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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 (44) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1054) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Medium white head diminishing. Aroma is citrus, fresh green leaves, grass, grain, malt and sour rhubarb. Taste is sour tea of green leaves and spruce shoots.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1783) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2015
75cl bottle at cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is clear dark gold. Head is persistent and thin to medium. Nice balanced sour/bitter/sweet taste. Aroma is bretty, winy, hoppy, fruity, herby.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8089) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Thursday 9th April 2015 Deep golden colour with a big bubbles head, fresh nose. Soft in mouth, very fresh, don’t know much about this beer but this does taste a bit wine like. Streaky citrus but with a rumbling and building dry finish, really dry. A little Belgian yeastiness in background but wonderfully tart. Lovely. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov14 3.8

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Tokyu food show. Poured into a snifter. A straw golden color that’s mostly clear with a touch of haze and a quickly dissipating small head. Very pleasant aromas of pear, citrus almost like a sauvignon blanc. Hints of cinnamon, clove and arugula present as it warms up. Tart on the palate with soft carbonation and slightly oily mouthfeel. Very clean, crisp and refreshing. Dry finish with a touch of yogurt sweetness. Would be great on a hot, humid summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
domienS (201) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
Pours a clear blond beer with a fine white head and low saturation. Smells gentle citrus nose, some green apple, some spices, some funk. Tastes gentle bitter at first and the comes some sour. Leaves a gentle bitter, refreshing palate. The beer feels plat and thin. OK beer, not my favorite. The bitter/sour combination is interesting though. Credits for that.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Interesting. Aroma is white wine, tropical fruit, apples, some sharpness. Taste is quite mellow, bit creamy, herbal, touch of tropical fruit, but more like berries this time and just a touch of sourness. Quite soft. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Hazed yellow, white head. Awesome mix of sour, funk, earthy notes, some hay, citrus, lactic notes. This is a really really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (778) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Golden, Rather hazy, white foam, funky, basement, citric, ananas, medium+ sourness, light bitterness, lightly sweet, light body, thin feel, tart, average carbonation, long very dry and tart finish Overall: Very intense in aroma and taste, quite refreshing, good drinkability, interesting

-- rated with beerbasher

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Tastes spicy and has a clove orange blossom aroma. The palate is fizzy with a slight sour long finish. Has a clear amber color.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, hay, balanced. TASTE: sour, fruity, lactic, oak.


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