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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 438   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kask (25) - Møgeltoender, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Haze golden/amber body, with a creamy middlesized white head. Carbonation is average. Aromas of citrus, pine, and some coriander. Taste has notes of citrus, pine, tannic acid, wheat, coriander, and grape. Body is medium size. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is average, and offers some more grape. The note af grape is tiring. This wit is different, but i find it out of balance, i dont like the choice of hops, and i miss some magic from the malt. This is my first disappointing brew from Mikkeller.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle @ PP Belgian Fest 09. Porus orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet with some spice. Taste is spiced and nice overall pretty decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Sampled at the 2009 Pizza Port Belgian Fest I didn’t get any "wit" characteristics in this beer: no tanginess, fruit etc, it was like a big amber ale to me. I guess I’m in the minority on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1272) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2009
750ml corked bottle. BB 23/10/10 Thick pillowy white head holds steady atop a cloudy pale gold body. Fruity nose, seems somewhat hop driven with a bit of grassy citrus rind that just screams Amarillo. Some pepper and coriander spice in the works, touch of tropical fruit too. Moderate carbonation, nice big full body that isn’t too burdensome for its strength, creamy texture leading to drying that seems derived from unmalted grains rather than alcohol. Really nice hop driven flavour upfront. Being a hop i’m VERY well aqquanted with, Amarillo seems to standout prominantly with passionfruit, grapefruit and grass character. The spices linger in the background, coriander an obvious choice, but clove and pepper are certainly worth a mention, bitter orange peel sneaks its way in with warmth. Finishes with a solid bitterness, lingering spices with a slight peppery note of alcohol making an appearance. Really liked this one. If you asked me, i’d of said it was an APA, just on the subdued side. The Wit part of the beer is a bit underdone, but i’m not complaining!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2009
(750ml bottle) Large white foam atop murky, yeast-flecked apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, grapefruit, coriander, some orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some coriander, clove, light lemon. Medium body, light creaminess, quite drinkable. A lovely beer, but really has no business being considered a Wit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6603) - 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 (3845) - 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 (4794) - 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.


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