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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredienser: vand, malt, ris, sirup, humle og gśr.


NeuroPliny's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (162) - Calgary, Alberta, - AUG 23, 2013
Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy apricot brown. Off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is rich in hops with notes of citrus with grapefruit coming through. Flavour is surprisingly sweet given the nose. Sweet malts and rice syrup combine with prickly hops to give an interesting take on the original Boogoop Barley Wine.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rzymol (25) - - DEC 25, 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 bittereness and some light and syrupy sweeteness, 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 doesnít 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 (455) - 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 (100) - 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 (1592) - 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 (2361) - 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 (7030) - 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 (5900) - 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 (470) - 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
At the "expensive beer tasting" with heavy, hrabren and ogivlado. Poured a dark amber body with a small white head that went away slowly. SSweet aroma, dull maltiness, some alcohol, but some fruity tropical hop too. Sweetish, mild tropical fruit note in the taste, going into a dull herbal bitterness, good fruity notes, some reminiscent of gummibears. Some alcohol, slightly too much for a second. Though itís close to going the sweet & sticky way, itís saved by a fresh citric note, edged with lemon gummie bears. The bitterness here is only medium. Oof... I was expecting something Iíd love, got something that went from a disappointment back to "kinda like it". Itís a very good beer, and I might be ever so slightly underrating it, but I donít feel comfortable giving it more than this.


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