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Frelser - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Triple Bock

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-13-2010)
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Super dark sugar smell with some soy and carmelized sugar. Not as sticky as i thought it would be. Booze is masterfully subdued, not invisible, but almost sessionable. Very simple though, not in the same class as a Celebrator, but really nice on a fall evening.

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01/19/14 From bottle at home. Eeeek! This is a muscular brew. Big nose, big flavor & big alcohol. Coffee/Toffee/And a little Smokey. Almost chewable. Lingering. No burn. Impressionistic. Yummy!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i have to start by saying the new label on this one is lights out amazing. billed as a triplebock holy ale, it shows the hand of some spiritual leader marking the forehead of the mikkeller character, but instead of the as wednesday cross, its the mikkeller hat, so sweet! love it! oh, and the beer inside the bottle here is also one of a kind (at least in my experience). only loosely a bock as we know them. malty red shaded dark brown sugar color, with a lasting and expansive white milky head that looks like star san all shaken up in insane concentrations oozing out of a carboy. the nose is understated compared to the flavor, but you dont realize that at first, because of course you smell it before you taste it, and its unassuming. malty and sweet, not unlike other big bocks, but the flavor is radical. its germany meets belgium meets denmark in a style that was never even real well defined to start with! genius! starts sweet and grainy, like unfermented wort with a hint of soy sauce on the finish, but not gross salty soy, gentle subtle soy like you might find mixed with honey in some otherworldy glaze, that is how this thing finishes. not stupidly complex, but pulling about as much flavor out of grain as possible. brewers magic here. like nothing else, and if this is lagered like most bocks are, or are meant to be, then even greater props for it. full body, and its sweet on the front end without being overly thick, and yet the finish thins out a little, and certainly isnt very sweet at all, which is shocking and unique and extremely pleasant. nothing bad to say about this one, except regretting how long i took to finally try one. this may be the final evolution of bock as a style, its that good.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No longer brewed? That's a shame. This birthday present is a full-bodied beer giving you a full mouth. Deep dark, malty, a bit caramelly but not too much though the strong smell suggests it. Mrs. Gollem says "nutty-toffee" and a little bitter--I guess I agree with that.

For me, this is totally on the dark side, the side I don't necessarily like to go, and I should have opened this after dinner, with a cheese plate, but this is as good as or better than a lot of stouts and doubles I've had.

Update January 2014: Had another bottle of it, a big bottle (with Mrs. Gollem, yes), and I feel the need to up the grade a little bit. My my what a mouthful of delicious beer this is. Still a bit too dark for me, but man, it is so full and rich. I'm looking at the empty bottle, and the last sip, from half an hour ago, is still with me--almost like espresso in the back of my mouth.

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Frelser from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.