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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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25084) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15000) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Draught. [Beer festival 2009] Yet again a fantastic experience with an aroma that was quite amazing in my humble opinion. Spare white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Cloudy brown glowing color. Aroma was heavy sweet calvados, wood, nutty, vinous, bread, raisins, dates, warming alcoholic, mild toasted malty and caramel like notes. Very full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick heavy texture with some alcoholic feel in there as well. Heavy sweet flavor with mild counter bitterness. Lingering vinous fruity and wood like finish. Top dollar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Clear amber - white head. Apples, light horsey, sweetness, bike-glue, vineous, roasted, ryebread, wood, raisins, caramel, medium malty, dried fruits, fruity, citrussy, light alcoholic, toasted, nice complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4802) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5226) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2009
Tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival 09. Slight hazy copper color, medium creamy white head. Aroma of fruit, hay, cane sugar, malt, some pear or green apples? Taste of green apples, slight sweet, malty, quite some alcohol. Delicious finisher of a decent festival.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4091) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear red amber with no head. Aroma si vanilla raisins fruity marzipan caramel. Flavor is sweet pungent bitter raisins.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21120) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4272) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35353) - 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]


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