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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: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2951) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours very dark amber with low-medium diminishing cola-like beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of acetic acid, vinegar. Taste is of acetic acid, fruits, wine, oak, alcohol, some caramel. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good. The best "It’s Alive" I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (3561) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
14.01.2015, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, oak, grass, wet hay, tropical fruits, whitewine barrel. Taste is slightly sour-ish, oak, sorrel, tropical fruits, yeast, whitewine barrel, grass, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle share with bbgtc. Pours a orange color with a small white head. Aroma of wood, grapes, hay, grass and stables. Taste is slightly acidic and slightly sweet. Hints of wood and grapes / grapepeels. Dry with medium body and co2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Copper/amber pour, off-white head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of dust, wine, barrel, funk. Palate is sweet, oak, lightly bitter, brett. Palate is dry, slick, lightly bitter finish. A bit muddled.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma is lightly barnyardy, hints of tartness/wine barrel. A bit tempered. But the flavor is quite solid, with a bretty pineapple character given a tart edge by wine barrel. Dry finish. In a world of mediocre Mikkeller sours, this one is quite good and probably a touch underrated. Elegant in its simplicity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark amber, medium carbonation. Smell is tart apples, spiced apple cider, vinegar. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter up front, with a tingle of tartness a moment later. This intrigued me immediately, but it took a several sips to decide I really like it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1262) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Amber with a big fizzy head that falls quickly. Big Brett aroma, dill, pepper, barnyard. Taste is lots of Brett, sweet and bitter, string alcohol, some oak. Not particularly bad but not working for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1188) - 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 (125) - 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 (898) - 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.


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