omhper (24085) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, rich firm head. Vinous grassy nose with some sweaty funkiness. Mid sweet with solid body and lightly spritzy mouthfeel. Some old hay and horseblanket, lightly vinous. Salty finish. Outstanding!
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden copper with a thick though quickly dissipating head. Aroma is earthy, perfumey floral arrangement. Very nice, but slightly understated. Flavors of flowers and Belgian funk by the truckload. Bubbly with a spicey clove finish. Very interesting, I got the impression that it actually was alive.
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma consists of sour notes with nice vinous feel and dry finish. Taste is a complex mix between some white wine notes and sour notes with a dry tart finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great complexity and great drinkability as well – somewhat reminiscent of Russian River.
mikkopen (1082) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour, thick and creamy off-white head. The aroma is sweetish, with a variety of fruit elements, bretta, and floral hops. Dryish malty, fruity and spicy flavour. Aromatic and bitter finish. The carbonation is a little bland, at least in this bottle. Very tasty.
DutchDrebus (5659) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 Hazy orange to brown colour, decent size off-white head. Smells sour, brettanomyces, white wine, fruity and some hops. Tastes like rubber, sourish, fresh, fruity, some white wine. Quite okay beer. Good carbo, medium body.
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml green bottle. Pours amber, big white, noisy head. A bit unclear. Light clinging foam on the glass. Bret nose, sourish. Flavour has dryish malt up front, big bret notes, straw, leather, lemon, ust a hint of wine-like tanginess . Finishes with light sour bret notes, woody-oaky, dry. Light spritzy mouthfeel, lots of fine bubbled carbonation. Great drinkability, does not have the feel of a 9%abv beer.
gunnfryd (14370) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is oak, funk, wine, vanilla, yeast, alcohol. Flavour is wine, funk, yeast, alcohol, oak, sourness. Strange, but nice beer in a way.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had back to back with usalive and this was much dustier, mellowed down brew. Raisen and fig, toasted malts. Still sweet and delicious.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Phredrik. Nice, dark amber color with a big, frothy white head. Aroma has a nice, subtle sourness, very fruity and surrounded by some pleasant sweet notes with lots of fruits. sour apples and cherries. The oak comes through with a fairly strong white-wine note which, with a touch of alcohol, gives it a nicely potent nose. Taste has surprising amounts of leather, fruits, yeast, a little oaky sweetness but not much, the wine-notes manifest themselves out of the alcohol and not so much the fruitiness. This gives it a slightly harsh and boozy feel. Could use some dryness and a little more sweetness. Very nice all-in-all though.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice amber with a large white head. Aroma is full of leathery and white white notes. Hints of whites grapes, gooseberries, some funky brett, horse blanket and the smell of unripe ribs, a bit of hayish malts. Taste has some notes of leather, shoe shine, brett, light sourness, earthy and grassy hoppiness, some spicy yeast notes behind all the leather and funk. The white wine barrel comes more through in the aroma, but the taste also has some spicy and peppery wine notes. Very interesting taste. Mouthfeel is a bit dry, carbonation is really nice. Interesting, but not the best Mikkeller beer out there.