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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.39%
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FlacoAlto's rating

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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12.7oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Code on cap reads 8071210. Hazy red orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving short ropes of lace.. Drinking this immediately after trying the It’s Alive! Grand Marnier barrel... This is much less brighty carbonated, lighter carbonation, more crisp texture, bit more slick. Definitely a vanilla kind of flavor, which is sort of surprising. Very nice white wine oak influence, and lemon citrus, some caramel malt, mikkeller sour fun character. Toasty oak. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of warmth on the end. Moderate bright, funky sour taste over top the slighty bigger sweetness, it’s a nice mix. Tasty full-bodied slightly rich sour ale to sip on, very complex pleasant taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredd_an (62) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Mer maltig än jag trodde. Men ganska trevlig maltighet. Svag bretta. Men känner tonen av Chardonnay. Helt okej. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5324) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from de Molen beershop, BB 2 days ago, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Almost clear amber to copper color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity, white wine, strawberry, bit oak wood, slight sour, bit citric acid. Bit sweet, bit sour. Bit dry woody note. Fruity as well. Soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
slightly funkier than the base, for better or worse, and also slightly sweeter from the grapes and oak. I liked em both, though a little steep in price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
On tap at three floyds. Pour is orange/rose with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of pear, crystal malt, sour green apple, and dried fruit. Finish is dry and boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Oaky, lemon, some raisins, figs, caramel, some toffee, and tangy aroma. Taste is somewhat oxidized, toffee, tangy, cardboard, wood, and caramel with a light sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Very muddled - not good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1329) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Cloudy dark orange and thin film tight ringed head. Sherbert grapefruit and Brett. Initial taste is rich tropical delicious, nice pushing grape and soft bitterness. Fruit juice and fizz mouthfeel. Finishes is soap bomb fruity. Linger is easy going. SMASHY SMASHY.

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is super funky, brett, apple, wine. Taste of sweet apple, brett, citrus, wine. Little sweet and tart. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent orange with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells semi-sweet and mildly funky with notes of oak and chardonnay. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber, nose is funky brett, grapes, white wine, taste is dry, sour, sweet, winey.


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