Vestergaard (1893) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours murky, reddish brown amber with a big, bubbly, long lasting, white to pink head. Aroma has lots of sweet, almondy rice and milk notes, slight malty as well, but not much fruit. Taste is much more fruity though, but also with some smooth lacto sweetness. Slight sour, dark cherries. Ends off pretty malty and with a dry bitterness. Medium high carbonation, and a fairly fresh body, compared to both the 8% abv and the addition of lactose. Not bad!
Hop_Hedonist (506) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super-satisfying - beautiful fruity sour taste - a lick of bitterness - low malt impact - a revelation to this IPA drinker!
Renobob (1881) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue à la pression. Nez fruité, palais surprenant sur le gâteau, le lait et le sucre. Ensemble trop sweet pour moi.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red/copper with a thick pinkish-tan head and ample carbonation. Subtle aromas of cherry and apples with no hops present. Tastes bready and nutty followed by dry, tart cherry and finishes clean with only a slight bitterness. It’s crisp bready/malty character somewhat offsets the tart cherry. This is a nice cherry ale that is good on its own, but better because it invokes memories of a ris a la mande dessert. It’s not as complex as I’ve grown to expect from Mikkeller, but if the goal is to give tribute to the traditional Danish desert, then they have been successful.
MrOrla (2488) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at C4. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with with a small head. Aromas of cherry, almonds. Taste is not as tart as I thought it would be, can taste the cherry and the almonds give it a slightly creamy texture. Interesting beer.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish amber with big thick foamy frothy light pink head. Aroma is sour cherry candy, sweet, malt, slight almond. Taste is cherries, slight tart, sweet, dry vanilla and fruity finish. Lot of cherry sauce. Has a thick creamy lacto mouth feel and soft carbonation. Well hidden alcohol. Certainly a christmas treat and really well executed interpretation.
UXO (1651) - CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy medium amber with two fat fingers of light pinkish tan head, great retention and heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is sour cherries, pale malt, nutty and yeasty. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, medium tart and mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, tart finish. (3/5)
Kind of muddled. There’s an almond-like nuttiness - almost Amaretto or Frangelico - that doesn’t work entirely well with the dominant sour cherries. Not Mikkeller’s best. (12/20)
TurtleBrain (19) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, shared with DroolYeast. Hoppy aroma. Hazy red/orangeish colour and a long lasting big light pink head,. Tastes like cherries with a hint of almond and has a light bitterness. Medium body and watery texture. Soft carbonation. Short dry fruity finish.
DroolYeast (1245) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, shared with TurtleBrain. Aroma of malt, straw, some earthy hops. Pours with big light pink head, lasting small head. Colour is hazy orange/red. Taste is light fruity (cherries), some metallic, moderate sweetness, almonds, light bitterness. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation, dry fruity finish.
jbruner (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky reddish brown from the bottle with no real head or lace to speak of. Aroma is like an almond liquer with cherries, a hint of funkiness. Taste is like a cherry almond liquer, not the best. No carbonation.