ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating today for two reasons: on vacation in Europe and I can’t remember any more beer, the other because the rating of this beer is shameful I think.
Gueze-like backbone to this beer... If you’ve ever had the spontanale you kind of have an idea where this beer started. But the addition of coffee makes this not only an exercise I’ve waited to see, but it’s something really ingenious too. Coffee can take the place of aged hops, at least theoretically, the dingy bitterness it offers can play a similar game. It does offer a much more complicated herbal essence to the beer than hops would have. With the tartness of the gueze at play on your taste buds the rest of your tongues senses are left to revel in a myriad of nutty, earthy, dank flavors present in the coffee. I love this stuff... Great work!
alex_leit (2510) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow color, white foam. Aroma: wild with good coffee. Taste: coffee, caramel, sour, malty, not bad.
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml heavy glassed green bottle with expiry 30/4/22. Appearance is bright orange with a medium-large lasting cream-white head. I don’t get any coffee on the nose - just the usual musty horse blanket funk with perhaps a hint of orange citrus. Taste is similar with the earthy coffee granules only coming through at the very end of the palate. Good dry tart profile but not one of Mikkeller’s best.
HPDalen (352) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and coffee aroma. Pours golden with very little white head. Totally sour taste with coffee. Medium bodied, fizzy and quite abrupt. Weird, but strangely satisfying
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle (Zmogsala 2015, Vilnius)
Totally weirdo aroma, it’s coffee and lambic, basically. Nice orange, small head. Taste is weirder, but not so acceptable, it’s a mismatch. Gerkhin ice-cream. Bacon-scented shower gel. Coffee lambic. Some combinations just don’t work well.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy orange/very pale brown colour with a mediumsized white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is coffee, some sour wood, mild grainy and citrusy notes as well. Flavour is quite similar, with the coffee being quite subtle and settled, not pushing through all too much. OK, but still feeling rather strange.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/13/2015. From bottle. Light amber with a white head. Funky, cheesy aromas. Hints of coffee, yeast, barnyard. Tart with a light sourness. A bit of coffee on the finish.
GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 20/04/22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 31 2015; eye: orangey with a golden hue, lightly hazy, light effervescence, ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: acidity, freshness, citrusy, slight musk, slight ashy; mouth: acidity, citrusy, slight musk, light ashy, unexpected appearance of coffee, finale in coffee with ashy presence, light body, good carbonation, thin, watery; overall: different
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 20/04/22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 31 mars 2015; œil : orangée avec une teinte dorée, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : acidité, fraîcheur, citronné, très léger musc, très léger cendré; bouche : acidité, citronné, très léger musc, léger cendré, apparition inattendue de café, finale en café avec présence cendrée, corps léger, bonne carbonatation, mince, aqueuse; en résumé : différente
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml from Ann! Hazy orange-tan body. Thin oily head. Awesome wheaty sour aroma, very reminiscent of classic Belgian Lambics like Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen ect...The sour is more pronounced than the coffee, of which I get very faint light vanilla caramel tones, maybe adding some further dryness. I was expecting more of a sour brown coffee beer, but this is more a classic lambic, faint hints of coffee if you really search. Has the authentic dry wheat, maybe hop tones I just don’t see much in US sours. Really enjoyable beer, quite delicious.
Garrold (4347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brewdog, Leeds. Gold, with a very light haze. Halo of white head. Nice, red wine vinegar sourness to this. Get the coffee, by way of a freshly ground, dark roast character. Some bready sweetness in there, too. Drinks dry, tart, and bready sweet. The coffee gives a little bitterness. Finishes dry, and tart. I’ve been looking at this for ages, thinking it might be a mess. That’s me wrong, then.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bottle from Chicago trip. Pours a bright peach color with a nice fluffy white head. Funky tart aroma. Very quenching. Good stuff.