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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with lychee fruit and aged in oak barrels.

“Kristina, one lychee fruit lovin’ sour bitch, has always been a great friend to Mikkeller when we visit Chicago. This beer is made especially for her. A drink for our friend . . . cheers!”


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2014
750ml bottle sampled at the DC Epic Sour Tasting 2014. Pours a clear, dark gold with some spitty white head. Nose is interesting, hits you with the lychee fruit right off the bat, sweet, dripping, then some grapefruit peel, some soap, some wood pulp, white grape. Flavor is tart, soapy, grapefruit, some herbs, a little white grape, a little soured tea. Lightly tannic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy gold honey, large bubbled white film. Cheesy, incredibly musty nose bordering on cork, reminiscent of older cuvée Rene, slight fruit. Brighter lactic flavor, lactic foamy from over carbonation, heavy bitterness and papery through the lightly metallic lime zest finish, palate too slick in light oxidation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottom of the bottle. Barrel aroma with some light sour plum. Some wine grape sense here which on retrospect was probably the lychee. Cloudy blonde pour. Some orange here as well. Average carbonation. Bottle thanks to Travlr at Epic Sour Tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Travlr! Pours a cloudy brown with tan head. Caramel nose. Soft mouth feel. Some plastic notes lurking among the tart fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a mostly clear, slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a hazy white head. Aroma is fruit - lychee. Sweet notes of sugar. Flavor is sweet, a light tartness to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Big thanks to travlr for the share! Pretty turbid peach colored pour. Good soft lychee acidity, hints of apricot, good tannic oak dryness. Funk is there, but not overwhelming. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5573) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a semi-transparent orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart, sour, fruity, and oaky. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2014
75cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, with lychees, from Mikkeller Webshop, complex sour fruit brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody/sweet, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!, ’Probably due to aging I sadly didn’t catch much lychees in this sample.’

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2663) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a large, white head. Aroma is of, brett, barnyard, wood and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A nice and crisp Sour indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Soft lactic protrusions pierce this brew’s pleasant funk, as fruitiness varies from plain citrus to various tropical incarnations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty amber-hued blond.
-The lambic lineage is quite evident.
-Acidity is prominent, but not excessive.
-Lychee is not expressed that clearly, getting lost within the blatant funk and citrusy acidity.
-This could have easily been an experiment from an actual lambic brewer or blender.

Bottle. Thx Clark!


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