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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!”


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750 ml bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a small white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is tart with mixed white fruits, vanilla and some funk. The taste is more tart fruits, green apples, sour grapes, vanilla and oak. The palate is light but effective and the carbonation is medium. I thought the finish fell a bit short and was less than smooth. Overall: A decent sour, I’m grateful for the chance to try it.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Clear dark golden color with a thin white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, citrus and brett. Medium body with flavors or tart citrus, funky yeast and oak. The finish is tart lychee and oak. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle bought at Mikkeller & Friends in April 2014. (my Mikkeller rating 300) Hazy amber/orange with a small white head. Pleasant aroma of lychee, oak, brett and some hay. Similar taste. Nicely tart and with a dryish finish. Quite soft and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
@ Gyllenbock 14-10-11: en mycket trevlig syrlig doft med en tydlig ton av lychee och fat. Smaken är tydlig syrlig med en sötaktig underton. Gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2240) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Pours cloudy orange amcer with tall white head. Aroma of green grapes, apples, lychee, bretta, grass and light hay. Taste is fruity sweet up front followed by medium fruit tart, clear barrel notes in there as well. Body is light and "smoothly crisp" with about average carbonation. Nice, very controlled sour ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"This is a weird one - not quite up to par for the brewer or the style, but not exactly unenjoyable. Odd woodsie notes, more so than expected, with a light fruit and berry tartness on the nose and palate without ever being as sour as expected. OK, but not for the price (it was high, can’t remember the $ amount)."

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at 2014 Epic Sour tasting, courtesy of me. Hazy golden amber, white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, light grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is softly sour and fruity suntan oil, in a good way. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks brah. pours hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. peaches and cream, awkward fruitiness - almost rotten pears, candi sugar, golden raisins, no funk really. moderate carbonation - slightly foamy, light body, semi-sweet, lightly astringent woodsy-grassy-peppery-spicy finish. blah.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Thx mathieuc Pours golden with low-medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, fruits, sugar, old rags. Taste is of sourness, fruits, candi sugar, oxydation?, some funk. Palate: Medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Not bad. Funky. Nothing that outstanding here. Can’t say for sure, but this does not seem in good shape. Might be over the hill.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1514) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Hammy78, thanks! Pours a light orange with no head and no lacing. Smells of perfume, sweet fruits and some light brown sugar. Taste is fruity with a moderate acidity and ends on slightly bitter notes. Flavors of peaches and override or maybe dried apricots. Body is light, acidity sufficient (could have used a little more but at least it isn’t a sour/acetic bomb) and overall well refreshing. Carbonation level was good. OK fruit sour, didn’t meet my expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small off-white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is floral with oxidation notes, light fruity notes (couldn’t recognize lychee) and caramel. Taste is slightly sour and slightly sweet with grapefruits, floral presence, light caramel and oxidation notes again. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Not a bad beer, but incredibly overpriced and it definitely not taste like a lambic. The fruitiness doesn’t shine at all.


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