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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 109   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 (2017) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5131) - 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 (2182) - 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 (7523) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. Thanks random lady for walking right up and pouring me a hardy amount. This sour was muted in comparison to some of the day. Big bright fruity sour. Light and refreshing. In comparison to the Tart Lychee of NB this was much lighter but more vibrant. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1190) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Blake! Rusty amber colored body with nice clarity, & a fuzzy, white head that sinks to a ring very quickly. Aroma has some sharp, citric notes, under-ripe pears & lemon zest with only a very small hint of musty funk in the periphery. Taste isn’t as sour as you’d expect a beer called "Sour Bitch" to be. Abrupt, sharp tartness up front, but it quickly fades away. Apple skins, pears, mildly citric fruity notes... perhaps the lychee is buried in there. Light funk in the back-end with a hint of rustic oak, borderline mildew-y wood. Fruity, pear-like & mildly musty aftertaste. Not necessarily what I was hoping for, but still a good beer nonetheless. A mild lambic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, malt, hop, berries, citrus. Flavour is sourness, malt, hop, citrus, berries. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1754) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
(Bouteille achetée il y a deux ans au west lakeview liquor store): Un liquide orangé croustillant avec une belle mousse éphémère. Le nez est particulièrement herbacé avec une croute de pumpernickel insistante et une effluve parfûmée, vraiment unique. En bouche c’est le noyau de pamplemousse, le pain et les esters de levure qui dominent. L’ensemble est principalement surette, un peu bretteux et très légèrement acétique. Buvabilité comtemplative.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured a golden yellow color with aromas of light tropical tart fruit some light hay, a touch of oak and some lychee. Flavors are the same light on the palate, not overly sour but nice overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1125) - 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 (1756) - 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.


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