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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Je pensais avoir touché le fond du baril avec la SpontanKoppi mais c’était sans connaître le désastre de l’argousier. Une bière à la bille et au vomie. Ma femme pensait que je la niaisait quand je lui ai fait goûter. Un 20 piastres chez le d’yabe. Bue avec Pat l’handicap...(09-07-29).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11585) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Cloudy orange pour with a small white head. Sort of a vegetal aroma. Pretty damn funky, too. Light acetic qualities, some orange peel, salt, and a hint of salami. Interesting... Flavor is significantly better. Lots of citric acidity, some salt, wild/barnyard funk, and sour berries. Interesting not sure what the h seabuckthorn tastes like, though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
> Outscored Cantillon Tyrnilambic Baie d’Argousier in a blind taste off

[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375mL ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> This was served blind next to Cantillon Tyrnilambic Baie d’Argousier. Same green 375mL bottle coming out of brown bag. This one poured a low haze golden with soda fizz foam. Nose is armpit, funky, deli meat, bologna, buttery. Really odd. Taste was pretty good though- clean, salty, tannic with excellent grapefruit fruit leather piling on. No acetic, no citric, mostly lactic. Really enjoyed the palate on this one.

>!< WTF bologna and armpit nose

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and very minor lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart note with funky notes and barnyard flavours. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic touch with funky barnyard notes easily noticeable. Light oak notes can also be detected with the buckthorn notes easily blending in the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very interesting beer that I could see myself trying again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Hippophae, or sea-buckthorns, are deciduous shrubs in the family Elaeagnaceae. Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though astringent and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless ’bletted’ (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as a drink with sweeter substances such as apple or grape juice.

The beer was ordered online, through craftshack. It was quite expensive at $14/375ml. It pours a hazy, deep orange color with initially what was a small head that quickly faded into nothing.

Aromas of the beer include very raw and tart apples, some funk and some nondescript bacterial infection. Taste is bitter and raw with zero residual sweetness. I’ve never had a sea buckthorn berry before, but I can imagine what it tastes like through this beer. Very sour and earthy, with a dirty biting tartness that is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. This is a very unusual experience and for that, this beer gains points.

The finish is raw and unforgiving, clobbering you relentlessly with its earthy bitterness and raw sour berries. This beer is a experience. Not the best beer in the world, but something you should taste at least once.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
A little non-hop bitter finishing lambic, from one of my all-time favorite brewers should be a big win. Let’s see... Smells of a pretty standard lambic with some pear/green apple notes and it has a slightly bitter bite at the end in an almost spicy way kind of. A very interesting beer -aren’t all lambics? Tart like a lambic normally is. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Mikkeller SpontanSeabuckthorn ].
Unclear - hazy medium orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy bucktorn, tart berry, berry, barnyard, leather, tart, yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long long duration, bucktorn, tart, dry, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20140121]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1703) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Unclear orange with a small white head. Sour red berries, red grapefruit, oranges, wood, light moldy. I could’t pick out seabuckthorn without knowing it was in there, but I guess it adds to citrusy flavours and sourness. And this is pretty sour. Also has some fruity sweetness to it which keeps it from getting too much. The seabuckthorn seems to be a good match for a sour. And this is pretty sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (779) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with no head at all. Aroma is earthy, funky with lemon- and applejuice. Taste is light tart, earthy, barnyard funk, apple skin and maybe some seabuckthorn.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2014
375ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
nice crisp aroma, fresh and sharp. howwever once it hits the mouth it’s clear that it’s quite an aggressive brew. harsh crazy sharp palate but that’s sea buckthorn. Doesn’t do it like OPP’s. Too rough.


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