JorisPPattyn (8386) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy, peach-coloured beer with a fluffy, thick and stable cream-coloured head. Superbly vinous nose, as old, rich wine... one would say Château d’Yquem (joke). Seriously, this is the unmistakable smell of noble rot, Botrytis cinerea, truffles,... Vinous, old wood; overripe banana - but in a subtle way, and drier - grapeskins, the best balsamico or Sauternes vinegar (but without a spat of acetic excess!). Strange, but pleasing meaty and fruity esters. Bitterness (again fruity, as zeste) on the tonguesides, that are also very stimulated by the lively carbonation. Very slick, oily, near viscous; medium to well-bodied. Long-lasting, slowly receding flavours. This is... stellar, utterly awesome.
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 !
jesperhammer (3449) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ansalon (1811) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a massive white head that quickly settles down. Aromas of tangerine, mango, kiwi, gooseberry, slight vanilla and oak. Very nice. Taste is mango, tangerine, orange, honeyed tropical fruit, citrus. Mouthfeel is somewhat tart though not overly so. Aftertaste is honey, tangerine, mango, orange, citrus, resin. Very nice!!
77ships (5179) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 bottle/shared@Kulminator: wow, the presentation for this one was not bad, Dirk (the owner of Kulminator) brought it himself to our table which I have never seen him do, told us about the beer, called it the most exclusive beer in the world and told us to slowly enjoy it, main reason being that this was aged for 6 months in Château d’Yquem barrels, he showed us the wooden top of the wine crate, saying that it is the most expensive and acclaimed wine in the world, he knows even more about wine than beer, either way the point of this beer is clearly to get to taste the wine, colour is cloudy, bright fruity orange with a nicely lacing off-white head, smell is absolutely fantastic when warmed up, very fruity like some Scandinavian berries whose name I unfortunately can no longer remember and sweet grapes, utterly amazing smell, taste is an average light Belgian Ale, Belgian yeast, light bitterness, some hops coated in the same fruity sweetness, sweet berries, sweet grapes, sweet white wine, hint of Barrel would have spectacular if they could have captured only that fruity sweetness and would have left out the Belgian Ale, maybe time will do that, that is what Dirk is hopping for and why he got a bunch of these bottles //// tried another one now - 18 months later - has certainly changed, the bacteria from the noble rot grapes - similar taste to Funky E Star are starting to get the upper hand now - less white wine sweetness, def. different now, almost funky now, interesting, more different rather than better or worse
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.
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DuffMan (7781) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Well, after the dismal FAIL of the Hop2It IPA I wanted to bring out something that would be a guarentee win. So naturally I reached for this little gem, seeing as Mikkeller has rarely (never?) let me down. Pours a hazy honey gold with a rapidly collapsing frothy white head that retains as a messy thin mattress. Aroma is very nice: sweet white grapes, light floral perfume (jasmine?), subtle barnyard funk, ripe juicy tangerine (the flesh, not the peel). Really nice! Flavours live up to the nose with sweet fruit, light floral notes, and soft funkiness that ends in a lightly tart finish. This would be such a nice summertime patio beer if it wasn’t so expensive and if it didn’t clock in at nearly 9% (although it absolutely hides it). Superb!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared amongst friends for my "Massive Mikkeller" tasting. Aroma was a tad fruity with lingering hints of spice. Not really sure how I’d label this one because I was expecting a dark beer but this was pretty light and very drinkable. A very different beer and damn tasty and worth the hunt.
Sigmund (5691) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Cloudy greyish yellow color. Nice aroma of oak, honey and Sauternes. Unusual and very interesting flavour, spicy and herbal notes, and distinct notes of the Sauternes oak barrel,