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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
Cloudy yellow with off-white three inch head, looks great. Hop aromas are terrific, medium mouthfeel, very lacey. Citra hop taste, orange. A full bitterness, lots of hops. A tad of sourness-astringency. Kenís bottle from the private order.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Orangy brown in colour. Light lacing head. Smells like a typical impact. Light, smooth, citrus. Thick and smooth mouth feel. Hoppy and lightly bitter. All the good of an impact with minimal bitterness. Really easy to drink. 8% really? Cant tell. Would recommend to any hop head, all the taste with minimum bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (652) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
Tasted 2011-01-13. Pours semi-clear orange with yellow teinted white head. Grassy hop aroma. Very powerful. Bretts present. It generally tastes very fresh and hoppy. The finish is bitter. Very bitter. A little too bitter. Prolly unpleasantly so for some. For many. I just find a bit annoying. Itís actually not the bitterness per say, that I mind. Itís that very last impression of the beer. The finish of the finish. That very last split second of taste is not just bitter. Itís harshly unpleasant. It only lasts for a short while, but itís so anoying, I hafta drown it with another sip. And then it takes itself from there. Iíll live.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (612) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
09í bottle courtesy of Sleepylopes. Opening side by side with an 09 Alive. This one may have been over-aged. High drinkability, well balanced. Has the stale dry hop back end dominated my palate for 30 seconds following swallow. Auburn, orange flavor, minimal light brown head. First few sips better tab the last few.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Received in a trade with Savvy1982. Thanks again!! Pours clear amber orange with a large beige head that leaves a nice ring of foam. Aroma of tart berries such as raspberry and blueberry, honeysuckle, lemony, herby and floral hops. Taste is a nice combination of the yeast and hops, not as funky as aroma, quite bitter. Finish is dry with a moderate bitterness. Thick texture, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
I didnít think it was possible but Mikkeller have made a beer I donít really care for. Bottle from our Mes again. Poured an amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is nice enough, usual Mikkeller-ly tasty hops, orange, quite malty. Flavour is a little fruity, peach, tangerine with more malts and tea flavours. Not a bad beer but did nowt for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle at the Euston Tap. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a cream head. Some orange, citrusy hops in the nose, with pine and brett. Very interesting flavor. Some definite funk in there, with light sweetness of honey and bread, and a bitterness of pine and orange peel. Medium in body with huge, lively carbonation. Dirty bitters in the finish with some bretty funk, good dryness, and more pine. Unique character. The hops and the brett dance about together nicely, taking turns as to who gets the lead. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with a one finger off-white head. Aroma was yeasty with citrus, grapefruit, caramel, peaches, pine and had some floral notes. Flavor was piney and citrus hops, grapefruit, yeast a bit of caramel and a touch of spice with a dry and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Beer poured a beautiful brown color with a nice tan head. The nose is a little shut down, but I do detect hints of citrus and a bit of caramel. Very nice malt backbone with a great touch of hops to balance. A little citrus as well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Rating #458, bottle brought by Brian, so probably from Fish ní Beer

Besides from the 80íes label the appearance appears to be the most orange beer Iíve ever seen, and with a high foamy head. Aroma is not classic but very interesting - a lot of rose, citrus, butter and hops. Flavor reveals the same but no butter and ending quite bitter. A medium palate and a bit edgy. A nice brew, but more american inspired than belgian, I would say.


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