Mikkeller X Vesterbronx Kriek 2007

 
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
X-periment at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2007. The first true danish krieken lambic, fermented with yeast from the clean, fresh Copenhagen V air, sweetened with sweet danish cherries.

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3.3
jonas (7748) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2008
Light rubbery nose with cherrypits. Hazy red, low head. A hint licorice, light metallic notes. Lightbodied. Almond aftertaste.

3.9
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 2     Still(1)->Volcanic Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 4   Bread : 2   Dough : XX   Esters : XX   Phenols : XX   Dusty : XX   Spicy : 3   Apple : XX   Banana : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Brett : XX   Barnyard : 3   Leather : 4   Wood : 3   Vinous : XX   Cheese : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Toasty : XX   Hay : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX   Wheat : 3
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Perfume : XX   Orange : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Piney : XX
Notes : Pepper : XX   Cloves : XX   Coriander : XX   Ginger : XX   Orange : XX   Earth : XX   Vanilla : 2   Oxidation : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 3   Acetic : 3   Lactic : 4   Bitterness : XX   Farmy : XX   Complex : 2   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : XX

Comments: Wild, strongly cherry-like, thin and dry, acidic – lactic, but vinegary also and plain well executed wild ale. Surprisingly not astringent. A fine recipe.

3.8
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Draught at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2007. Dark red colour with a great light red head. Great aroma of cherry. Lovely cherry flavour with a little sourness, ends up quite dry, but very delicious.

3.8
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2007
(on tap) I bow my head and chear, "yes, I hoped it to be so" I really hoped that one could be able to make wildfermentation, in a good way, not Samsø bryghus-way, other places than in Belgium and thereabouts. And from my old ´hood, Vesterbro the answer would sound; "it can be done". Clear and highred like cherryjuice. Soft, righton sent of the fruits and some yeasts. The dryness lies upon tastes of a smoothh, herby, very belgian and nite cherry. Superb dry finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (38140) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2007
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 8800] Draft. A hazy deep red beer with a thin pinkish head. The aroma is sweet with very strong notes of cherries, but also lighter notes of almond and a light acidity. The flavor has strong notes of cherries, combined with a light a acidity and light notes of almond, leading to a dry woody finish.

3.8
fiulijn (20938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007
Beautiful red color with a thick, small, creamy, pink head. Very nice cherry aroma, with some sourness, vinous, cherry kernels. Sour, citrusy flavor, in the front; and persistent cherry flavor too. It’s smoother than the Belgian Lambics; the difference is that it’s much less astringent.

3.8
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
@ Københavsnke Øldage 07. Red, clear with a thin pink head. Very strong and sour aroma of cherries, vinegar and sweets. Surprisngly sweet, low carbonation and a sweet finish. Very refreshing. It’s very nice, however I think it lacks complexity. But I really like the idea!

4
Christian (13749) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Red with a small head. Intense aromas of vinegar, horseblanket, medicine and berry. Full blown acid attack walking the fine line between vinegar and a really good lambic.

4
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
On tap at Københavnskeøldage 2007. Red in colour with a pink head. Nice and sour with notes of cherries, almonds, citrus and Vesterbro atmosphere.

4
gunnfryd (15086) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2007
Draught at købehavnske øldage 07. Red colour. Aroma is cherry , almond, sour. Flavour is sour, almond, cherry. Nice beer.


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