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Funky E Star - Mikkeller ApS

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83
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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +9%

Zach136, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Goldfish19
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Goldfish19, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Halluxone
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Halluxone, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of deschutes_fan
3/5  rDev -18.3%

deschutes_fan, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber

Appearance - Cloudy, deep amber. When held up to a light it has a ruby red hue. There is a quite large and sticky off white head that leaves great lacing.

Aroma - Brett, candi sugars, and some fruit.

Taste - Follows the nose. Brett funk is most noticeable. Classic candi sugar in the middle, finishing with more Brett, and a little fruit.

Mouthfeel - Slick, oily, with a drying finish. Right amount of carbonation.

Overall - Decent "belgian wild ale". I would think of this as a sweet/sour amber saison. Though the Brett isn't souring, it gives it a little funk. If you're into this style, I'd recommend it. It may not be for you if you're not used to da funk.

KVNBGRY, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DaPan, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

owend, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

pwoody11, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

RedneckBeerz, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DavidB67, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Bnoise11, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

AleWatcher, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

AngusOg, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jtladner, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Bonko_the_sane, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Ciocanelu, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

cnbrown313, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kodt, Apr 28, 2013
Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.