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Funky E Star - Sauternes Wine Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.39% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 12-29-2012)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. I presume that the array of pink fruit-like things on the label are grapes, an ode to the Sauternes barrels that this was aged in?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium red brick amber hue, with three fingers of tightly foamy, rather creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice frilly honeycombed lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of rather sour and tart white grape juice, a further acrid funkiness, pale grainy malt, a touch of caramel/toffee, nutty orchard fruit, vanilla-heavy oak, a bit of candi sugar, a certain earthy dryness, and a hint of metallic booze. The taste is sweet caramel malt, quickly tempered by more tart, concentrated white grape flesh, a moderate musty funk, some soft oaken barrel notes - more vanilla than grainy staves - and further peach apricot stone fruit esters. The ABV is pretty well sublimated here.

The bubbles are quite understated, and just capable of basic structure duties, the body a decent medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, in an airy, frothy sort of way. It finishes well off-dry, the sticky white wine nature, caramel malt, and other lingering fruitiness strong enough in the face of any latchkey funk.

A nicely rendered, pleasant portrayal of white wine barrel aging. The sour beer retains its character, with an extra kick from the inherent musty funk of the Sauternes, while the wood and malt work well to keep the extra funk in check. A subtle, complex offering, one well worthy of slow (chosen, or forced, as it were) contemplation.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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RaulMondesi

California

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Raul was delivered this bad boi on the house because they were out of another brew - the chaos at The Playground, I tell ya, stand up folks.

Now, back to this hot n sassy thing. Wild, wild like Nev Campbell and Denise Richards in a pool wild. A lil faint, a lil subtle... but it sneaks up on you like a good girl should.

Holla.

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

mikkeller can simply do no wrong in my book. all these beers push the envelope, challenge me in some way, improve my palate, and make me appreciate the art that is experimental brewing. I should start by saying the psychedelic label of this beer had be tripped right out, I wish I could upload a picture to add, but I don't have the technological capabilities required to do so. the pour on this is mostly clear, light amber or dull copper in color, with several inches of big bubbled white head with okay retention. the nose on it is very complex. ive got the same wild ale yeast complex as the original brew, but add in some sweetness from the dessert wine barrels, its not tannic or acidic, but driven by the actual sweetness of the grape. the flavor is relatively grainy, medium toast on the barley malt, and some residual sugar. this is exacerbated by the barrel treatment, which adds additional sweetness, fruity must, and an old oak vibe. the wildness of the beer, that farmy funk its known for, is crowded out, or mellowed I should say, but all the sugar, but I am not complaining, I think it works wonderfully. it loses some carbonation pretty quickly, which hurts it in the feel category, and the medium body lacks some life. the aftertaste is glorious though, with the alcohol just starting to counter the sugars. its a really complicated beer, a novel idea, and one that keeps me paying high prices for, and seeking out all things by mikkeller. even if I don't always love it, I know its going to be fun!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 17:02:34 | More by StonedTrippin
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wethorseblanket

California

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml green glass bottle labeled as a Belgian Wild Ale.

A; Pours clear amberish orange with lively carbonation yielding a 1/2-inch fine white head which fades to a thin cap leaving rings and sheet lace.

N: Fruits (peaches and apricots), honey, floral and funky notes. Oaky, with earthy mushroomy mustiness.

T: Fruity and funky with mild tannic oak acidic zest. Nutty and vinous with a mild sweetness.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Lingering fruity and dryness with oaky must finish.

O: Would have again. Layers of oak, funk and white grape contribute nicely.

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Funky E Star - Sauternes Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
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