Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l spandert av Rune og delt med ham under rateseanse i WCveien 4 Okt 12. Gyldenbrun. Middels høyt skum som fester seg til glasset. Syrlig fruktaroma. Gjæret kirsebær. Smaken veldig fruktig. Litt syrlig. Avslutter svakt bittert.
pentaz (470) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy red amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, butterscotch, balsamic, funk, over ripe fruits, acetone and oak.
Taste is moderate sweet and sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes with a balsamic sour burn deep in the throat. The most sweet sour I’ve had so far I think.
NBird (142) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have tried 3 of these now, pours dark ruby amber colour, minimal head. Smells funky with sour dark fruits and vinegar. tastes sour cherry fruity up front, some roasted flavours and really tart throughout. A good smelly cheese beer.
ClubGonzo (2717) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep nutty brown murky body with a small white head. Nose is terpentine, wood, balsamico, sour red berries and hints of apple peel. Taste is lactic vinegar-tart wood and red berry tones, grape-like sweetness and hints of figs and deep malts. Complex and nice. Full body, medium carbonation. Weird in its own way, and very tart but also very enjoyable.
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I met this beer with few expectations. Overall Mikkeller cranks out some good products. The obstacle is typically the price point. Whatever the reason even a 12 ounce bottle is at the high end of what I normally would pull the trigger on. This particular release is a passable sour yet nothing special.
Aroma / Appearance - The beer pours a deep reddish brown with an opaque base. There is no head retention at all. Cherry pie, vinegar, and traces of superglue mix the expected with the unusual. Put together it reminds me of a slightly overdone blackberry cobbler.
Flavor / Palate - Vinegar and acetone provide the sour kickstart. Blackberry cobbler and cherry pits try to provide some balance. The tart mouthfeel is acidic but not in the same way that an American sour or lambic chews at the throat. This is reasonable but loses a point or two for the high price.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, slightly cloudy, amber with a decent off white coloured head. Aromas of balsamic, light acetone and some sour fruit. Nice stuff. Flavours are slightly sweet initially before the sourness comes into play. Decent sour finish. Medium mouthfeel. Nice stuff.
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden with low amounts of white foam. Aroma is heavy balsamic with turpentine in the back. Some sourish notes. Complex taste, fruity, sweet , bitter and sour, dates.. a special sour, I like it.
drjay44 (2131) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium ivory, well retained head, with bit of lacing, over a slightly hazy, reddish amber (SRM 18) body.....nose is sour cherry, light balsamic vinegar....taste is sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, slight musty barnyard, with light sweetness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a different sour. The slight sweetness takes away from the complexity and the refreshing nature of many in this very broad style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, 9.75 % or 9.99 % abv, from Vinmonopolet Vika. Shared with Finn. Bubbly, beige surface. Dark orange coloured body with a slight haze. Oaky dry smell of yeasty fruitiness. Blended dry, tart and sweet taste with raspberry, malt and fruit. Very dry ending added by tart berries. Full bodied, but not extreme in any way. Good cleanser (Tromsø, 04.10.2012).
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark orange in colour with a whitish head. Wood, sour apple and vinegar in aroma. Exotic dark fruits and vinegar mostly in flavour.