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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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belgian ale brewed with lychee fruit and aged in white wine barrels


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 30, 2012
Amber in colour. Grape, lychee and grapefruit in the aroma. Tangy and fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, lychee, peach and passion fruit combining nicely with a pleasant tartness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (143) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Smells funky but not unpleasantly so. Taste is a little astringent at first, then thick syrupy fruit, and a little medicinal. Hard beer to describe but really enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (425) - Śrhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
duft: fersken. śble. lidt funk. citrus smag: karamel. citrus. lime, svag funk

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Nice reddish pour with a slightly pink head. Nice berry flavor with a tart finish. Very refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (10) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
bottle. Pours clear and amber. Fresh, and with a very complex white wine nose to it. Absolutely amazing smell! Slightly sour, crisp white wine feel to it and a smooth, soothing hoppy finish. Very nice food beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Pours dark amber with a big, white head. Aroma has lots of ripe, fruity notes. Very crisp fruits, with citrus, something bitter that is most likely this lychee. This was head to head with the original, and this has much less spices. A dry wooden oak here as well. Taste has acidic, citrussy fruits and ripe fruitís peel. Much more funky than the regular one. Medium carb and very well hidden alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (171) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange and sparkling with regular tan head. Aroma has some funk, fruity, almost conserves-like sweet fruits. Also citrusy. Some grapes. Taste medium sweet and fruity, slight sour and some dry mouthfeel from the barrel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber, small tan head. Aroma is funky with a fruity mix of citrus, wet grass, pepper, a light oaky texture, raisins, some funky lacto-stuff, a darker berry-like substance, peach and a strange dry pineapple. Taste is more funky with a leathery base beneath a more dusty body of berry- and fruits. Also some cherry-like sweetness and a somewhat dry finish, where the white wine plays its primary role. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"the better of the 2 versions of IA we had last night. Still not a huge fan of the white wine barreling (scored a 3.6 as opposed to a 4.1 for the base beer), but this is a step back in the right direction. the lychee doesnít really add any tartness due to the beer already being more tart/sour than the fruit added, but the extra complexity and slight sweetness is a nice touch, and actually mellows the wine character a bit."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (394) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma: peach, white wine and lychee. Appearance: nice hazy amber color, white head. Taste: low bitterness, peach, white wine, slightly sour, vanilla, nice fresh lychee notes, fruity, balanced. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, fresh fruity finish. Overall: Interesting combination of tastes, I think that a barrel after a high quality white wine delivers a lot of good things.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (642) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear, bright, orange/amber with with an active, off-white head that leaves mild lacing. Aroma is mildly tart with noticeable wine barrel notes, vanilla, and some soft, tropical/floral fruit. Taste starts of semi sweet but tart. Fruity tartness, almost a caramel sweetness, a bit of barrel notes, and a touch of a warm alcohol. Almost a touch of whiskey. Really very unique. I?ve never had a beer like it. Medium-full body with a medium-high carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a lively carbonation. Overall one of the most unique beers I?ve ever had. Tart, but sweet with great, toasted barrel notes, and a great mouth feel.


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