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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.39%
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FlacoAlto's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, almost orange tinged, dark copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart, funky, and vinous; specific notes of green grapes, musty medicinal notes, touches of urea, a bit of plastic, some flinty wine notes, and a musky, animalistic funkiness are all quite noticeable. A deeper inspection yields lots of wine barrel influence; an almost green grassy / herbal white wine note, spicy oak aromatics, a supporting woody note that almost has a toasted nutty note to it, as well as a soft, somewhat subtle, rounded, yet strangely concentrated and bright fruit note that reminds me of something like raisins, with a touch of melons, pomegranates, perhaps some floral hibiscus like notes, . The oak also contributes a spicy, almost green pepper note here, as well as a wild herb like note. The nose is really quite complex and enjoyable, I could smell this for a long time and forget to take my first sip.

The lure of the flavor experience pulls me in though. Clean, tart and fruity up front, the beer quickly gets funky, earthy, and phenolic towards the middle and this lingers into the long finish. Medicinal notes, a touch of plastic, and something like an artificial menthol note linger with musty, musky, and butyric flavors. The oak contributes a firmness and bit to the flavor with its spice, woodiness, and rounded toasted character. The tartness melds well with the fruit notes here, both of which contribute notes of floral, flinty white wine, concentrated white raisin notes, touches of green fruit, perhaps a hint of honey-dew melon, as well as a berry like note, and a rounded flower nectar like flavor. The body is fairly light (considering the strength), it does have a certain heft and viscousnous to it that seems accentuated by a soft lactic slickness and some tannic oak texture; this beer is a sipping brew more due to its complexity rather than its heft though, this does manage a light, effervescence (the last from a prickly carbonation).

Quite an enjoyable brew, one I was somewhat looking forward too, but this is even better than I had hoped for. Quite complex, it can be a touch funky from the Brett influence, but if you are into that sort of thing, which I am, then this might just be a beer for you to try.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, horse blanket, florals, and vinous. Flavor of earth, grass, medicinal, brett, and vinous with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Cloudy more amber than orange and a sloof of white head. Nice bright grapefruit nose, soft vanilla sweetness. Carbonation is nice and soapy fizz, finishes nice and juicy sweet.

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at homer ... copper .. thin white lacing ... soft finky fruits ... light brett fruit nose .... soft fruits ... juicy fruit ... soft funk dry zezt ... light fruits ... light sautern tones

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is funky, earthy, wood. Taste of brett, apple. Little sweet and tart

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber, nose is light funk, sweet, citrus, taste is dry, bretty, bitter, juicy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Pours murky caramel with a medium frothy tan head. Aromas of sour apple, apricot, sweet wine, raisins, cinnamon. Somewhat like cold apple pie marinated in sweet wine actually. Taste is apple, apricot, raisins, cinnamon, sweet wine, spices. Mouthfeel is somewhat smooth and luxurious with a nice crispiness to it as well. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@ Basunen: ganska trevlig syrlig doft. Tyvärr lever inte smaken riktigt upp. Ganska lätt, smått syrlig men annars inget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (505) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber body with white head. Aroma is wood, red wine with some bretts. Taste some sourness with fruity sweetness and red wine. Aftertaste is fruity with bitterness and some red wine. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
Nose is cake, cedar, weak red berry acidity, nutty whiff, feel is medium, taste is gingerbread, birch, red berries,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1462) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Det här var en riktigt fin öl med en fin och kraftfull smak som bar toner av karamell, torkad frukt och syra. Kroppen var stabil och balansen var finjusterad.


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