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Mikkeller Festival Special Edition 2011 – Stella 2

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
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on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Danish: Brygget på vand, malt, humle, tranebær, gær og brettanomyces. Lagret på hvidvinsfade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (464) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
(Bottle during Zwanze Day/Funk Night @ barVolo, Sept 20, 2014) Pours murky medium brown with a huge pale tan head. Aroma of stewed dates, citrus zest, burnt brown sugar, funky overripe fruit, sweat in the background. Flavour a mix of tart red berry, crabapple, grapefruit juice, light acidic quality but brown sugar sweetness as well. There is some bittering hop character at the finish, sour apple too, lingering brown sugar, very balanced. Medium full oily mouthfeel with very very soft carb. I could not have told you there were cranberries per se in this, and didn’t know it at the time, but it drinks like an American-style wild ale with a good sweet malt and fruity core balanced by decent levels of hopping. Feels great in the mouth. Could see how it may not be everyone’s thing but definitely to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
(bottle) murky amber-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of coconut and bretty funk, with notes of herbal hops, earth, light peaches, caramel and some lemons. flavour is more of the same, slightly sweet, with some hints of caramel, brown sugar, more bretty funk, coconut and a hint of alcohol in the slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
[5797-20130914] Tap. Spiced mint leaf and toasted yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Yeasty spiced sourness in the flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (8/3/7/3/15) 3.6
(Zwanze Day 2013 @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Hazy golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Sourish aroma, grassy, vinous, vinegar, perfume notes. Sourish citrus aroma, grapefruits, hay, vinous, some vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6160) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Tart funky base, with some musty berry-like fruity notes and moderate acidity. Quite drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14 acquired from Beers of Europe I do believe #413/550. Hazed orange amber with a big old off white head. Nose is smoke, tarte fruit, woody notes, dank wood, musty citric rinds, touch of dry rot, funky vibes, tarte orange, brett notes. Taste comprises tarte fruits, funk, good dose of brett, tangy tropical notes, candy, smoke, citric enfused straw. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with brett. Solid sour, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, malt, tart.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, citrus, tart, acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
1.5L bottle at Campground Brewdown. Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some raspberry, strawberry, sour, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, sour, funk, some strawberry. Light-medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7079) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours hazy brown with a thick white head. The nose is funky, wood, brioche, earthy brett, spice, sherbet and candied peel. The taste is crisp, tart, mild acidity, dark fruits, red berry, green apple, pear, wood, funk, sour melon and light alcohol with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1838) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle shared at the Rate Beer European Summer Gathering on 09/08/14. From brief notes… Pours a slightly muddy brown. Lightly sour aroma. It has lemon, red berry, light custard... Tasty.

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