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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 308   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1044) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours an cloudy amber color forming a huge fizzing beige head. Soapy and very persistent. Many lingering lacings left in the glass S: Very fruity. Mild sourness in the nose. Strong notes of grapes and white wine. Notes of sweet malts too. Wood and some grassy hops in the very end. No alcohol could be noticed T: Taste is just great. The sort of beer that I like. Slightly sweet upfront, followed by a smooth fruity sourness and a solid malts backbone. End is balanced hoppy bitterness. Strong notes of grapes, caramel malts and white wine. Notes of wood. Hops are earthy and grassy. Bitterness is moderate but present. No alcohol could be noticed in the taste too M: Heavy body. A little bit molasses but more watery. Good carbonation. Fruit and mild sour/bitter aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Great beer. Solid [ BA Review @ 6/8/2013 ]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
storskurk (124) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Vildgær og Brett. Og hvidvin. Desværre synes jeg altid hvidvinsfadlagring lugter af dårlig papvin. Den er fin men ikke ligeså god som den regulære. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Botttle. Hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of barnyard, dirt, leather and orange fruits. Flavour is sweet with notes of caramel and oranges. Plenty of white wine apparent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6728) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"An interesting spin on the original It’s Alive, but I beleive I easily like the base better. A little too dependent on the winey notes in both aroma and flavor...and i’m a bigger fan of red wine barreled stuff to begin with. Still pretty aggressively bretty and tart, but the sum of the parts is a small step backwards, especially for the $$."

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 25, 2014
Very disappointing beer. Pretty off-putting smell. Very funky with really weird notes. Taste was even worse. It wasn’t sour as expected and had some really gross rotten vegetable taste. Alcohol was also pretty evident. Maybe I had a bad bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (510) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
37,5c bottle at home. Deep orange hazy colour, big lively off-white head. Complex aroma, definitely bretty, earthy, malty and nuanced white wine tones. Taste too is very complex with the mentioned tones, rounded tardness with green apple and vinegar, more defined white wine notes, cask on a bed of soft and creamy malts. Medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel, good body. Unlike anything I ever tasted before, very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller’s Øl & Brød, paired with a dish of rare-cooked beef in plum and madeira wine sauce. Unclear amber, white head. Aroma of citrus, taste is sour, very round, fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
bottle sample from the well-stocked beergeek stalal at slunce ve skle 2013. hazy orange with a thin wispy head; aroma of old barn,deodorant armpit and lemon menthol; effervescent body; true to its name - fresh and lively with hints of lemon and cider vinegar with an agreeably woody funk in the finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
37.5cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Bottled 2010-11-08. Best before 2018-11-08. Aroma is lots of Brett. Some white wine and oak as well. Flavour is Brett and citrus. Some oak. A bit acidious. Short aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Thanks to Boutip for this. Pours a reddish brown with a frothy off white top. Aroma is tart cherry, oak and yeast. Taste is light tartness, sweetness from the brett. Oak dryness with the yeast and white wine characteristics. Really splendid beer.


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