BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 !
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Enjoyit (3083) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear orange of color with a white head. An aroma of fruit, orange marmelade, orangepeel, candy, sugar, banana and weak spiced. A flavour of orange, hops, dry, oak and spiced. Could be nice to try it unoaked and with some more sweets.
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bright amber color, frothy white head. Aroma is very fresh with some light oak, crisp banana, grapes, white wine and a faint hint of alcohol, gracefully rounding the edges. Quite a lot of orange in various manifestations; orange jam and orange peel, mainly. Very fresh and quite enjoyable in the nose. Taste is slightly boozy with many fruity nuances and some clear white wine notes. Very interesting.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy hoppy, white wine, grapes and slight yeasty. Smooth fruity and mixed hoppy/yeasty with a white wine note. Vague butterish note. Smooth and elegant/fragile finish with a lingering winous fruitiness.
Koelschtrinker (9895) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Säuerlicher und kräuterartiger Antrunk, wenig Malz. Starke Karbonisierung, weiterhin angenehme Säure. Die Kräuter bilden den nicht aufdringlichen Hintergrund. Gelungenes und erfrischend säuerliches Belgian Ale. /10/10/11//11
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: hazy orange, 2 finger pillowy head. Aroma: floral, light white grapes, yeast dusty, tart, lemon, weak hops, bready, vinous, white wine, perfume, overall quite subtle aroma. Taste. Light malty, rye, bready, dried fruits, raisins, dusty, crisp, dry, farty, prickly, light pear, lemon peel, some fruity sweetness, light banana, light barnyard, rotten hay, straw, grassy hops, figs, brett, elegant subtle, (would compliment almost any food) vinous, white wine white grapes,
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle 19/11/2011 - Pours hazy light orange, steady and creamy off-white head. Nose of peach, apple, vanilla, some elderblossom. There is a strange balance between taste and mouthfeel - it feels light on the tongue but there is an immediate strong bitter and round attack. It’s quite complex, especially as the finish reveals some slight coffee bitterness...
RasmusOtt (949) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is bready yeast, some dusty hops, coriander, light winey feel to it, perfumed floral-ness and subtle wood. Taste is dusty hops, lemon peel, some winey notes, dry hay, floral, bready yeast and weak notes of brett. I think this would be great for food due to all the subtle gentleness.
tderoeck (4019) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 15/11/2011 375ml bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 1/6-2016 (2011-643) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Cloudy orange beer, aery white head, unstable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: fruity, peaches, apple sauce, sweet fruits, white Pineau des Charentes (liquor drink). MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: apple-tise, sour apples, is that brett? White wine dryness, bit woody. Aftertaste: bit of sweet apple sauce, bitter touch, gently toasted malts. Very a-typical Mikkeller, no taste explosions but a very balanced beer. Would make for a good aperitif, because of the combined wine and beer flavours and slight acidity.