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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredienser: vand, malt, ris, sirup, humle og gær.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
matbli (60) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle 0,75l, cloudy orange with small head, but a beautiful lacing remains for a very long time. Aroma of citrus fruits, oranges, flowers, lavender. After itgets warmer the aroma changes to honey and cognac and gets more alocoholic, but also more warming while drinking. In taste noticable notes of coriander and amarican hops that are good balanced with light orange sourness and a strawy sweetness. To be honest I have a big dilemma how to rate this beer, since I really think it was a very pleasant one. The think is it is definitly not a barley wine, so I had to deduct some score points from the overall rating. For sure this is a beer that you can enjoy drinking, but rather if you expect a good AIPA or even a double AIPA. I was terribly missing some wine fruitiness and finally even if there were such tastes and aromas in it, they were all completly covered by amarican aroma hops. In the rating I also took the price quality ratio into account. I could imagine to buy it again as a good AIPA for half the price it costs, but for almost 20$ shop price/bottle I won’t.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rzymol (108) - - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Bottle, 75cl. Pours hazy tea with orange with small-bubbled, homogeneous, long-lasting foam. Aroma of fresh, american hops, predomintantly floral, Scotch pine needles and citrus, but after a while an alcoholic and irritant note becomes evident. Taste is built of medium bitterness and some light and syrupy sweetness, from sip to sip some taste of rice can be even found but cannot admit that it adds much to the table. It generally improved while drinking with bitter notes being more and more balanced with malty tones. It is generally smooth on the palate, bit oily, leaves a yeasty dryness on the tongue. An alcohol is not hidden and gives a warming feeling down the throat. Medium bodied. I must admit that my expectations from such a big names were way higher. Too much of AIPA hoppy feel for this style (yeah, I know it is not an AIPA), in my humble opinion. It is a good beer and I enjoyed it but it doesn’t really bring anything new on the table and if one considers the price/quality ratio, there are better options to go on the market.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (617) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
75cl bottle. Pours a nice, unclear, orange amber with a dense, white to of white head. Aroma is very fruity with peach, pear, pineapple and tropical fruity hops. I actually catch some rice as well. slightly floral. Lots of pale malty sweetness. Taste has a big sweet fruityness up front, but turns more and more bitter hoppy. Slight acidic citrus and peach. As it heats up, the sweetness gets more sugary or syrupy. Nice value beer actually!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eluosiren (118) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 22, 2014
This is a good beer in general, but not really brilliant for Mikkeller. I know that he can do better

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1771) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle @ Dijleschuimers bierproeffestival. Cloudy orange colour, white foam. Aroma of honey, tropical fruit and fresh bitter hops. Sweet with bitter finish. Good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2415) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
Shared with wim and benny at bierfestival dijleschuimers 2014 leuven. Blond colored beer with small white head and medium carbonation visible. Hopped floral aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is sweet fruited ending rather bitter dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ajes (19) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2014
750 cl bottle. Beautiful Golden amber. Hazy. Small White head. Aroma, citrus, piney, malty. Taste, bitter, sweet, light alcohol, ripe fruit. Medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7231) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle, shared with Grippitis. Very hazy deep golden amber body with a light gold, creamy head. Sticky toffee malts with a generous dose of grassy/citrus hop character. Full bodied and sweet, but the hops balance nicely. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Dark orange/golden coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, intensive fruity hoppy nose. Sweet malty, fruity hoppy, notes of herbs and alcohol. Light notes of tropical fruits in rather bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant one but nothing more than that.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours golden-copper with a thick creamy white head that lasts forever. Very nice look! Nice piney and floral aromas, with a distracting ether note as it warms up. Medium to full body, bitter up front, with strong, almost harsh, piney resinous bitterness, some red fruits, finishing on a dark crystal malt and something reminding me of raspberry. Interesting brew...


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