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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 357   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14084) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, cinnamon, malt and fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
Dear Penthouse, I never thought it would happen to me! I found myself at the GABF standing next to a playboy centerfold, now I can find out if the curtain matches the drapes. It doesn’t and this bitch has a yeast inflection I think they call it brett. Weird scent for an IPA. Weird flavour for a Brett beer. Aroma is soft woody Brett. Flavour is big woody hops with a soft Brett undertone. Some aluminum. Short finish with lasting soft hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2009
1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso. Murky orange with a big brown head. Aroma of yeast and cinnamon. Sour taste with notes of citrus, very sour finish. Nicely complex. Would like to taste an aged version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, sour hops, light to moderate belgian yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090801]
7-3-8-3-15
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, light yeasty. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090910]
8-4-8-3-15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Funky US IPA. Yes, very good, great grapefruit flavours. I really do like all of the Alive, Alight, Alright beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Dark copper with a fluffy white head. Caramel and brett funk aroma. Thick syrupy and bright slightly lively palate. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and a crisp sourness, which lingers in the finish.

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 (1726) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 (3251) - 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.


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