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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (162) - Calgary, Alberta, - AUG 23, 2013
Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy copper-rust. Off-white head with generous lacing. Aroma is barley, sour mash, citrus, coriander, and mild hops. Flavour is malt sweetness balanced by acerbic hops. Long hop-filled finish. Mouth feel is full bodied and rich. Awesome barley wine.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Sample from bottle @ Dijleschuimers bierproeffestival 2014. Hazy amber colour, creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of stone fruit, citrus, honey and bitter hops. Also some caramel. Quite sweet with bitter finish. Good barley wine!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with fluffy tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big malty sweetness, english fruity esters over the top. Taste is a big barley wine, sweet fruity malt and yeast, slight bitterness. Very nice, booze well hidden, good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish clear amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is cereals, loads of caramel and spices. Flavor is caramel, barley sugar, spices, pepper. Finish is hoppy, mostly herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 9 Apr 2012. Poured a hazy, dark amber colour, with a dense off white head. Aroma of treacle, dates, big malt and light grassy hop. Smooth caramel flavours, with resinous hops, raisins and bread. Finish was peal, butterscotch and warming booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1441) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Hazy reddish brown color, small white head. Aroma is rich sweet malts, caramel, some fruits. Full malty body, big hops, hint of alcohol, caramel, sweetness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (566) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Barwa: głęboko bursztynowa do lekko pomarańczowej, zamglona. Piana w kolorze przybrudzonej bieli, średniej wielkości, drobno pęcherzykowa i umiarkowanie trwała. Aromat: początkowo dominują chmiele amerykańskie (głównie cytrusy). Po tego wyraźna słodowość i słodycz oraz lekka estrowość w postaci landrynek. Po chwili zauważalna staje się również nuta alkoholowa. Bardzo przyjemny, ale niezbyt złożony. Smak: intensywnie słodowy, słodki z akcentem amerykańskich chmieli i zauważalną owocowością. Do tego lekki akcent gryki. Goryczka umiarkowana, do wysokiej, raczej delikatna z dość krótkim finiszem złagodzonym przez słodowość. Balans dobrze zrównoważony. Ogólnie zdecydowanie pełne, słodkie, umiarkowanie nasycone dwutlenkiem węgla, gęste i lepkie. Alkoholowość umiarkowana. Kolejne piwo z Mikkellera, tym razem w kooperacji z amerykańskim browarem Three Floyds. Jest to amerykańskie barley wine, które jednak zdecydowanie przypomina imperialną IPA. Przyznam, że gdybym nie wiedział co to za piwo miałbym pewne problemy z przyporządkowaniem go do stylu. Różni je bowiem w zasadzie jedynie niższy poziom goryczki. Ogólnie jest przyjemne w odbiorze, jednak chyba nie warte swojej ceny. IIPA smakujące podobnie można bowiem kupić znacznie taniej.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
pours unclear bright medium dark golden, red tint, with a large creamy light beige head showing very good retention and a strong lacing. barley sugar, spicy doughy red maltiness, spicy and sweet coconut, red fruitiness - borderline rotten, lots of pine and resin, woodsiness, hot booze - peppery. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky and kind of cloying, assertive if not harsh piney medium long finish. o-k.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Smells of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and tropical fruit; honey and sweet maltiness. Had this fairly fresh and it reminded me of a more bitter DFH 90 IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
September 12, 2014. Bottle. Pours reddish a,ber with a dense white head. Aroma is fruity, orange zest, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, orange notes. Finish has notes of orange zest and alcohol. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beertobealive (299) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Short and quickly fainting white head with nice and bitter spices aromas. Clear orange body. Excellent sweetness and length in mouth. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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