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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Danish: Brygget af basismalt og under mæskníngen og gæringen tilsat enzymer for at opnå en så høj forgærbarhed som overhovedet muligt. Til både bitter-, smags- og aromahumle er brugt den New Zealandske humlesort ‘Nelson Sauvin’ som er opkaldt efter sine druekarakterer, der bringer minder til den New Zealandske hvidvinsdrue Sauvignon Blanc. Af gær er benyttet både champagnegær og brettanomyces og pga. enzymerne er øllen gæret meget langt ned og dermed er slutresultatet en meget tør øl. Efter endt gæring har øllen ligget 5 måneder på hvidvinsfade fra Østrigske Weingut Kollwentz og opnået yderligere karakter. Til slut er den flasket på 750 ml champagneflasker med et ekstra højt CO2 indhold.

English: Nelson Sauvignon is a New Year beer it is fermented with ale yeast, brettanomyces and enzymes. Then it has been aged three months in Austrian white wine casks. Very dry, very vinous and very delicious.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
Color caoba con espuma blanca abundante. Aromas dulces y afrutados de melocotón y albaricoque, algo de brett. y ligero alcohol. en boca tiene cuerpo medio-alto y una textura maltosa cálida. El sabor va de la mano de lo que encontramos en el olfato a lo que se añade un final seco que dura hasta el regusto, donde hay una presencia más evidente de la levadura. Muy rica, aunque parece más bien una IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle in paper. Pours a slightly hazy gold. Still, it’s bright in the glass with plenty of carbonation and a pillowy white head. Aromas of musty grapes, grapefruit, oak and light bread. Taste is very dry. Wine barrel notes abound! White grape, champagne-like notes...grapefruit, green apple...tart but earthy. Finishes extremely dry. Interesting beer for sure!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Natai (88) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours cloudy with the slightest white head. Bret is clear in the aroma with hints of grapefruit. Refreshing, crisp and smooth with a touch of sour at the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2014
750, paper wrapped. What a stunning, unexpectedly nuanced and glorious beer from Mikkeller. Outrageous nectar and tropical fruit on the nose, with nectarine, pineapple, unripe strawberry, blood orange, and peach mixing with a gorgeous light funk and light vinous character. The flavor brings much of the same, with what I’m guessing may have been Brett Claussensii bringing stunning funky fruit character to match the Belgian esters and lovely bright, vibrant white wine notes. Could absolutely annihilate a whole bottle of this, and ridiculously drinkable for the ABV. An absolute winner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours cloudy deep amber with low frothy white head. Aroma of white wine, grass, green grapes, gooseberry. Taste is balanced barrel sweet and light fruit tart. Very, very good! Light, smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours hazy deep orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is funk, honey, white wine, oaked notes, citrus. Taste is funk, honey, oaked white wine, citrus, apricot. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is oak, honey, white wine. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1944) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
750ml bottle from 2D2Dspuma. Dec 2013.
In short: a wild malty belgian ale.
Pours hazy amber with some off white head. Some head retention and lacework. Vinous, sour, caramel and grassy aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is malty, tartness well integrated, sweet caramel, alcohol well integrated. Enjoyable, but getting tired of bretts everywhere. They tend to hide anything else and become palate saturating.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle, no date but I got this one in 2012. I’ve had this a number of times now and it’s gone from awesome to pretty good to very good. I’d never turn it down.
Cloudy bronze in appearance with a creamy white head. Smells of plum, grape and tangerine. Alcohol is apparent but it’s still dangerously drinkable. Lots of juicy-type fruit flavour like citrus. It’s quite dry and effervescent which helps its drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / hazy amber color, frothy off-white head / aroma is vinous, cider, very fruity, citrusy, raisin, woody, bret, hints of malt, very complex / Aroma is vinous, woody, malty, pine, fruity, citrusy / Medium body, medium-high bitterness, fizzy carbonation, sour & dry, long bitter dry & sour fruity finish / really interesting but very complex beer, I’m a little bit blocked by the sourness

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - JAN 9, 2014
750ml bottle BB Oct 2022. A vibrant dark orange colour, hazy, sparkling, big thick white head with nice lacing. Smell - bretty, lemon, peach, intensely sweet cider, some floral notes in the background. Very good. Body is medium, slightly foamy, spritzy carbonation, slightly tacky finish. Taste - semi-sweet tangerine, caramel, a little earthy, dry minerally finish leading to a cider vinegar linger. Rounded yet refreshing. Tasty, surprisingly quaffable...good stuff. Very expensive though.


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