myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First let me say that this bottle was purchased of a room temp shelf in Dublin. When the cage was removed the cork exploded and the bottle erupted. Nothing but cat piss and brett on the nose, no fruit no citrus like other descriptions have mentioned. Way to much off white/tan head. Mouth feel is thin, flavors are muddled and muted. hops flavor coming through as a bit of citrus with lingering bitterness. I can taste hints greatness, masked unfortunately, by the mishandling of this beer. :-(
Lagerboy (1020) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/6/2014, Mikkeller Tasting Night @ The Brownstone, Round 1: shared 750 ml corked and caged bottle, Batch #2, Nov/2012. Opaque yellow orange, small lasting off-white foam. Aroma of brett and citrus orange. Bitter hop brett funk taste, tart citrus, mild c-malt, dirty and yeasty. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. finish is short, clean and dry. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) The citrus provided nice contrast paired with muscles marinated in Crannog’s Organic Conspiracy Ale, saffron, onion and chorizo.
NeuroPliny (90) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Trappist glass from a 750 cc bottle. Colour is clear amber-copper. Light yellow moderate head. Aroma is wet hay, funky Brett, and pine hops. Flavour is lively hops, funky yeast, caramel malts, grapefruit. Nice sourness up front with a nice bitter finish.
RickTheRick (136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Avec son apparence rappelant le jus de pomme naturel, cette IPA atypique bonifiée de brettanomyces dégage un nez très sauvage et fruité. Les houblons herbacés s’amalgament à des odeurs de ferme par une chaude journée d’été (je me comprends). En bouche, c’est funky, amer et extrêmement rafraîchissant. Sa complexité, avec ses goûts tropicaux, sauvages et résineux, n’a d’égal que sa buvabilité infinie. Merveilleuse cette bière!
stefannilssons (1266) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en välbalanserad sak med smak av gapefrukt, jäst och tallbarr. Kroppen var stabil men ändå känner jag att något saknas.
VictorStr (891) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1 Feb-tripp till Mikkeller] Dov balanserad i arom, Bra balans i kroppen, kanske i lättaste laget för att vara en 8%
Beerathon (882) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A truly amazing beer. The piney/grassy notes of the IPA remained, but there was also a nice Brett fink to it.
SrSilligoose (3089) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. offered via shelf. pleasant complex pear, apricot. some sweaty brett. super dry. fog. pleasant toasted pear. hint of grassy herbs. rustic. lifts.
Squizzle (130) - Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light and almost fruity. IPA taste does not overwhelm with hop flavor n perfectly balanced and really good.
OldMrCrow (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 2 Nov 2012 Bottle from the recent Portland trip. I probably wouldn’t have bought this if I’d seen that it was a year old, but I didn’t notice at the time and the age seems to have brought out the brett while leaving plenty of hop aroma.
Pours bright straw gold with an ample white head. Aroma is a huge blast of candied grapefruit, peach/tropicals/pineapple juice, brett (very much saying "Anchorage"). Black pepper and an aroma that transitions to diesel onions all too soon and leaves you wondering where the lovely fruit went. Rounded flavor, the expected grapefruit pith and white wine and pepper, again the fuel component, not a lot of sweetness coming in from the malts, brett playing as much a role in the long finish as the hops. This one has a great aroma at first sniff, losing a bit of appeal as one breathes deeper. Flavors not quite as compelling, full mouthfeel, oily but not hot.
I feel like this one is really close to gelling into a marvelous creation, but it falls short and the result is not just mediocre but actively distasteful. The pieces come apart, the aroma is a caricature of itself, and I’m left with a beer that starts ok but becomes tiresome within the first half of the bottle.
wlajwl (3470) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is brett, grassy hops, pineapple and lime. The flavor is lemons, lime, grapefruit, citrus, fruit, earthiness and a tart/bitter and very dry finish. Among the best Mikkeller IPAs I’ve had.