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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12251) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Zack-11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is herbal/pine hops, medium malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, sweet medium malt, some medium fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12187) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2010
Tap @ Lord Nelson, Cph.
Pours a very impressive clear red with a small, creamy, off-white head that soon ends up as a thin film. Aroma is fruity, there is a strong note of rhubarb at first, softly vinious (which is impressive), caramel, toffee, grapefruity hops. Very low, slightly prickly carbonation, super oily mouthfeel. Flavour starts very, very sweet with lots of caramel. But this is luckily balanced well by alcohol and a powerful hops dose. Very dry in the finish actually. There are sherry notes everywhere, but still feels like a beer with rather chewy malts (almost crisp, even). The aftertaste, though, is sublime. The bitterness stays on my tongue and the top of my throat, while the warmth settles nicely in my belly. It is lovely non-alcoholic, yet still very strong. Very good for what its attempting, though I might prefer a Big Worse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12109) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - quite clear amber colour and with a moderate head retention; aroma of marzipan and chewy malts with notes of alcohol and solvant; full-bodied and very sweet; a huge alcohol kick, residual sugars and almondy hoppy finish, slightly fruity

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
50cl bottle dark amber, smooth offwhite yellowish thick head. aroma is prickly strong boozy, flowery hops, eggyolk, malts, quite strong aroma but not very flavorfull. lots of punch. flavor is sweet malty, faint hoppy, boozy, but less boozy than 17.6% for sure, faint citric note. orange. Need some time to adjust to such a high abv, but the beer itself is a good very sweet barley wine with some hops to balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
12.7oz bottle (18.5%). Poured a deeper yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of alcohol, yeast, fruitiness, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, honey sweetness, fruity, candi sugar, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11554) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
Pours dark gold with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, malt and alcohol. Matching flavor with some bitterness at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Uncelar. Small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholdense, spiced, caramelly and full of ripe fruits. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, full of overripe fruits, spice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Sweetish and fruity end. Hmmm. Not really to my likings.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11495) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2010
250ml from tap at rsted lbar & Caf. Murky, dark reddish body, no head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits. Sweet hops and dried fruits in flavour, dominated by apricots. Moderate impact of alcohol on the palate. Alright sipper that gets a bit too sweet (Copenhagen, 09.05.2010).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11379) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Big alcohol, very caramel. Caramel colour. OK drinkability even though shared, but with food.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
On tap at Night after Monsters. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. Floral hop and alcohol aroma. Medium mouthfeel with sweet hop and honey and alcohol burn in the finish. A very good barleywine from Mikkeller.


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