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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 422   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3222) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 6, 2009
750ml brown bottle, corked. Cloudy orange/amber coloured with a solid, tall creamy head. Some soapy lacing. Aroma has some orange-like sweetness up front, some hemp notes, brett. Malt has some nutty qualities, earthy, woody, grapefruit and floral hop flavours. Medium bitter finish, lasting grapefruit hops aftertaste. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Great mix of bitterness and brett, which to me equals a dangerously drinkable, and no sign of the 8% alcohol.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stultus (31) - ESTONIA - APR 15, 2016
Pours light amber with a thick lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy - flowery, citrus. Taste is malty sweet, citrus, very strong bitterness and a long bitter finish. Medium body and medium+ carbonation. Well balanced and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (852) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
Un champignon atomique de mousse jette son dévolu sur une bière cuivrée plutôt cristalline où pataugent librement de fines bulles agitées. Cette mousse s’estompe toutefois promptement et laisse quelques traces sur les parois du verre. Des parfums d’houblons herbacés et floraux dominent le bouquet et sont soutenus par des céréales mielleuses et une légère impression minérale et poussiéreuse, gracieuseté des brettanomyces. Les levures sauvages expriment une belle rusticité en bouche, mais la bière n’est pas aussi "funky" que je l’anticipais. Les houblons ont donc la chance de briller et de déclencher une amertume toute délicate. Une présence sucrée discrète apporte une certaine rondeur fort agréable. Au niveau olfactif et gustatif, le profil de la USAlive! est assez similaire à celui de la sempiternelle Orval.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6940) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 pours unclear medium dark golden, bright orange, with a nice creamy off-white head offering some lacing too. band aid bretts, very spicy oranges, candied oranges, pickled apricots wit cloes; pot-pourri, lots of piney booze, assertive herbal-resinous hops, wild strawberry fruitiness as well, lots of pepper and peppers also. moderate carbonation, medium body; warming, spicy bittering resinous finish. some complexity - akin to others from same series - yet a US-like harshness prevails. still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
A great aroma, hoppy like a session pale ale with notes of apricot, caramel and fruit. Pours a hazy reddish brown color, tan well laced head. A complex taste, floral, caramel, a hint of malt and hops. Medium body, finish is a chalky flowery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1495) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy copper color, medium white head. Apricots and hops aroma. Medium apricot flavor and a slight mineral finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 9, 2016
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Barcelona, Barcelona - Spain. Color: hazy golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet malt and caramel domination. Candied fruits. Apricot notes. Taste: medium body with really sweet malt. Caramel and toffee notes. Candied notes. Good attenuation and yeast finish. Aftertaste: sweet candied apricot and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4521) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika ( a good while ago). Deep golden clear color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; malt, hops, dried fruits, good yeast influence- a little funky. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 4, 2016
Слабень& raisin, cereal, brown, hazy, light body, thin feel,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRevere (30) - - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle Hop Hideout. Sweet with rock candy. Herbal pale ale. Brett’s Belgian style strong pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antykowalsky (91) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Aroma of wilderness, sour cherries, american hops. Red colour, big stable head. Taste is, medium sour, medium bitter, small alcohol.


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