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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 37
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 04-26-2012)
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-07-2013 07:24:14 | More by drewone
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-04-2013 02:35:36 | More by cosmonick
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-01-2013 04:11:37 | More by IanSpindler
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-15-2013 01:03:50 | More by In_Control_Mike
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2013 00:26:29 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2013 00:02:52 | More by AOShabaz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer from Mikkeller, although I'm not sure that the Calvados really enhances the beer, in fact it might dry it out a bit too much, and there is also a slight hint of sourness (not spoiled tasting) that seems a bit out of place. I say all that being a big fan of Calvados in general. There is a light Calvados flavor, but only right at the end- you get more generic brandy notes until then. When you do get it, there is a touch of heat from the brandy and an apple spirit note. Other than that, you have the standard mellow coffee note, and a smooth roastiness. Definitely not creamy- this is coffee black, not with cream and sugar- but with a shot of brandy added. Very dry, but also very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:44:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No idea when this was brewed, picked up the bottle at the local bottle shop. The label was in such good shape, it looked as if the bottle had been dragged behind a car on pavement for a mile or so.

Appearance: Opaque with a small, tan head. Yup, looks like a 2x Stout.

Smell: Rich chocolate, vanilla, coconut, wet cardboard(perhaps a bit oxidized). There's some underlying element from the Calvados barrel, yet I can't say I smell any apple brandy.

Taste: Bitterness from the coffee blends well with the chocolate up front. Towards the middle and into the end, you get hit with the Brandy barrel character. The finish is all barrel and coffee bitteress, with the chocolate bowing out just beforehand.

There's some heat on the back end, though I don't believe many would guess that it's about 11% blind, as it drinks smoothly.

Good carbonation with lots of little bubbles is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a 2x.

Overall: A big beer that drinks smoothly with a unique makeup, and comes out of the woods being very drinkable; can't complain.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:09:26 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-06-2013 14:49:36 | More by THECPJ
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Absoloot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-02-2013 21:25:00 | More by Absoloot
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2013 23:10:33 | More by Kmat10
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-26-2013 05:51:33 | More by pmarlowe
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bkonk10

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-22-2013 01:47:12 | More by bkonk10
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hopsputin

California

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: black, almost dark dark brown at the bottom of the cup. dark tan 1/2 finger head

s: smells amazing. a lot going on here. smooth roasted coffee beans, sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, tons of oak, something almost charred in there as well. maybe a hint of alcohol. also some figs, and what i assume is the calvados. smells quite warming

t: initial sips are all milk chocolate and some alcohol. then the smooth coffee flavor washes through with something thats almost like an apple bite. figs , berries, and plums are there in the background. some slight oak and vanilla here too. the aftertaste is real nice: roasted malt, coffee, and juicy red apples

m: medium - lighter than i expected. not much carbonation

o: ok, probably not worth the price. still GOOD though. the more you sip on it, the nicer it gets and the more you pick up. i think the barrel might just be a little too much for me as i would have liked a little more coffee here. the aftertaste is really nice though, and that apple flavor is something that is really tasty

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:41:34 | More by hopsputin
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-17-2013 04:13:51 | More by soccerfancooch
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-13-2013 05:58:17 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Pours an opaque very dark brown with a light tan head. Lots of tiny bubbles make this a viscous looking brew, it has legs. Appearing to be a big bad barrel aged stout, but the looks can't quite prepare you for this unique ale.

SMELL: Oaky and earthy. Roasted malts, coffee and sweet alcohol are very present. As it warms a suggestion of chocolate emerges. Very wood centered, mildly fruity, boozy and complex. A bit of ocean breeze saltiness

TASTE: Greeted by a smooth mocha coffee note, along with waves of vanilla, oaky tannins, fruit and calva. This is good shit, literally earning that designation by using coffee beans that were partially digested by a weasel. Big oak, sweet chocolate, warming booze; robust flavors, a treat for beer geeks as advertised. A hint of berry and hard cider notes emerge to compete against the roast. Mild acidity, partially from hops and most more than likely from the calvados, as there is more than a pinch of aged calvados making itself known.

FEEL: Full bodied, silky smooth with a moderately low level of carbonation. There is a small heat in the semi dry finish.

OVERALL: A sipper for sure, especially since every sip cost me about $ 0.75-1.00. I dig this beer for its originality, but I wouldn't return to it unless I was really at the right place at the right time. Still worth seeking out, for sheer novelty if nothing else. It is seriously good though, I enjoyed the nip.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 20:37:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-01-2013 22:06:53 | More by shagens
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bsinger45

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-29-2013 21:12:46 | More by bsinger45
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-12-2013 23:30:00 | More by mendvicdog
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-06-2013 05:23:32 | More by AlexChillton
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ewhugh

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-01-2013 03:30:17 | More by ewhugh
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-30-2013 15:34:11 | More by GreatBloomer
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

GIven the tiny bottle, I figured why not use a Utopias glass for this one.

Pours impressively black and opaque, I only see a twinkle of light when pouring, once in the glass this is a black hole of epic darkness. A nice tan cream cap barely forms at the top.

Apples from the brandy barrels gives this one a sour note at the top followed by coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, and brandy sugars.

Dark chocolate, dark dry fruits, coffee, brandy, sour notes from apples. This beer could so easily turn to the sweet and sugary side with calvdos barrels used, but thankfully that is not the case. While plenty of sugar is in here the roasted and bitter elements from the malt, coffee, and chocolate all keep things in line.

Very warm, very hot, and very dry. This isn't creamy nor overly heavy. it's an interesting mix of all these elements.

I thought the normal brandy version of this was great, so great I bought two bottles has these comically high and absurd prices. I like the beer but can't imagine ever coming back for another bottle at 118.59 per normal six pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 19:35:00 | More by bobhits
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-18-2013 02:58:02 | More by MarkyMOD
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition from Mikkeller ApS
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