Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (beer interloper) split at JF’s cheese & wine tasting, 22/12/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a big ole off white head.
Nose is candied sugars, caramel, bubblegum, yeast esters, figgy jam, dark fruit, spice.
Taste comprises caramelised sugars, floral notes, bubblegum, punchy hops, candyfloss, apricot jam, sublte brett presence, candied orange peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry hoppy closure.
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit of an odd blighter this one as by look it seems Belgian but by aroma and flavour was deeply American NW. Slightly hazy mellow orange colour with a fulsome cream coloured head, this was lively in the glass - courtesy of its yeasty origin. Aromas of stonefruit, faintly resinous, mainly herbal. Plenty of lively mouthfeel and great oily dabs of hoppy fruitiness, accompanied by elegant sweet white-peachy nectarine flavours. Sat on the palate for ages because of the gentle bitterness. Remarkable beer and an interesting crossover.
jbruner (2487) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper on tap with thin cap of off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and candied sugar, with a funky yeasty middle, and a tart medicinal ending. Taste follows, with a dry finish. Solid beer.
k0mpsa (1353) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at mikkeller and friends. Dark amber color, white head. Nice hoppy and fruity aroma, malty also. Taste is hoppy belgian sweet, nice combination. Body is balanced and taste is good, some yeast.
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Très beau nez, très éxotique (mangue, passion, litchi) avec du pamplemousse également. L’entrée en bouche est encore exotique mais ce beau fruité ne dure pas assez à mon goût, la fin de bouche est sur le caramel, la céréale, avec des notes florales et épicées aussi. Belle longueur en bouche et bonne amertume cependant.
Homer321 (2125) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Strong hoppy nose. Huge off white head. Flavor is a sweet malt honey like flavor with a hop juice presence. Slightly tart. In a refreshing way. Not too sour. Not too shabby.
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy caramel color with tan head. Rustic and bretty aromas. Lightly tart brett flavor with musty and rustic notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good stuff!
ansalon (1596) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber. Aroma is grapefruit, peach, apricot, grass, funk. Taste is honey, caramel, vanilla, dew grass, apricot. Very good!
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Ktwse (2221) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy deep amber, low white head. Aroma of bretta, passion fruit, mango, loads and loads of fruit... Taste is light medicinal bitter with some fruit sweet and very light tart. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation.
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Lore (1207) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
hazy amber colour, huge yellowish head; aroma of yeast, floral-grassy hops and some herbal notes - great appearance and aroma, quite promising so far; taste of hops with some disturbing medicine-like bitterness which makes it much less enjoyable...it will never be my favourite...well, in fact it is a torture to drink this only one opened bottle...this is definitely the worst Mikkeller beer, I’ve ever tasted...UPDATE: after a half glass, I was not able to continue drinking this thing, in the light of its price, I put it back to the fridge...maybe tomorrow, maybe with some food with intensive taste...maybe...