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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 358   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Amber color, slightly hazy due to the bottle conditioning. A really big off-white head with both thick and creamy, and airy, parts. Very good head retention and beautiful chunky lacings. A very fascinating smell. Fresh fruity hop aromas (grapefruit, gooseberries, kiwi fruit) mix with pine-needles and fairly big dose of earthy brett. Here is also some grass, resin and a biscuity backbone. This smell is fantastic. The taste is even better than the smell, absolutely amazing. Very tasty hop flavors of exotic fruits, citric notes, pine-needles, resins and slightly raw floral notes. A big brett character sits side by side with the hops. Earth, yeast, some caramel. In the finish, there is a rather big and very pleasant bitterness coupled with a great combination of chewy malts, spicy and peppery hops and faint mineral notes. Medium body, very creamy with soft carbonation. The beer slides oh so easily down the throat. The taste of this one was as close to beer heaven is it gets, I guess. The rather aggressive hop profile and equally aggressive brett character works fantastic together and the beer is just really really taste. Almost ridiculously easy to drink. Serving type: bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk yellow colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Strong nice fruity notes. Heavy bitter fruity flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic wellbalanced powerfull beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful clear amber colour with fine head. Nice cascade aroma. Bitter hoppy flavour and burnt malt. Taste of pinetree...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2009
Hazy copper with a lasting offwhite head. Aroma: Cascade is present, flowers, sugar and a slightly burned note. Taste: Bitter, fruity, caramel. Brett is not very present. Pretty good beer.

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 (349) - , 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 (13750) - 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 (10845) - 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.


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