on top. Aroma of peppery alcohol, caramel malt, sugar, and bittering hops. The flavor is quite strong; lots of malt and peppery alcohol, raisins, brown sugar, some yeast, and hops. Probably will be better with some aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2008
Bottled. Pours out dark brown with red hints with a thick beige foam. Sweet and resinous aroma of fruitcake, brown sugar, pine-needles, caramel, figs and alcohol. Full-bodied with warming and sweet notes of brown sugar, dates, prunes and mild alcohol with dense undertones of sappy floral hops and citrus. Long warming finsh of raisins, gigs and dates with a tart undertone of lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours dark brown with a hint of purple around the edges and produces a thick beige head. The aroma is different than expected with a bit of sweet funky sourness along with the typical strong bitter hop scents. The flavor has some sweet sugary notes up front with of course some hops. Alcohol is noticeable all the way. Has a dry finish. I think this would be a good candidate for aging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Looks like an off-colored wine, as it is nearly still - no head, no bubbles. Dark coppery colored. Very sweet and raisin-filled aroma. Prunes, plums, dates, figs in the aroma. It is very, very warming. The alcohol is very evident, and its obvious why the beer is so overly sweet. It is too sweet for my pleasure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Thus ends my New Yearís weekend - 12.7 ounce, corked and caged bottled - ruby-colored beer with just the hint of a lacing - tangy, nearly tart, citric aroma at first, but a long draw of air up the nose reveals cherries, fig, caramel, sherry, alcohol/rum - some dry sherry notes at first, followed by bright citrus notes, some mildly tart cherries - a sweeter, caramel aspect arrives later, bringing with it darker fruits (raisins) and heavier liquor flavors (rum and brandy) - there are some good things happening, but the flavors are not entirely well-integrated, and itís a little hot - it seems designed to age, but has been released too young.


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