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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 861   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.


Cryotek's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - APR 5, 2008
Smells fruity, spicey, sweet liquor, and alcohol. Golden amber brown color, dirty and merky looking. Tastes very strong, like cooked sweet caramel liquor, other brown sugary fruit tastes, and spices. Sweet warming finish. Very good and very strong tasting.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (189) - 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 (522) - 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 (1026) - 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 (374) - 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 (2773) - 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 (8434) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (2441) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
375ml bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Hazy reddish brown with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, pine, tropical fruits, raisin and spices. Very good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (721) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 24, 2016
Shared with Marko and Ogi. Pours light brown, not really lasting head. Nuts, hazelnut, jaffa cake. Taste: wine acidity, candy, licorice. Full body, hidden alcohol. So-so.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (744) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, bread, dark fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque orange/brown beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and dark fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops, citrus and grapefruit.


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