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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian ale brewed with raspberries & aged in wine barrels


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (975) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Dark brown pour with a small fizzy beige head. Aroma was heavy on the raspberry with notes of chocolate and a light roast character. Bits of oak. Flavors were intense. Lots of raspberry, bits of cocoa, oak and white wine. Syrupy mouthfeel. Tons of raspberry in this one, kinda grew on me as I drank it. Not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1910) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma malts fruits raspberries red fruits oak spices some sourness and some hops flavor malts spices fruits raspberries red fruits caramel oak spices some sourness and some hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet and sour, raspberries. Flavor is sour, oak, raspberries,wine, and cellar. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Clear dark reddish-inflected mahogany, tan head that almost immediately disappeared. Oily look. Grape must, leather, molasses, deeply earthy, quite a bit of funk. More than moderately sour, sticky, oily sweetness. Heavier body, very little effervescence. Extremely long finish. Alcohol is reasonably muted. Very unique, grew on me throughout the course of the bottle. Very unbalanced.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2015
375ml bottle @martjoobolut’s, thanks. Murky copper color. Medium size, pinky-brown head, stays. Milky, sharp raspberry, punch in the face of alcohol and sweet sugar in aroma. Sour raspberry, twiggy, acidic taste. Acidic mouthfeel. I have no idea what I’m drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1572) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Appearance: muddy dark brown, with a thick and creamy tan head that shrinks quickly to a thick collar and thin cap. Aroma: huge aroma that changes as it warms; starts full of treacle, toffee, molasses, raisins, plums, and prunes; then it moves into sour territory with prominent balsamic and white vinegar notes over raspberry and stone fruit. Finish: aggressively tart and sour up front, with strong, woody balsamic and raspberry notes; there’s an undertone of dark bitter chocolate and fruitcake long lasting tart and sour, drying with some rising woody notes. Notes: Wouldn’t say I loved it, but I’m so glad to have tried it. A complex and creative beer. Beerthday 2015.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10994) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Ugh, what a mess in the aroma, there’s some raspberry, but it’s otherwise an sugary acidic mess. Taste not much better, sweet, sour, raspberry, lots of stuff totally not integrating with each other at all. But at least it’s not actually bad. This is prog-rock in the beer scene - sometimes it rocks, sometimes it sucks. This time, it sucks. The fruity berry sharpness is the best bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
Brown beer with a reddish tinge, small tan head. Nose is raspberry sweetness, chocolate and some roast. Flavor is raspberry tart and some white wine notes. Finishes with roasty notes plus milk chocolate, tartness, some wood and dry notes. Weird one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cargo150 (1117) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Couleur rouge aux reflets bruns avec une tete respectable. Explosions de framboisr, bois, vineux. Tres interessante mais ce n’est pas une quadrupel plus un belgian strong ale!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
pours cloudy light brown, red tint, with a small reviving light beige head, some particles, perhaps raspberry puréed chunks, minimal lacing. raspberries-plenty, other berries - borderline rotten, strong vinous character if not a tad overdone - lots of tannins; red grapes, olives - kalamatas; light sweetness - barley sugars; light citric/lactic acidity, very spicy too. average belgian carbonation - slightly foamy, medium body, very tannic and grassy-spicy finish. was anticipating a quad which seems far-fetched. anyhow, this is an interestingly unique boozy belgian strong ale with strong perfumey raspberry and winey flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown and very cloudy with hints of garnet and a short-lived off white head. Aroma is oaky red wine, sharp red fruits with a hint of dark chocolate. Aroma is perfectly balanced with sweetness from the chocolate, sharpness from the raspberries, earthy oakiness from the wine barrels and a typically nourishing Belgian ABT base. One of the best Mikkellers I have tried which is high praise indeed.


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