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Funky E Star - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.39% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Water, malts, light candy, hops, yeast and brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: koopa on 06-15-2009)
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Reviews by tylerzander:
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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - in the glass a cloudy sienna color with a gorgeous light tan mousse-like head, starts at about a pinky width in height with excellent retention and lacing

S - mostly fresh apple cider and white grape aroma, hinting of some acidity, with some hints of tropical fruit complexity to it; also some mid-range crystal malt notes of caramel and golden raisin

T - sweet caramel malt followed by slightly medicinal (in a good way) phenolic finish that lingers

M - a pretty hefty mouthfeel, surprising for a "wild ale," but not syrupy; a high carbonation level lightens the effect of the crystal malt on the palate

D - probably would like to see this beer a little drier and a little funkier; has a deeply complex aroma which I don't get sick of but the taste and mouthfeel slightly disappoint in comparison; still, a beer worth mulling over and held my attention well for one bottle, anyways

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 04:01:54 | More by tylerzander
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy copper color. A thin but dense head that randomly serves up lacing. The lacing is chunky.

S-It smells sweet and Belgiany with some decent funkiness. Hints of Belgian spice and noticeable Belgian yeast.

T-The nose was pretty funky, maybe even tart but the flavor is less inspiring. The sweetness takes over and the funkiness really dies off. Belgian yeast tang, spices, and a generic sweetness that is equate to something like rock candy.

M-Medium bodied with some heat on the finish. A little bit sticky. Higher carbonation.

O-I was intrigued by the nose then it really fell off after first taste. Too sweet and not funky enough for me. If the flavor was closer to the nose I would have enjoyed it more.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 02:15:10 | More by VelvetExtract
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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Carmine/rosewood body with a beige/isabelline head.

Aroma: Earthy, sweet, spicy - notes of blackcurrants, cherries, raspberries, and hint of caramel.

Taste: Much like the aroma, only with the inclusion of raisins, apples, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Tart with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall: I've not had many wild ales, but this one - for want of a better phrase - is awesome, particularly for spring/summer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 22:25:04 | More by MV_CHI-NS
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750 mL bottle poured into a pint.

Appearance - Deep orange. Big cream colored head. Retains forever. Lace sticks to the glass.

Smell - Tropical fruit. Sweet doughy malts. Some brett. Very yeasty, to the point that it detracts.

Taste - Bretty up front. No tang, just some earthiness. Sweet caramel, more rich and deep than the smell. Tropical fruit sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. A little sweet.

Overall - Not an interesting beer, but it's tasty.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2018. Picked up quite a while back from Trembling Madness in York. The name and Danish description don't give much away - what the hell is this?

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright reddish-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Some sediment visible. Yields a huge head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a while before reducing to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of sweet, spicy malt; brings to mind a Christmas ale. Hints of clove, cinnamon, ginger, spice, caramel, sugar, funkiness, mild vinegar and earthy yeast. Faintly vinous and rather complex - intriguing.

Tastes of spicy caramel malt and funky yeast with a sweet, lingering finish. Notes of clove, cinnamon, spicy phenolics, caramel, sugar, mild dried fruit, subtle funk, earthy yeast and a twinge of vinegar. Slightly sour, with a yeasty, herbal character upon swallowing. Little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and a velvety body. Vaguely astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of harsh, herbal spice, sweet caramel and yeast.

Nice but weird, not to mention hard to categorise. A sweet 'n sour beer. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are distinctly spicy and sweet. A mélange of caramel malt, spice and mild funk. Decent body though a shade more effervescence would improve the texture. The ingredient list doesn't include any specific spices, so I presume the flavour is entirely the work of the yeast. Quite incredible, as the spice is enough to make you think of a Christmas beer. Anyway, an unusual but well-rounded effort from Mikkeller. If you like funk and/or spice then this is for you. Worth sampling if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:39:28 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.