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Sally's Field - Mikkeller ApS

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82
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian blonde ale aged in chardonnay barrels.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-11-2013)
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color—hazy enough so you can't see if any carbonation is visible. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of Chardonnay are present in the nose from the white wine barrel aging along with hints of sweet malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of white wine and has underlying notes of pale malts.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a litte dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought the Chardonnay barrel aging imparted nice aromas and flavors to the beer, but there wasn't anything special about the underlying beer. If this wasn't aged in wine barrels, I presume that it would have been a bland pale ale.

Note: 2012 vintage

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:07:35 | More by metter98
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sour notes with some white wine notes and light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by some vinous notes with some sharp tart notes and some funky notes also discernible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very complex with white wine barrel really bringing a lot more to the mix.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 23:17:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-26-2013 02:01:25 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2013 00:31:56 | More by JAHMUR
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kojevergas

Texas

2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

2012. "Belgian Blonde Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels." Product of Belgium. Label is a pale yellow. Cute label art. Brewed at De Proef. Imported by the Shelton Bastards; thank them for the pricetag.

Love Mikkeller, so I picked this one up at K&L Wine in Hollywood. 12.7 fl oz green glass (come on, Mikkel!) bottle with standard grey pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; Mikkel is my favourite brewer in the world.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Satisfying 'ksh' as I open the bottle; maybe even a sign of overcarbonation.

A: Pours a healthy 7 finger head of white colour, fair cream, okay thickness, and great (8+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Boy, that head just sits there. Body colour is a white wine-esque pale clear yellow. Fairly vibrant. Translucent. Appears overcarbonated, overall. I think it's fair to say it looks like a chardonnay in beer form. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: White wine/chardonnay. Pale malts. Crystal malts. Light pear. A somewhat dry aroma; a bit perry-esque. A mild strength aroma. I don't detect any yeast or alcohol.

T: Pear, pale malts, chardonnay. Cidre/perry esque. No yeast comes through. A bit of alcohol. Lightly grassy. Maybe some clove. It's shockingly simple, but it's still pretty tasty. Not a lot of depth of flavour though. I'm pretty disappointed by its simplicity. The balance is a bit upset by the presence of alcohol. A bit too sweet. Bright fruitiness. Very white wine like.

Mf: Good dryness. Smooth. Good body. Good presence on the palate. Somewhat soft. Undercarbonated. A bit too thin. Lightly crisp.

Dr: Drinkable but underwhelming. Alcohol does come through here. It's clear Mikkel was going for a white wine like blonde, and I guess this is a success - but its simplicity really holds it back. I wouldn't get this again. Far from Mikkel's best.

C-

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 02:37:18 | More by kojevergas
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

04-04-2014 15:50:32 | More by st9647v3
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2014 16:57:16 | More by smithj4
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2014 15:21:23 | More by vermilcj
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-19-2013 02:17:15 | More by MaseFace
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-13-2013 06:21:39 | More by HopsMatt
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KimenTshom

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-12-2013 03:31:27 | More by KimenTshom
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pants678

California

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold, transparent and bubbly with a big frothy head. Yes, this looks to be beer for a summer day.

Garlic, white grape and assorted spices. Present but lacking.

Chardonnay and a subtle twist of honey sit on the end. Alcohol's not totally hidden. Hops are hardly noticeable. A very bright, malty beer that's sweet enough and tart enough to set it apart, even if only just. Not worth $15 for the 12oz, though, there are other Belgian Blondes and Tripels that are better for less.

Aggressive carbonation is welcome, gives a needed bite to match the alcohol and fruit's acidity.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 19:39:53 | More by pants678
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Mbennett

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-16-2013 22:33:04 | More by Mbennett
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rynosf23

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

03-05-2014 00:10:16 | More by rynosf23
Sally's Field from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.