otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
chrisv10 (10905) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sour, tart, fruit, oak and white vine.
Japalo (1158) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Theis (13371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Plovmand (6355) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
BoBoChamp (5413) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, slightly sour, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!, A Happy Hoppy 2011 to all!!