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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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on tap
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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En Kriebic brygget på: vand, malt, hvede, gammel humle, kirsebær og gær. Lagret på egetræsfade.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Pours a beautiful deep red color with a big pale pink head the leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma sure smells like the real thing, very earthy and oaky with lots of sour cherry character. Sort of skunky in that "good" way... pungent and barnyardy...

The flavor is earthy without a ton of fruit character, some light bitterness... the sourness is well controlled & the beer is very dry. Briney and oaky... sort of all over the place, it reminds me of some of the very old bottles of lambic I’ve tried... so that’s sort of cool, but a lot of the brightness of fruit that gets expressed in the aroma is sort of lost in the shuffle here, it’s not as tart or balanced as a good kriek, really even an old bottle of good kriek ought to be.

It is on all accounts enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip. Huge price on this ($13 for 12.7 oz), so it better be good. 3.5 A: Little gushing going on, but I was quick enough to not lose anything. Mildly hazed deep cherry red color. Big frothy pink head. Retention is decent and a few clumps of lacing are left behind. 4.0 S: Pretty good nose on this. Smells a lot, at its base, like some of the finer Belgian krieks in its rawness. Cherry opens the nose as the most potent aroma. Vinous grape underneath. Lots of funk that is mainly limited to the musty basement variety. Dry wood, sweat socks as well. As this isn’t very tart at all, this is definitely a funk forward kriek and those happen to be my favorite. Hay, dirt, and apple orchard. Light vanilla and oak. 3.0 T: While the nose gets by, and gets by well, with limited complexity, it really hurts the taste. Again this has basically no tartness or sourness, which I would have thought to be impossible when using cherries. Instead, you get a dry, dusty woodiness and musty basement funk. Moderate tannic astringency. Surprisingly little fruitiness - even the cherry doesn’t stand out much. Just a lot of one-dimensional funk. Not bad, but not good either. 3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation with a decent spritziness. Astringency lowers the smoothness a bit, but it’s okay overall. 3.0 D: Pretty mundane kriek. I could have almost bought a 3F Golden Blend for the same price. Mikkeller once again proves me to be an idiot for giving there mega-priced beers another chance. Serving type: bottle 11-11-2012 02:21:05

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1321) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
375ml bottle. Lively foam-over, pours a bright red-ruby colour, frothy pink head that gradually diminishes leaving some lacing and aroma of tart cherry & lemon, barnyard. Taste is tart dark cherries, sour lemony and an earthy bitterness. Sharp, foamy mouthfeel, light bodied & highly carbonated with some acidity and a very dry finish. Quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Hazy ruby red color, pink head. Sweet, sour taste with cherry, acidic notes, tart, earthy notes, lemon and herbs. A bit thin body, mostly just cherry combined with high acidity. Sour finish with cherry and lemon. Very nice lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
12.7oz bottle. Pours lovely deep ruby red with a thick rose colored head. This bottle was a bit of a gusher so the head really lasted a long time. Aroma of bright cherry tartness, lemons and earthy barnyard funkiness. Taste is very sour and tart, as if this were mostly cherry skins and not the sweeter juice. Some predominant lactic acid notes. Finish is bright, tart and dry with the acid and cherries coming through. Not the best kriek out there, but certainley highly enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a pinkish ruby red with a medium beige head. Aroma of very tart cherries, mild funk, a little acidity, and a little wood. Flavour brings out very tart cherries, a little rotting character, medium acidity, and some oak. Quite tart, with a low acidic and fairly funky mouthfeel. I prefer the Spontanframboos, as the fruit here seems a bit more rotted. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2013
12.7oz bottle in a sampler. Pours amber/pink with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, a little vinegar, light malts, and some fruits and sourness. Flavor about the same with a weird fruity note. Average texture for the style. A decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep deep ruby red with smallish pink coloured head. Aromas of very sweet cherrys and some sourness. Cherry vinegar type flavours. Not overly complex but good drinking all the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A bright hazy red coloured beer that explodes with a pink foamy head from the bottle. It has sweet cherry flavours followed by sharp tartness and creamy cherry cheesecake and black cherry yoghurt flavours on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Very nice tart kriek, slightly bitter, but really nice for the hit and miss nature of mikkler. I was happy to find this at the pretrero hill whole foods.


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