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Mikkeller X Kolsvart Lakrits IPA

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
IPA brewed with Liquorice from our Malmoe friends, Kolsvart.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (739) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
On tap at RCBW 2016. Slightly hazy, amber colour. High white head. Lots of fruits, gooseberries, hints of plums, citrussy notes in the aroma. Pineapple and apricots at first. Slightly citrussy, bit sweet in the middle. Slightly sweet, citrussy finish. Liqeurice in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, slightly sweet palate. Too sweet for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8004) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Draft glass @ Gollem. Very hazy reddish amber, big tanned head, nice lacing. Nose is big fruity pine resin, mango, big USA hops, very fruity, licorice takes a backseat here, only small touch,… Taste is brief fruity pine & mango USA hops upfront leading into sweet bark & sweet licorice, rather malty, sugar, herbal, faint cheesy hop,… Bark & licorice aftertaste really lingers on & on, a tad too lond,… Body is malty with pine,…. Sweet herbal,… Overal this is a pretty pleasant beer, maybe tad sweet but this combination works so much better than expected. Surprisingly successful.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2016
Tap @RCBF 2016. Slightly hazy amber color. Small size, bubbly head, stays. Sweet, fruity, citrus and very faint licorice in aroma. Citrusy, fruity, sweet and tiny hint of licorice in taste. Base beer is just some random brew and not enough licorice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1566) - LATVIA - SEP 5, 2016
Hazy amber with good off white head.Slightly sweet aroma with spicy notes. Good bitterness with medium fruity sourness and sweetness, lakrits notes. Very strong bitterness comes later and stays in my aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Commissioned IPA spiced with liquorish... At Gollem Antwerp. Complexely cobweb-lacing, frothy, snow white, thick head, cloudy orangey copper colour with bronze hue. Weird aroma through which the liquorish pierces, very strongly reminiscent of sweet cicely plants and even with a somewhat menthol-like effect, amidst more expected impressions of pink grapefruit, biscuit, moldy nut shells, wet leather. Fruity onset, dried apricot, green banana, peach, some wry grape peel too, softish carbo, sourish redcurrant hint, nutty middle with an oily mouthfeel, bit resinous and grapefruit peel-like finish but less hop bitter than one would expect from an IPA, still aromatic though, which is then again broken by that weird liquorish flavor dominating the tail. Puzzling beer, technically correct and original in its make-up, but I am still in doubt if liquorish is a good match for the hop character of an IPA, it seems like a very strange element in an otherwise very agreeable environment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatusBeer (464) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2016
330 ml bottle. Semidark orange clour with small head off. Aroma of tropical fruits. Taste of mango, peach, grapefruits, spices, sweetness, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB 15/03/18, large sample. Hazy amber color, medium frothy head. Aroma of fruity hop, citrus, bit spicy, licorice. Soft bitterness, citrussy, spicy licorice. Licorice is blended in really nice and subtle. I prefer IPAs more fruity and cant really see why you would like a licorice IPA. So, decent experiment, but nonsense combination.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 24, 2016
backlog. draft. light orange color. Aroma has some fruity notes, along with slight pine, tiny hint of liquorice root. Bitter hoppy finish with some underlaying liquorice root, very subtle and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobarts (76) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
330ml. Bottle at unibar. Pours Hazy copper. Medium white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Mango, passionfruit notes of liquorice. Taste I seasoned with tropical fruits. Aftertaste is bitter with liquorice. Maybe a bit too much liquorice, but good beer in overall

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (825) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
Draft at mikkeller bar Red brown color. Small head. Aroma of fruit, hint of licorice. Taste bitter, distinct finish of licorice. Slight sweet. Nice balance.


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