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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.
Not just another wit bier. The style taken to another level. Strong and hoppy. The world’s first IPW?
Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and amber), unmalted wheat, flaked oats, hops (goldings, amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (orange peel and coriander seeds) and yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6524) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle. Thanks a lot Pinball for swapping this with me. Hazy deep golden body with a thick huge white head leaving creamy white lacings. Amarillo nose with coriander, banana, wheat and some orange. Flavour is coriander, fresh fruit like peaches and banana. Very crispy. The American hops adds an exiting touch to the usual wit ingredients and it really works for me. It hides the alcohol. Its only in the finish you are reminded that its 2.5% stonger than a usual wit. The body is creamy and soft but still crispy. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2009
750 ml, 2008 vintage. Hazy golden with a lasting quarter inch of creamy bubbles. Aromas of spicy citrus, resin and honey, with some faint banana and bubblegum. Tastes of honeycomb and citrus are more than balanced by the dry resin, coriander and wheat flavors. Seems just enough flavor of spicy wheat and coriander to call this one a Wit. Indeed a highly hopped version when compared to the traditional style, but a pretty tasty interpretation nonetheless. A crunchy and sticky wasp nest of lace is left behind. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, watery in a pleasing way, and very hop-dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
COBeer (18) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Tried with Pwn3d and company and must agree that our bottle tasted nothing like nay witbeer I’ve ever tried. Disappointing given both the reputation of the brewer and the promise of the beer itself.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a cloudy gold orange with a big foamy pearl white head. Smells of a blend of citrus, light wheat esters, and spices. The taste is pretty refreshing, but not enough wheat and bubblegum characters for me. Almost too much citrus and spice. Heavy carbonation the whole way through. Some traces of hop bitterness were left in the finish as well. Refreshing to drink, but id say about average as war as wits go.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
(Bottle, 0.75l, -- shared with Mave, thanks! - on 2009-02-12) Orange and cloudy. Medium sized and quite quickly disappearing head. Grapefruit, coriander and frutiness in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with quite high carbonation. Malts, coriander, bitterness, frutiness, grapefruit and grass in taste. Bitterness and fruitiness in aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2009
750 ml "champagne" bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.6%. Hazy golden colour, big and lasting white head. Distinct but not overwhelming aroma of orange peel, coriander and fruity hops. The flavour comes through like a cross between a Belgian witbier and an American Pale Ale or IPA (which indeed this beer might be said to be). The American hops (Amarillo and Cascade) dominate, while the European ones (Goldings and Saaz) are harder to identify. There’s a grapefruity and slightly resiny and peppery bitterness, but the orange peel and coriander also come through. Alcohol is noticeable. A good beer, as expected from Mikkeller, but I still think witbiers and APAs / IPAs are decent enough styles in their own right (when brewed well), and I’m not entirely convinced that the brewing world needs a new wave of "imperial witbiers". Props to Mikkel for doing the experiment, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2009
I liked this, very refreshing both aroma and flavour wise with a nice blend of Wit fruity/yestiness and hop fruityness. Very tropical, easy to drink and tasty with character. Good summer beer..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, earth, barnyard) with notes of grape, pear, and coriander. Light bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2009
75cl bottle @ Beer Hunter’s, Pori. Very hazy golden orange, huge pale head with tight lacing. Yeasty nose, lovely fresh white peppery amarillo bite, wheatiness, hint of raw banana. Clean yeasty flavor with coriander and grapefruit, wheat, mellow hops. Medium to full bodied, smooth silky carbonation, very mouthfilling. A more intense version of Plevnas Amarillo weizen, what a summerbrew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Not a Wit, period. A problematic brew from the start. Not sure if this is a bad batch but this was overwhelming hoppy and bitter for the style, a better ipa or American Pale Ale then a wit. No thank you.


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