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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.


pintbypint's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 24, 2012
375ml green bottle. Deep gold colour, slight whitish head. Nose has big toffee, slight north american hop whiff. Taste, brown sugar, raisin, toffeeish malts. Light bitternes at the end, alcohol is nicely integrated. Body is mid-to full. Moderate carboantion. Very sweet, somewhat pleasant.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5372) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle 37,5, a copper amber beer with medium creamy head. Nose is on barley sugar, grain, almond, blond caramel. Aroma is on toasted grain, sugar, toasted caramel, orange, bit monodimensional, light chocolate. Unfortunately very less interesting that the big worst worser !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (113) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUL 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, citrus, caramel, malts, pines, dark fruits, spices and a hint of something sour. Medium body with low carbonation. Balanced bittersweet taste with mild presence of alcohol and bitter finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekso (15) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
klasyczne American Barley Wine, aromat chmielowo landrynkowy, smak słodowo miodowy, w smaku duża ilość chmielu, przyjemne, przyzwoite piwo

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (242) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Aroma of plums, honey and sugar. Pours hazy light brown with an off white head. Sweet taste, sugar, honey and some spice. Medium body, quite flat, bitter finish. Yup, this is very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (577) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Tasting, Urban Space. Brown color with medium white head. Aroma of honey, candies, plums, nuts, berries, light citrusy aroma at the end. Taste is sweet, decent citrusy hoppy, honey, nuts, plumes. Alcohol dangerously hidden

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (588) - - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark golden pour, small tan head. Nose is hoppy, with a crisp hoppy taste. Quite nice, full body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1037) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
375 ml bottle. Cloudy brown colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with dried fruits, caramel, nuts and citrusy hops. The flavour is slightly sweetish malty, with grapefruit, orange, raisins, plums. Warm and bitter hoppy finish. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gluepot (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at the ChurchKey, DC. A rich, dark amber beer with an off-white head. A lovely sharp and fresh nose with various fruits, some booze and biscuit malt. There are a range of sweet, fruity and roasted elements here, all in a great blend. Caramel, ripe berries, orange, lemon, biscuity malt and tropical fruit work well together. The body is rich and dense. Nicely discernible but well blended tastes. Everything you could ask for in a big Euro BW.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Bottled:
Dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar and some hops. Thick mouth feel. Sweet, malty taste with notes of toffee, hops and some warming alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8694) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12.7 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear dark caramel brown color with a few random bubbles. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dark ripe fruit, raisins, wood, figs, candi sugar, very little carbonation but I don’t mind that with this beer, strictly a dessert type beer, surprising that it isn’t hot, I have had this in the cellar for a bit.


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