Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.39%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Corked bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen
Beautiful copper color; big frothy head. Delicate funky spicy and hoppy aroma. Medium body, dry malt flavor, yeast spicyness, strong bitterness, light but pleasant ending Bretts. Interesting, solid, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle shared with Grant, J and Scott, chin chin guys.
Damn this is bloody brilliant. It’s so close to Orval but I don’t want to do it the injustice of that comparisson. Beautiful orange red amber with a supurb off white head and lace. Amazing snowstorm when swilled. Simply sublime yeast on the nose, glorious citrus (mainly orange) but the hops, my god the hops. Big tropical notes, is this NS? The flavour is equally brilliant. The body is superb, it sits just right on the palate and the flavour delivery is quite exceptional. There is sooooo much going on here. Lime, liquorice, so much fruit of many different varieties, and a stunning malt base. The brett is just an undercurrent. I really wish there was more of it but it’s obviously just starting to sing. It gives it an amazing dryness and balances everything out perfectly. Give this some time to age and I’m sure it would be even better. As it is, it’s amazing, just amazing. This as much as anything I’ve had from Mikkeller proves what magnificent brewers they are. I’m guessing this was not particularly easy to make and it would be so easy to make a total mess off. It’s fucking excellent. Sorry but it is. I love Mikkeller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1308) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2009
Corked 750ml bottle. BB 16/12/14 Served at 13 degrees (Yeah, I had a temperature probe handy!) in a goblet. Creamy white head that clings lazily to the glass, atop a lightly hazy copper body. Bitter orange hopiness on the nose, biscuity malt sweetness, touch of earthy spice and sharp citrus-like yeasty twang. Suprisingly lean body for the strength, moderate yet racy carbonation, light creaminess about the texture that dries suggesting a well attenuated body and a slight warmth alludes to the big underlying abv without being overt. It opens out far more on the body, complex with the slightest bit of funk; pepper, orange, vanilla, biscuity malt, lemon meringue, grass, cinammon, peach, ginger. As the flavour lingers notes of sour mash grains, grapefruit, hay and salty sweat seem to appear, though i’d say you have to be looking for it, otherwise it just comes across as an ’odd aftertaste’. Finish is relatively low bitterness, dry, and the alcohol could very easily escape detection...if I could stand up properly! Quite enjoyed this one. Very reminisant of Orval at times. Maybe not as complexly orange-peel-like and horsey as the last Orval I had, but there’s comparisons in the flavour, and oddly the body, which is quite remarkable considering this is a beast of a much more robust nature. Either way, i’d be tempted to put one of these away just to see if any underlying rogue yeast creates some extra funk and jive, which would really lift this beer into another dimension!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Stone Sour Fest bottle shared by bu11zeye. Thanks for this one, and the others you brought out. Hazy orange in the glass. Determined off-white head. Nose is tart, yeasties, and vanilla. Fun funkiness in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye, shared at Stone Sourfest. Pours with a large lasting white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of acetaldehyde, and brett. Taste is horseblanket, light apple flavor, leather and brett. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2009
75 cl bottle at hotel in Copenhagen, June 2009, shared with Jone. Amber color, big off-white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavor is sweet fruity, fine hops, spices, a bit citrus. Light body. Fine bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle provided by Bman1113vr, thanks Andrew. Pours orange with a bubbly bright white ring. Nose is sweet. Taste is hopy, funky and all in all interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with a big off white head. Aromas of orange fruit, mild anise, yeast and apricots. Flavour is dry with notes of yeast, fruit and mild brett. I guess this beer would gain something if stored for some years..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2687) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Flaske: Orange øl, uklar med et fint skumhoved. Svag duft af vanilie og en smule gær. Humlen er også antydet. Smagen er vanilie, frugt. I mundfylden er brett tydelig i en tør snerpende let bitter afslutning. Lækker øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Amber with an enormous head. Potent aroma of orange and peach, really promosing! ... But the flavour just doesn’t make it. First of all the palate is strangely dry and woody and secondly it is simply too alcohol driven to make the stated "fresh and funky" impression. It probably needs a year or two in the cellar.

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