RateBeer
overall
98
89
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Biero. Great beer, cidery aroma, but sweet in the mouth. Aroma of apples, dough, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with only a hint of sourness, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a creamy head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (406) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
not quite sour, but there’s a bit hiding underneath. there is a specifically vaginal perfume. Really noticeable, and actually very pleasing for being the result of yeast production...anyway, there’s a strawberry-like aroma happening in this beer that is really pleasing. pretty serious hop bitterness on the whole tongue, not just the sides. really nice fruit complexity happening in this- long live the wild yeasts!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
375ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear amber with big foamy white head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Big brett presence with lots of wood. Some tannins with light fruity notes.
Palate : Carbonation quite lively.
Taste : Big brett with lots of wood. Some alcohol with some spices. Finish big brett with lots of wood. Rather dry.
Overall : At first the brett felt a bit too intense and a bit too artificial. Got a bit more balanced with time. Nice wood. A little bit too much alcohol. Quite good but I’m not such a big fan of those brett bombs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark orange/brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy fruit, sour and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Draft from Backcountry pizza. Pours brown with a nice white head. Definite fruitiness on the nose. Nice Belgian yeast notes with a touch of sourness on the tongue. Quite lively and lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (661) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 18, 2011
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of some sour dough with fruits. The taste of fruits like apricot with some vanilla. There is a nice bitter. The aftertaste is dry, sweet with some bitter and winery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1818) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Forgotten review from May 3, 2011. the pour is a muddy orange/murky brown with notes of pale gold and two finger cap of yellowish head. Great carbonation in the body. The nose is FUNKYYYY!! with fruits, nice acetic note, acidic lemon juice with notes of apple and pear. The taste is almost of a super dry white wine with huge dry fruity finish and nice brett. The taste is really weird with big barnyard funk and moderate brett with sourness. almost tastes like sweat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3550) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to Boutip! Pours a dark gold color with white head. Aroma is quite potente, very bretty, totally reminiscent of Orval, surprisingly little barrel presence in the aroma, I would have expected more. Alcohol is present in both the aroma and taste. The barrel is easier to pick up in the taste, where strong oaky, winey notes mix with the wild and funky brettanomyces acidity. Palate is well carbonated and very dry, with a slight warming alcohol finish. Very nice, dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5647) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
(375ml bottle best by 11/8/18 thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber-orange with effervescent bubbles and a creamy lasting head. Nose of brett-C, tart, floral, a bit of cherry, and rose. Complex. Taste is floral, brett-C, tart, rose hips, very carbonated but a soft body nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
From tap. Poured a medium brown, opaque and soft. Smells sour and acidic, hoppy. Tastes sweet, with grape and traces of wine. Medium body.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 29


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50