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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
For a wild beer I thought it would be much more sour (also from the brett). Pours a light brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of belgian yeast, and some citrus hops. Flavor has a lot more bitter characteristic to it than I would expect. Still a decent brew though, just wish it was a little more wild.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Reddish orange pour with a big white head. Sweet candy aroma, with spice and malt. Flavor is fairly sweet, spicy, very effervescent, and at the end, somewhat crisp. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2009
My entry into Where the Wild Beers Are @ The Gate 8/30/09 (along with Ommegeddon). Golden orange with head and lace. Sweet orangey hay barn aroma. Hoppy fresh melon hay spicy hoppy bitter dry finish with very mild barn funk. Nice effervescent carbo. Very good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at WTWBA. I fail to see any hint of sour or brett in this at all. A touch of cherry aromatics, mostly just hoppy and bitter, very American IPA-like. The flavor is little different. I’ll stick with It’s Alive, thanks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a hazy light brown with a thin white head. Hops and caramel. Weird caramel, dry brett, light brown sugar. Weird off flavors on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2009
Very good creamy head, slightly irregular, off-white, leaving lace over light-brown beer with red/orange sheen. US hops and warm dark malts, nettles, and a husk-like aroma. Far beyond all that I smell a funky bitterness, Brettanomyces. Very bitter, woody, Maillard-like, burnt bread. Finishes as walnut peel and orange zeste. Nearly harsh throatwarming, chewy, well-bodied, gristslickness. OK, but somehow the Brett sits uneasy upon the dark malts/UShops bill. They make for a living, but it feels... forced.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Clear brown/orange with a small baige head. Aroma is mainly hoppy with notes of grape along with suger and some brett. Taste is bitter more than anything else. Lacks sweetness for my taste which makes it abit harsh in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... Hazy amber ... big bright hop nose .. little watery tart hop ... lots of pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (868) - Nibe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Red colour with medium off white head. Aroma dry, funky american hopps. Taste dry, malty, hopps. This beer is close to an Orval.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
nose of huge citrus sour fruits, pure west coast IPA. appeararance is very cloudy amber. flavor is of strong resiny hops and a touch of funk in the background that comes stronger late. after a few more tastes i find that both ride side by side but the hops tend to clobber the brett, as they do with most of their sparring partners. brett and hops to this level has not been done before that i know of....however i am eager to try the other version at this point with more sudued, classic hops then this bitter-bomb as i predict the barnyard with be much more substantial.


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