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Mikkeller Forêt Limousine (Medium Toasted)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11458) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Kenny, 04/04/15. Golden orange with moderate off White spotting. Nose is rich caramelised fruit rinds, toffee apple, light spice, caramel, touch of booze. Taste comprises dates, figs, fruit cake, light spice, candied orange peel, caramel, earthy fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Ok barley wine, drinks well below the ABV, probably the best in the series for me but still not a top end beer for this style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , 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 tothe light toast, perhaps a touch more tangy. Overall this series is a disappointment, far too similar to each other and lacking much depth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8279) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours oily gold with a small head. The nose is oily, sweet, orange, tangerine, dried fruits, toasty grain, booze and cereal. The taste is oily, hot, orange, warming, cereal, booze, apple, pear and dried fruits with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Boozy and punchy stuff. One of the better of the series.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO.... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft toffee caramel malts.. Soft toffee fruit... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Caramel malts. Juicy fruits

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth, Eater Tasting 150404. Hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, toffee, vinous, licorice notes. Fruity caramel flavor, raisins, figs, toffee, warming alcohol. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (876) - ISRAEL - APR 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Stas and Vova. Hazy orange color. Smell of honey, caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, alcohol and fruits. Sweet, with flavors of caramel, vanilla, berries, wine, alcohol, very boozy. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1976) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, cloudy deepish orange color, dominating aroma of vanila with toasty notes,candy and dried apricots, flavor of dried apricots and figs, dark sugar, strong sweetness dominating with just a little sourness to counter, quite a lot of alcohol showing through but not too overwhelming. Good and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (7572) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas &Vova. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of malt, fruits, wood, honey and vanilla. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, honey, fruits, wood, vanilla, a sourish hint and alcohol. Slightly syrupy and boozy mouthfeel. Kinda over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of slightly toasted malt, caramel, dark dried fruit, vanilla notes and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with an alcohol burn. Medium bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carb. A very nice Barley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3201) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Green bottle, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 24 2015; eye: coppery with a peach hue, hazy, suspended matter, no head, no lacing; nose: woody, malt, caramel, light alcohol, fig; mouth: woody, malt, caramel, light alcohol, fig, alcohol warmth, a-bit-short finale in malt with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, mildly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, verte, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 24 janvier 2015; œil : cuivrée avec une teinte pêche, trouble, matière en suspension, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, malt, caramel, léger alcool, figue; bouche : boisé, malt, caramel, léger alcool, figue, chaleur d’alcool, finale un peu courte en malt avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture moyennement alcoolique; en résumé : bien


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