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Mikkeller X Calvados Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Mikkeller X Calvados Barrel Aged Barley Wine
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
Danish: Mikkeller X-serie. Blend mellem en kraftigt humlet Barley Wine lagret i 3 år og en Barley Wine lagret 15 måneder på Calvados fad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
2009-05-16, draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Hazy dark amber color; small creamy head. Nice creamy aroma, very strong: caramel, apples (how?), possibly vanilla. Strong body, caramel flavor with strong alcohol feeling, apples again. Extreme as usual from Mikkeller. I prefer Barley Wines like the Bad Worse, but very enjoyable anyway!

Handbottle, 20 days later, 7-4-9-4-17=41
Hazy brown color. I will say only that it has an excellent caramel flavor, woody, with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s an almost clear, orange-golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Calvados, or just generic apple-booze dominates the aroma, with some sweetness and alcohol notes. It’s sweet and full-bodied in the mouth, with a lovely alcohol heat, and flavors of apple booze, vanilla, rum raisin, sour apples, some caramel, and a lovely hoppyness in the background. Resiny, warm finish with lots of sweetness and a good bitterness. A lovely one, but I think the Calvados leaves too much flavor and aroma, overpowering the base beer. But lovely anyway. (090516)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2009
From tap@Københavnske Øldage 2009. Deep copper colored with a ring of foam klinging to the glass. Rich and rounded fruit aroma with overipe apples dominating. Refined caramellish malts and alcohol too. Very flavorfull. Bitter-sweet and vinous with a strong, grainy malt body. Rich appely fruitiness in the flavor as well. Notes of wood and toffee. Not very hoppy, but the bittering hops is there to balance. Big body. Thick mouthfeel. Complex, warming finish. Very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Dark golden with a small white head. Sweet aroma of apple and pear, some alcohol and some wood. Malty sweet flavour, some caramel, some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4961) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
At CBF 09.Hazy dark amber colour with almost,no head.Aroma of portwine and wood,feels really vinous with strong warming alc.Heavy mouthfeels and fruity finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
On tap. Almost clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Intense, woody Calvados aroma with some caramel. Very full-bodied, lots of caramel, wood and vanilla with an extremely warming alcohol. Hardly any bitterness. To me the best beer at the recent Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009, and I was glad when the brewer revealed that this is gonna have a bottle release at some point. 160509

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught at KØ09. Mild vanilla aroma. Cloudy red brown colour. Very small stable tan head. The flavour is quite sweet with a distinct vanilla and cigarbox note. Good peppery finish, slightly warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
Draught. Sweet malty alco fruity caramel woody aroma. Flavour: sweet fruity and malty, spiced, alcohol, wood and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, fruits and alcohol. Vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
CBF09. Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and hopy aroma. Applenotes very present. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Long fantastic finish. Apple notes. Creamy palate.

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