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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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A delightful Buckwheat Wine brewed by Three Floyds and Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Enjoy the fourth collaboration between our two breweries! 80 IBU 10.4% ABV


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
S: slightly opaque, amber color, solid lacing, nice collar, big bubbles forming A: sticky sweet, caramel, a little sour, smells thick T: different, starts full-bodied, but ends lighter, nose is misleading, not as sweet/sticky as the smell, orange peel dreamsicle? O: an interesting brew, worth trying, not my favorite & not incredible, but unique & cool ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1842) - SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
Pours amber reddish with high thick nice head Aromas a bit weak. Some brown sugar barley malts hints of peach Palate is beautiful and fine tuned in a smooth straight line. Ends in medium bitterness. Really good barley wine. Would be even better had the aromas been better

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; a ltlle lighter than a barleywine. Smells good too. Hoppy and malty. Tastes very good. very hoppy, but nice balance. mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a very good brew that I’m glad to have gotten the opportunity to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (562) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours a dark amber/red with a big dense 1" head. Nice floral hops, yeast, light fruit. Medium bodied with a real smooth palate for how high the alcohol is. Very delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2621) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
Bottled:
Hazy amber colour. Large head. Pine and wood aroma. Very bitter. Flavour is pine, resin and a little bit of toffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, but not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (924) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2012
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. Bronze-like orange colour with no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet malts and hops. Lots of hops. Notes of syrup and light caramel as well. Based on the aroma I would call this a DIPA but the flavour clearly falls in the Barley Wine category. Lots of bitter hops, roasted malts and alcohol. Some sharp notes of pine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1679) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Nice to finally have this on tap (Brewdog, Edinburgh). Knarly, spicey nose thanks to the Buckwheat with a hoppy husk undercurrent. The name is in the body, a vibrant traffic cone orange under a thin lining of head. Silky mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation. Avalanche of zest doesnt rinse off the palate too easily. A bit much, but just the right side of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShelbyGrey (185) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2012
En tirador. color ambar consistente.buena espuma y encajes.aromas a barrica, resina, naranja, caramelo.sabor contundente a malta caramelizada,con notas a barrica y lupulo.interesante

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3417) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a light amber with a huge tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has some citrusy hops...orange...and tea notes...a bit of sweet candied fruits. Flavor has nice bitterness to balance out the sweet fruitiness...still some orange and tea notes...a bit earthy/bready...good hoppiness! Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a bitter, earthy finish that warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (794) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
On tap (guest) at BrewDog Nottingham. Clear amber with a small but perfectly formed head. Mouthfeel like a wine. Sugary, hoppy aroma. This is sweet but perhaps too sweet - there really wasn’t anything in the way of bitterness there. Still, an excellent beer.


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