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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: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gær og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 måneder på hvidvinsfade.

English: It’s Alive!!! Indeed it is. This Belgian Ale has been aged on White Wine barrels to give it that touch of alcohol, while the Brettanomyces give the tartness. Complex but well balanced beer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On Tap last year, I have tried this out of the bottle and now on tap, and I still get the same weak tasting notes from it. Dark, boring amber pour, minimal head, not much lacing, aromas of coffee, oak, lavender, taste is filled with weird nutty flavors, wood, stale or non-existant brett. Very Flat. This is def not mikkellers best showing and I found myself not being able to finish a 12 oz glass.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, brett, white wine and light oak. Flavour is malt, brett, oak, white wine and light barnyard. Fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a hazy and copper beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, fruit, brett, white wine and wood. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry with sweetness. Overall a really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep orange golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is malty with defined notes of red wine. Nothing really complex nor sour. Taste is similar: malty, boozy, winey. Not really sour. It just has some funkyness typical of white wines. Short sweetish finish. Mouthfell is medium to full with good carbonation. Overall, not really a sour ale in the literal sense. But it definitely reminds of.wine, mostly white wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1278) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big lasting white head. Aroma sour green apple, green grapes, and brett. Taste is tart fruits, bread, caramel, and some funk. Lively carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, amber with large off-white head. Nose of lemon, grapefruit and brett. Sour/ sweet flavor again with citrus and brett as well as hoppy note of white wine. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Slightly sour finish. Nice, smooth and crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Tasting @De Molen
Slightly hazy amber, white head. Aroma has some brett. Taste some bread, some brett, some funk, relatively mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus samen met benzai en joes. Oranje niet helder. Ruikt zuur, zoet en fruitig. En smaakt ook zuur en fruitig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 10, 2012
Brown body, soapy bottle. Heavy sourness, white grapes and dusty, farm. Fermented fruit. Taste is more complex, developing nicely from a light sweet start to a drier finish. (At the De Molen tasting)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3109) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottles from Coppers and Rehills in Newcastle. A hazy amber coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has tart red fruity and apple flavours, a malty backbone and a very dry sour cider-like finish. Hides its alcoholic strength well.


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