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Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas (Sauternes)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Mild hopfiger Antrunk, der sich zum Mittelteil allerdings steigert. Grasig, milde Gewürznoten, auch diese werden mit der Zeit stärker, bleiben aber immer im Hintergrund. Feinperlig, die Noten der Fasslagerung sind sehr dezent. Schwächelnd hopfiger Nachgeschmack, in dem die Gewürznoten so besser hervorkommen. Nettes, nicht spektakuläres Bier. 9/9/9/9/10/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear orange amber with a medium/large frothy white head. Sweet fruits, marmalade, ginger, zest, apricot, honey, peach. Sauternes notes are very present, makes for a great soft slow drinking beer. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3408) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Pale amber color, foamy to creamy head. Aroma of wine, honey, citrus, barrel, pine. Flavor with intensive pine notes, resin, wood, vermouth, herbs, candy and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, perfume, bubble gum. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt, herbs. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131230]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
375 ml bottle.
Very odd aroma, sweet buttery bourbon note, some wood and mild fruits. Sweet taste also, caramel, some wood and mild butter. The butter(scotch) notes are a bit disturbing here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6340) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
375 ml bottle.
Pours a copper amber colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of butter, wort, pear juice and some mild spicy notes. Flavour of mild citrusy tartness, wort, oak, butterscotch, wet grass and wet bready notes. Very mild ginger notes appear after the beer warms up a bit. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Weird beer. Not enjoyable at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1800) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy Amber with a thin White head. Thick hoppy flavour with Vanilla and Ginger. The sauternes is a clear component. It works quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 17.01.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of funky fruity, sweet white wine, dried tropical fruits, ginger, grapefruit, citrus peel, oak, butterscotch, hops, mint leafs, oak. Taste is kind of sweet funky fruity, dried tropical fruits, sweet white wine, oak, brett, hops, ginger, canned tropical fruits, butterscotch, citrus peel, old rope, grapefruit. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear orange to amber colour with a medium to big sized white head. Smells malts, some hops, wood, wine, grapes. Tastes oak, hint of grapes, fruity, fresh, not a lot of hops, slightly grassy, hint of caramel without the sweetness, almond. Medium body, soft carbo. Nice beer, but doesn’t taste like an IPA imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1248) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are white wine, fruit, pine, malt, and oak - with a dry finish.

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