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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2010
What a delicious barley wine. Pours a very opaque dark amber color (caramel?) with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a bit funky. Very floral, earthy, and sweet smelling. You can definitely sense the presence of alcohol in the aroma. Surprisingly sweet tasting. I was expecting a lot of warmth from the alcohol but it was not as strong as I anticipated. In fact, I dare say that it’s a drinkable barley wine! That sounds kind of oxymoronic, but I believe it to be true. I’ve become a very vocal supporter of Mikkeller beers since first tasting the brewery’s offerings a couple years ago, and this is just another example of why Mikkeller is one of the world’s finest breweries. Kudos!

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden, amber, colour with a very short lasting off-white head. Aroma is plenty of hops, caramel, malt. Taste is very good, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (215) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
Pours dark brownish copper, no head. Sweet sherry aromas. Medium to light bodies but viscous, sweet. Brandy, pear, plum. Abvs hide until the end

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, candy. Pours a very transparent light orange. Flavor is very much fruity hops. Very tropical fruits, mango, orange, pineapple. Alcohol burn is minimal, surprisingly. Very juicy, malty center. Good hop finish. Surprisingly drinkable and hoppy for a barleywine of this magnitude.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2010
too sweet with an unpleasant sour taste. Astringent in taste as well as aroma. Not really my thing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avantdagare (148) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 375ml bottle shared with good friends, luckily because this beer is very strong. The alcohol is very well masked though. Almost no head, amber color. Nose: this smells sweet, hints of toffe and alcohol. Taste: toffee, overripe papaya and figs, maple-syrup, acacia-honey, even some touches of licorice at the very end of the aftertaste. Some chest-warming sensations from the alcohol appears after a while. Worked very well with dark lemon-flavored chocolate, both not so well with blue cheese. A great dessert-beer and a great Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Celest (135) - - AUG 12, 2013
too strong, however a very big barleywine, malty caramel alchoolic taste. warm!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with no head. Sweet aroma with notes of, and I’m drunk......

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
This one is cloudy orange with a little head the dissipates quickly. The aroma is honey. Taste very very honey sweet with an alcohol finish. It flows across the palate slightly sticky. Overall way way to sweet for my taste.


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