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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2009 – Stella 0

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Editor’s note: A special first released at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009. 1300 magnum bottles produced.
The Stella series is a tribute to Mikkels daughter. A new beer will be made every year as she grows older.

Danish: Specialøl lavet til årets ølfestival. En krydsning mellem en IIPA, en Barley Wine og en Amerikansk Strong Ale. 10% velhumlet ondskab. Denne øl er ud over en meget lille mængde på fad flasket i 1300 stk. nummererede magnumflasker (1,5 liter).


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4056) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle, shared with a bunch of people at Bergen Ølfestival afterparty at my place, including Yngwie, Beer3000, Palme and the rest of Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Pours a hazy red-hued brown body with a small white head. Aroma is syrupy malt tones, hints of wood, raisins, alcohol and tobacco (snuff?). Taste is red bitter berries, licorice, nuts, pine, dry wooden tones and hints of paint thinner and alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Complex and very, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
Smell: very complex, both appealing and slightly disturbing. Old wood, dry fruit, musty yeast, alcohol, spicy hops, citrus fruit, brown sugar. Mouthfeel: creamy, full, no noticeable carbonation. Taste: Ridiculously unique, starts flat, then sweetish caramel, with a hop background, then intensely bitter and musty. Orange peel, burnt caramel, herbs. Finish: Very very long, bitter like a pain killer pill, and extra dry. Overall: Love it! Extremely complex. It’s like a double IPA combined with a belgian strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours amber in color with a tall white head. A strong hoppiness to the aroma which is quite heavy on the herbal and pine qualities. Nice citrus peel notes to it as well. Though the hops are the dominant characteristic, plenty of toffee and caramel maltiness. The flavor has a good caramel sweetness to it, but still features a lot of piney bitterness. Some herbal hop notes along with citrus/grapefruit peel, which also add to the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a small sand coloured head. The aroma is heavily “green” hoppy with notes of pink grapefruit, black currant tea, pineapples, apricot and some pine. Sweet-ish, caramelly backdrop. Bit floral. The flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter with a numbing, super mega heavy afterbitterness. Grapefruity, resinous, inky, tropical fruity and caramelly. The mouthfeel is soft, round and sticky with a light carbonation. Resinous, inky and bitter grapefruity finish. 5h lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
1500 ml bottle (no 667 of 1300) kindly shared by gunnar. Hazy red orange with a three finger thick, creamy, light brown head. Malty, dried apricots and sultanas, hoppy and light wooden notes on the nose. Heavy malt sweetness and heavy bitterness. Resin and toasted notes. Light fruity and light salty. Full body. Syrupy. Smooth to drink and a dry tongue. Quite a lot left in the bottle. Had this a week later and enjoyed it a lot then as well.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Shared bottle no: 667 at local tasting. Pours cloudy dark amber with a huge frothy tanned head.Aroma of fruity hops, pine and resiny as well, and lots of malty sweetness, caramel. Taste is strong malty sweetness with plenty of fuity hops for balancing. Ends with a dry bitter bite, fruity and mints. This bottle had been standing in my cellar for almost 3 years, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle nr 166/1300 @ RBBWG thanks to 77ships. Brown coloured beer with a medium brown head and some average carbonation. Fruity sweet malty and hoppy hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is slightlty hoppy citrussy and slightly malty hinted. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
1500 ml. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – personal contribution – bottle nr. 166/1300 – obviously 2009 vintage – dark brown amber with red hue & huge beige head – smell is dark fruits, earthly with fruity hops / pine / exotic fruits – dark fruits, bitter, dark malts coupled with some vintage flavours already beging to creep in, still quite a lot of hop in here, dark fruits blend with pine, fruits, touch exotic fruits, citrus, caramel, spices – still got some life in it but appears like it should have been tasted fresh, ok but not overly impressive, body has a slight vintage feel to it same goes for carbo

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4736) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
14/I/2012 1.5L magnum bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: n/a - bottle # 166/1300 (2012-57) Thanks to ships77 for bringing the bottle!

Little cloudy, reddish brown beer, aery irregular head, yellowish, bit stable, very adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, stinky feet, cheesy, sweet touch. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: fruity, passion fruit, piny, bitter resin, citrus touches, sweet malts too. Aftertaste: very bitter and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6711) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
1.5L magnum @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen courtesy of 77ships. Ambrée/cuivrée, léger trouble, col beige épais. Arôme est plein de grains et levure, assez poussiéreux avec un profile houblonnée. En bouche, houblonné et fruité sur note d’épice, le tout ayant une belle présence de malt. Houblonné et herbacé domine un peu le tout suivi d’un fini caramel et une levure qui reste bien présente. Je pensais plus à une version IPA et comme souvent on ressent le même profile de DeProef qui reste toujours présent.


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