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Funky E Star - Mikkeller ApS

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-04-2013 03:28:01 | More by outoffocus
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-27-2013 02:22:55 | More by MNBeer1017
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heygeebee

Australia

4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From Jim's. BB 2018.

Pours a murky copper. Sudsy coarse very off white head stays for a while, but then subsides to scummy film. Lace everywhere

Aromas on the nose!! Brett, vinegar.... Then a little Christmas cake.

Taste is sour up front then the complexity of the BSPA kicks in. Very integrated. Hints of dried fruits, raisins, sherry. On Belgian style.

Mouthfeel quite light for style, but ABV warms.

It is what is says it is... Belgian strong with Brett. Nicely done Wild/Sour hybrid.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 11:51:47 | More by heygeebee
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

02-26-2013 22:02:08 | More by IanSpindler
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't quite believe this gets only 82 at the moment.
Pours with a nice creamy head that stayed all the way to the last sip.
Beautiful, fruity aroma and the taste is rich and complex.
ABV not dominant ... In fact is well disguised
I loved it and will definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 11:18:16 | More by Rwalford74
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jaimenavarrog

Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-11-2013 05:08:13 | More by jaimenavarrog
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peabody

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours out a golden yellow very clear liquid and makes a nice head of white foam. Lacing is minimal around my glass.
Smell is the king here. Funky grape skin/green apple/allspice and a slight burning yeast make this a fantastic smelling beer.
Taste is just a tad sour and the malt is strong but the 9.39% can't be detected. The spice is not as strong in the taste and the fruit isn't as prevelant as it was in the nose.
Mouthfeel is very clean as you would expect from a sour but the malt does hang around keeping the mouth in a sweet mode and salivating state yearning for the next taste.
Overall this is a really good sour that I would buy again even if it is 13 bucksw for the small bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 00:58:43 | More by peabody
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel and dark fruit malts, sour and funky yeast, vanilla, candi sugars, bit of booze.

T - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, dark fruits, sour cherry, some funkiness, candi sugars, a bit of vanilla, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Nice Wild Ale. Could use a bit more kick but the smooth sourness is nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:30:30 | More by ngeunit1
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The golden amber color was deeper in shade than most BSPAs, and the the head atop was three finger thick. The smell was not typical of a wild ale, as I did not get any Brett character via the nose. I could only detect sour cherries and honey via the nose. The taste was similar to the smell, with honey like sweetness, and green apple sourness. There was a bit of an unexpected hop bite to this as well. The body was on the light side of medium, and aided in the quenching nature of the beer. The alcohol was very well hidden, and the strength lable was shocking compared to the experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:45:43 | More by rajendra82
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-19-2013 02:56:18 | More by st9647v3
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2013 16:05:36 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2013 03:53:24 | More by Zaphog
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-11-2013 21:24:38 | More by MarkyMOD
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-30-2012 05:53:59 | More by DrinkSlurm
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beergoot

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle and label lists the style as "Belgian wild ale".

Body poured out semi-cloudy and amber orange; head was two-fingers, sticky and chunky. Strong caramel and toffee scent with some roasted grain notes; hints of ripe citrus fruits. Black licorice flavor coated in a bold caramel malt sweetness; sweet biscuit; toasty; nice, subliminal alcohol presence simmering underneath. Medium-heavy body; thick, chewy and resinous in feel.

A really solid strong ale with a strong biscuit and honey character. Toasted grains and hop bitterness are the driving taste profiles and do a very good job of taming the ABV. Heady, complex. Another fine beer to knock back with a good hardwood fire burning in the fireplace.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 00:26:19 | More by beergoot
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving traces lace. Crystal clear amber/red color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Fruity sour nose. Flavor is fruity sour and sweet, high ABV is hidden. Expensive at $15.00 for a 375ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 23:21:31 | More by jdhilt
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

12-21-2012 03:41:36 | More by chippo33
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bmf0

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.8%

12-20-2012 16:57:02 | More by bmf0
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-03-2012 20:11:00 | More by sendbeer
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color. It poured with a half finger high off beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: The taste has notes of Belgian yeast, hints of tropical fruits and is accompanied by a light to moderate amount of sourness from the brettanomyces.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The sourness helps to take an ordinary Belgian Pale Ale and make it much more interesting. I liked that the sourness was not that strong and you could still taste the underlying beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 13:12:40 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 19:28:21 | More by smithj4
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2012 04:49:44 | More by lupercmda
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-28-2012 07:02:09 | More by schnarr84
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Best before on the bottle listed as 15/03/18.

A - Light amber in color, with a medium cloudiness. One finger tan head dissipates after a couple minutes leaving just a hint of lacing on the glass.

S - Nice Brett funk on the nose mixed with some overripe fruit - apricot or apple. Some sweetness intermixed with the funk. Big fruit esters on the nose.

T - initial flavors include some mild resinous hop bitterness intertwined with some funk and sweet and sour fruit, backed by a malt profile with almost a cake-like quality to it. Very balanced and even throughout the taste experience; the finish is subtle, with a sour funkiness balanced with a sweet mandarin orange bitterness.

M - body is medium and the carbonation is light; moderate booziness. Still fairly rich in its finish due to the sweet malt profile.

Overall this is a very tasty beer; it has a mild Brett funky quality but also tastes like a balanced Belgian-style IPA with a sweeter than average malt profile. A great starter beer for folks that want to try something with a bit of Brett funk and aren't ready for the heavy hitters. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 04:11:48 | More by DoktorZee
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danieelol

Australia

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent golden orange with great head/lacing.

Smell is big, big Brett. Also some spices behind that. Caraway, fennel. Pineapple, dates, leather. Also has lots of malt, verging on a barleywine.

Taste brings Bretty notes, booze, some sweet notes, more pineapple, Christmas cake.

Mouthfeel is big, Bretty bitter and sweet.

Massively, massively complex beer. Inspired combination of spices, malt and Brett. Halfway between a spiced barleywine and a sour ale, love to see a BA version of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 12:48:40 | More by danieelol
Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.