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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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget pŚ: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gśr og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 mŚneder pŚ hvidvinsfade.

English: Itís 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.


Temptation's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Temptation (244) - - MAR 1, 2013
Deep orangish color, opaque and with a white, foamy and long-lasting head. Tart, aggressive and yeasty aroma, horse blanket and sweat hints. Tastes like a champagne or a sherry, with an important compound of tartness and a medium dry finish. Itís a very aggressive beer in a very particular style. I donít know if I like it...


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewhemia (52) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Nice anber colored beer with a fair amount of off-white head. Nice looking beer. A sweet aroma that makes me think of an old wooden ship. I dont find the taste as sour as I had exoected of a lambic style beer and had actually hoped for some more. It has some sourness but also a lot of sweetness and a little saltiness. The best thing about the taste I think, is the woody taste of the whine barrels. I am a little disapointed since I had quite some expectations to what I thought was a Mikkeller classic, and I really loved the recent lambic Hues also by Mikkeller. I must admit that a had a little cold at the time of tasting though, so maybe some aroma has past me by, and I might not have gotten 100 procent of the potential experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (850) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4924) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
pours unclear yet bright medium dark golden with a creamy off-white head offering good retention and lacing. intense leathery and peppery bretts, borderline rotten fruits - berries, toasted spicy wheat, chocolate brettiness, rhubarb, coffee grinds, spices - miscellaneous although dill seeps through. bright carbonation, light body, dry bretty-woody-very astringent finish. more complex and less off (as per caramel and slightly rotten fruitiness) than chardonnay/mango edition. tasty and dry enough to make it enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2147) - Quťbec, 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 "Itís Alive" Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (170) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobhund (439) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1638) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1814) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antonstoop (209) - - JAN 18, 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, like drinking old wine.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2490) - 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.


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