Sigmund (7458) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2011
750 ml "champagne" bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.39%. Amber to brown hazy colour, big to moderate white (or slightly off-white) head. Fairly nice moderate aroma, some funky and fruity notes, also notes of dust and damp basement. The flavour is moderately funky and fairly alcoholic, medium bitter hops in the finish. Not bad, but from Mikkeller you expect something better than this. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
750ml synthetic corked & caged bottle. Brewed at De Proef.
Pours a nice clear reddish/roange/amber/ brown. The head is large, foamy, and slightly off-white. It recedes decently quickly leaving some large spots of nice lacing.
There is a lot of caramel in the scent. Also some funk. There are some hops in there too, some nice grassy herbal notes come out of those.
The taste is very, very smooth. It has some roasty caramel flavor, a nice semi-bitter hop bite, and a speckle of yeast. This one is obviously pretty fresh and the wild yeast hasn’t done its full duty yet. So this one is more of a real belgian strong ale than a wild ale. There is some nice fruit that comes in at the end.
The mouthfeel is pretty nice, a bit syrupy though.
Overall, it is another ok but not amazing experimental brew form Mikkeller.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-07-2010 01:11:09 Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy and cloudy bright orangey and amber color ale with a large frothy head with a thick foamy head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of light funky notes with light tart notes and sweet malt base. Taste is sweeter then expected with light tart notes with light funky notes. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and quite refreshing though a bit too sweet for my own taste. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Fantastic lacing. Sour ale like on the nose, some honey in there with a dash of hops. Very interesting beer. Sweet and sour almost. Hops, caramel backing, apple. Pleasantly surprised with this one TaktikMTL (7790) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de pommes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère odeur de pommes avec une pointe d’épices et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #3513)
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
750ml bottle, cavedirect. Huge Belgian yeast aroma, strong apple and ripe fruit. Tart taste, but sweetness lurks around the corner. Cough mixture on the tongue, plus nettles, gooseberry and orange. Seems to thin out with drinking though. jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Muddy copper colored beer with an off-white head. Obvious funk and Brett on the nose. Slightly sweet malt taste, funky, short hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a dry palate. Honestly, I was expecting better. espenra (1015) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2011
75cl bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Aroma is dominated by Bret yeast. Faint hint of hops and apples. Flavour is firstly bret yeast, but after a short while it’s replaced with notes of ashes and nuts as well as some apples. Suprisingly short aftertaste. esp0r (2920) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene. Deep copper clear with a thin white head. Nice lacings on the glass. Smells of malts and also red wine. Smooth feel in the mouth with some of the same tastes as the aroma. Good hoppy bitter finish. But too much alcohol in this beer for me Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Shared bottleb@ Henrik. Something as unusual as a boring beer from Mikkeller. Pours golden amber. Somewhat sparkling and tastes a little like cheap wine.