De Molen / Mikkeller Mikkel & Menno Weizenbock

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Weizen Bock
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Mikkel and Menno is the result of a collaboration between Denmarks best brewery Mikkeller, and Hollands best brewery De Molen. This beer is a weizenbock, it has been brewed at De Molen in the Netherlands and Mikkel contributed to the recipe with a lot of American hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle 777. I had contemplated keeping this for some reason but thought that this was only a number. Hopefully fortuitous, but no really big deal. The nose is crisp with the dry hopping of the said amarillo, simcoe, chinook and cascade. The appearance in the glass is cloudy with a patina of creaminess in the head. There is a certain unfermented graininess in the taste and the mouthfeel is slightly thin notwithstanding the ABV. A good beer but it does not present to me that it is a weizenbock given the absence of fruity esters that should define this beer.

JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle Number 206: Initial copper color turns milky tan as the yeast from the last swirl pours out. Moderately tall canvas colored head. Big aromas of hops (floral to noble), with plenty of caramel, malt and dough in the background. Nice lace. This isn’t a german weizenbock by any stretch of the imagination. Big fresh hops and actually a touch of clove and spice as it sets on the palate. An IPA Weizenbock. Dry finish. With a linger of hops and hints of wheat and lightly toasted malt. 8/10

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
11/7/2009 11:37:52 AM Tap at BBF. Amber body with large head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit. Hoppy and bitter taste with grapefruit. American style. Quite enjoyed this (as an admitted hophead.)

TorbenJensen (1534) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
This bock have a nice and flashy foam, distinctive flavor of floral hops and so really nothing more. Only slightly malt presses itself on the back of the taste spectrum, but combined it’s too far away to maintain this beers type correctness. I feel sorry when two so otherwise competent, brewers turn their heads together and to the extent misses a classic beer style as the Bock. I am otherwise one of those who likes pretty much a well-brewed bock, but this is not one of them. In a blind tasting I would have guessed that Mikkel & Menno was a reasonably successful attempt an IPA that was neither British or American, but rather Dutch / Danish and it had been a little more interesting!

dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to tulip Molasses, brown sugar, light coffee. Cloudy, deep amber with no head. Taste is molasses, coffee, chocolate.

kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is light brown with minimal white head. Aroma is sherry, raisins, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste is light bitterness, cardboard, finishes with dry and bitter. Overall, this is a really old bottle (2009 I think) but for its age its held up really well.

Ferris (16093) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Toffee and lots of nice sweetness. Much like a barley wine with a clear copper. Sweet, thin and caramel. Light, cardboard oxidized and a mellow toffee sweetness. Very light on the palate.

mikeyo1 (849) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. dark copper color and a large thick light beige head. Vinous aroma of dark fruits, notes of banana, caramel, dark bread, wheat. Taste is sweet with a smooth texture and big body. Fruity flavors of red apples, plums, raisins, spices, some banana, orange peel, caramel, wheat, cardboard. Assertive bitter finish with orange peel and hints of cloves lingering. While it has some nice aging properties, and has aged well (and despite the labels BF date of 2015-01), i’d say that being a hoppy weizen bock, it probably peaked 1-2 years ago.

Desser (2) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Numbered bottle 0754. Brewed on Nov 4th 2009 Bottled on Dec 5th 2009 Boring beer. Nothing special to go out of my way to rebuy or trade

Grima (2491) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours dark amber colored with high, creamy head. Smell has strong yeast, hops and some perfumey alcohol. Starts strong malty, with lots of sweetish yeast and a perfumey note. Finish has lots of yeast, bitter malt notes as well as some alcoholic notes.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottled 17/09/14. I’ve had this a while and it’s aged really well. Pours mahogany coloured with a big whitish head. A good strong wheaty beer with loads of hops. A good sweet edge at first but then late sharp hoppiness takes over. Lovely complexity and superb depth, Ace.

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