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Mikkeller Noma Pontus

 (RETIRED)
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81
91
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10620) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hopy very herbal aroma. Moderate bitter nice herbal flavor. Long heavy bitter herbal finish. Oily palate. Great special brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2649) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
375ml green bottle. Pours out a pretty standard yellow shade with some light haze. The head is very full and white, the lacing is good and sticky. Herbal and slightly grassy aroma with detectable minty, lemony notes, it’s kind of like a Ricola cough drop. Fairly light start with some slight biscuity malt, minty and herbal middle with grassy notes. Aftertaste has grain, grass, floral and herb notes with a light minty sensation on the tip of the tongue. Light in the mouth, crisp mouthfeel. This beer is at the same time slightly odd and very refreshing. Not sure what it aims to be, but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared at the Pre-Zwanze tasting - London. Thanks to Fergus. Pours clear yellow with a light, creamy white head. Quite herbal in the nose, some lime, too. Light sweet flavor with dried herbs, some lime, dry pale malts. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Further dry herbs to finish, more lime, dryish dough. Pretty tasty stuff overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle 375 ml from erzbierschof.ch. Veiled blonde, nice white and lasting head, numerous laces. Grassy and floral aromas, fresh herbs, culinary and cosmetic. Soft mouth with a taste of herb, coriander, zest, always cosmetic with hints of verbena and lemon. Stay on the grassy bitter in finale. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear straw yellow pour with big fluffy white head, spice and lemon aroma, taste has citrus, hay, lemon, spice and some floral action, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1337) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Underbar aroma, svårt att Sätra fingret på den men närmsta jag kommer är väl en sommardag på en äng och en citron i handen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
37,5cl bottle hauled by embrouille, merci! Most aspects of this beer, especially the condensed, pure, herbal aroma, reminded me of the master cleanse days accompanied by the mild distractions of liters and liters of verbena tea: this beer has all the herbal corduroy, guava coatings and unsweet wild honey characteristics of a boiled-down verbena broth, mercifully without its diuretic effects. Like a marine herbal lemongrass/elder tonic, save the brine, save the citrus. Elegant light yeast profile, dry. Very monothematic beer executed with puristic minimalism, in line with both Mikkeller’s and noma’s culinary worldviews, I suppose, less with my own. Could have used a gently crowd-pandering citrus note, of any kind. Specialised audiences, aka upper echelon only.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5443) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy straw with a white head. Aroma of weeds, freshly mown grass, citrus, coriander and other herbs, spices, light nutmeg. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle split with JF at his gaff - the 60+ insect bites tasting, thanks to he, 09/06/13. Lightly hazed blonde with a medium white head that retains well. Nose is citrus, lemon rind, spice, herbs, grass, menthol notes. Taste comprises bitter orange, lemon rind, herbs, mint leaf, citrus, grass, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light bitterness, crisp and clean. Interesting offering, not the kind of beer I’d look to revisit on a regular basis but well made and a great palate cleanser at a tasting in between bigger beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
375ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some herbal and floral notes. Taste is a lemon tartness with a herbal hop bitterness and a light grainy malt and light fruit sweetness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A tasty brew that I recommend others to try.


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