overall
97
83
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget p: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gr og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 mneder p hvidvinsfade.

English: Its Alive!!! Indeed it is. This Belgian Ale has been aged on White Wine barrels to give it that touch of alcohol, while the Brettanomyces give the tartness. Complex but well balanced beer.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is quite bretty, some wine, faint malt. Flavour is subtle winey brett magic, quite grapy and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
From a bottle,brettanomyces flavor,hay, floral, golden, clear, white foam, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, fizzy, its ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Tap at Vandaag. Deep hazy amber pour. Creamy thick head. The aroma is soft and minerally with a lot of brett funk and soft crackery malt. A lot of fruit on the front of the palate with pineapple, mango, and a bit of raspberry as well. Sweeter than I was expecting even tnough the flintiness of the brett does come through quite a bit. Its definitely too sweet, but theres a lot of potential in this glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
Glowing amber haze with pearl like bubbles floating up to the top of my glass, the crown is thick tall and dish soapy, Sour, very sour, and some more sour in the aroma. I can a pick up oak, Belgium yeasty yum, some wheat, some spicebut not really spice more of an odorless sharpness that Im calling spice. There is even a out of place but pleasant odor of a cherry Lambic somehow in here. The more I smell the more the funk comes out. Taste is better!!!, nice sour, good wood, I even get the white wine. LEMON!! The wine is not at the front of the flavor its probably the third to fourth flavor you pick up. NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! My long time beer review pen just died!!!!!!! Ive been using this pen for reviews for 2 years now, sad, sad day, how will I ever go on? Ok Im better now found a new pen. The wheat really shows up in the back of the throat, can you say banana? Nice sharp peppery spice comes out but not on every sip. Brew gets thicker and more malty the longer you let it sit, the sour and wine start to fadenot sure how I like it better! Nice interesting beer it didnt rock my world but it was still yum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
(375ml bottle, BB 08/11/08) Pours a clear golden orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of horse blanket, herbs, fruit, caramel, oak, and florals. Flavor of brett, citrus, white wine, oak, and herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity slightly funky and weak hoppy aroma. Smooth malty tart citrus and funky brett flavor with oaky hints. Has a fruity malty funky oaky white wine finish with hints of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl with cork or plastic stopper. Deep amber colored, slightly hazy pour with an off-white head of medium length. The aroma is of light citrus and light grapefruit. The taste follows the nose. Slightly tart mouthfeel and a afbalenceret and slightly bitter end

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
bottle thanks to boomer0813. poured an orange gold with a white head and some nice lace. aroma was orange, citrus, slight pine, and brett? flavor was orange, musty, and what seemed to be a touch of grass. body was light with high carbonation.


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