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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 124   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!”


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade. Poured a hazy orangey amber with a smaller foamy dense white head. Aroma of sur fruit, lemons, barnyard, and some acidic funk. Thinner bodied with softer carbonation, a slight touch of sourness halfway through, finishes softer and dry. Flavor of wet wood, dry saw dust, fruit skins, touch of acidity. Meh it’s okay but with a name like Sour Bitch I was expecting far more sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of oak barrels, tart lychee, sour apples. Flavour of tart fruits, with the lychee most noticeable, the oak barrels with a lot of prominence, and sour apples in the background. Quite leathery and gueuze-like. Excellent lambic bordering a fruit and a gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. Pours a murky brownish gold. Aroma of summer stone fruit with old mealy apricots. Flavor is similar, turning malty partway through each sip. Sickly sweet with a mild tartness and some acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750mL shared on the RBSG bus. Low haze golden pour. Spotty lace. Nose is very fresh grapefruit, funky feet, grapefruit rind, major sweat and funk. Very similar to Drie Fonteinen nose- wouldn’t be surprised if this was brewed with a culture from 3F. Taste is a little bit harsh and butyric, shapr, leathery, no acetic acid. Leathery, aerated, potpourri. Lemon and orange acid, tartaric acid/sweet tarts. Very dry. Would be a total knockout if not for that harsh butyric acid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottled at RBSG 2012. Nice funky acid nose, fruity, not exactly lychee. Deep bronze with lace. Nicely sour flavor, good barnyard, funky, creamy yogurt. Good stuff. Very fruity but it’s not clearly lychee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012
Bottle 750ml.

Light unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, sour, tart, grape, wood notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long to average duration, fruity tart, fruity, wood - oak notes, sweet grape. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120322]
8-3-8-3-16

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy tart, lychee fruit, grape, light horse blanket - funky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, brett, wood, medium dry, fruity tart. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. Nice and easy to drink good balanced. [20121211]
8-4-8-4-16

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Hazy golden orange body, Thinish off-white head. Nose is full of delicate oak, floral notes, and fruits. The lychee isn’t distinctively lychee but instead comes across as green grapes, white pear and green apple. The nose is more distinctive and defined than the flavor profile which exhibits similar notes. Medium to light bodied, mild acidity, funky, and tartness. Very good, but stacked up to similar lambics (like Vigneronne, in my opinion) this just doesn’t shine. That’s not to say this isn’t worth exploring... it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a hazed gold with a medium to large white head. Sweet floral funk, bright musk. Lots of bright acid. Toast and funk. Long brett bitterness, funky and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
(750ml bottle 2011 vintage) clearish rich copper, Lasting creamy tan head. Nose is like a geueze, charred oak barrels, tart and funky, yogurt and herbs. Taste of wood char, lightly tart berries, earthy, Brett, well carbonated, awesome linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle at festival, Worcester, MA. Apple juice looking pour. Funky notes, green apple, apricots. Nice sour


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