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Mikkeller Drink Your Sorrows Away

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Aroma of cherries and blossoms. Dark brown. Flavour is smokey and brownish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Dark reddish brown with a tan head. Wonderful fruity aroma with notes of nuts, marcipan and chocolate. Nutty, fruity flavours, chocolate and marcipan lurking by as well as potent alcohol. A treat for the senses, especially for a sweet tooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
LCRBM 2009. Thanks to yespr for bringing this! The bottle looks really, really good! Brown in the glass, small creamy head. Malty-dusty aroma. Starts mild-malty, becomes more and more intense with fruity notes of plum and raisins, also some caramell. Finish modest oily-malty. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6873) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
Great aroma. Dark bread, dark fruit, laqurice, pleasent soft yeast. And a tough of alcohol. It’s dark brown and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Flavor starts nice soft sweet, caramel, then bitterness, perhaps a bit too bitter finish. Perhaps I should buy a couple of bottles more to store. Warming alcohol, full body, dry, creamy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 black bread,red/brown, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, full body, creamy, lively, bitter. good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a firm off white very nicely lasting head. Aromas of Belgian yeast; plums, wet forest, damp cellar mixed with chocolate. On the palate it is fullbodied with a nice fresh note due to the carbonation and the hoppy bitterness. The aromas and flavours are sweet, but there is no sticky sensation in the mouth afterwards so I guess the amount of residual sugar is really not that high. An impressive beer that made me think quite a lot about Rochefort 10.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Rating nr. 250 goes out to this co-work between Mikkeller and the designers Femmes Regionales. This belgian influenced bastard is wrapped in gold with a feminin scarf and comes with a label that can be one of three different colours. It might be the appearence is a bit feminin, but the containes is pretty maskulin with a strong ABV. Maybe we here have a piece of unisexiness. The pour is medium dark brown with a tanned sparkling head. The nose is light with hints of malts, some smoke, yeasts and dry fruits like apricots. The taste is huge with a great mouthfeel. The strong alcohol is constantly present and differs away in the end hand in hand with the caramel, chocolate-toffee taste together with a nice bitterness. The palate is tickling and stays with you minuttes after leaving the glass.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brwon amber orange color with great balance of sweet and malty brown sugar, maltomeal, vanilla extract

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Andreasen11. Hazy red/brown colour with a thick tan head. It has a nice caramel aroma with notes of sweet malt, fruit, raisins and a hint of alcohol. Flavour is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, raisins, plumes, a little spice and a hint of fruity hops. Nice and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle @ Festival der Bierkulturen. I should have not wasted my tickets @ the other kiosks in favor of Mikkeller. I feel I made a big mistake by not exhausting their resources, only opting for 2 or three of their brews. I’d take a trip to the brewer and beg their forgiveness if only Denmark wasn’t so freaking expensive to stay...anyone want to put me up for a few nights? Anyhow, I was jumping for joy over 2 things. A damn good IPA, which they surpassed, and a good Belg Ale. This brew seemed more of an expensive novelty, so I feel I can’t go all out on ratings like I could for an everyday runner such as Maudite. But, it’s still really damn good. Nose was typical belgian ale minus the sometimes bottle funk you get. Notes of dark fruits, a bouquet of fresh wild flowers, herbal notes, and a bit of citrus tied into a cloyingly sweetness. Taste was dark fruits like plum, cherry, some apricot, a vanilla hint here and there, and some really good herbs and spices. Well rounded the only problem I had was the alchohol was not masked @ 100% but that’s tough to do I guess when it’s @ 12%. Still, Would love to stock about 50 of these for rainy days and hurricanes for when I return to Florida.


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