Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2542) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
02.05,2001. On tap at Schouskjelleren brewpub. Amber brown colour with off-white head. Very good beer with lotsof bitterness and lots of flavours. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6542) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Orange to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of American hops and brettanomyces / farmhouse. Nice flavour of fruity and resinous American hops, medium sweet with notes of caramelized orange marmalade, hints of brettanomyces in the background. Fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (4152) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
I’m pretty sure Mikeller is Danish for genius. Nose has hints of grapefruit but delicate. It pours the color of iced tea with a thin white head and some lacing. Again you get big hop flavor without the bitterness. This shouldn’t be possible. This beers wears it’s 8% very well. What a pleasure it is to drink this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6422) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2011
Bottle (75 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Shady copper, medium beige head. Bready and slightly caramelly malt aroma, with strongly perfumy and citric hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Medium dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14615) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours murky apricot brown. Off white head. Nose of burnt wood, dried fruit, apricot skin, dates and yeast. Taste of tangerine rind, burnt wood, yeast, dried fruit and apricot pits. Earthy grass feel to it. Burnt ashy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2011
Tap at Patricks, Kristiansand. Hazy amber coloured with small, offwhite head. Aroma is farmhouse/barnyard, citrus, hint of brett. Taste is medium bitter, light sour. Light to medium body, thin to oily, average carbonation. 07042011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Cask Pub and Kitchen in London. Pours an amber color with a frothy white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, with alot of grapefruit, brett, pine and some resinous notes. The flavor is quite hoppy with grapefruit and pine, along the brett and some breadiness. The body is medium with a fairly dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice Belgian Strong Ale, with IPA notes because of the intense hoppy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2011
Amber colored clear beer with a creamy off white head. Fizzy carbonation. Nice citrus taste, bitter and citrus / grapefruit more at the end. An Orval-lookalike but with US hopps: for sure a nice experiment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to savvy1984 (if memory serves).
Appearance : Amber with a small head.
Aroma : Light citrusy hops with light brett. Nice resinous profile.
Taste : Resinous hops, a bit floral with light brett. Finish quite resinous and dry.
Overall : I know this is not very fresh anymore. I wasn’t aware that this was a hoppy beer so I didn’t cared to open it sooner. Enjoyable brett flavours. Nice resinous nose. Interesting but past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
On tap @ Patricks. Slightly hazy amber body with a big off-white head. Fine and refreshing citric fruity aroma with just a hint of brett. Flavor is refreshing citric fruity, grapefruit, bitter and slightly funky. Medium body and moderate bitter finish. Funny to compare with regular It’s Alive, seems like the American hops is hiding almost all the funkyness away. Still a nice beer, but a bit straight forward.

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