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Mikkeller X Calvados Barrel Aged Barley Wine

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Mikkeller X Calvados Barrel Aged Barley Wine
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Draught @ Ølfestival Valby - CBF09, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, fruity - apple - pear, moderate to heavy hoppy, wood, oak, alcohol - calvados. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090516]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy and caramelish. Sweet to sugarish flavoured with a distinct bitterness coming through. Light spiced, fruity and solid sweet to acidic flavoured. Very elegant and smooth, all though a bit on the sweet side. Slight warming finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25089) - 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small white head.Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and calvados. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, dried fruits and calvados. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty fruity calvados aroma with hints of carame land some hints of alcohol, sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of calvados and some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some hints of calvados and dark fruit in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
16th May 2009
Copenhagen Beer Fest. Had a few by the time this came out on Saturday. Intense spicy apple nose. Rich malt and more intense spicy apple. Wasn’t capable of more depth by that but the beer was clearly unapologetically Calvedos!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Tap at KBH Festival, 2009. Unclear amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Strong, sweet, smooth, malty, oak, caramel, orange, acetone, warmth and hops. A big one - and nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13525) - 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.


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