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Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
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Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
When the Vikings reached the New World centuries before Columbus, they countered maize. This double IPA by Mikkeller and Three Floyds recreates these voyages in liquid form, bold and explorative.

Added by Flight317 on 06-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. I'm starting to believe that 'goop' is Danish slang for sugary high-test beer, and now, 'majs' (maize) is the headwaters source, as such. Appropriate, then, that this is a collaboration with Three Floyds, they of the Corn Belt home state locale.

This beer pours a cloudy, dark tarnished apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and yet bubbly off-white head, which leaves sudsy Simpsons' era blob monster lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of rather sweet orange and grapefruit juice, weirdly caramelized malt, Corn Pops, slightly metallic alcohol, pine resin, and further earthy, leafy, and perfumed floral hops. The taste is more of the same - blended juicy citrus flesh, gritty corn sugar, mildly bready caramel malt, masked savoury spices, herbal, weedy, and leafy hops, and an increasingly floral booziness.

The bubbles are pretty sedate in their understated and pithy frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, the hops turning to the fruity side of the Force, and aiding, instead of messing around here. It finishes well off-dry, the corn-led malt sweetness tempered just enough by the lingering citrus and forest floor hop notes to make a real run at cautionable drinkability.

A tasty enough American-style version of the style, though 'corn wine' seems pretty distasteful at best, doesn't it? Anyways, the maize does have a certain effect, which is to lighten things a bit, though without direct comparison, the point is moot. So - hops, then? Yup, in veritable spades.

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Auburn/maroon/light bole body with a crisp snow head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, quince, and very 'earthy' hops with a balanced malty backbone.

Taste: Grapefruit, quince (an overall citrus-like character, but those fruits in particular stood out to me), wild spices, earth, grass, and crisp hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, yet somewhat bitter towards the end with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I could not believe this was a Barleywine; I was convinced by the aroma and taste that this was a Double IPA. As a fan of both 3F and Mikkeller, I knew this was going to turn out well (my first beer from the '-goop' collection, by the way), but my hat goes off to both breweries, simply for making a Barelywine taste and feel like a Double IPA.

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4/5  rDev -1%

5/5  rDev +23.8%

Bottled on date 10/09/14.
Poured a hazy amber that leans towards the more brown side. Mild carbonation, finer bubbles.

This is great. I get a lot of hints of hoppy resin and to me a grapefruit/mango fruit hint. Incredibly balanced and sweet for a 10% abv ipa. I'm in love and wish that this came in 30 racks.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.48/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of azkkr
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours honey colored into an IPA glass. Tall head that never completely goes away.
S - Aroma is hops and honey, makes you think you are about to taste an awesome IPA.
T - Flavor is different, sweet, chamomile tea, some bitter IPA with honey added. A little alcohol on the back end.
M - Sticky chewy mouth feel, medium carbonation.
O - Not sure what to make of this. Unique flavor for sure. Interesting but i would not seek it out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Pours a cloudy pale orange color that does not shift when held up to the light. Light head which dissipates to a stubborn 1cm lacing. Moderate lacing on the glass from the high 10% abv. Grapefruit and citrus scents with tons of hops. Taste is full and rich; more grapefruit, light citrus, earthy tones, and some bread. This is a big beer that drinks like a DIPA. It's enjoyable but not worth the $23 price.

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Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop from Mikkeller ApS
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