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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 310   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4012) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle Courtesy bu11zeye. Clear light orange color with a soft white head. Aroma is soft tartness with light cherry 7-up. Flavor is dry, tart and sour, with some odd finishes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3972) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours a pretty, slightly dark, slightly hazy golden amber with a VERY thick buttery off-white head. The bottle I got fizzed like nobody’s business, so have a towel handy! Aroma is average strength, fruity, yeasty and somewhat sweet with a malty hint. Flavor is mainly fruity, sweet but not too sweet, and has malt and yeast hints plus just a bit of butterscotch. Texture is fairly fizzy, leaving a rather persistent tingle on the tongue and lips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4877) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark dirty amber. Big porous noisy head. Aroma of wine and Belgian dust. Refreshing dark woody flavour with a sour fruit finish. Nice look and nice palate give a woody beer-wine cross a bit of a higher rating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours a dark orange color with a heavy citrus aroma with caramel and bread. Flavor is more hoppy than expected with citrus sweetness. Just a hint of sour at the back end. Decent beer, but kind of all over the place.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2647) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2011
Bottle at Schouskjelleren shared with esp0r. Hazy amber red, big white head. Tropical aroma with spices and grain, bitter fruity taste with yeast and hops, not as sour as I first expected. Good carbonation and medium body

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Hazy dirty-orange ale with a large, fluffy, white head. Fantastic retention. The super funky nose is also fruity and malty - sour cherries, caramel and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. There is a bounty of caramel and toffee flavor without being overly sweet or boozy. Finishes crisp and bittersweet. The brettanomyces did a great job of funking this up and drying it out. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5437) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2011
From bottle at ACBF 2011. Looks good in the glass, brownish, small head. Starts sourish and dry, well balanced, almost a bit salty. Dry finish, a bit fruity like lemon, well balanced. Really nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2356) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared with Daje. Red hazy, nice white head. Smells of herbs and spices. Taste is sour with some malt sweetness. Very good carbonation. Bitter finish

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
I don’t drink much wine, not that I don’t like to I just never ’got into it’ but this smells like some good quality white wine. I’m told this was aged in a white wine barrel and you can tell. Nice head on pour that goes into usual Mikkeller lacing. The flavour... is really hard to discern other than to say there is some beer in there, but there’s a huge wine presence that totally overshadows and demolishes the beer. There were some hops too. After the flavour wears off you’d swear you just had a glass of wine, or some sort of crazy wine/beer snakebite. Truly amazing in terms of what is possible in flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 375ml at home. Pours hazy dark orange/brown with fluffy white head, lasting. Aroma is barnyard, orange peel, vineyard grapes, stingy sourness. Taste is light to medium sour, light bitter, light sweet. Light to medium body, thin to oily, average to lively carbonation. As has been said, a Orval like experiance with some surprises.


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