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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.39%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, red wine and tart. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish. 160313

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
Draft. Pours clear copper with a good lacing and mostly lasting frothy white head. Aroma is complex with grapes, wood, cherries, pepper, grass, grapefruit, barnyard, red fruit, minor acetic and lactic notes. Taste is medium sweet and bitter and light tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is medium. Finishes light grapefruit sour, wooden, light astringent and bretty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Tap. Clear copper with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is tart, red berries, leather, wood, grapes, raisins, caramel. Taste is close to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, smooth oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light astringent bretty finish with a light alcoholic touch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4422) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours deep murky amber into a tulip. Off-white bubbly head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Band-aid and oak aromas. Sweet band-aid upfront turning to aspirin and caramel before the slightly sour grape and oak finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, almost orange tinged, copper color. The aroma is quite vinous and fruity smelling; bright sweet grapes, tropical fruit notes, and perhaps even a hint of citrus is backed by spicy, astringent oak, perhaps even a touch of grassy oak character, some savory pale malt notes (malted cracker).

This has a light sweetness to it which accentuates the fruit character; notes of Muscat, floral tropical fruit, Chardonnay raisins, guava, and perhaps some melon are balanced out by some spicy, woody, slightly astringent, tongue coating oak character. The body of this brew has some definite heft to it, but it is actually on the light side for a beer of this strength. This is nicely balanced between the fruit character, the oak, the light malt, and the light yeast character. The latter contributes a yeasty, not quite savory bite in the finish, esetery, somewhat phenolic, light notes of medicinal / plastic character, and fruit accentuating notes. Faint notes of cheese, and earthy character that is muted, but accentuating, spicy notes of pepper, perhaps a touch of bell pepper, spicy alcohol, buttery oak becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up. Perhaps a touch of tartness (from the barrel ageing maybe), accentuates the bright fruit character just enough. Rounded malt notes provide a touch of savory character.

This is one of those brews meant to be sipped, the more I sit with it the more it grows on me, and it wasn’t that bad to begin with (in fact it was quite good), thoroughtly satisfying in the end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear dark copper with a bubbly/foamy beige head. Aroma is earthy/oaky. Med body or so. Flavor is sour, earthy, woody. I’d agree there’s chardonnay. One of my least favorite wines. Nice wild ale. The wood is quite nice. Mikkeller goes a little off the road much of the time, but this is excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
Korn , malt , halm , grapefrugt , vinøs , træ , klæder , syrlig tør frugt , rødlig , Hvidt luftig skum , sød og sur , olie agtig , tør , livlig . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of brett, oak and white wine with notes of barnyard. Fruity flavour of white wine with notes of brett and oak. Fruity and bretty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8490) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of pear, chardonnay, oak, vanilla, tart fruit, wild yeast and spicy hops. Medium body. Moderate acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1317) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2013
Rødgylden skum hvid lidt kort Frugt finger tørfrugt Bitter moderat sød lidt Oile blød @Loge 19/2-13


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