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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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English: Big Badís big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1151) - Alberta, - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a mostly clear copper colour with small tan head leaving some lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, light alcohol, sort of fruity. Flavours are sweet malt, caramel mixed with some fruitiness, some alcohol though very smooth for a 12 abv beer. Overall tasty rich malty beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle, bb 7/12 (_really_ breaking the "try a fresh one first" rule with this one). 13C. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of PX sherry, chocolate, dried fruit, dark bread. Almost flat. Presumably has thinned out a little, certainly well short of sticky. Bittersweet with dark fruits and sherry, bitterness creeping up towards the end. A little stemmy there too. No overt alcohol. Mellow, lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2265) - Split, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Oct. í14. A 0.75 l bottle, one of the several from Svijet Piva store, Zagreb shared that evening. This one poured lightly hazy copper-amber body with a small head. Of course, malty aroma, mostly toasted like caramel, toffee, also orange (both malt and hop), other fruits and alcohol. Flavor was accordingly sweet and malty, showed up to be quite complex, too. Caramel, all the other toasted malt and fruit, especially on the sweeter side, then came the secondary flavors like wood or tobacco. Bitter component was much less pronounced, only a bit of herbal bitterness towards the end, but alcohol played its role here, too. Medium bodied, warming and quite sweet finish. Itís an elegant and complex barley wine, but definitely not among the tastiest ones, nor it did knock me down. Its price surely did though.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jzi (19) - POLAND - APR 10, 2015
Barwa: Brązowo bordowa. przejrzyste. Piana: Niska i szybko opada. Dorobnopęcherzykowa o żůłtawej barwie. Aromat: Słodowy, czuć też owoce, zwłaszcza śliwkę i wiśnię. Pojawia się też nuta miodowa. Lekko landrynkowe. Aromat jest nieziemko intensywny. Aż kręci w nosie. Smak: Bardzo słodkie. Po chwili pojawia się goryczka i rozgrzewająca nuta alkoholu. Całkiem przyjemna. Piwo jest gęste i ciężkie. Wydaje się być lepkie. To moje pierwsze Barley Wine, więc nie mam porůwnania, i jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (407) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller in Viktoriagade. Aroma of dried dark fruit, hops, vineous, some alcohol. Clear brown amber with off-white head, tiny lasting. Moderate sweetness, light+ bitterness, balanced. Full body, smooth texture, average carbonation, sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
connor0415 (47) - - MAR 19, 2015
Smells of pine, caramel and toffee, tastes mostly of toffee and caramel with a tad bit of bitterness to balance the amazingly sweet malts. Mouthfeel is very thick, perfect for a barleywine, not very much carbonation but itís to be expected of the style. Mikeller did a great job, if it was more available itíd be my go to barleywine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4717) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours headless atop an opaque body. Nose of burnt molasses. Oh so smooth... Caramel squares, cigarettes, fig, burnt sugar. Very lovely slow sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (481) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours slight hazy dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aromas of barley, caramel, some hops, lots of malt, licorice, slightly minty aswell actually. Taste is pretty much caramel, malt, lots of hops, hay, toast, licorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1947) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Over a year old bottle. A beautiful reddish colour, a head is medium and beige. The aroma is rich, sweet berries and some fruits. Strawberries and raspberries, some caramell, pleasant. Taste is rich and sweet, berries, some wood. Some bitterness that is piney and herbal, but the taste is still quite sweet. Full bodied, low carbonation. Strongly sweet dessert, but the sweetness is pleasant. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. clear amber with a minimal off-white head; a fair whiff of alcohol balanced by stewed apricot, stonefruit, honey and some citric hops; rumíníraisin flavours, bread and butter pudding with a good hit of bitterness balancing out the warming alcohol. delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF, best before december 2015. Hazy reddish amber with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, dried frutis, sweet canned pear, raisins. Taste is sweet with dried fruits, canned pears and malt. Light bitter finish with caramel notes and light alcohol. Medium to ful bodied, soft carbonation.


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