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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
This is sooooooooo good, my god how is this not the best thing on the planet!!!! Brew appears dark ruby brown, it somehow almost looks purple complete with a thin skiff floating on top but with 17% alcohol what ells should expect. WOW is this thick so very thick feeling it like the most yummy cough syrup ever. Sweet hops and some astringent are in the nose but not unpleasant. This taste phenomenal the 17% is completely hidden its smooth warm and yummy. Hops seem to go from a peach to grape fruit. Just hit some almond extract. All this seems to be built on this sweet plum/fig combo. Great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avantdagare (186) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (5347) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010
17.6% Version. Cloudy amber beer. Floral hoppy nose with elderflower coming to the fore. Light airy palate, dry but not overly so. Sweet floral hops, elderflower, chamomile. A whisper of well buried hop fruit. All underpinned by intense sweet toffee malt. Finishes with some Port Wine tones. Bloody Nora! This is a good one! Not heavy like you might expect and with some unusual flavours for a barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2013
Barley wine as an experiment. All colours are involved. A liquid is strange, strong, stinky, alcoholic, earthy with nose of last century old wooden barrell and old aluminium pipes. I think you need to drink more overpriced bottles to recognize what animal you drink. B@H

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odysseyalien (71) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25110) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Very sweet flavour of hops, pine needles, apricots and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14936) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle at ØLbutikken, Launch - Thanks. Clear reddish - offwhite head. High sweetness, candy, dark sugar, barley, syrup, licorice, light alcoholic, sharp hoppy, sourich, citric, light acid notes, vegetables hoppy - not a bad thing, dried fruits, caramel, piney, apricot, something light dry and powdery !!! - Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, citrus hop, vineous and heavy fruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus hop, vineous, heavy fruit and high burning alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 Bottle. Hazy brownish orange pour with a short, bubbly white head that doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is quite boozy, and fruity as well, with notes of peach, apricot, pineapple, spice and caramel. The alcohol is less noticeable in the flavour, although it’s still there, but the fruitiness is much bigger with extra citrus and tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and oily, with moderately low carbonation and a slightly warming, sweet and fruity finish that lingers a while. I was all set to find a multitude of faults with this but as it turns out it is actually very pleasant. Not exactly subtle, but considering the abv, this is fairly restrained. Overall a very good brew and great as an after dinner sipper.


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