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Mikkeller Forêt du Centre (Light Toasted)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016
Dégustation Mikkeller Fôret du centre light et medium, Fôret du Troçais light et medium, Fôret Limousine light et medium.
Une dégustation côte à côte avec ces 6 bouteilles avec Pat et Pat. La moins bonne Limousine et la meilleure du Centre. J’ai laissé SlovakSniper prendre des notes.
Limousin Medium 2,7; Limousin light 2,4, Tronçais medium 2,9, Tronçais light 3,1, Centre light 3,3, Centre medium 3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
La plus intéressante du lot. Malts et liqueur. Il me semble que c’est davantage raffiné ou cohésif ou simplement plus buvable. Chaude en titi en fin de bouche mais à 19.3%, rien pour s’en étonner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjgmd (1996) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2016
With Z, pours a hazy ( unfiltered ) light brown rusty pour with a beige head. Nose is alcohol , sweet and with strong oaky tannic notes. Taste is very sweet and fruity with strong alcohol upfront and heavy toffee. Finish is sweet , dry and ends on the same sweet fruity notes . Quaff Score 6 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a Amber orange with a beige head and wineous aroma of toffee and fruits. Taste is toasty, with toffee, malt, fruits, and alcohol notes into the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 375ml, dégustée le 11/20/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Caramel, alcool, légèrement fruité (pommes rouges), légèrement boisé, léger houblon herbeux et floral.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût légèrement fruité (petits fruits, notes de pommes rouges), légèrement boisé (bois humide aux notes vineuses) et aux notes épicées. Une dominante sucrée de caramel, léger de miel avec des notes de sucre candi est bien présente avec un goût d’alcool réchauffant ainsi qu’une légère amertume de houblon floral et herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : rond. Effervescence : moyenne-douce. Texture : riche et sirupeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume d’alcool assez réchauffant, léger de houblon floral, épicé et herbeux avec un léger goût boisé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1230) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle at Monday Club Erzbierschof. A beautiful strong heavy beer. The ultra high ABV is well hidden but noticeable. Incredibly tasty and sweet. Beautiful oak on the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
At first I thought this didn’t seem to be so impressive. But then I tasted it. Whoa. Appearance is nothing special with a modest head. Aroma, ditto with mainly yeast, then fruit, bread dough, toffee. about it. Taste is an explosion- plump juicy raisins, a bit tart, yet just the right amount of sweet to balance, ditto tang. Really good. Likewise body. Alcohol is totally hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2015
375 ml bottle, I have no idea how old it is but I’m pretty sure I’ve had this bottle for at least 7 months. 11351402 is stamped on the bottle cap. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that didn’t stay around for too long. There’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like oak, caramel malt, stone fruit, bready malt and some booziness. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some earthiness, honey, sherry and orange marmalade flavors noticeable. This tasted better the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. It’s boozy, but not as much as I was expecting considering this is 19.3% ABV. Overall I liked this, it’s certainly worth picking up if you come across a bottle. I also have a bottle of the medium toasted Forêt du Centre that I’ll have to try soon, so it’ll be interesting to compare that brew to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14166) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Capped 375 from Healthy Spirits. Pours darkly hazy copper. Aroma of fruit and light treacle. Near full bodied. Flavor is kandi, lighter stone fruits, mild treacle, mild heat. It’s far from dry, and not very bitter at all, but it’s not sticky sweet, and it is amazingly, laid back, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9229) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper wth a modest beige head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes fruit, dark molasses and alcohol. A very nice BW.

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