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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 127   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!”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
bottle with a big thanks to kan for sending this my way. shared at DLD 2012. pours a soft peach hue. notes of soft peaches, apricots, and fresh cut flowers, and yogurt. moderate-heavy peach and raspberry kissed lactic acid sourness. pleasant leathery funk. dry. nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks, Shawn! Pours a deep, hazy orange color with a moderate off-white head. Notes of tart white grapes, apricots, peach, lactic acid, lemon juice- nice bretty character throughout. I wouldn’t know a lychee if someone threw one at my face, but I was thinking of New Belgium Tart Lychee and I guess they seem similar. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
Pour from a bottle thanks to my friend Kan. Light clear and golden in color with some white head. Aromas of tart fruit and barnyard funk. Light lychee, orange flavors. Solid sourness to this beer as well. Pretty decent finish and tasty. Not a bad sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2012
Picked this up in a trade. Can’t remember who sent it but very excited to try it! No bottling date. Taken out of the cellar at 55 and poured into a Hill Farmstead Glass.

A - 2-Finger off-white head with big and small bubbles.Decent head lacing. SRM 2.5-3. Color is golden brown like a lot of beers I’ve had lately.

S - What a sour nose. Very intense sour scent with a huge funky yeast profile. I’m getting some dry fruits like apricot and banana chips with a healthy bit of raspberry

T - This is a very sour beer. It’s actually more tart and tongue electrifying bitterness. The beer is bitter but I credit it fully to the Lychee fruits which are known to be very tart.

M - 50/50 carbonation, medium body but not the champagne finish I was expecting. Very nice fruit juice finish with the bitterness that lingers on for a while.

O - Nice beer. Solid and very drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Golden with low almost white head. Tart nose. Exotic fruits and a little brett. Sour taste, very fruity. Again a little brett, and even salty...? Just fine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle (thanks HannonT for sharing)... Poured pale, yellowish with a lacy, off white head. Really nice tart, lychee, some citrus tones that meshed with sweet tart and smart-like malt sweetness. Tart, sour, not overly acidic. Light fruits, and a hint of funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1890) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Date: March 24, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: DalzAle tasting Description: Golden yellow pour with nice head. Aroma was sour, fruity, and maybe some oak. Taste was consistent with aroma with some dryness like a champagne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1679) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tart smell and pours golden yellow with nice white lacing and foam. Tastes a bit fruity quickly heading to tart. A great balance, finishing smooth. A really nice sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by ryanfolty! Slightly hazy orange pour, lasting lacing and a nice acidic sour aroma. Flavor is slightly sour blood oranges, some bitter vinegar bite and dry white grapes on the aftertaste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Fluffy off white head. Aroma of earth, light grape, sweetness, some fruits. Flavour of fruits, sweetness, grape, sourness, earth, light barnyard. Medium to full bodied. Has a grapy and citric sourness in the end. Very easy to drink.


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