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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En mørk stærk belgisk ale brygget på: Vand, malt (pilsner og pale), candy sirup, cassonade sukker, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer og styrian goldings) og ale gær.
Lagret 5 måneder på rødvinsfade med brettanomyces.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of souerness, grape, vanilla, ripe fruits and vague caramel. Flavour as well is full of sourness. Has ripe fruits, caramel, vague yeast and some vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a grapy sourness with notes of fruits. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Fling, thanks to the Flamin’ hoon himself, 20/02/14. Hazed dark amber with moderate beige spotting/edgework. Nose is dark fruits, light spice, red wine woody tannin twang. Taste comprises tarte red grapes, light booze, caramel, pinch of spice, tinged with woody red wine notes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi sry close. Solid stuff, plenty of depth.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Dark brown color, beige head. Don’t like the smell at all, too sour. Very nice body. Taste has a nice balanced sourness, but just not my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Bottled 375 ml at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by tkrjukoff, thanks!
BB 30/01/21 (bottled 10 years before), marked at 10.5% ABV. 5 months on red wine barrels.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, plums, raissin, figs, dates, sugary, spicy, alcohol scent. Sugary, raissin, alcohol, smoke, licorice taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of brett, oak, malt, spices and sour berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
A Mes rate. Keg at the Cask.A Mikkeller soured beer rarely (never) let’s me down. This is no different. Not the best smelling beer I have had from Mikkeller but as soon as this magic elixir hits my tongue, all that is forgotten. Big fruity barrelly sourness abounds and dizzys the brain for a few seconds after each sip. So bright and exciting for a beer with this reasonably high an abv. Funky yet thoroughly approachable. Superb finish with considerable length. Not something I should probably start the day with but when the boss demands you have a free half... Well, why the funk not? Excellent stuff.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours murky deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is musty, earth, mouldy wood, ripe cheese, sulphur, HP sauce, vinous and tangy green apple. The taste is earth, brett, oak, tangy fruit, vinous, berry, spice, alcohol warmth, brown sugar, raisin and date with a very dry, earthy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smells pretty nasty...tastes better though. Interesting for sure, but not something I would return to.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
Bouteille @ ACBF 2011. Couleur brune avec mousse beige. Arôme de brett qui est agréablement suivit de sucre candi et brun. En bouche, c’est un peu une pagaille gustative alors que l’on s’attend à une quad on a en effet les impressions d’aigreur donné par le brett. Cela rajoute à la bière une dimension unique et fort appréciable. Cette aigreur reste légère et se mélange bien avec ce côté malt carapils qui altère amertume et aigreur tout en fondant sur cette couche de sucre brun. Le tout avec la complexité d’une quad venant des meilleures abbayes belges.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Plovmand (6483) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle shared by faroeviking. Pours reddish brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is fart, rotten vegetables (udkogt blomkål) and brett. What? Some sugary and sweet malty notes. Really stinks! The flavour is very vinous with notes of dark fruit and molasses but then kicks the rotten vegetables. For fucks sake. What happend here! Everything was insane and creepy here but he palate was great. Overall this was a disaster....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a murky dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out red wine barrels, noticeable brett, some dark fruits and a little candied sugar. Flavour brings out brett and red wine barrels upfront, caramel malts, and dark fruits. The brett gives it quite a wild character that surprisingly works well with the vinous and typically quad notes. Great stuff.


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