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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lets us introduce Win Bic. Win Bic is a new friend in the X-mas family from Mikkeller.
Its a blended Spontan Ale and Saison, It is 6,0% abv, It is awesome and it comes in a magnum bottle. Welcome Win Bic.
The Tasting panel Said:
Cloudy light orange with a fine foamy thick white head
Aroma – A mild spicy impression with acidic green apples, cloves and a sweetness as from dried apricots. We also find some bitterness as from lemon peel and a lactic touch. You clearly sense the saison notes as white pepper and mild various spices.
The taste blasts out the saison expressions in the beginning and we think of oxidated apples as you find in certain ciders – after that you get the lactic and sour impression that appears very refreshing and drinkable. A freshness topped with dry impressions of the barrels. You feel like another sip.
The mouth feel is not as carbonated and fizzy as in most of Mikkellers spontan beers. The finish is very dry with a touchy bitterness that again reminds of citric peel. For some this citric bitterness could get too much.


mentalmind's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mentalmind (48) - - NOV 14, 2013
Lambic mixed with saison!? I’m intrigued. Little foam. Amber cloudy color. Citrus aroma with a hint of earthy tones. Sour taste as in geuze. Still missing something. Still an interesting mix of styles worth to try out.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1376) - - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste is dominantly tart fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (1099) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 0,375l from The Beer Cartel, Sydney. Pours a cloudy orange copper colour, medium head and leaves a one finger lacing. Aroma of tart, orange zest and sour apples. Same for taste with malts and slight bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (293) - Kronoby, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Fairly fresh and mild with grapes, brett, grass and some bread. The finish was dry and quite tart. A pleasant one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (605) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Spændende wild ale. Ubeskrivelig smag - men behagelig og frisk, med tilpas surhed. Kedeligt udseende

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft musk on the nose, light fruit. Medium bodied, light bretty yeast, soft spice. Light tangy musk, soft fruit. Lingering musk, faintly tangy, a touch of grapes. A hint of lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is barnyard funk, earthy, citrus, tropical fruit and floral. Taste is tart and sour with some light sweetness on the finish. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation and a crisp quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Taphouse, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, perfume, grass, fruit, tart, hay.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, grass, fruit, hops, citrus, some spices, sour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FraekkeFyr87 (214) - - JAN 16, 2016
The aroma is full if acidic green apples, apricots, lemon and pepper. The color is light orange. The taste is full of acidic green apples, reminiscent of apple cider. The finish is dry and bitter. Not my kind of beer, but still drinkable. It’s Mikkeller after all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2519) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Yeast, pepper, oak, light hops, pomelo bitterness, apple notes. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Maakun’s. Maakun brings out the cannon. Golden pour with little white head. Fruity hops, concentrated grain syrup, yeast, champagne, cider, apfelkorn, floweriness. Light sweet, light sour and moderate bitter. Good sessionable stuff and a joy to drink.


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