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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!”


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is tart, some ripe fruits, yeast, acidic and some exotic fruit. Taste is quite sour and light to moderate sweet. Some wood. Medium bodied and quite fizzy. Long dry sour finish. Pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a peach golden color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is a bit barnyard, weird plastic fruit, a bit of citrus and some straw. The palate follows with not much tartness whatsoever but more of a stale barnyard forward beer with traces of lychee flavored aluminum, old newspaper and beeswax. Not feeling this at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JBPortland (656) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2013
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy orange with finger of head. Nose is weird funky apple, citrus, plastic. Taste is apple juice, woody, musty, plastic, chemical. Finish is tart fruit and straw. This was an old bottle. A bit weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. It’s a clear one, more or less, topped by a creamy, off-white head of moderate size, leaving lacings. It’s quite sourish on the nose, with barnyard hints. Lemon, some cellar and peppery hints. It’s dry and lighlty effervescent on the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of pale malts in the back. Citrus peel, pepper, cellar and sourness in the flavor, quite tart. Lasting finish. Quite pleasant this one. 131116

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit, some sour berries, citrus, malt and lemon. Flavor is sweet and sour with some citrus, lemon, caramel and wood. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sour, barnyard and some kind of fruits. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long sour, dry and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Golden yellow with a two-finger white head. Aroma is tart with notes of exotic fruits and funky yeast/spice. Flavor is very sour, with notes of citrus, raspberry, and a bit of oak. Nice acidity levels for a sour ale, medium carbonation, alcohol is masked nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle to flute Aroma of crab apples, lemons, you know, sour stuff. Appearance...beautiful. It seems as though, I'm too drunk to rate this appropriately. But I'll persist...sharing a 750 mL bottle in 12m after having a 1000IBU Mikkeller is a challenge...and I won. The taste is sour, with a touch of Brettt..an that packs a punch and clears the back of the tongue hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold to amber pour with a medium off-white head. Sour, citrusy aroma with some peppery yeast notes. Malty flavor with sour peach and citrus before a peppery and sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, musty basement, cork, and light sour lemon. It pours a hazy amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. It finishes with sour lemon, light must, citrus, and a touch of oak. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.


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