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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avantdagare (124) - 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 (122) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
On tap. Sweet cookie-like malty and grainy flavour, and a fair amount of hops. The alcohol is noticeable though tolerable in spite of the fact that it holds 17.6% ABV and this beer is truely winish and a dedicated long drink. Very nicely carbonated for this thick barley wine and that suites this vigourisly strong "wine" well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Pours orange with little/no head. Lots and lots of fruit on the nose, with some caramel and alcohol for good measure. The palate is dominated by the rather intense stewed fruit flavours with an almost whisky-like alcohol burn. Interesting, but I’m still getting my head around barleywines.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Draught in snifter....Clear yellow pour, seriously looks like budweiser or something similar...Aroma is sweet almost candy like...Taste is sweet with some caramel and fruit but mostly alcohol and more alcohol and when I got past the alcohol really just way too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odysseyalien (41) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Another delicious barleywine. Mikkeller has done a nice take on the American barleywine. Really tasty treat and while this is difficult to find in the Norhtern NJ/New York City I won’t hesitate to pick another up when I see it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Golden red and slight hazy. The surface tension reveals that this beer has quite a bit of sweetness to balance its alcohol. smell is deep with sweet, fruity aromas, port and damped spices that makes you crave for a sip. The alcohol is remarkably well hid in the nose as well as in the mouthfeel (for such a young and strong barleywine. The taste explosion is incredible and demands your full attention. It has portwine features. It is a beer that should be sipped. The best barley wine i’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Una birra ambrata sfumata con una testa color Panna arancione. L’aroma è molto luppolata - agrumata su un corpo leggermente maltato e caramellato. Il sapore è dolce con note forti di malto, alcol, e agrumate così come le note medio di zucchero e caramello, portando ad un finale secco, amaro, e zuccherino.


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