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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Pour deep amber, with no head at all. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, apricot, dates, fudge, candied apples. The alcohol is definitely present, but not at all overpowering, and only a slight burn is detected. Taste is sweet. Very sweet, but still well balanced. Oily body, with a flat carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2128) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Barly strength in the aroma. Poured amber in color with off-white head. Strong chewy barley sweetness; coats and lasts...some orange and floral notes in the finish. Notes: Borefts fest

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
375ml bottle listed at 17.6%ABV pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head which leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and malts with some floral hops. Taste is a big malty sweetness with hints of fruit and a modest hop bitterness and nice alcohol burn in the finish. Nicely balanced flavors. Full bodied with light carbonation. A truly outstanding barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
Opened after 1.5 years of cellaring, Pour is a Cloudy, Hazy, Murky Brown with almost non-existent carbonation and no head. Aroma is sweet earthy fruit, caramel, bubble-gum & hops. Flavour is similar with lots of fruit, dates, orange, caramel, apple and hops. texture is slightly oily and defiantly full bodied. this beer has a sweet warming astringent alcohol finish and is enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle shared by Marcus. Pours apple juice color. Aroma is acidic and the flavor is like a brandy. Very creamy and yet smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
375 ml green bottle poured a clear peach with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of alcohol, carmel, peach, orange and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, peach, white pepper and orange with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
(375ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of peach, apricot, caramel, medicinal, and alcohol. Flavor of peach, alcohol, pine, grass, and citrus with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
On tap at Night after Monsters. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. Floral hop and alcohol aroma. Medium mouthfeel with sweet hop and honey and alcohol burn in the finish. A very good barleywine from Mikkeller.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours an opaque dark green-amber with a thin off-white that sees no need to hang around for very long. Aroma is booze for days, vanilla and dark fruit. I enjoy big, boozey barleywines, so we’re off to a great start. Flavor is lots of alcohol. some bourbon, dark fruits and vanilla again. Surprisingly simple for what it’s worth, but very nice. I would definitely get this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 05, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fruityness, caramel sweetness, plenty of backing earthyness

Date: May 18, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candy sweetness
Overall: not near the earthyness of the young bottles, much more a sweet fruity candy

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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