Mikkeller Yeast Series: Belgian Ale

 
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled on 5/5/2012. This Belgian Ale pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 330ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, caramel and yeasty. Medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Its a little sweet and the yeast seems much more pronounced. Still more of an IPA than anything else. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
23rd August 2010
Cloudy amber beer, good off white head. Light crisp palate. Trace of sweet orange before grapefruit hops. Finishes with sweeter orange and orange cream. Refreshing. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11646) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
Yeast bomb, very Belgian,Peachy coloured body with a lasting yeasty lacy topping. Pleasant yeasty aroma. Smooth above average mouthfeel. Decent drinker, as a sipper.Good balance. Good craftsmanship.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle; parallel tasting with the US Ale Yeast version
Hazy amber color; generous head. Nice aroma, sugary caramel, the hops are both fruity and resiny, but there is also the spicy touch typical of a Belgian Ale; it reminds me some other attempt to brew a Belgian IPA. Well structured, the caramel flavor is still quite sweet; the resiny and partially fruity hops are clearly joined by a yeast spiciness. Good bitterness level, with a shady final astringency; I still find that sometimes American hops and Belgian yeast can clash a bit,and this can be true in the very end of this glass. More aggressive than the other version, but it also offers a more interesting set of components.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11293) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle @ De meeting. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, orangepeel, lemon, spices. Taste is malt, yeast, caramel, lemon, spices and light booze. Medium body, average carbonation. 150212

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18786) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Unclear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 150212

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
330mL bottle. $6.00 for a single. Pours copper color, thick creamy light tan head. Citrus and malt scent. Sweet fruit esters. Some attic. Tastes of spicy hops, some sweet malts, tropic fruit esters, and attic. Finishes with a spicy character and some bitterness. Belgian Yeast is noticeable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Yeast Series, Belgian
Date: January 01, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dan NYE
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light fruity esters, hint of spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, hint of fruity esters, nice spicyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (798) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
drinking with BuckeyeSammy! As noted, right off the bat I picked up that distinct De Proef yeast that Ive grown to enjoy. theres also dark fruits, black cherry and fig on the nose. the beer poured cloudy with sediments, light amber with cream, fluffy white head. reminded me of cognac. biscuit malts, esters. sour acidity and dry finish. dank, basement flavors. complex and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Funky nose - stale malt. DDemmingJR noted that it smells like de proef yeast. Turns out it was brewed there! Flavor - candied malt. Some darker fruity notes.


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