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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
belgian ale brewed with lychee fruit and aged in white wine barrels


Philym's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, - FEB 22, 2014
Appearance: Hazy amber/copper with 2 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Strong Brett and leather, cellar, earthy, bandaid (plaster for Brits), subtle fruitiness, vinous. Taste: Medium/high sourness, low/medium bitterness and sweetness. Palate: Thin grainy texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, very dry, lingering, bitter, tart, Brett, leathery, bandaid finish.very subtle lychee this appeared right at the end. Comments: Lovely, despite the description, not much lychee but plenty of plaster and a hint of TCP! Glass lace. The overall experience was my cup of tea.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 An excellent beer than manages to hide its strength behind an unusual/unique flavour profile. A delicious accompaniment to any fine meal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
375ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - dark amber in fact honey like with some red chinks. Nose - firstly apple vinegar then a big savoury almost soy sauce note. Taste - expected sour dominant note, the caramel before finishing in butter. Palate - medium bodied with a tight tangy texture that leads into the finish which keeps going for ages. The fact that there are some sweet notes sitting on top of the basically very sour palate is interesting. Overall - Iím guessing that hint of butter at the end is something to do with the Chardonnay barrel. Interesting beer if not all together for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (765) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
375ml bottle, pours golden amber with a bubbly white head. Lychee aroma leaps out, backed with grainy malt, white wine aroma leading to a bubbly dry finish. Really like the dryness and the balance. this is a really well crafted beer. The lychee flavour is unusual and adds something different to a Sour Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (34) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Golden amber color with good amount of white head. A lot of carbonation ensures a constant head. Very nice sour beer, leaves a very good taste behind. Not that much lychee taste, but a great sour beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
1-vanilla citrus orange, 2- orange off-white lingering head 3- Very tart and spicy, some alcohol warmth 4- medium body no astringency 5- A very good beer with a good balance between the malt sweetness and the citrus fruity esters

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Craigís tasting. Tart, fruity, dry toffee, strawberry finish, a bit too fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (928) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
375mL bottle. Pours a burnt orange with sustaining white cap and good lacing. Suspending particles. Huge aroma of funky cheese, green grape skin, apricot. Taste is tart and sweet. Medium-high dry finish from an effervescent and moderately balanced funky slime/crispness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Amber with little to know head. Sharp funky aroma. Taste of apple juice, funk. Quite tart.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber ... smsll white head ,,, big funky nose ... light horse blanket .. nose .. soft fruits ... light tart fruits ... big horse blanket long lycheee llinger

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (751) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Deep amber pour. Aroma is barnyard funk, and light grape notes. Flavour is quite funny, lychee flavours are interesting and add a neat mouth feel. Finish is more Brett flavours. Unique.


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