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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Danish: Brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og gær. Lagret 6 måneder på ex-Château d’Yquem.
Label: Margrethe Odgaard


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1200) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Yes it is true VBS is correct 23$ for this tiny bottle. Cork exploded off this bottle bounced off the roof came back down to the table with tons of forced bounced back off the table and landed by the T.V. fun times!!! Tall pure white cap is floating on this murky yellowy tan body. Took a sip right off the bat and all I seemed to taste was a giant mouthful of popery. Aroma is smelless to start…..fake words are fun words. Flowers, oak, lemon, honey all start to show up in the nose eventually. This smell be unique but it isn’t doing it for me. Taste is pretty much the same with more perfume and a slight sour note. I can now taste what I guess is the white wine aging but that might only be because I just found out that’s the special thing about this beer. Would I have tasted it if I didn’t get that information???? Probably not. Yet another high quality epic beer from Mikkeller I will never purchase again.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
23 bux. Yes. The cork almost went through the roof. Incredible aroma: poured out an ugly murky goldish with a bright white tight cap with ropy lacing. Mellow rich vinous arOma, mango, lemon, apricot, hand cream, flowers, honey, vanilla oak, This is 1000% awesome. The aroma never ever lets up and continues to impress every time. The flavour is very similar with a much larger wine character. Faint sourness and a very weak bitterness if not nonexistent. Apricot, pepper, hand lotion. Fairly smooth with ok bubbs. Crushed it to get to next beer. I’ll buy another. Loved this for its uniqueness and complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
02-FEB-2012, bottle @home, from "Superbest". Copper, slightly hazy with lasting white head. Nose is a little tart with orange peel and herbs. Yeasty almost tripel’ish or even more like a saison. Taste is the same but even more herbal. Really creamy with high carbonation. Long fruity finish. Classy brew, but too expensive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
Mikkeller has done some interesting stuff with their barrel range beers and this is no exception. D’yquem aged Belgian strong ale is a tasty treat to say the least. On pouring the combination of the sauternes casks and the beer typacity created an interesting saison style aroma. This pours a fat and viscous golden hue with lees cloudiness, coupled with a big rich round head that trickles down the inside of the glass like a sultry drunken seductive temptress. Aromatics of the barrels and the sweet grapes with fresh cut grass and a hint of cloves. The body is light for the booze (8.7%) but hides it well leaving lingering notes of the boytritis affected grapes in the back of the throat. Overall an intersting style that could help me lose my pants in a Bolivian dumpster after a killer session. Tjener et andet bedes!!!!!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
375ml bottle pours a cloudy pale orange color with a 2 finger white head with good retention leaving some thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruit and yeast. Taste is light fruity with some grainy malt and intense bitter and sour finish. Medium body and good carbonation leave a nice tingle on the palate. Overall, a pretty decent strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy straw colour with lasting foamy white head. Light sourness to the nose . A little bretty. Nice dry belgian flavour. Mild winey flavour. Solid carbonation. Good gear.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2012
From a bottle, pours cloudy golden with white head. Aroma has Belgian yeast esters, little white wine, little apricot. Fruity taste, dried fruit, wine more prominent. Dry tart finish, high carbonation. Interesting, pretty decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bortled, 140112. Hazy yellow with White head. Aroma of yeast and malt. Flavour of grapes and spices

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from a trade

Head: small, bubbly
Colour: slightly hazy peachy pink colour
Smell: bubblegum,malts, vanilla, oak, white grapes, bit of acidity in the nose and some grapefruit like bitterness, overall very fruity !
Taste: start is bitter , grapefruit and peels, underneath is a bit of sweetness from the oak , a bit of acidity hits the tongue then all of a sudden comes a champagne like pearling and Brut flavour inside the mouth , lots of fruit , bit peppery , some slight almunds, end is very dry with a slight alcohol burn , aftertaste is floral , awesome brew , and i think it will develop very nicely with a couple years of age !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle at The Anderson. Pours a hazy, light golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, lemon and white wine. Not too sweet with some elderflower and shortbread also. Flavours of caramel, candy sugar, lemon, white wine, oak and marzipan. Moderate carbonation and a chewy mouth-feel. Tasty.


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