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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: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, hoppy, wineous and horseblanket. Medium sweet, fruity, barnyard and hoppy to citrusy/orange fruity flavoured. Smooth brett and fruity flavoured into the finish. Ultra soft and smooth brett-fruity lasting finish. Stunning - Orval on speed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Appearance: hazy straw. White head fades to a thin and decent collar marked by scattered bubbles. Swirls thick along the edges but nothing in the middle.
Nose: whoa; reaches out to me from the glass to where I am sitting. Sour and funked, but differently than a Lambic. Leather, saddlebags, dry husked straw and sour lemon drops. White grapefruit pith. Must and an overall essence of standing in an old and worn barn. Granny smith apples.
Palate: very light in the body and mouthfeel; super clean with little to no attenuation or residual sugars. Softest up front. Long dry hay stalk finish. Sour lemon drops and lemon ice, all natural no sugars added. Musty and musky in the middle into the back; leather and barnyard. Granny smith apples meet the juicer for a thin crisp tartness which nibbles along the sides of my mouth. Flavors mingle well together.
Final Thoughts: Mikkeller could very well end up being one of the great brewing geniuses of our time. He brews a lot and everywhere and manages to do it well each and every time. A living classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. Hazy copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sour, tart, fruit, oak and white vine.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1173) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Bottle 2end rating with keith shores drawing more amber clear. Beige one finger foam. First tasting:the colour is beautiful light brown. Ginger like aroma and sour citrus taste. Pleasant but my not style of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours pale coppery amber with a lovely, medium, staying, creamy, white head. Lovely funky aroma, lots of brett, grapes, oak, grassy and flowery. Light vinious. High, prickly carbonation, fine dry and mild creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, some sugary grape-like sweetness. Vinious and warming. Good funk. Apple. Good fresh hoppy bitterness. A good barrel aging, but I’d still rather have the Orval that inspired it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A hazy copper pour with a small head. Citrus fruit aroma. Wild yeast is the first thing tasted. This is a very well carbonated beer. There is so much going on! Floral, fruity, spicy. Sediment poured at the bottom of the bottle. The finish was much like an IPA with hops taking over. So much complexity which is a favored trait of mine in any beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy golden/amber - offwhite head. Nice brett. Fruity. Berries. Barnyard. Sparkling. Oakey notes. Light acid. Fruity. Funky. Grapes. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle shared at and by plovmand, thanks pal! :) Pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a huge off-white head. Aroma is a bit more mellow, vinous and white wine fruity than the original It´s Alive. Flavour is nice dry, highly carbonated and oaky with notes of sweet fruit, grape, alcohol, brett and a kick of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep golden with a creamy long lasting off white head. The aroma is acid, brett, hops, caramel, some sweet fruit and sour grapes. Nice bretty flavour with lots of fruity notes. Peach, citrus, grape fruit and caramel. The alcohol is noticeable. Long acidic dry finish. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
First beer in 2011 should some how be something special. This one I have been looking much forward to taste. I heard about the making of this beer some time ago and ever since I have been looking forward to taste the results of another "Mikkeller working on wood". The pour is sparkling with a hazy dark orange body topped with an orange fizzy and frothy head that don’t loose its potent style. The aroma is stunning and you are instantly hit by the funky brett combined with a both sour and sweett citricness as from young grapes like you find in a fresh sparkling german riesling - there are also some impressions of fresh berries like young strawberries. The taste is more raw messure with the aroma - its agressive and strong with fine notes of alcohol and a powerfull taste of brett. The finish is really nice and balanced, and its actually here you get the long and multicoloured impression of the beer. Its funky and its fruity, its dusty and dilicioius and it has a soft and smooth mouthfeel that makes this a really treat to drink. Happy 2011. jcheers


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