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Mikkeller Forêt de Tronçais (Light Toasted)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (576) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy dark orange with a thin white head. Aromas of malts, apple jam, overripe oranges and apples, some hops. Aroma is tannic, caramel, fruity sourness to it, tart apples, overripe orange, apple jam, some plums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
2nd bottle at the Fermentoren Aarhus French oak tasting. Slightly darker than the limousine light toasted, but with the same head. Aroma is more jammy, less dry. Orange, apples, less hoppy. More tannins though, still some honey, but more caramel, but a more fruity tartness as well. Sweet and tart dominance. Plums. I liked this one better than the limousine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle #2 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus. Pours hazy amber with a white lacing. Aroma of big ripe fruits, butterscotch, caramel, oxidized apples and a bit more fruity than the limousine. the taste is dry and sweet and has notes of big ripe fruits, orange, plums and some tannin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with tiny lacings. Nose is boozy, apple juice and some vanilla. Taste is sweet, boozy, light acidic and syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle #2 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus, see rating of Limousine light toast for rating of base beer. This one is more yammy, marmelade, fruits, ripe pear, caramel, more tanins and boozy liquor. Some dense sweet plums. Taste is more acidic fruits, nots as spicy. Carmel orange, tannins, grand marnier, sticky body and viscous tannins. Some peach and rock candy, oxidation and marmelade and citric mandarin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
I could not do a decent write up of all these separately, so I will do one and ahre it on each beer’s page. The differences between the light and medium toast version of each were so subtle that I don’t think I’d know they were different beers if I wasn’t being told so. Limo - super sweet, low level diabetes, yet really really doesn’t show the heat. Centre has just a bit more wood (and is that a hop?) that cuts through the sweetness a little more than the other two, making it my favorite ever so slightly. Troncais was back to diabetes sweet, yet all still enjoyable. These are after dinner sippers for sure, but glad to have tried them. I’ll admit I was hoping for bigger differences side by side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Interesting beer with a flowery taste and a wonderful look at the bottom of the international mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4415) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma is caramel, pale malts and medium sweetness. The flavor is caramel toffee, medium/slightly cloying, a hint of earthiness and a strong warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Spice. Sweet malts. Spicy dried fruits, turning tangy. Some heat, but not in proportion to it’s giant abv. Light semi dry finish. Spicy linger. Very similar to the Du Centre pair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours clear oily gold with pretty much no head. The nose is sweet, sticky, apple, pear, caramel, sugary and some baked goods. The taste is hot, toasty, earth, caramel, oily, honey, apple, pear, over-ripe fruits and boozy with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A touch better than the du centre versions. Still pretty hot.

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