Mikkeller Yeast Series: Brettanomyces

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brix (660) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010
Taste 2010-06-12. Bottle 33cl. Pours clear, amber with big, frothy, beige head. Aroma is very bretty (obviously) and slightly hoppy. Taste is actually quite surprising to me; Practically no acidity, which I (mistakenly?) thought the bretts would leave. As it warms up, I even think the acidity leaves the aroma as well. It feels very similar to Orval, but the aroma reminds me of an older orval, while the taste reminds me of a fresh one. Very well done, Mikkel. A truly educational experiance. Points for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2010
Tap at the Mikkeller bar. Ruby-amber color with a tan, lacing foam. Vinous aroma with white grape, apple, brettanomyces, resin and citrus. Gets fruiter as it warms. Some sour cherry notes are present. Medium body with high carbonation. Sweet taste with more of a lambicy sourness as it warms. Complex, and absolutely outstanding. Thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas (669) - - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 On tap. So interesting. Very bitter up front but great balance. Not sure how to categorize but very good. Update: couldnt forget about it, back for more. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Murky amber with big, foamy, beige head / Delicate nose of orchard fruit and skunky barnyard / Light to medium body, acidic and lightly tart, with good balance and dry, bitter, finish / Musty, funky, flavors of apple, pear, caramel, chrysanthemum, manure, and soap / Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
On tap at the CASK, Pimlico, 27th Nov 2010. Dark hazy orange. Gorgeous Brett aroma. Fruity, slightly sour taste. Candy sugar and orangey hops. Exceptional. You want another before you are halfway through the first glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
2011-01-30, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy-cloudy amber color; creamy head, generous. Immediate fruity aroma, apples too; then vegetables (beans stew), marmalade, vinegar, fresh sausages... Very good body, bold and sweet; malt with strong Bretts presence, astringent, fruity, dynamic. The hopping is both strong and aromatic, some orange fruitiness and some resins appear. Superb.

2010-07-15, bottle, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy copper color; medium sized creamy head; nice fine perlage. I add that the aroma is also soapy. The Bretts seem to limit the impact of the hops, anyway, less evident than in the Belgian Ale and US Ale. At times, it winks at Orval, even if without having the same elegance; stronger.

2010-06-29, bottle, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy light amber color; medium sized head, creamy; beautiful lace. The aroma is really nice: soft Bretts, sugar and delicate but evident fruitiness and aromatic hops. Good body strength; caramel and malt flavor, with respectable residual sweetness; there is the expected Bretts characteristics, tart, light sourness, bitter oranges, light astringency. The bitterness is strong, maybe a tad too much.
The combination of Bretts, sweetness and aromatic hops is a winner. Excellent.

2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-5-8-4-17=41
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Evident Bretts aroma, dusty cellar, but also a bit fruity. Sweetish caramel flavor, with dry, mild Bretts character and light fruity shades, and light astringency. Actually the combination of sweetness, fruitiness and Bretts works out very well. Love it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3119) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
On tap one chilly afternoon on Mikkeller day at the Cask, Pub and Kitchen. Cloudy dark amber pour with a fluffy white head. Nasal caressing aromas of caramel, citrus, toffee and fresh, warm bread. Crisp, refreshing flavours of tangerine, ginger, caramel, pineapple. Very crisp, sharp taste. Spicy mouthfeel. Dry, spicy finish with a bitter edge. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBowler (36) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
Terrific, clean beer with the distinct qualities of lightly "bretted" beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draft at Capones. Gorgeous amber pour with nice milky head. Aroma is sweet with slightly musty notes. Taste is sweet citrus with nice mild brett funk. Really rounded flavor finishes well. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Sample at Copenhagen beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, butter, hops and citrus. Nice and sour.

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