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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
belgian ale brewed with lychee fruit and aged in white wine barrels


npwgallagher's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npwgallagher (39) - valparaíso, - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma de frutas. Uva. Dorada. Dulce & agria. Brett. No siento el lychee. Algo de tierra.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2582) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
375ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Orange-amber in colour with a large long lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is bretty, yeasty, white grapes, citrusy. The flavour is yeasty and citrusy, bretty and funk, some light sweet fruits. Lightly sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long citrusy, musty. Still really goods but prefer the regular white wine barrel. Still a 4+ beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4961) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
Lasting yellowish white head atop a cloudy, sediment-filled brown body. Nose of a dubbel with some metallic undertones. Good yeasty flavour, lemon, tin and some solid malt in the background. Very interesting. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (458) - - SEP 15, 2015
8%ABV. Wild Ale. Tapped out a brown amber color, dusky and cloudy at about 20ºSRM. Nose is full deep alcoholic flavors. Sweet, darkly roasted malts. There are residual hints of stewed sweet fruits, definitely honeyed dates. Pronounced carbonation nicely balances alcholic palate that carries all the brooding dark toasted, sweet malty flavors with a light alcoholic palate and a dry ume finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
At Delirium Hoppy Loft Bar. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2079) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
(bottle) cloudy orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of fruit, stewed fruit, wet wood; refreshing, balanced flavour with a short, light sour finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours light golden color with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, nice malt character, and distinct sour notes (maybe from the Lychee?). Sweet and sour. Flavor is similar. Really interesting but tough to describe. I really enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
KRS 081114. Deep golden colour with a n off-white head. Aroma is yeast, white wine, brett. Flavour is yeast, white wine, brett, sourness, citrus, oak. OK beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1012) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
(375ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 14 2015) Pours hazy deep orange with a moderate off white head and lace. Aroma sweet and funky with brown sugar, stewed fruit, overripe lychee, a little woody, a wet, earthy, barnyard funk. Palate sweet and a bit tart. Caramel and brown sugar, stewed pear and apple, lychee juice, even a little orange juice. Funk builds nicely in the middle, oak and some white wine and grape notes too. Finish is dry and softly bitter, woody, citrus peel, lingering lychee, a bit astringent. Medium full body with effervescent carb. Great beer, really pleasantly surprised me! Not sour, just funky and sweet/dry balanced. Fruit is nice, lychee present but not overpowering. Love it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
WOW - brilliant from go to whoa - so easy to smash - impeccable balance - get cherries more than lychees - oh yeah.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6943) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Medium pale beige head. Hazy brownish red body with strong carbonation. Tropical fruit, strawberry and barnyard aroma with salty cow dung notes. Dry-sweet and faintly acidic barnyard, lychee, and strawberry taste with salty wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flattish mouthfeel. Dry-salty wooden barnyard and fruit aftertaste with wooden spicy notes. A bit harsh at first, but fantastic when you get further. (0.375l bottle at Øl & Brød, Copenhagen.)


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