Funky E Star - Mikkeller ApS
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4.24/5 rDev +15.2%
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.
03-08-2013 11:51:47 | More by heygeebee
4.5/5 rDev +22.3%
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.
02-16-2013 11:18:16 | More by Rwalford74
3.91/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
02-02-2013 00:58:43 | More by peabody
4/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
01-28-2013 04:30:30 | More by ngeunit1
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
01-20-2013 06:45:43 | More by rajendra82
4/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
12-29-2012 00:26:19 | More by beergoot
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
12-23-2012 23:21:31 | More by jdhilt
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
12-02-2012 13:12:40 | More by metter98
Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.