1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS
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3.88/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Review from notes taken on 6/12/10
Green 375ml bottle with a synthetic cork, dating of 14/1/12. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a cloudy amber brown color. Despite the most careful pour, uncorking this bottle made the sediment stir up from the bottom and get stuck in suspension. The head appears a yellowish creamy tan and sticks in patches of lace about the glass.
The aroma of this brew is all hops, mostly citrus and herbal in character with a bit of pine. Some dark notes of carmelized sugar come across with a smell that is almost burnt.
Tasting this brew is all about the hops upfront. Brutally bitter it pierces the tongue and has a drying quality about it that brings out the hop flavors reminescent of pine and herbs. The malt has a dry burnt sugar/caramel like flavor. Both the hop flavor and bitternss is amplified by the alcohol which is readily noticeable in both warmth and astringent taste. The hops finish with an oily feel that lingers in the mouth.
Medium feel with a modest level of carbonation. As it warms, the depth of the hop flavor changes a bit to become more piney and a bit grassy but still quite herbal. The nose however takes on a more complex mixture of sweet smelling fruity hops that are a bit floral and sweet smelling. Very contrasting when you go back in for a sip. Overall not bad.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2010 19:19:01 | More by stakem
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