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Mikkeller X Barley Wine 2006/2013

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
93
style
Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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3/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Københavnske Øldage 2006. X Barley Wine is Big Bad’s big brother........ ;-)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, earthy, moldy - fusty, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, moldy - fusty, caramel, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130504]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is solid hoppy, light soapy and grassy. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Light soapy and sweet malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
[Another century is turned with a MIkkeller beer - this time rating number 6200] Except for Beer Geek Breakfast Draft Version, this is the Mikkeller beer I’ve had the most of - having it on draft at Ølbaren 1.5 kilometers from my home is nice (as long as it lasts). I have no less than three ratings of this from different enviroments and different stages of drunkedness that I’m combining. The scoring for all three ratings are identical - but the descriptions are more or less thourough.

A hazy dark orange - almost amber beer with a nice creamy and lazing light brown head. The aroma is very sweet and very powerful with primary notes being a combination of malt, alcohol, and hops in a delicate balance, combined with notes of caramel, fresh peaches, over ripe fruits, and citrus. The flavor is like drinking a thick hop juice with a strong alcohol presence, which tickles the tongue and burns slightly in the throat. The flavor also contains more relaxed but still pronounced notes of caramel, wood, and fruits. In the end the hops gain in strength with a strong bitterness, that balances out the sweetness very nicely. The bitterness in turn mixes with a dryness caused by the alcohol for a long lasting dry end. The alcohol gives it a powerful body. This is a Barley Wine with a lot of character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
(On tap) Slightly hazy dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Fat, hoppy nose with a whiff of caramel. Very full body with tons and tons of caramel and notes of toffee. Quite an alcoholic finish. Very classical American style Barley Wine. 200506

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20558) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
Draught. Cloudy orange coloured with a small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, pine needles, cardemomme and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19212) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
[Draught at Købehavnske Øldage] Cloudy amber, no head. Strong aroma of salted lychee. Vast amounts of malt generates a soft, firm mouthfeel as well as some toffee flavours. The bitterness is camouflaged by malt sweetness. Combining Thomas Hardys Ale with a hoppy American barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet and lovely hoppy aroma. Sweet malty flavor with lots of hops and dark fruits. Has a long dry warming finish. A lvely barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Palate is minerally crisp. Sweet malts with bubblegum esters. Light aniseed alcohol. Dry spicy finish. Big flavours but overall a bit clunky!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, wood, candy sugar, malt and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006
Draught at Ølbaren earlier tonight. Red "Blandet rød saft" farvet, small head. Smells like sweet candy. Taste: heavy barley, hop (not overhwelming), round taste.


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