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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (Tomahawk, Cascade and Amarillo), yeast and brettanomyces.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2009
A hazy burnt copper with billowing fluffy head. Great nose of brett berries, citrus, old hops, candy sugar. It’s big, some brett freshness and lift, malty, peppery and dry, great peachy Amarillo, lots of fruit but still quite understated. Nice - US hops and brett do it for me!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Light copper pour from corked bottle shows leather and dried apricot aromas, then sweet malt and must funk flavors. The body is medium-lean and the beer finishes metallic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a clear, copper body under a dense, finger-thick off-white head. Citrusy nose with pale malts, pinecones and woody notes. Lovely piney and citrusy flavor with a funky hint, resins and a little caramel too. Full-bodied and effervescent. Resiny finish with bitterness, fluorine, resins and some pepper. Quite warming. A really nice blend of citrus and funk. 090828

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
I get a lot of strong acidic hops in the nose, I like just a bit (or tons and tons!) more cascade though. Creamy dark brown looking, it somehow manages to be light and clear around the edges and dark and smokey looking in the middle. Great lacing. Strong, strong hop flavour, only later on does the malt and belgan yeast really set in. So many things going on on paper, its almost overload in your mouth. Well balanced for so many extreme flavours.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10412) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, grapefruit, fruit, citrus. Flavour is sweet, hop, grapefruit, peaches, fruit, citrus. Full bodied nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at my Mums on Christmas Day.
Excellent clean copper colour with a good lasting white head. Lots of tangerine hop in the aroma with some sherbet and earthy malt in the background. Strange meaty and fatty feel to it. Very perfumed, slightly sugary and a reasonable bitterness in the finish. Rather dull and basic for a Mikkeller beer. Not bad but they’re capable of SO much better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2009
75cl, new Danish brew Anno 2009, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2009
It’s war orange-golden, slightly hazy and with lively pearls rising. The hear is creamy. The aroma has notes of fruit, citrus and a refreshing sourness. The flavor is hoppy and fruity with notes of citrus and a refreshing sourness, a nice bitterness and the overall impression is a refreshing beer nice with or without food. I do not really notice the Brett.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy brownish amber with a large, fluffy beige head that lasts ages with plenty of lace. Hoppy aroma has notes of toffee, pine, lemon, grapefruit with a hint of brett funkiness. Flavour is also hoppy but is just as malty with notes of caramel, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, nuts and brett. Medium body with a moderate amount of prickly carbonation and a long, bitter, almost sour finish. I agree that this seems more like an American than a Belgian strong ale, although there is a definite Belgian slant, but either way this is a great beer and another highly successful experiment from Mikkeller.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
Big bottle, shared over the year’s first Thursday night football game. Pours a very hazy orange-brown with a big, long-lasting golden head. Aromas of nutty toffee and sweet grapefruit, with a little funk. Surprisingly toasty malt flavours with a sweet and spicy resinous hop character, loads of grapefruit, with a very bitter finish that has some herbal qualities in a medicinal way. Toastier than I was expecting, with more American IPA than belgian ale in my mind, but certainly an interesting marriage!


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