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Funky E Star - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
83
good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

10-21-2013 01:39:28 | More by jazzyjeff13
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-20-2013 20:32:30 | More by JAHMUR
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Halluxone

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

10-10-2013 21:45:02 | More by Halluxone
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-01-2013 04:37:40 | More by deschutes_fan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-01-2013 16:03:56 | More by jaydoc
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

08-27-2013 01:10:28 | More by KVNBGRY
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-18-2013 15:45:33 | More by FadetoBock
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-08-2013 10:14:22 | More by DaPan
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EastBay_Nick

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-13-2013 19:27:14 | More by EastBay_Nick
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owend

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-12-2013 17:09:14 | More by owend
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-07-2013 11:50:42 | More by pwoody11
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cacostaj

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-28-2013 20:31:54 | More by cacostaj
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-16-2013 05:59:37 | More by RedneckBeerz
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DavidB67

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-02-2013 01:29:18 | More by DavidB67
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-01-2013 03:44:16 | More by Bnoise11
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-28-2013 16:34:24 | More by AleWatcher
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-24-2013 14:41:55 | More by AngusOg
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-22-2013 23:46:52 | More by jtladner
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-13-2013 05:59:37 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-30-2013 16:25:56 | More by Ciocanelu
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2013 14:15:30 | More by cnbrown313
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 15:59:00 | More by kodt
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 02:59:26 | More by Sparky44
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%

a hazy orange pour with 2 fingers of foamy head giving off great amounts of lacing. smells of jasmine, wine barrels, perfume, lemon, very funky! a sweet candy like flavor of caramel up front with a slight grassy bitterness, not that funky at all in taste.. nothing like how it smells. very slight hint of that jasmine scent is in the flavor. very drinkable beer, unlike most sours this is fairly easy going, medium body, low carbonation. creamy and very refreshing. you can't feel the high alcohol percentage.

a nice offering from mikkeller.. i was expecting a sour beer from the the scent, but was surprised by something totally different.

04-26-2013 01:07:46 | More by facundoCNB
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-21-2013 01:49:00 | More by MisledTitan
Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.