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Risgoop (2012) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
750ml bottles. Brewed at De Proef.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-08-2013)
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-04-2014 23:34:33 | More by Kmat10
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%

750ml bottle. Not the one brewed in suburban Chi-town, but rather the Mikkeller-side one made outside of Gent, Belgium at De Proef. A ricewine, technically, from the sounds of it. Does 'goop' mean the same thing colloquially in Danish as it does in English?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden, slightly brassy amber hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, tightly packed, bubbly beige head, which leaves an array of eroded sea column lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells quite prominently of a bitter grapefruit rind and orange peel fruitiness, pine resin, a soft earthy funkiness, hints of rice pudding, but mostly still a solid caramelized barley malt, and an herbal, sort of floral booziness. The taste is more bitter citrus and pine hops, keeping this steadily in American 'barley' wine territory, with a gritty otherly graininess, the rice showing what it can do when rendered in a perceptible dose, but as a guest - the caramel, somewhat toffee-like malt still large and in charge. A persistent, pithy funk hangs about, along with further herbal, almost weedy hops. You can't so much taste the booze, as feel it closing in from all sides.

The carbonation is generally rather soft and innocuous, but not below performing its basic duties, the body a decent medium-heavy weight, but with a strange airiness that I find hard to reconcile, yet which doesn't really interfere with the workaday smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the rice pudding and caramel malt kind of nudging each other, while the hops mostly switch over to the fruity, instead of bitter, side of their duality.

An interesting experiment - take rice, that maybe unfairly reviled beer ingredient in craft brewing circles, and make a Yankee-style barleywine with it. Call it something cartoonish, add a corresponding label to a larger-format bottle, and let 'er loose. Yup, it's Mikkeller, all right, and this mostly succeeds, with hops, grain, and booze aplenty. Plenty enough that I can't stress sharing this offering any more.

07-26-2013 00:29:37 | More by biboergosum
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows heavy malt with a fair bit of piny, resinous hops too. Very syrupy-smelling. Also some booze.
Pretty similar flavours. Some sake notes amidst rich sweet malt and piny hops. A little harsh.
Could use more carbonation.

08-06-2013 02:33:11 | More by CrazyDavros
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-11-2014 11:15:41 | More by Beer-Ed
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2014 02:36:54 | More by bismarksays
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%

750ml bottle. Bourgogne Wine glass. Cute & orangish color & cloudy appearance. Yellowish off-white creamy foam forms a thick, sticky & lasting crown as well as draws lacing rings on sides. Superb aroma profile: hints of orange, toffee, crystal malt, ripe plum, ripe apricot, herbal hues –caraway- & subtle resinous back. Fruity, malty & creamy upfront. Citric bitterness –orange & tangerine juice notes- follows. Full body. Soft carbonation. Viscous texture & dried palate. Slight resinous & grapefruit flavors in the middle. Sweet/slight bitter finish. Ripe fruit & resins on the aftertaste. ABV is shown as a kind, delicious sugary & warm sensation. A BIG ONE!!

03-09-2014 11:23:00 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2013 01:03:53 | More by Docrock
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-23-2013 15:27:33 | More by kjkinsey
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2013 18:20:35 | More by polopaul20
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml bottle poured into tulip 19/8/13

A slightly hazy amber liquid, a few pieces of sediment and some slow bubbles feeding a solid three fingers of tan foam that has slowly falls to a thin film leaving partial rings deep down the glass

S candied pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and a heavy amount of caramel, so earthy notes I can't quite place and a hint of booze, has some orange marmalade as it warms

T more pine and a little rind, shes a bit of a palate wrecker with loads of hops, shes a little sweet, not sure what the rice malts doing as I don't really taste it, a little Flintstones vitamins

M I want to say its thick but it fluffs up and feels creamy, perhaps this fluffed up feel is the rice? quite sticky on the lips with pine and rind lingering, not sure where the booze is hiding

O not lacking anywhere and if you like hops odds are good you'll like this, I'd like to taste it down the track but I don't mind the hop bomb it is today

rice didn't really play a big part for me anyways, drinking like a DIPA today and I enjoyed it even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting

08-19-2013 21:53:57 | More by wordemupg
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4amepiphany

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-23-2013 12:04:05 | More by 4amepiphany
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Ed37

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-04-2014 11:46:23 | More by Ed37
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 15:43:28 | More by Texasfan549
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mishtif

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-19-2013 13:39:53 | More by mishtif
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-10-2014 01:56:31 | More by ToddGingerich
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-25-2013 16:02:46 | More by samEBC
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-24-2013 01:33:13 | More by DrJoe82
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-18-2013 16:42:14 | More by pixieskid
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 19:03:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2014 00:06:10 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-08-2014 23:46:57 | More by vinny21bal
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-21-2013 04:43:16 | More by schnarr84
Risgoop (2012) from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.