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Mikkeller
Brewed at Anchorage Brewing Company

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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled with Brettanomyces.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Batch#2. Light blond and opaque with white head. Very hoppy aroma, pine, brett and acidic piss. Tastes bretty-sour, very dry and acidic. Full bodied.Difficult.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
In short: A bretty-funky and hoppy-citrusy golden ale. Excellent if you like the concept.
How: Bottle 750ml, corked & caged, consumed a few months after purchase.
The look: Cloudy muddy dark peach color body topped by a large beige head that quickly dissipates to a ring of foam.
In long: Nose is big dirty barnyard-bretty and very citrusy-hoppy. Taste is as expected, funky barnyard brett and sharp citrusy hops blending together harmoniously. Big fluffy body with generous carbonation. There is some caramelized malts to be found here and there but they are buried by the funk and bitter hopping, and thats totally fine by me. A bit abrasive in the finish with the brett adding coniferous edges over the grapefruity-citrusy bitterness. Not quite to the level of Mikkellers first batch of US Alive (the batch sold in a corked bottle, before US Alive became what it is today) but still a pretty damn good take on the style. I would love to drink bottles like this all by myself but over the years my wife has become a lover of funky hoppy beers and she drinks from my bottles, so now Im trying to find a way to fake my own death because I cant afford a divorce attorney.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a very effervescent yellow with a bubbly champagne white head that fades pretty quickly. The aroma has that very familiar Brett smell. Lemons, grass, and hay with a hint of IPA masked behind the Brett. Very interesting smell. The taste is dry and crisp and very carbonated. Theres an IPA in there somewhere with those familiar citrus notes but its again masked over by the Brett. Dry, chalky, grassy, barnyard, somewhat bitter aftertaste. Overall not my favorite style of beer but its very interesting and Id probably have it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7591) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle (batch 2, bottled Nov 2012). Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light to medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with notes of lemon zest, band-aid, pepper, spearmint gum. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Very nice brew...clean and bright and enticing and well-balanced. Wish the hop character wasnt so resinous, but theres so much other stuff going on its easy to forgive (probably would rate it lower if it was fresh, as Id imagine the resin odor would be way stronger). Too damned expensive to ever buy again (Victory Helios is just as good and MUCH cheaper), but its more proof that Mikkeller needs to abandon their De Proef contract...this and the Porter made at Amager are ample evidence that the reason most of their other exported beers are so disappointing is De Proefs fault.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Had a while back. Looks and smells like a saison, tastes like a hoppy malt backed Euro IPA with bretts. Good stuff.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
It smells like a bandade with a gint of grape and malt. Its a cloudy yellowish color with a good head. Its a medium bodied brew that tastes like the smell of dehydrated urine and bandades. It is crisp but thats it. The aftertaste keeps commin back to haunt you. Not good. Wierd my rating is the worst i saw... Maybe i had a bad batch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to green with a huge head, aroma of brett, lemon, hops, sea weed, flavor is bitter with nice bretty acidity, lemon, lemon skin, funky, medium to full bodied, brilliant.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2013
750ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. dark amber brown, bottle cork exploded on opening, massive foamy head. Sour yeasty hop aroma. Wierd zesty lemon yeast & hop flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not a typical IPA, more a hybrid with a Belgian ale. Very disappointed with this bottle as it was expensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
Beautiful bright orange with huge soapy tan head. Begins with a great aroma of fruity citrus notes and turns more towards barnyard Brett over time. Very dry reminds me of an Normandy cider. Great with cheese and hot weather ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1915) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 6, 2013
Huge brett, also fruity hops. Raisins, oak, bark, huge citrus, very complex aroma. Bitter yeasty funky finish. Far above expectatioms


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